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  Databases by Subject
Databases by Alphabet

What is a database?
A database is a collection of articles from books, newspapers, magazines, journals and other sources available via computer. A database eliminates the need to retain paper copies of these items.


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A TO Z DATABASES
• 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

ACADEMIC SEARCH COMPLETE
• Multi-disciplinary resource of scholarly research for academic institutions
• Includes peer-reviewed full text resources for STEM research, as well as social sciences and the humanities

  AGRICOLA
• From the National Agricultural Library: Contains citations about all aspects of agriculture and related fields
• Coverage: 1970 - current

  ALT HEALTHWATCH
• Provides information on complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to healthcare and wellness
• Sources include journals (some peer-reviewed) and reports

ANCESTRY LIBRARY EDITION
• This database offers full-text information on genealogy resources
- In Library Use Only

  APPLIED SCIENCE & TECHONOLOGY SOURCE
• Broad coverage of research and development within the applied sciences and computing disciplines

  ART & ARCHITECTURE SOURCE
• Covers fine, decorative, and commercial arts, as well as architecture and architectural design for use by art scholars, artists, designers, students, and general researchers

  ASSOCIATES PROGRAMS SOURCE
• Articles on topics often taught in community colleges

  AUTOMATE
• Repair information and schedules, diagrams, parts and labor estimates, service alerts, and recalls

BIOGRAPHY REFERENCE CENTER
• Includes complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine as well as thousands of narrative biographies
• More than 450,000 biographies

BRAINHQ
• An online brain-training system that represents the culmination of 30 years of research in neurological science and related medicine

BRITANNICA LEARNING ZONE
• Activity-centered learning to explore, play, read, and build technology skills

BRITANNICA SCHOOL
• Suite of Britannica School resources at four levels - Learning Zone, Elementary, Middle, and High

BRITANNICA SCHOOL - ELEMENTARY -- In-Library Use
BRITANNICA SCHOOL - ELEMENTARY -- Remote Access
• Find information on countries, animals, and people in articles, media, and a world atlas

BRITANNICA SCHOOL - HIGH
• Primary sources for quick facts and in-depth information on history, geography, people, places, science, and much more

BRITANNICA SCHOOL - MIDDLE
• Homework help and discovery learning

BUSINESS BOOK SUMMARIES
• Provides concise, comprehensive summaries of the best business books

CARIBBEAN SEARCH
• In-depth, full text information about the countries and people of the Caribbean

CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPEAN ACADEMIC SOURCE
• Information on a variety of topics of importance to researchers of Central and Eastern Europe

CONSUMER HEALTH COMPLETE
• Supports the health and wellness information needs of patients
• Covers mainstream medicine as well as complementary and holistic medicine

CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION
• Offers detailed answers to the 200 most-commonly-asked health questions

CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION IN ARABIC
• Offers detailed answers to the 200 most-commonly-asked health questions

CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION IN SPANISH
• Offers detailed answers to the 200 most-commonly-asked health questions

CONSUMER REPORTS.ORG
• CU publishes Consumer Reports, one of the top-ten-circulation magazines in the country, and ConsumerReports.org, which has the most subscribers of any Web site of its kind, in addition to two newsletters, Consumer Reports on Health and Consumer Reports Money Adviser

DEMOGRAPHICS NOW
• Business and demographic information valuable to assess business viability and much more

EARLY WORLD OF LEARNING
• Early elementary: Follow Trek and Taffy the cat around the world learning about colors, numbers and other fun things

EBOOK ACADEMIC COLLECTION
• Thousands of titles ranging from literary criticism to health, mathematics, sports, and religion

EBOOK BUSINESS COLLECTION
• A key resource for academic and business school libraries

EBOOK COLLECTION
• Over 20,000 eBooks available on all topics (formerly NetLibrary)

EBOOK HIGH SCHOOL COLLECTION
• For high school students and educators: There is a selection of teacher resources and titles align with Common Core Curriculum Standards

EBOOK K-8 COLLECTION
• Titles that support K-8 students across all subject areas

EBOOK PUBLIC LIBRARY COLLECTION
• Large collection of reference books featuring titles for both adults and kids

EDUCATION SOURCE
• Provides scholarly research for education students, professionals, and policy makers while covering all levels of education from early childhood to higher education

ENCICLOPEDIA ESTUDIANTIL HALLAZGOS
• Designed for young Spanish speaking students or those learning Spanish as a second language

ENTREPRENEURIAL STUDIES SOURCE
• Resource for business students and researchers by providing insights on entrepreneurship and small businesses topics

ENVIRONMENT COMPLETE
• Scholarly, academic coverage in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and related areas

ERIC: EDUCATION RESOURCES INFORMATION CENTER
• Index of journal articles, books, theses, curriculi, conference papers, standards, and guidelines on a wide range of education topics

EXPLORA FOR PUBLIC LIBRARIES
• Arts, biography, business, current events, geography and culture, health, history and social science, science and math

FDSYS (Federal Digital System)
• Official Federal Government publications including Congressional, Presidential and Federal agency materials

FREEGAL
• Freegal allows patrons to legally download music to a computer or mobile device
•Each patron is allowed five downloads per week and up to 3 hours streaming

GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY--Part 1
GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY--Part 2
• Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research

HEALTH SOURCE: CONSUMER EDITION
• Subjects include fitness, nutrition, diabetes, aging, women's health, children's health, and more

HEALTH SOURCE: NURSING/ACADEMIC EDITION
• Provides researchers, allied health professionals, nurses, and medical educators access to scholarly journals on many medical disciplines

HISTORY REFERENCE CENTER
• Documents, photos, maps, film, and video from leading history journals
• Also includes biographies of historical figures

HOBBIES & CRAFTS REFERENCE CENTER
• Subject areas include arts & crafts; games & electronics; models; needlework; outdoors & nature; and scrapbooking & paper craft

HOME IMPROVEMENT REFERENCE CENTER
• Includes maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, plumbing, wood projects, outdoor improvements, decorating, home & garden, etc. Includes more than 130 reference books

HUMANITIES SOURCE
• Covers literary, scholarly, and creative thought. Ideal for students, researchers, and educators interested in the humanities

JEWISH STUDIES SOURCE
• Offers a multidisciplinary view of the study of Jewish civilization, from its historical origins to the present

LEARNINGEXPRESS LIBRARY
• Completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass

LEGAL INFORMATION REFERENCE CENTER
• Search over 12,800 state-specific legal forms by topic including Adoption, Bankruptcy, Name Changes, and more

LEGAL SOURCE
• A scholarly resource of current issues, studies, and trends of the legal world
• For attorneys, educators, business people, law librarians, students, and paralegals

LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE SOURCE
• Journals and periodicals that help librarians and researchers keep pace with the latest trends in the field

LITERARY REFRENCE CENTER
• Includes over 14,000 short stories and 54,000+ poems
• Covers information on thousands of authors and their works

THE MAKING OF MODERN MICHIGAN
• Michigan's unique heritage is represented through photographs, family papers, oral histories, genealogical materials and much more from local history collections around the state

MAKING THE RIGHT CONNECTION
• A user-friendly directory for Macomb County school personnel to help link students and their families with community services

MANGO LANGUAGES
• An online language-learning system that offers access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user's native language
• Mango can be accessed at the library or remotely

MAS COMPLETE
• Provides hundreds of popular magazines and reference books for high school libraries, covering subjects such as art, history, sports, and music

MASTERFILE COMPLETE
• Broad collection of popular full-text magazines and reference books, including a limited version of Consumer Reports

MEDLINEPLUS (free version)
• Covers all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing
• From the National Library of Medicine

MeLCAT
• A catalog of materials available through Michigan libraries
• Patrons of participating libraries can order items from other statewide participating libraries and have them delivered to their local library branch

MICHIGAN AUTHORS & ILLUSTRATORS
• A searchable database of Michigan authors and illustrators
• Provides biographical and contact information

MONEYGEEK COST OF LIVING CALCULATOR
• This cost of living calculator not only reports the salary needed to cover living expenses when moving from one city to another, it also uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics to show how income potential differs across geographic locations and occupation choice, along with in-depth cost and demographic data 

MORNINGSTAR INVESTMENT RESEARCH CENTER
• Investment database with stock, mutual fund, and ETF reports, and portfolio analysis
• Allows one user at a time; Please remember to log out of the database when you finish

MYHERITAGE LIBRARY EDITION
• Family history resource including more than 6 billion historical records from the United States, Europe, Latin America, and other regions

NEWSPAPER SOURCE PLUS
• Includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires, and news magazines (Primary full coverage newspapers are The Washington Post and USA Today)

NOVELIST K-8 PLUS
• Find just the right book by subject, books made into movies, age, awards won, Lexile Reading levels, Common Core standards

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

OAISTER (free version)
• This catalog of digitized materials includes books, articles and multimedia, representing multidisciplinary resources from more than 1,000 contributors worldwide

OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS IN CONTEXT
• Features contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues

POETRY & SHORT STORY REFERNCE CENTER
• Hundreds of thousands of poems, as well as short stories, biographies, and essays

POINTS OF VIEW REFERENCE CENTER
• Presents multiple sides of over 400 issues, helping students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills

POLITICAL SCIENCE COMPLETE
• Designed for students, researchers, and government institutions, covering political topics with a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of current discourse

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COLLECTION
• Specialized information for librarians, teachers, and education researchers

PSYCHOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES COLLECTION
• Covers a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences, and related disciplines

RBDIGITAL MAGAZINES
• Formerly known as Zinio for libraries, the world's largest newsstand, offers full-color, interactive digital magazines
• Browse from your library's collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download

READ IT!
• For middle and high school students and adults, helping to build reading skills and improve study habits

REFERENCIA LATINA
• Spanish-language resource covering academic and non-academic subjects

REGIONAL BUSINESS NEWS
• Regional business publications for the United States and Canadian provinces to 1990

SLC DIGITAL MEDIA ARCHIVE
• Historical and genealogical materials in digital form
• Old pictures, maps, and documents from Macomb County, Troy, and Harper Woods
• Full text

SCIENCE REFERENCE CENTER
• Contains material from science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources
• More than 4,000 full text, full-length biographies

SMALL BUSINESS REFERENCE CENTER
• Covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including information on accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more

SMALL ENGINE REPAIR REFERENCE CENTER
• Repair guides for small engines and routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service, etc.)

TURFGRASS INFORMATION FILE (TGIF)
• This combined collection is recognized as the most extensive public collection of turfgrass material in existence

TUTOR.COM
• Live Homework Help is a service that connects students of all ages with professionally screened tutors

VOCATIONAL STUDIES PREMIER
•Designed for two-year colleges, this resource offers support for vocational programs

WORLDBOOK KIDS
• Contains Arts, History and Government, People, Places, Plants and Animals, Science and Mathematics, Sports and Hobbies, and World Religions

WORLDCAT (free version)
• The world's largest online catalog of books and magazines
• Includes a description of the item and which libraries own the item

2010 Ken Valyi-Hax & Amy Shaughnessy