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A With 3,500+ interactive games, puzzles, and other learning activities,’s award winning curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-6+). In-Library use only.

Academic Search Complete Includes peer-reviewed full text for STEM research, as well as for the social sciences and humanities.

Ancestry Library Edition A genealogical and local history source that includes the U.S. Federal Censuses from 1790-1930, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, passenger lists and more. In-Library use only.

Applied Science and Technology Source Full-text and indexed content covering the full spectrum of the applied sciences and computing disciplines from acoustics to aeronautics, neural networks to nuclear engineering.

Art and Architecture Source Full-text art research covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as architecture and architectural design.

Auto Repair Source Repair information and schedules, diagrams, parts and labor estimates, service alerts, and recalls. Covers thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.


Biography Reference Center Coverage for several of the most popular and heavily-researched biographies and genres, including those contained within Biography Today and Biography (both dating back to the first issue published).

Britannica Fundamentals Pre K – 2nd grade. Play and read to learn letters, numbers, shapes, animals, and more.

Britannica School Suite of Britannica School resources at four levels – Learning Zone, Elementary, Middle, and High. People, countries, science, animals, current events, and biographies.

Britannica School – Learning Zone Pre K – 2nd grade. Activity-centered learning to explore, play, read, and build technology skills. Letters, numbers, geography, shapes and much more are included.

Business Book Summaries Concise yet comprehensive summaries to help professionals and students keep up with the latest information in the business world. A wide range of topics is covered including business biographies, change management, communication, entrepreneurship, leadership, marketing, personal growth, productivity and technology.


Central and Eastern European Academic Source Multidisciplinary and multilingual resource covering a variety of subject areas including history, business and law.

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers Search and view newspaper pages from 1897-1910 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

Consumer Health Complete Provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine.

Consumer Reports Provides clear reviews of commonly purchased products. Consumer Reports uses careful research, consumer insights, journalism, and policy expertise to help you inform purchase decisions. Also works to improve the products and services that businesses deliver, and drive regulatory and fair competitive practices.


Demographics Now Researchers and entrepreneurs are provided with comprehensive business and demographic information valuable to assess business viability, create sales leads and marketing mailing lists, complete location analyses and business plans, and more.


eBook K-8 Collection Beginning readers: Fiction and nonfiction books you can read online, for school and for fun. Picture books, homework topics, languages learning, and online help available.

eBooks over 20,000 eBooks available on all topics. All full-text. Intended for the general user.



GCF Learn Free From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.orgoffers more than 180 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos, and 55+ interactives and games, completely free.

Government Printing Office Federal Digital System Free online access to offical publications from all three branches of the Federal Government, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive department.

Great Lakes Digital Library Nearly 10,000 digital eBooks and audiobooks available for PLDL cardholders to download. Also includes a collection of popular films and documentaries available to stream.

This site, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides links to realiable health resources and customized health recommendations.

Hoopla Digital
Instantly borrow digital eBooks, movies, music and more, 24/7 with your library card. No wait times, no holds. 750,000 titles to choose from. PLDL cardholders can checkout up to 4 titles each month.


Internet Archive is a non-profit, online library of millions of free ebooks, movies, software, music, websites and more.

IRS Small Business Website Industry specific information and links to provide answers and guidance on common business tax questions for small businesses or the self-employed individual.

Kelly Blue Book Price guides for new and used vehicles.


LearningExpress Library Practice tests and tutorial course preparation for academic or licensing tests. Provides immediate scoring and complete answer explanations.

LinkedIn Learning Learn relevant, professional skills with this award winning digital skill building app. Over 16,000 online courses in seven languages. Courses cover everything from leadership to data science to CAD.


The Making of Modern Michigan Michigan’s unique heritage is represented through photographs, family papers, oral histories and genealogical materials.

Medline Plus Consumer-focused site from the National Library of Medicine that provides information about various health topics, a medical encyclopedia, drug information, directories of doctors, and much more.

MeLCat This statewide catalog is the centralized union catalog and resource sharing service created to share materials among all types of libraries in Michigan, regardless of the local circulation system they use.

Michigan History Magazine Published by the Historical Society of Michigan, Michigan History is geared toward professionals and enthusiasts alike. Read about our state’s diverse history through feature articles and special sections. A wide variety of subject matter, time frames and perspectives are offered while inspiring, educating and entertaining readers. Coverage runs from January 1, 1998 through May 1, 2009.

MyHeritage Library Edition Family history resource including more than 6 billion historical ​records from the United States, Europe, Latin America, and other regions. Includes the full USA federal census (1790-1940); census of England and Wales (1841-1901); U.S. World War II Army Enlistment as well as records of Union and Confederate Civil War soldiers. Over 2 billion family trees.


Nada Guides Price guide information for new and used cars, motorcycles, boats, and more.

NoveList Get help finding your next book to read based on books you’ve read or topics you’re interested in. Includes lesson plans, book discussion guides, and recommended reading lists.

Novelist K-8 Plus Get help finding your next book to read based on books you’ve read or topics you’re interested in. Includes reviews from 1996-present, book discussion guides, and book talks. For K–8 readers.


Opposing Viewpoints in Context Features magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, topic overviews, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to websites.



World Book Kids Grades PreK-5, contains nine content categories: Pictures and Videos, World of Animals, Activities, Maps and more, Games, Important People, Compare Places, Science Projects, and Dictionary.

WorldCat Online catalog of books and other materials available at libraries worldwide.