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Academic Search Complete

Access full-text articles from thousands of journals and magazines including academic, social sciences, humanities, general science, education, and multicultural periodicals. Search by subject, article title, author, journal name, date, and/or language.

African American Music

Dive into the history of African American music with this online listening service. The collection includes a diverse range of genres including jazz, blues, gospel, and hip hop. An Alexander Street Press collection.

Alexander Street Press

Start here to explore this vast music library comprising nearly 2 million albums, 14 million tracks, 350+ videos, and thousands of books across several collections. Be sure to check out the how-to section for making clips, creating playlists, and using the audio and video players.

Alt HealthWatch

Read full-text articles from 50 magazines and journals covering the latest on complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

American Memory / Library of Congress

Explore history through curated collections of documents, sound recordings, photos, moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music. Each collection documents an aspect of the American experience.

American Music

Stream recordings that capture moments in American history including songs of the American Revolution, the civil rights movement, and World War II. An Alexander Street Press collection.

Ancestry, Library Edition

Research your family history using this vast database of census, immigration, birth, marriage, death, and military records. Available for in-library use only.

Applied Science & Technology Source

Search and read full-text articles from journals and books covering the full spectrum of the applied sciences and computing disciplines—from acoustics to virtual reality.

Art & Architecture Source

Search for full-text articles from hundreds of art and design journals, magazines, and books plus thousands of images covering fine, decorative, and commercial art, as well as architecture and architectural design.

Associates Programs Source

Find and read full-text articles on the subject areas most relevant to two-year college programs, including biotechnology, culinary arts, criminal justice, graphic arts, health information technology, and veterinary assisting.

Auto Repair Source

Get accurate, authoritative, and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins, and recalls.

Biography / Gale in Context

Read biographical profiles of 5,500+ notable people from around the globe, from the beginning of human history to the present. Search by name or browse by category (social reformers, writers, scientists, contemporary world leaders, etc.).

Biography Reference Source

A comprehensive collection of hundreds of thousands of full-text biographies, including the complete text of notable reference works like Biography Today. Also includes biographies from Encyclopædia Britannica and Harvard and Columbia university presses. Search by name or browse by category (explorers, first ladies, Nobel Prize laureates, royalty, etc.).

Birmingham Eccentric

Browse the pages of The Birmingham Eccentric newspaper (1882–1964), The Afterglow (1925–27), the Nancy Newcomb Porter Collection, and other local history archives.

Books & Authors

Explore literature, learn about writers, and get reading recommendations. Browse by fiction genre or nonfiction category, or browse curated themed bookshelves. Search by author or title to read bios or reviews and get read-alikes.

Career Resources / Salem Press

Get the real-world information you need on hundreds of careers in every industry including automotive, environment and conservation, healthcare, and information technology.

Caribbean Search

Covering all areas of Caribbean study, this resource includes hundreds of full-text journals, magazines, newspapers, reports, and reference books.

Chicago Tribune

Keeping readers informed of the latest news from the Chicago area, the nation, and the world every day. The Tribune has earned 28 Pulitzer Prizes since 1932. Full-text, indexed coverage from 1985 to the present.

Christian Science Monitor

Award-winning nonprofit news organization covering national and international news. Publishes daily online and weekly in print. Search and read articles from 1980 to present.

Consumer Health Complete

Covers all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine.

Consumer Reports

Buy with confidence: Consumer Reports gives you the unbiased information you need for every purchase, from coffee makers to cars, and lets you know the best time to purchase. Get product ratings, reviews, and recommendations as well as info on safety and brand reliability. Also, read the full content of the monthly magazine. Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit organization.


Get crafting instruction (for all levels) and inspiration from thousands of art and craft video classes taught by experts. Includes sewing, quilting, knitting, paper crafts, food, jewelry, and holiday craft projects.

Culinary Arts / Gale OneFile

This resource for beginners and advanced cooks and bakers gives you access to articles from more than 250 major culinary and nutrition magazines, as well as reference books including About Wine and Eat Fit Be Fit. A topic finder lets you browse by subject area. Optimized for mobile.

Demographics Now / Gale Business

Use this resource to better understand your customers, scout new locations/ventures, analyze trends, write a business or marketing plan, and make data-driven decisions.

Detroit Free Press

Full-text articles from The Detroit Free Press from 2000 to the present.

Detroit Free Press (1831–1922)

Provides genealogists, researchers, and scholars with online, easily searchable firsthand accounts and coverage of the politics, society, and events of the time.

Detroit Free Press / ProQuest Recent Newspapers

The full-page images of this digitized newspaper provide genealogists, researchers, and scholars with cover-to-cover access to newspaper content. Every page is full-text searchable. Covers 2008–present.

Detroit News (2006–11)

Search and read the full text of articles published in the Detroit News between May 23, 2006, and Nov 18, 2011. (Also includes an index to articles published Jan 1, 1989–May 22, 2006.)

Driving Tests

Everything you need to get a license to drive in Michigan including practice tests for car, motorcycle, or commercial vehicle licensing; official driver’s manuals; and FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ driving-related questions.

eBook Business Collection

Explore thousands of e-books from leading presses covering a range of business topics including business ethics, human resources, marketing, organizational psychology, and labor.

eBook Collection

Instantly access any of thousands of titles for all ages. Includes best sellers, literary anthologies, regional works, specialty cookbooks, and nonfiction books on business, self-help, fitness, and travel. Search by topic to browse -or- search by title or author.

eBook High School Collection

Read any of 13,000+ popular e-books aligned with high school academics. Search by title, author, or subject (for example, poetry, coding, civil rights movement, or voting).

eBooks / Gale

Instant access to hundreds of nonfiction e-books on a range of topics including history, science, travel. the environment (and nature), and general reference. Includes books for children and numerous illustrated reference books from publisher Dorling Kindersley.

Education Source

Search and read articles covering all levels of education research and specialties such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. Provides access to 1,200+ active education journals

Environment Complete

Search and read full-text articles from journals and books on agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and affiliated areas of study.


Search and read full-text articles and literature on education topics in Education Resources Information Center (ERIC).

Financial Times

English-language international daily newspaper with an emphasis on business and economic news.

Fold3, Library Edition

Search millions of official military records as well as collections of personal documents and photos of the men and women who served. Includes records from the U.S. National Archives, The National Archives of the U.K., and international records. Available for in-library use only.

Gale Directory Library

Search all Gale directories at once to get information on companies, business rankings, brands, associations, and nonprofits.

Gale Power Search

Search across Gale reference works and e-books to find resources for your project. Covers a range of subjects including history, science, literature, biography, culinary arts, home improvement, and gardening.

Gardening and Horticulture / Gale OneFile

This resource for beginning and advanced gardeners gives you access to millions of articles from more than 100 journals and 20 reference books including Handbook of Flowers and Computer Graphics for Landscape Architects. A topic finder lets you browse by subject area. Optimized for mobile.

Health / Salem Press

Covers all aspects of human health, including addictions, diseases, nutrition, adolescent and women’s health, psychology, and alternative treatments. Easy-to-understand articles are regularly updated to ensure accuracy.

Health and Wellness / Gale

Perfect for researchers at all levels, this comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices.

Health Source, Consumer Edition

This collection of health, fitness, and nutrition information provides access to full-text articles from 70 popular magazines including Runner’s World and Psychology Today as well as academic journals including publications from Harvard Health and UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Also includes Merriam-Webster’s Medical Desk Dictionary.

HelpNow by Brainfuse

Get live help from tutors trained to coach students in math, science, reading, writing, and social studies as well as preparing for the PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP, and state standardized tests. 2–11 p.m. ET daily.

History / Salem Press

Find out how historic events shaped the modern world. This resource provides thorough coverage of the most important moments and figures throughout American and world history. Geared toward high school students and adults.

History Reference Source

Research any U.S. or world history topic or person in this resource. Includes full text of 2,000+ reference books, encyclopedias, and other nonfiction books; full text for 120+ history periodicals; and thousands of biographies, historical documents, photos, and maps. Also includes 80+ hours of video.

Hobbies and Crafts Source

Get ideas and detailed instructions for your next project or creation. Content is provided by leading hobby and craft magazines.

Home Improvement / Gale OneFile

This resource for DIY-ers and professionals alike gives you access to articles from more than 200 home improvement–focused titles. Covers architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and more. A topic finder lets you browse by subject area. Optimized for mobile.

Home Improvement Source / Explora

Find user-friendly, step-by-step how-to information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

Humanities Source

Search and read abstracts and full-text articles from 900+ active journals covering literary, scholarly, and creative thought.


Search or browse to find images and videos to use in reports, papers, and other educational works. This Britannica resource includes 3 million rights-cleared images and videos from Getty, the National Portrait Gallery of London, National Geographic society, and other leading resources. For non-commercial use only.


Geared to high school and middle school students, this resource gives you instant access to 600+ reference books covering a variety of subjects including ancient history, geography, current issues, biographies, and careers. Also includes a collection of titles for grades 2–5.

Jazz Music Library

The largest and most comprehensive collection of streaming jazz available online. Explore and listen to thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres. Browse by category, genre, or featured performers. Or search by artist name or album/song title. An Alexander Street Press collection.

Jewish Studies Source

Search for articles in this resource covering all aspects of Jewish history and heritage, from ancient times to the present. Includes full text from 120+ active journals and magazines, 95+ peer-reviewed journals, and almost 1,600 biographies.

JobNow by Brainfuse

Get help from a job coach and real-time interview practice 2–11 p.m. ET daily. Explore other services for job-seekers 24/7 including a full-service resume lab, career-matching tool, and local job resources.

Lansing State Journal

Comprehensive coverage (2002–present) of articles, stories, columns, commentaries, reviews, and more for the newspaper from Michigan’s capital.

Learning Express Library

Your go-to resource for academic and career success. Prepare for tests (AP, ACT, SAT, GED, U.S. citizenship) with study guides and interactive practice exams. Build study and computer skills. Research career paths and requirements for 1,000+ occupations. También incluye recursos para hispanohablantes.

Legal Forms / Gale

Browse, search, and download (MS or PDF) any of thousands of forms. Includes U.S. and state of Michigan forms for power of attorney, name change, bankruptcy, incorporation, real estate transactions, and many other legal situations.

Legal Information Source / Explora

Designed to assist the general public in legal matters, this resource includes full-text articles from top reference books as well as legal forms. Research any legal topic including property, wills and estate planning, divorce, and patents.

Legal Source

Search and read full-text articles from 960+ scholarly law journals, This is the authoritative resource for keeping up to date with current legal issues, studies, thoughts, and trends.

Libby by OverDrive

Borrow magazines to read on your favorite device. Includes popular titles like Us Weekly, Good Housekeeping, Vanity Fair, and Rolling Stone; special interest magazines like PC World, Bon Appetit, and Women’s Fitness; and magazines in a variety of languages including Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese. Back issues available for up to 3 years.

LinkedIn Learning

Formerly, LinkedIn Learning offers thousands of online courses to learn in-demand career skills from real-world experts. No LinkedIn account required; sign in with your library card number and PIN.

Literary Reference Source

Read plot summaries, analyses, reviews, and criticism of the works of thousands of authors, past and present. Use advanced search to narrow results by source language, author’s cultural or gender identity, number of pages, and/or reading level. Excellent resource for high school and college literature students and teachers.

Literature / Salem Press

Find out about American and international literature, writers, plots, themes, and criticism. Includes 600 literary classics that are often studied in high school. Also includes full text of Magill’s Literary Annual, 1977–2022, a compendium of critical evaluations of 150 major examples of serious literature, both fiction and nonfiction.

Literature Resource Center

Biographical information on over 90,000 current writers, excerpts of criticism of literary works written since 1900, as well as detailed essays on 2,000 Major writers.

Live Online Learning / Aging and Adult Services Agency programs

Join online classes and talks on a variety of topics including exercise, music, art, computer skills, financial wellness, and travel. Programs are easy to join, offered day and night, and FREE for community members. To begin, click on the link and browse by time or topic. To sign up for a class, use the code MICHIGANHEALTH to waive the registration fee. For assistance, call 1-888-559-1614.

Los Angeles Times

The perspective of the American west, The Los Angeles Times is lauded for its coverage of immigration, entertainment, and environmental issues. Find and read articles published 1996–present.

Mango Languages

Try this fun-infused way to learn a new language. Mango prepares you for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in more than 70 world languages, including English instruction from 21 languages. Learn online or, for on-the-go access, download the highly rated Mango app (free). Sign up using your library card number.

MAS Complete

Search for articles across hundreds of popular magazines and e-books covering news, politics, science, sports, culture, and more. Includes thousands of full-text primary source documents and videos from the Associated Press as well as photos, maps, and flags. Geared to high school students and other researchers.

MasterFILE Complete

Search and read full-text articles from thousands of popular magazines, reference books, and primary source documents. Includes an extensive image collection. Powered by EBSCO, this is a reliable resource for any researcher.

Merck Manual, Consumer Version

The online version of a professional medical resource written in commonly used English, Includes information about prevention, drugs, diseases, diagnosis, and treatment.

Michigan Authors and Illustrators

Learn about the state’s writers and book artists, past and present. Search by last name or book title. Use advanced search to find creators by county, genre, audience, award/s, and/or years active.

Michigan Collection (1910–Recent)

Unearth Michigan’s past through local and national news with Michigan’s state newspapers, including Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, and The Times Herald. Contains the Historical Detroit Free Press from 1923-Present.

Michigan History Magazine

Browse by topic or search for articles published by the Historical Society of Michigan. Provides thorough coverage and different perspectives of the state’s history.

MorningStar Investing Center

Get analysis and independent opinions on 20,000 stocks and funds. Find a stock or fund to meet your needs and research current or prospective holdings.

Music & Performing Arts

Stream audio and video spanning all time periods and including hundreds of thousands of seminal artists, composers, choreographers, and ensembles. Search within or across collections (pop, classical, world, jazz, etc.). Or browse categories (genres, historical events, instruments) within collections. An Alexander Street Press collection.


Learn about and preserve your family history. Search this collection of billions of historical documents from 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes, and additional resources that span the past five centuries. Available remotely and in 42 languages.

National Geographic Virtual Library

Full access to National Geographic publications 1888–present. Includes:
-National Geographic Magazine
-National Geographic Traveler
-National Geographic Kids
-National Geographic History

New York Times

Read articles from the paper of record in the U.S., best known for its analysis of news, issues, and social changes. Use the simple search interface to find articles published 1980–present.

New York Times (1851–2017)

Research historic events in this vast collection of articles from more than a century and a half of reporting.

Newspaper Source Plus

Search and read any of millions of articles from the nation’s and world’s major newspapers, newswires, and news magazines. Also includes 1.6 million transcripts of TV and radio news reports.

NoveList Plus

Find your next good book—fiction or nonfiction. Get reading recommendations based on authors or books you’ve liked, read book reviews, and browse award winners. Use advance search to find books by media mentions, reading level, and/or the author’s national, gender, or cultural identity.

Opposing Viewpoints / Gale in Context

Read informed and varied perspectives on the complex issues that confront society today.

Oxford Art Online

Search authoritative online art resources including Oxford’s comprehensive art reference works, the Grove Dictionary of Art and the Benezit Dictionary of Artists.

Oxford English Dictionary

The OED is the definitive record of the English language.

Oxford Music Online

Comprehensive music encyclopedia includes Grove Music Online, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, and The Oxford Companion to Music. Covers all genres of music and profiles musicians and composers.

Plunkett Research

Offers business intelligence, industry trends, statistics, market research, sales leads, and corporate profiles in your choice of formats.

Poetry & Short Story Reference Source

Search by poem/short story title or writer for full texts, analysis, criticism, biographies, and interviews. Explore poetic forms, themes and techniques, and periods. Includes selected lesson plans for teachers.

Points of View Reference Source

Explore current topics through essays that take different viewpoints. Provides rich content to help middle and high school students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills. Includes charts, graphs, and research guides.

Political Science Complete

Designed for students and researchers, this resource includes full-text articles from hundreds of journals covering political topics with a worldwide focus. Topics include international relations, political theory, and comparative politics.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

An essential tool for psychologists, counselors, researchers, and students, providing extensive coverage for a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences, and related disciplines.

Read It!

Adapted reading material on a variety of subjects. Designed for researchers in middle and high school and for adults with a basic foundation in English grammar and reading.

Reference Solutions

Look up U.S. white pages and business listings, get info on new movers/homeowners and lifestyle/consumer data. Also includes white pages and business listings for Canada. For job-seekers: search 2.5 million postings, get training (in videos and guides), and get resume-writing and interview tips. Formerly known as Reference USA.

Regional Business News

Search for business articles and documents across 300+ publications including Washington Post and PR Newswire as well as thousands of TV and radio news transcripts and newswires.

Resume Builder

Build a resume online using professionally designed templates and context-sensitive writing tips.

Science / Gale in Context

Authoritative information for assignments and projects; includes detailed coverage of a range of science topics including solar energy, wearable technology, bioethics, biodiversity, photosynthesis, and climate change. Also profiles 100+ noted scientists.

Science / Salem Press

Resources to help students and researchers explore all science and technology topics including robotics, computer science, ecology, biology, earth science, the solar system, the environment, applied science, and mathematics.

Science Reference Source / Explora

Explore science topics and questions here. Includes full-text articles from hundreds of encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources on biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, technology, wildlife, and more. For teachers: articles for correlated to state and national curriculum standards.

Scribner Writers Series / Gale Literature

Provides original, comprehensive, scholar-signed essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 authors from around the globe and from all time periods.

Small Business Source / Explora

Get reliable information on topics important to small businesses and entrepreneurs. Searchable resource includes demographic data, full text of Nolo reference books, videos, tips, and eBooks.

Small Engine Repair Source / Explora

Get detailed repair guides for small engines including ATVs, motorcycles, generators, boat motors, and lawn mowers.

Smithsonian Global Sound

Produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, this is a virtual encyclopedia of the world’s musical and aural traditions. Includes an unprecedented variety of online resources to support the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms. An Alexander Street Press collection.

Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage

Get economic news, stock and mutual fund reports, industry analysis, picks & pans, daily news, CreditWeek, and other research tools for investors, bankers, financiers, and business people.

Tax Forms—Federal / IRS

View and print tax forms (PDFs) and get instructions for or assistance with filing federal taxes at

Tax Forms—Michigan

View and print tax forms (PDFs) to file income, city, fiduciary, and estate taxes for the state of Michigan. Includes forms for current filing year and the previous six years.

The Making of Modern Michigan

This collaborative project brings together collections from 52 Michigan libraries to offer 4,500+ documents including photographs, family papers, oral histories, and genealogical materials.

The USA / A to Z

Get reliable information on the nation and any of the 50 states, 5 U.S. territories, and Washington, D.C.

Twayne’s Authors Series / Gale Literature

Offers in-depth introductions to 860+ literary topics including author bios, major works, the history and influence of literary movements, and development of genres.

U.S. History / Gale in Context

Comprehensive, contextual, media-rich search results from and extensive online collection of historical information.

U.S. Newsstream

Read full-text articles from local and regional newspapers from around the country. A great resource for travelers: find out what’s happening at your destination.

Value Line Research Center

Browse or search stocks and funds, read news and analysis, get insights into investment strategies, and tap into financial planning tools. Includes online access to all Value Line publications.

Vocational Studies Premier

A research tool designed for two-year/associate’s degree college students. This resource allows you to search across hundreds of full-text journals. Subject areas include biotechnology, culinary arts, interior design, and travel and tourism.

Wall Street Journal

Read business- and economic-focused news from around the nation and around the world. Published six days a week. Fully searchable archive of articles published 1984–present.

Washington Post

Read national news, highly respected investigative journalism, and inside-the-beltway coverage of U.S. politics. Fully searchable archive of articles published Jan 1, 1987–present.

World Food / A to Z

Find traditional recipes from 174 countries of the world in all course categories—appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main dishes, sides, desserts, and beverages.

World History / Gale in Context

Comprehensive, searchable collection covering multicultural, global and research-based content.

World News Digest

This archive of authoritative news coverage from around the globe features current events along with historical content dating to the 1940s. Provides easy access to extensive video footage, bringing decades of historic events to life.

World Travel / A to Z

Get in-depth information on 200+ popular travel destinations around the globe, including in the United States.

Writer’s Reference Center

Learn how to write effectively. This one-stop resource covers English grammar and style, punctuation, research and organization, and how to revise. Use the reference shelf to look up literary terms, words that are often confused, rhymes, regional language differences, and more.