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Ancestry Library Edition

AncestryAncestry Library Edition: Research your family history using US and UK census records; passenger lists; birth, marriage and death records; and other genealogy material. In-library use only.

[Genealogy and History]

Adult Learning Center

Adult Learning Center by BrainfuseAdult Learning Center: Achieve your learning and career goals with our LIVE one-on-one academic coaching, practice test center, and online resources.

[School and Learning]

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.

[School and Learning]

Census Data

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.

[Geneaology and History]

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.

[Community Information]

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

[General 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.


Explora for Elementary

ExploraExplora 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.

[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!

[Genealogy and History]

Homework Help Now

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

[School and Learning]



Jobs NowJobs Now: 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.


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.

[Career, School and Learning]

Linkedin Learning

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 video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.


Mel.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.

[General Resources]

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.

[Legal and Government]

Michigan Secretary of State

MisosMichigan 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.

[Legal and Government]

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.

[Legal and Government]

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.

[Genealogy and History]

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 from your computer, a mobile phone or tablet and can file federal and unlimited state returns for free.

[General Resources, Legal and Governmental]

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.

[Newspapers and Magazines]

NoveList K-8

Novelistk8NoveList K-8 Plus: Find read-alkes for your favorite books and series! Explore books by genre, topic, and themes.Similar to the original NoveList Plus, but geared specifically toward readers in grades K-8.

[eBooks and Reading Guides]

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.

[eBooks and Reading Guides]

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.

[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.


Stories of Chelsea

SocStories 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 (year x to year y) newspapers.

[Community Information, Newspapers and Magazines]

Sun Times News

SuntimesnewsSun Times News: A locally distributed newspaper covering Saline (48176), Dexter (48130), Chelsea (48118), Manchester (48158) and western Ann Arbor (48103). The Sun Times-News is located in Chelsea, MI. on 118 S. Main Street.

[Community Information, Newspapers and Magazines]

Scholastic Teachables

TeachablesScholastic Teachables: Home School and Teacher's Best Friend. Save hours of prep time with our online treasure trove of ready-to-go lessons and activities for every grade, subject, and skill level.

[School and Learning]

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.

[General Resources, Legal and Governmental]

Unemployment Assistance

Unemployment HelpUnemployment Help: The State of Michigan's Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity landing page for unemployment assistance. Apply for Unemployment, manage your claim and more.

[Legal and Government]

Value Line

Value LineValue 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.

[Business] Find books, dvds and other materials and then locate a library anywehere in the world that owns it. Chelsea District Librarians use this resource to find books for interlibrary loan when they are not available through The Library Network(TLN) consortium. Provided by Michigan eLibrary.

[eBooks and Reading Guides]

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