Reference Databases
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Database Audience Description
Academic OneFile   Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily. Call the library at 810-724-8043 or 810-724-2007 for the password. This is provided courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary (http://mel.org).
Biography and Genealogy Master Index   Biography and Genealogy Master Index enables users to locate biographical entries contained in more than 1,000 volumes and editions of important current and retrospective biographical reference sources. This index contains citations that point to over 15 million biographies on nearly 5 million people, living and deceased, from all time periods, geographical locations, and fields of endeavor. Call the library at 810-724-8043 or 810-724-2007 for the password. This is provided courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary (http://mel.org).
Books and Authors   This database helps users decide what to read next. Search by character, title, genre, author, or other option. It includes over 140,000 titles in fiction and non-fiction. Call the library at 810-724-8043 or 810-724-2007 for the password. This is provided courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary (http://mel.org).
Business and Company Resource Center Business owners, job seekers  Business and Company Resource Center is a fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information. Call the library at 810-724-8043 or 810-724-2007 for the password. This is provided courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary (http://mel.org).
Computer Database Adults  Use this database to find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology. Call the library at 810-724-8043 or 810-724-2007 for the password. This is provided courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary (http://mel.org).
CultureGrams Students and Adults  CultureGrams enables students to find out about specific states and countries from around the world. If you need to know what the flag of Zimbabwe looks like or what people in Spain like to eat, use this database.
Expanded Academic ASAP Professors, college students  From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images! Call the library at 810-724-8043 or 810-724-2007 for the password. This is provided courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary (http://mel.org).
Gale Virtual Reference Collection All Ages  Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. This is available to residents of Attica Township, Imlay City, and Imlay Township thanks to their support of the Ruth Hughes Library. Call the library at 810-724-8043 or 810-724-2007 for the password.
General Business File ASAP Business owners, job seekers  Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available. Call the library at 810-724-8043 or 810-724-2007 for the password. This is provided courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary (http://mel.org).
General OneFile Adults  A 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, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily. Call the library at 810-724-8043 or 810-724-2007 for the password. This is provided courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary (http://mel.org).
General Reference Center Gold High school stuents, Adults  A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources - newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more. Call the library at 810-724-8043 or 810-724-2007 for the password. This is provided courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary (http://mel.org).
Health and Wellness Resource Center Adults  Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc., and articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only. Call the library at 810-724-8043 or 810-724-2007 for the password. This is provided courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary (http://mel.org).
Health Reference Center   Multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources in InfoTrac's award-winning Health Reference Center. All in a single, easy-to-use database, the material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only. This is provided to the Ruth Hughes Library thanks to Michigan eLibrary (http://mel.org).
Informe Native Spanish speakers, Spanish students  Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias. Call the library at 810-724-8043 or 810-724-2007 for the password. This is provided courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary (http://mel.org).
InfoTrac Student Edition High School Students  Now with over 1100 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this periodical database is designed for high-school students with 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. Call the library at 810-724-8043 or 810-724-2007 for the password. This is provided courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary (http://mel.org).
InfoTrac Newsstand   This is a collection of full-text articles from more than 1,000 newspapers from around the U.S. and the world. Call the library at 810-724-8043 or 810-724-2007 for the password. This is provided courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary (http://mel.org).
InfoTrac Junior Edition Middle School and Junior High  Now with over 330 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this periodical database is designed for students in junior high and middle school with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Call the library at 810-724-8043 or 810-724-2007 for the password. This is provided courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary (http://mel.org).
Kids InfoBits Kindergarten - Grade 5  Kids InfoBits is a database 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. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Call the library at 810-724-8043 or 810-724-2007 for the password. This is provided courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary (http://mel.org).
LegalTrac Students, legal researchers  Students, law school faculty and legal researchers will all find the legal publications they need in LegalTrac®. Drawing on a wide variety of the most highly regarded legal publications, LegalTrac® provides indexing for more than 1,400 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals. Each title included in LegalTrac® is selected on the basis of criteria provided by a special advisory committee of the American Association of Law Libraries. LegalTrac® also contains law-related articles from over 1,000 additional business and general interest titles. Call the library at 810-724-8043 or 810-724-2007 for the password. This is provided courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary (http://mel.org).
Mel - Michigan eLibrary   MeL databases contain full-text articles from magazines, journals and newspapers as well as digital books. Free to Michigan residents.
NoveList K-8 Plus K-8th Grade  Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, Lexile Reading levels, Common Core standards; even books made into movies, and much more. Read reviews and learn about the author. Create your own reading wish list.