Academic OneFile:College/University. Full text. Premier source for peer-reviewed 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.

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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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Biography and Genealogy Master Index: Genealogy/History. Index only. Current, readily available reference sources, as well as the most important retrospective works that cover individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world.

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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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BookFlix: Grades PreK – 5. An interactive experience that allows beginning readers to explore fiction and non-fiction designed to increase understanding and fluency. Increase comprehension and have fun at the same time!

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Book Literacy Gateway: Recommended books and literacy sites and resources compiled by MeL.

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Find information on countries, animals, and people in articles, media, and a world atlas. Watch and learn with videos, games, and activities.

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Business Decision: Comprehensive business-to-consumer market data. Click “More” for user tools. Company profiles, product/brand information with investment reports, rankings and market share data allow users to better penetrate the consumer marketplace.

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Business Insights Global: Combines an international perspective and sophisticated research tools with access to a range of comprehensive learning materials. Using case studies, statistical data, and news articles, this resource is especially useful to business faculty and students.

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Business Gateway: Recommended business sites and resources compiled by MeL.

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Business Virtual Reference Collection: General user. Indexing, abstracts and full text for business and trade publications. Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics.

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Chilton Library: General interest. Full text. Authoritative car/truck repair information. Year, make, and model combinations from 1940 to the present. Videos, photos, wiring diagrams, diagnostics, and maintenance specifications.

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Computer Database: General interest. Full text. Computer-related product introductions, news, and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.

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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: Provides demographic information valuable to assess business viability, create sales leads and marketing mailing lists, complete location analyses and business plans, find potential sponsors and much more.

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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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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: General interest. Full text. Over 20,000 eBooks available on all topics. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only. Netlibrary users ALERT–the collection has changed its name to eBooks.

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eBooks K-8 Collection: K-8. Fiction and nonfiction books you can read online – for school and for fun. Search for what you want. Picture books, homework topics, languages learning. Online help available too.

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Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos: Grades PreK – 5. Bilingual resources – visual dictionary, world of animals, encyclopedia articles, and Spanish language newspapers. Eight categories to browse: arts, history and government, people, places, plants and animals, science and mathematics, sports and hobbies, and world religions.

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Eric: Educators, researchers, and general interest. Abstracts and/or Full text. Provides a comprehensive, easy-to-use, searchable Internet-based bibliographic and full-text database of education research and information.

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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. Updated continuously.

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FDSys: General interest. Freely available materials. Online access to authentic Government information including Congressional, Presidential and Federal agency materials.

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

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Gale Legal Forms:  Copies of actual forms and documents in Word format are provided to help users with their legal or business needs. Continuously updated to reflect current state laws, Gale LegalForms also includes a law digest, legal questions and answers.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library: General interest. Full text. Encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

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General OneFile: General user. Mostly full text. One-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law,technology, and many general interest topics

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General Reference Gold: General user. Mostly full text. Integrates a variety of sources – newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and much more.

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Health Gateway: Recommended health sites and resources compiled by MeL.

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Health & Wellness Resource Center: General interest. Mostly full text. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only. Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials.

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Health Reference Center Academic: Students, Patients, Health Professionals. Mostly full text. Provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources.

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

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HeritageQuest: Genealogy/History/Biography. Full text and indexing. Includes all of the images, and extensive indexing, from the 1790 – 1930 U.S. federal censuses; more than 26,000 digitized book titles, including early family histories and local histories.

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Informe! Academico: Spanish. Full text. Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

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Infotrac Business Collection: Indexing, abstracts and full text for nearly 4,000 leading business and trade publications from international, US and regional news sources. Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics.

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InfoTrac Newstand: General user. Full text. Collection of more than 1,000 newspapers from around the country and the world. Includes Detroit Free Press (2000 – current), New York Times (1985-current), and limited runs of other Michigan newspapers.

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InfoTrac Student Edition: High School. Mostly full text. Updated daily. Over 1,300 titles cross searchable with eBooks. This database gives access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, and more.

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Kids InfoBits: K-6. All full text. Developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Featuring a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, the most popular search method is moving from a broad subject to a narrower topic using the subject-based topic tree.

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Interactive online learning platform of academic and licensing/certification practice tests, elementary level testing for math and reading. Includes a section that takes users from job assessment to success on the job.

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LegalTrac: General interest and professional. Some full text. Features a comprehensive collection of major legal publications and provides indexing for more than 1,500 major law reviews, legal newspapers, Bar Association journals, specialty publications, and international legal journals.

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Legal Gateway: Recommended legal sites and resources compiled by MeL.

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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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Medline Plus: Material contained in this resource is intended for informational purposes only. Covers all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing. Learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, and much more.

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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 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: ExpressSOS.com -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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Michigana: Sources in US History Online: Genealogy/history. 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, and more.

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Military & Intelligence Database: Content from scholarly journals, magazines and reports covering 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.

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New York Times: General interest. Full text: January 1, 1985 – current. Indexing: January 1, 1965 – current. Provides national and international news, opinion and commentary. National edition.

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Novelist: The complete readers’ advisory solution, empowers librarians, engages readers and connects communities

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Nursing Resource Center: Nursing students and healthcare professionals. Mostly full-text. 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.

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OAlster: General interest. Catalog of more than 30 million records of digitized materials from open-archive collections worldwide. Includes books, articles and multimedia, representing multidisciplinary resources from more than 1,500 contributors.

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Middle school through college undergraduate. Full-text. 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, and more.

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Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection: Both researcher and practitioner alike will find relevant, authoritative content in this collection, which includes over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine.

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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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Pronunciator is 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 Collection: This set explores what makes people “tick” from childhood to death. This collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops and diminishes over time.

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Includes the most-studied topics for grades 6-8 – literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history. Written specifically for middle schoolers this information comes from authoritative sources including Gale, National Geographic and Scholastic and is aligned to national and state curriculum standards.

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Small Business Resource Center: Business and general interest. Full text. Learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how-to guides, articles and websites.

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Stories of Chelsea: on of local history at your fingertips. 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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Recommended teen sites and resources compiled by MeL.

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Turfgrass Information File: General interest. Over 50% full text content. Provides bibliographic and descriptive records of all types of work related to turfgrass culture. Established in 1983. Updated on a continuous basis.

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World Book for Kids: Grades PreK – 5 Contains eight major subject categories: Arts, History and Government, Living Things, People, Places, Science and Mathematics, Sports and Hobbies, and World Religions. Has full-featured pictures, sounds and videos.

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

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