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Academic OneFile
Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources.  Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.  Includes full coverage of the New York Times back to 1995.

Consumer Reports Online
 Get unlimited access to articles and blog posts, as well as video, slide shows and other multimedia features - on the website, on the mobile site, and on our smartphone apps. Access includes ratings, reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, consumer user reviews, and product video clips for over 7,000 products including electronics, appliances, home & garden, cars, baby gear, and food products.                              Username: wlcmichigan   Password: Woodlands50!

Expanded Academic ASAP
Junior and Community Colleges. Mostly full text. Magazine, newspaper and journal articles appropriate to college and university level research from 1980 to the present. 


Gale Virtual Reference Library
Encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

General Reference Center Gold

This general interest database integrates a variety of sources - newspapers, reference books, magazines and trade publications.  Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.

Catalog of more than 30 million records of digitized materials from open-archive collections worldwide.  

Opposing Viewpoints in Context:
Features contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Continuously updated pro/con viewpoint essays, topic overviews, primary source documents, biographies, court-case overviews, periodical articles, tables/charts/graphs, and more.

Research in Context 
Includes the most-studied topics for grades 6-8 - literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history. 

What Should I Read Next?

Featuring recommended fiction and nonfiction titles for all age levels, this database will provide you with suggestions for new books to read.  Search by title and author to discover your next reading adventure.

Search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world. You can search for popular books, music CDs and videos—all of the physical items you're used to getting from libraries. lets you find an item of interest and then locate a library near you that owns it.     

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Writer's Market
Beyond the listings of professional writing associations, you'll find all-new material devoted to the business and promotion of writing. Discover the secrets to ten-minute marketing, how to make money covering live events, and seven steps to doubling your writing income. Plus, you'll learn how to do video effectively, create a business plan for success, and so much more.                                                         


Authoritative car and truck repair information. Year, make, and model combinations from 1940 to the present. Videos, photos, wiring diagrams, diagnostics, and maintenance specifications.                                                                                                      

Kelley Blue Book         
Trusted source for prices,values and reviews on new and used cars.

Biography and Genealogy

America's News

This user-friendly resource consolidates recent obituaries and death notices from newspapers nationwide in a single keyword-searchable database.  It covers 90% of recent deaths in the United States.  You can search cities, states, regions or the entire country with a map-based interface.

Ancestry Library Edition
This resource is the most comprehensive, international genealogical information available online with billions of indexed names in over 9,000 collections.  It includes a vast selection of U.S. federal and state census data, birth, marriage and death records, military records, Social Security death records, immigration lists and probate records.  Ancestry is only available inside the Library.  You may access it from the public computer stations or by connecting to the WiFi and using your laptop or smart device.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index
This database is a first stop index tool for learning where to look for biographical material on people from all time periods, geographical locations and fields of endeavor.  It indexes any print product that includes biographical information on multiple persons. 



HeritageQuest Online 
Includes all of the images, and extensive indexing, from the 1790 - 1940 U.S. federal censuses; more than 28,000 digitized book titles, including early family histories and local histories; more than 250 primary-source documents such as tax lists, city directories, probate records and more.  PERSI, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, the Freedman’s Bank Records, and the U.S. Serial Set Private Relief Actions, Memorials and Petitions are included.        

Michigana: Sources in U.S. History Online
This digital archive documents state history. Drawn from the Sabin Americana, 1500-1926 collection and other Gale sources, the archive provides access to a wide variety of documents: personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises and children's books. 


Business Insights: Global
Combines an international perspective and sophisticated research tools with convenient access to a range of comprehensive learning materials. Using case studies, statistical data sources, news articles, academic journals, and topical reference materials organized by country, company, and industry, this resource is especially useful to business faculty and students, as wells as to Michigan businesses interested in expansion.


Comprehensive business-to-consumer market data. Click for user tools. Includes company profiles, product/brand information with investment reports, rankings and market share data allow users to better penetrate the consumer marketplace.

DemographicsNow: Business & People
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, analyze population trends, find potential sponsors and donors and much more.

Gale Directory Library
Provides access to Ward's Business Directory of Private and Public Companies in Canada and Mexico, and Business Rankings Annual.

 Gale Virtual Reference Library: Business Collection:
Business-related titles pulled from Gale Virtual Reference Library. 

InfoTrac Business Collection:
Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Includes broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available.

DIY (Do-It-Yourself)

Home Improvement Collection

Includes nearly 100 titles to assist you with your home improvements.                                              

Britannica School

Contains resources at the appropriate learning and skill level including primary sources in subjects such as people, countries, science, animals, current events, and biographies.


ERIC: Education Resources Information Center                                                          
Journal articles and reports in education.


eBooks Collection
MeL database 
eBooks Collection
 is a resource with over 20,000 eBooks available at all levels – children, young adult, and adult in both fiction and nonfiction.   Options include reading online in PDF format, EPUB or as a download to a desktop and certain devices after creating a free account.


FDSys (Federal Digital System)                                                                        Access to Government info--Congressional, Presidential and Federal agency materials.

GPO Monthly Catalog

U.S. Government publications.      

Gongwer News Service

Daily News Serivce covering state government in Michigan and Ohio with an emphasis on legislative activities.

Health and Nursing

Health and Wellness Resource Center

Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials.  Includes nearly 400 health/medical reference journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos from  Healthology, Inc. and articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Thomson Gale reference titles.     

Health Reference Center Academic/Medline Plus
This multi-source database provides access to the full-text nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources in InfoTrac's award-winning Health Reference Center.  All in a single easy-to-use database.  The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes.

Mayo Clinic
Provides award-winning medical and health information and tools for healthy living.


The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM

This electronic medical journal publishes new medical research findings, article reviews and editorials.      

Nursing Resource Center
Nursing Resource Center brings together in an easy-to-use interface disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts.

Physicians' Desk Reference (PDR) 
The PDR is the most recognized drug information reference source in the U.S.  The searcher can type in the drug name or browse a list of drugs.  


Gale LegalForms:                                                                                           
Copies of actual forms and documents in Word format are provided to help users with their legal or business needs.


Michigan Legal Help 

This website was created to help people who have to handle simple civil legal problems without a lawyer. There are articles you can read to learn about a specific area of the law and toolkits to help you prepare to represent yourself in court. Some forms are completed automatically once you answer simple questions. The Michigan Legal Help website does not provide legal advice, and it is not a substitute for having a lawyer                                                                                          


Students, law school faculty and legal researchers will find the public publications they need in this database.  Drawing on a wide variety of the most highly regarded legal publications, it provides indexing for more than 1,400 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals.


InfoTrac Newsstand
Collection of more than 1,000 newspapers from around the country and the world. Includes New York Times (1985-current) and limited runs of other Michigan newspapers. 

New York Times
Full-text articles from 1995 to present.

Science and Technology

Computer Database                                                                                                          
Use this database to find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in such areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.

Military and Intelligence Database
Covers all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects covered include: socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and many more.

National Geographic
Provides free maps, photographs, videos and daily news stories, as well as articles and features about animals, the environment and cultures.

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection
Includes over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine

Search Engines

Enables users to search the Web, Usenet, and images. Features include PageRank, caching and translation of results.


Allows users to search the Web.  Provides information on national news, weather, finances, pop culture and travel.

Social Science and History

Psychology Collection                                                                                                     
Provides a basic understanding of the study of mind, emotions and how the mind develops--and diminishes--over time.  Users will have instant access to 200 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.

Test Preparation                                                                                  

LearningExpress Library                                                                                                
Provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students, adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass.  Get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations and an individualized analysis of your results.