A to Z Listing 2018-10-26T16:25:42+00:00

Online Resources: A-Z Listing

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A-Z Databases.com –  Detailed information on 30 million businesses and executives and 2 million new businesses. Includes data on over 200 million residents as well as new movers/homeowners. Special features include a background and criminal history search. Information provided on U. S. healthcare professionals. Includes a jobs database and email marketing. Provided by Image of Michigan eLibrary logo

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Academic Search Complete –  Designed for academic institutions. Comprehensive, multi-disciplinary resource of scholarly research. Coverage on a wide range of topics. Includes peer-reviewed full text resources for STEM research. Social sciences and the humanities also covered. Provided by Image of Michigan eLibrary logo

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Adult Core Skills from LearningExpress Library – Practice for the U.S. Citizenship exam in English or Spanish. Build your math and reading skills. Includes eBook study help as well as an eBook guide to getting a green card. Create a free account to access tools to help you do well on these tests. Provided by Image of Michigan eLibrary logo

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Agricola –  From the National Agricultural Library. Contains citations about all aspects of agriculture and related fields. Includes: journal articles, monographs, proceedings, theses, patents, translations, audiovisual materials, computer software, and technical reports. Coverage: 1970 – current. Provided by Image of Michigan eLibrary logo

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Alt HealthWatch –  Provides information on complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to healthcare and wellness. Sources include journals (some peer-reviewed) and reports. Provided  by Image of Michigan eLibrary logo

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Ancestry Library Edition – In Library Only – US and UK census records; passenger lists; birth, marriage and death records; and other genealogy material.

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Applied Science & Technology Source – Broad coverage of research and development within the applied sciences and computing disciplines. Content derives from leading trade journals, professional and technical society publications, and conference proceedings. Provided by Image of Michigan eLibrary logo

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Art & Architecture Source – Covers fine, decorative, and commercial arts. Also covers architecture and architectural design. Features full text articles and indexing and abstracts for journals, books, podcasts, and more. Art Source includes periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Dutch. For use by art scholars, artists, designers, students, and general researchers. Provided by Image of Michigan eLibrary logo

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Associates Programs Source – Articles on topics often taught in community colleges. Topics include: accounting, agriculture, child care, cosmetology, cooking, food service, forestry, graphic arts, hospitality management, interior design, plumbing, heating & air conditioning, and welding. Provided by Image of Michigan eLibrary logo

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AutoMate –  Repair information and schedules, diagrams, parts and labor estimates, service alerts, and recalls. Covers thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. Provided by Image of Michigan eLibrary logo

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Biography in Context – Nearly 414,000 biographies on more than 320,000 people as well as full-text articles from more than 265 magazines chosen for their biographical content in a broad range of subject areas.

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Biography Reference Center –  More than 450,000 biographies. Includes complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine as well as thousands of narrative biographies. Provided by Image of Michigan eLibrary logo

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Britannica 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 Image of Michigan eLibrary logo

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Britannica School – Elementary – Grades 3-4. Find information on countries, animals, and people. Watch and learn with videos, games, and activities. Provided by Image of Michigan eLibrary logo

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Britannica School – High – Quick facts and in-depth information on history, geography, people, places, science, and more. Biographies, world atlas, countries comparison, articles, and interactive resources are available. Provided by Image of Michigan eLibrary logo

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Britannica School – Learning Zone –  Pre K – 2nd grade. Play and read to learn letters, numbers, shapes, and more.

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Turn on Adobe Flash Player: 1) On your computer, open Chrome. 2.)At the top right, click More – Settings. 3) At the bottom, click Show advanced settings. 4) Under “Privacy,” click Content settings. 5) Under “Flash,” choose “Allow sites to run Flash.” 6) At the bottom, click Done.

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Britannica School – Middle – Grades 5-7. Find maps, photos, articles, and famous people and places. Compare countries and tour the U.S.A. For homework help and your curiosity. Provided by Image of Michigan eLibrary logo

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Business Book Summaries – Provides concise, comprehensive summaries of the best business books. Professionals and students can use these to keep up with the latest information in the business world.

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Career Preparation from LearningExpress Library – Includes a resume builder where you can save, edit, and print. Explore a variety of careers including allied health, law enforcement, and nursing. Prepare for occupation exams including civil service, commercial driver’s license, cosmetology, teaching, and more. Prepare to join the military or become an officer. Create a free account to access tools to help you do well on these exams.

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Caribbean Search –TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 140+FULL TEXT TITLES: 120+ In-depth, full text information about the countries and people of the Caribbean.

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Central & Eastern European Academic Source – Information on a variety of topics of importance to researchers of Central and Eastern Europe. Includes resources on history, business, and law in a number of European languages.

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College Admissions Test Preparation from LearningExpress Library –Practice tests, preparation eBooks, and tutorials for the ACT®, SAT, 12 AP subjects, PSAT/NMSQT, and TOEFL iBT® exams. Create a free account to access tools to help you do well on your college admissions tests and essay. Create a free account to access tools to help you do well on your college admissions tests and essay.

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College Students from LearningExpress Library – Math, reading, grammar, and science review with eBooks. Practice tests for six graduate school record exams including the GRE, LSAT, and MCAT. Includes multiple college placement exams including ACCUPLACER and ASSET preparation. Includes practice for the CLEP exams. Create a free account to access tools to help you do well on your college admissions tests and essay.

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Computer Skills Tutorial from LearningExpress Library – Offers 90+ courses on topics such as computer basics, Internet basics, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and MS Office tools like Word, Outlook, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint. Create a free account to access these tools.

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Consumer Health Complete – Supports the health and wellness information needs of patients. Covers mainstream medicine as well as complementary and holistic medicine.

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Consumer Health Information – Offers detailed answers to the 200 most-commonly-asked health questions. Provides answers in evidence-based reports that feature illustrations and easy-to-read text.

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Consumer Health Information – Arabic – Offers detailed answers to the 200 most-commonly-asked health questions. Provides answers in evidence-based reports that feature illustrations and easy-to-read text.

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Consumer Health Information – Spanish – Offers detailed answers to the 200 most-commonly-asked health questions. Provides answers in evidence-based reports that feature illustrations and easy-to-read text.

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Consumer 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

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DemographicsNow –  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.

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Download Destination – You can find, borrow, enjoy and return eBooks and audiobooks on a wide variety of compatible tablets, phones and computers, all for the tempting price of zero dollars per month!

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Drivers Test – Free driver practice tests specifically for Michigan. Permits, road signs, motorcycle, commercial drivers license (CDL) and more.

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Early World of Learning – Produced with advice from experts in early childhood development and education, Early World of Learning is the leading online resource for young children. It includes four beautiful, interactive learning sites designed for young learners:

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eBooks Academic Collection – FULL TEXT TITLES: 172,300+ Thousands of titles ranging from literary criticism to health, mathematics, sports, and religion. You may access the full text of these eBooks from your computer, or download titles to most popular portable devices.

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eBooks Business Collection – FULL TEXT TITLES: 17,700+ A key resource for academic and business school libraries. You may access the full text of these eBooks from your computer, or download titles to most popular portable devices.

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eBook High School Collection – FULL TEXT TITLES: 9,800+ For high school students and educators. There is a selection of teacher resources and titles align with Common Core Curriculum Standards. You may access the full text of these eBooks from your computer, or download titles to most popular portable devices.

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eBooks K-8 Collection –  FULL TEXT TITLES: 12,450+ Titles that support K-8 students across all subject areas. Also features a selection of teacher resources to support educators and administrators including Common Core alignment. You may access the full text of these eBooks from your computer, or download titles to most popular portable devices.

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eBooks Public Library Collection –  FULL TEXT TITLES: 44,450+ Large collection of reference books featuring titles for both adults and kids. Covers a wide variety of topics from self-help and fitness to cooking and personal finance. You may access the full text of these eBooks from your computer, or download titles to most popular portable devices.

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Education Source –   TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 3,500+FULL TEXT TITLES: 2,000+ Provides scholarly research for education students, professionals, and policy makers. Covers all levels of education from early childhood to higher education. Covers specialties such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.

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Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos – Designed for young Spanish speaking students or those learning Spanish as a second language. Full text articles, maps, flags, and more. Dozens of hands-on activities and links to Spanish language websites. Also includes a visual dictionary.

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Entrepreneurial Studies Source –  TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 140+FULL TEXT TITLES: 120+ Resource for business students and researchers. It provides insights on entrepreneurship and small businesses topics. Offers full text business journals, magazines, reference books, case studies, and company profiles.

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Environment Complete – TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 2,100+FULL TEXT TITLES: 1,000+ Scholarly, academic coverage in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and related areas.

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ERIC: Education Resources Information Center – Index of journal articles, books, theses, curricula, conference papers, standards, and guidelines on a wide range of education topics. Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education.

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Explora for Educators – Arts, biography, business, current events, geography and culture, health, history and social science, science and math.

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Explora for High Schools – Provides hundreds of popular magazines and reference books for high school libraries. Covers subjects such as art, history, sports, and music. Includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents. Also includes photos, maps, and flags.

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Explora for Middle Schools – TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 200+FULL TEXT TITLES: 170+ Magazines and reference books for middle school students. Includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents. Subjects include history, current events, science, sports, and biographies. Also includes photos, maps, and flags.

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Explora for Primary Schools – TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 115+FULL TEXT TITLES: 95+ For elementary school libraries. Content from children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, and images. Students can learn about animals, musicians, fitness, space exploration, and much more.

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Explora for Public Libraries – Arts, biography, business, current events, geography and culture, health, history and social science, science and math.

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Health Source: Consumer Edition – TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 100+FULL TEXT TITLES: 70+ Subjects include fitness, nutrition, diabetes, aging, women’s health, children’s health, and more. Information comes from magazines, books, Clinical Reference System reports, and pamphlets.

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Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition – TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 800+FULL TEXT TITLES: 300+ Provides researchers, allied health professionals, nurses, and medical educators access to scholarly journals on many medical disciplines. Provides indexing, abstracts and full text for hundreds of nursing and allied health journals, many of which are peer-reviewed.

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High School Equivalency Center from LearningExpress Library – Skills building in reading, writing, grammar, spelling, and math. Practice for the GED in English and Spanish. Practice the HiSET and the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC). Create a free account to access tools to help you do well on these tests.

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History Reference Center – TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 150+FULL TEXT TITLES: 145+ Documents, photos, maps, film, and video from leading history journals. Also includes biographies of historical figures.

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center –FULL TEXT TITLES: 1,900+ Subject areas include arts & crafts; games & electronics; models; needlework; outdoors & nature; and scrapbooking & paper craft.

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Home Improvement Reference Center – FULL TEXT TITLES: 40+ Includes maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, plumbing, wood projects, outdoor improvements, decorating, home & garden, etc. Includes more than 130 reference books.

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Humanities Source – TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 3,000+FULL TEXT TITLES: 1,400+ Covers literary, scholarly, and creative thought. Ideal for students, researchers, and educators interested in the humanities.

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Homework HelpNow – Get live online homework help, skills building, writing assistance, and more from Brainfuse-certified tutors.

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Jewish Studies Source – TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 190+FULL TEXT TITLES: 180+ Offers a multidisciplinary view of the study of Jewish civilization, from its historical origins to the present. Nearly 350 biographies of leading historical and contemporary Jewish figures.

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LearningExpress 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.

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Legal Information Reference Center – Search over 12,800 state-specific legal forms by topic including Adoption, Bankruptcy, Name Changes, and more. A majority of the full text legal reference books provided through NOLO.

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Legal Source – TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 2,200+FULL TEXT TITLES: 1,100+ A scholarly resource of current issues, studies, and trends of the legal world. For attorneys, educators, business people, law librarians, students, and paralegals.

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Library & Information Science Source – TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 2,200FULL TEXT TITLES: 470+ Journals and periodicals that help librarians and researchers keep pace with the latest trends in the field.

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Literary Reference Center – TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 460+FULL TEXT TITLES: 380+ Includes over 14,000 short stories and 54,000+ poems. Covers information on thousands of authors and their works. Topics include: plot summaries, literary criticism, book reviews, novels, and author interviews.

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Making of Modern Michigan – A collaborative project by more than 50 libraries across Michigan with access to historical photographs, family papers, oral histories, and other genealogical material.

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MAS Complete – TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 690+FULL TEXT TITLES: 550+ Designed for high school libraries and offers coverage of popular high school magazines and reference books. Wide range of subjects offered including art, history, sports and music. Over 1,000,000 photos, maps and flags.

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MasterFILE Complete – TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 3,400+FULL TEXT TITLES: 2,300+ Broad collection of popular full-text magazines and reference books. Contains Consumer Reports. Covers subjects including: business, health, education, fitness, sports and leisure, personal finance, general science, multicultural issues, DIY, and fashion. Also includes photos, maps, and flags.

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Michigan Authors & Illustrators: General interest. Searcheable database of Michigan authors and illustrators that provides biographical and contact information. Indicates whether person will do library presentations.

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Michigan Legal Help – Michigan Legal Help is for people who are handling their legal problems without a lawyer. It can help you learn about your legal problems and get ready for court. There are many Do-It-Yourself tools to help you create court forms. This website does not give legal advice, and it is not a substitute for having a lawyer.

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Michigan 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.

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Michigan Secretary of State –  Save time by conducting your Secretary of State business online. The state of Michigan offers a number of options to make doing business with the Secretary of State faster and easier.

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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.

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Newspaper Source Plus –  TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 1,300+FULL TEXT TITLES: 1,300+ 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.

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NoveList K-8 Plus –  Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, books made into movies, and much more. Read reviews and learn about the author. Create your own reading wish list. Includes tools for teachers such as Lexile levels and Common Core standards.

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NoveList Plus –  Contains information on over 260,000 fiction and readable nonfiction titles. Features lists of award-winning books, book discussion guides, Read-a-Like recommendations, and complete series information. Also includes reader ratings and reviews. Create your own reading wish list.

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Opposing 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.

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Poetry & Short Story Reference Center – TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 155 FULL TEXT TITLES: 155 Hundreds of thousands of poems, as well as short stories, biographies, and essays. Topics include the poetic forms, movements, and techniques.

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Points of View Reference Center – Presents multiple sides of over 400 issues. Helps students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills.

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Political Science Complete –  TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 2,250+ FULL TEXT TITLES: 650+ Designed for students, researchers, and government institutions. Covers political topics with a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of current discourse.

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ProCitizen – Studying for the American citizenship test is easy with ProCitizen. Watch short videos and take quizzes to help remember what you need to know

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Professional Development Collection – TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 725+FULL TEXT TITLES: 460+ Specialized information for librarians, teachers, and education researchers.

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Pronunciator – 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.
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Psychology and Behavioral Science Collection –  TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 500+FULL TEXT TITLES: 490+ Covers a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences, and related disciplines. For psychologists, counselors, researchers, and students

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RBdigital –  Enjoy endless magazines on your phone, tablet, or PC — all at no charge.

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Read It – For middle and high school students and adults. Helps to build reading skills and improve study habits. Includes tests.

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Referencia Latina – Spanish-language resource. Covers academic and non-academic subjects. Offers content from reference books, general interest magazines, health reports, and other sources. Daily updates from a dozen newspapers from ten Latin American countries and more than 2,500 health reports.

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Regional Business News – TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 125FULL TEXT TITLES: 120+ Regional business publications for the United States and Canadian provinces from 1990. Includes newspapers, radio and television news transcripts, trade publications, magazines, and newswires.

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School Center from LearningExpress Library – Grades 4 through 12 skills improvement in math, writing and grammar, reading comprehension, social studies, and vocabulary and spelling through tests, eBooks, and tutorials. U.S. Constitution study and review, advanced math, and logic available for high school students. Create a free account to access tools to help you do well in school.

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Science Reference Center – TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 220 FULL TEXT TITLES: 200+ Contains material from science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. More than 4,000 full text, full-length biographies. Includes: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, the environment, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, and wildlife.

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Small Business Reference Center – TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 400+FULL TEXT TITLES: 400+ Covers all aspects of starting and operating a business. Includes information on accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. State-specific information included.

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Small Engine Repair Reference Center – Repair guides for small engines and routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service, etc.). Also includes guides on extensive repairs such as engine and transmission disassembly. Coverage includes lawn mowers, motorcycles, tractors, and snowmobiles. More than 450 full text reference books with photos and illustrations, information on more than 25 years of engine models, and coverage of more than 90,000 repairs.

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Stories of Chelsea –  Find documentaries about local Chelsea village life, and veterans. Enjoy interviews of Chelsea residents in Around Town With Linda. Plus find digital index of local obituaries and coming soon newspapers.

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Turfgrass Information File –  Cooperative project of the United States Golf Association and the Michigan State University Libraries’ Turfgrass Information Center. Provides bibliographic and descriptive records of all types of work related to turfgrass culture. Established in 1983. Over 50% full text content.

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Vocational Studies Premier – TOTAL TITLES INDEXED: 1,000+FULL TEXT TITLES: 960+ Designed for two-year colleges, this resource offers support for vocational programs. Subjects include: counseling, biotechnology, cosmetology, fashion design, forensics, graphic arts, health information technology, law enforcement, and veterinary assistant.

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World Book Kids  – Grades Pre K – 5. Easy-to-read content for elementary school learners. Hundreds of activities, science projects and experiments.

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WorldCat: General interest. WorldCat.org lets you find an item of interest and then locate a library near you that owns it. You can search for popular books, music CDs and videos—all of the physical items you’re used to getting from libraries.

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Chelsea District Library will be closed at 5pm on Wednesday, November 21 and all day Thursday, November 22 for the Thanksgiving Holiday