MeL Databases - Teens: MeL Teens databases provide reliable resources on all subjects. They are great for homework help or general information seeking.
Britannica High School: High School and adult. School code is MeL5. Primary sources for quick facts and in-depth information on history, geography, people, places, science, and much more. Biographies, world atlas, countries comparison, articles and interactive resources are available.
Britannica - Middle School: Grades 5-7. Homework help and discovery learning. School code is MeL5. Explore maps, photos, articles, famous people and places, compare countries, and tour the U.S.A.
Info Trac 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, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
Opposing Viewpoints: Middle school through college undergraduate and General user. 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, tables/charts/graphs, and more.
Learning Express Library: General user, jobs/careers. Learning platform for GED practice tests, academic and licensing/certification practice tests, and elementary level testing for math and reading. Includes a section that takes users from job assessment to success on the job. A tutorial course series designed to help all learners succeed on the tests they must pass includes immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of practice test results. See these guides for job-specific resources in LearningExpress: Job Search Help Center and Career Road Map. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
Research In Context: 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. Designed to develop learning skills to launch 6-8 graders into high school and beyond.
Michigiana: Sources In Online U.S. History: 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, sermons and songs, legal treatises and children's books. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
Teen eBooks - Overdrive: Visit the Digital Media Zone for teens.
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. All topics. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.