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Britannica School

Britannica SchoolBritannica School: Nonfiction content geared for K-12 students. Includes over 132,000 encyclopedia articles, 103,000 images, 7,500 multimedia elements, more than 27,000 eBooks, and novels and essays. Tools include translation for 50+ languages and read-aloud functionality. Includes Lexile ranges and alignment with Michigan Department of Education Academic Standards across a variety of subjects. Provided by Michigan eLibrary.

Categories: Online Resources, School and Learning|

Chelsea Update

Chelsea UpdateChelsea Update: All the new that is fit to post about Chelsea, Michigan is in the Chelsea Update. A daily news and information web site for the Chelsea community published by Lisa Allmendinger, who has more than 40 years as a reporter and who has lived in the Chelsea area for more than 20 years.

Categories: Newspapers and Magazines, Online Resources|

Consumer Reports

Consumer ReportsConsumer Reports: Immediate online access to print issues of Consumer Reports Magazine as well as special online-only content. Important information about choosing the best products and services available. Make better purchasing decisions using product reviews, ratings, news and comparisons from Consumer Reports Magazine.

Categories: General Resources, Online Resources|

Demographics Now

Demographics NowDemographics Now: Business and residential tool providing access to demographic data. Drill down to the city or even neighborhood level. Identify markets and audiences in your community. Ideal for supporting small business and local economic development activities. Strong tool for businesses and non-profits alike. Provided by Michigan eLibrary.

Categories: Business, Online Resources|

Explora for Elementary

Explora for ElementaryExplora for Elementary: Students doing research can access thousands of magazine and news articles, nonfiction books, and images on a variety of topics including historical and current events, biographies, animals, science, and much more. Best for students in grades 3-5. Provided by Michigan eLibrary.

Categories: Online Resources, School and Learning|

Historic Newspapers

Stories of ChelseaHistoric Newspapers: Search through Chelsea Michigan’s Historic Newspapers. Browse and explore to find out how a small towns responded to WWII, Kennedy’s assassination, America’s Bicentennial and other noteworthy events of the past century! Thanks to our many generous donors who made this digitization project possible!

Categories: Genealogy and History, Online Resources|

IRS & State of Michigan Tax Forms

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Chelsea District Library receives a limited amount of Federal and State 1040 Income Tax Forms. These tax forms can be found next to the 2nd floor elevator beginning late January to early February. If you require other forms they can be copied by asking a librarian. Online versions of the forms can be found by visiting the IRS and State of Michigan websites.

JobNow – Brainfuse

Job NowJobNow: a versatile online service designed to support every step of the job search process. JobNow features live online coaches who, among other things, assist in resume/cover letter preparation, and help patrons prepare for job interviews.

Categories: Business, Career, Online Resources|

Learning Express

Learning ExpressLearning Express Library Includes a resume builder you can save, edit, and print. Over 700 courses, practice tests, tutorials, eBooks, and flashcards. Practice tests include ACT, SAT, PSAT and TOEFL, as well as trade certification, civil service, math and reading tests, and U.S. citizenship. Create a free account to access tools to help you do well on your college admissions tests and essay. Provided by Michigan eLibrary.

Categories: Career, Online Resources, School and Learning|

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)

LinkedinlearningLinkedIn Learning:Formerly known as Lynda.Com: A leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic, and government subscriptions, members have access to the Lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

Categories: Career, Online Resources|

Michigan eLibrary (Mel.org)

Mel.orgMel.org: The Michigan eLibrary has dozens of useful online resources that you can access anywhere in Michigan. You can find AtoZ Databases, AutoRepair Source, Legal Information Resource Center, WorldBook, and so much more. The Mel library inclues: *scholarly journals and articles *bilingual resources *citizenship test prep, driver's education practice exams and other test materials *legal and health/medical resources *academic ebook collections.

Michigan Legal Help

MilegalMichigan Legal Help: Michigan Residents can get legal assistance quickly with toolkits on a variety of matters including housing, employment, family matters, and estate planning, and much more; legal form builders; lawyer referrals in the guide to Legal Help tool; and live chat available on weekdays.

Categories: Legal and Government, Online Resources|

Michigan Voter Information

MivoterMichigan Voter Information: Provides you with a vast assortment of information related to voter registration and election administration in Michigan. You can determine if you are registered to vote, find your polling location, contact your local election official, or view your sample ballot.

Categories: Legal and Government, Online Resources|

My Free Taxes

My Free TaxesMyFreeTaxes: Online tax filing program that helps anyone of any income file their taxes for free. Provided by United Way, MyFreeTaxes also connects filers to VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) programs to have their taxes prepared for them for free. You can easily access MyFreeTaxes.com from your computer, a mobile phone or tablet and can file federal and unlimited state returns for free.

Categories: General Resources, Legal and Government, Online Resources|

My Heritage

MyheritageMy Heritage 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.

Categories: Genealogy and History, Online Resources|

Newspaper Source Plus

Newspapers PlusNewspaper Source Plus: Includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires, and news magazines. Offers television and radio transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources. Primary full coverage newspapers are The Washington Post and USA Today. Provided by Michigan eLibrary.

Categories: Newspapers and Magazines, Online Resources|

NoveList PLUS

NovelistplusNoveList Plus: Browse book lists by genre, find new books that are similar to favorite authors and series, search by subject, narrow by age group (including kids and teens), and much more with this powerful reading recommendation tool.

Categories: eBooks and Reading Guides, Online Resources|

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

OvicOpposing Viewpoints in Context: PERIODICAL TITLES INDEXED: 230+ Provides different views about issues that help students develop critical thinking skills. This resource brings balance and perspective to contemporary issues using arguments from experts. Provided by Michigan eLibrary.

Categories: Online Resources, School and Learning|


PronunciatorPronunciator: An online language learning tool that is available free to Chelsea District Library patrons. Learn 80 languages in any of 50 languages with Pronunciator. (That’s 4,000 possible course combinations!) Pronunciator offers the largest ESL curriculum on the planet, with courses for 50 non-English languages. Learn on the go, from commuting to travel—all of Pronunciator’s features and functionality are available on your favorite mobile device with the Bluebird app.

To access Bluebird:
1. Download the Bluebird app from App Store or Google Play.
2.  Enter your email, and a password you want to use for the app. Be sure to check the box next to “I am an institutional user and have a PIN code.”
3.  Use pin code CHDL. It is not case sensitive.
4. After you input the code, click the button to create an account.
Categories: Language, Online Resources|

US Census

US CensusCensus 2010: Provides the most detailed information available so far from the 2010 Census about a community’s entire population, including cross-tabulations of age, sex, households, families, relationship to householder, housing units, detailed race and Hispanic or Latino origin groups, and group quarters.

Categories: Genealogy and History, Online Resources|

Value Line

Job NowValue Line: Access Value Line's financial research and analysis of 3,400 large, mid & small cap stocks using its proprietary ranking systems. Find out which companies’ stocks might be worth buying now, research trends in mutual funds with Fund Advisor Plus, or, download individual analyst reports of the companies you are interested in following. CDL library card required.

Categories: Business, Online Resources|
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