Resources Available Through the Michigan eLibrary (MeL)
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MeL eBooks are electronic versions of printed books.
eBooks can be viewed online at the library or at home.
Browse eBooks for quick research and reference or check
them out and read them at your leisure.
Practice tests include postal worker, federal clerical,
advanced placements, GED preparation, armed services,
law enforcement, ACT, SAT, GRE, EMS, ESL, basic skills,
and fourth-grade skills, among others. Register at the
The topics with titles in the format "visit MeL____
Best of the Internet" allow users to drill down and
search by topic to find Internet sites containing
information on the topic.
Expanded Academic ASAP from arts and the humanities
to social sciences, science and technology, this
database meets research needs across all academic
disciplines from 1980 to present. Access scholarly
journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with
full text and images.
General Reference Center Gold articles of general
interest from newspapers, reference books, and periodicals,
many with full-text and images from 1980 to present.
InfoTrac OneFile with Ingenta Full text news and periodical
articles, many with images, on a wide range of topics from
1980 to present. Updated daily.
WilsonSelect Plus Full text articles in science, humanities,
education and business from 1994 to present.
General Business File ASAP 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 from 1980
eLibrary Elementary for elementary school children.
Subject, author, title searches can be made on books,
newspapers, magazines, maps, pictures, and audiovisuals.
Kids InfoBits for research needs of students in
Kindergarten through Grade 5. Developmentally
appropriate, visually graphic interface, a
subject-based topic tree search and full-text,
age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper
and reference content.
ERIC Journal articles and report literature in education
from 1966 to present.
InfoTrac K12 Professional Collection Educational journals
picked for their relevance in the modern world for today's
Ancestry Library Edition records for researching family
histories. You must be in a library to access this
CINAHL Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health
Literature full text journal articles from 1982 to
present from nursing, allied health, biomedical,
consumer health fields.
Health and Wellness Resource Center includes a medical
encyclopedia, drug and herb finder, health organization
directory, medical dictionary, alternative health
encyclopedia, current newspaper articles on health,
directory of health assessment websites, and links to
additional health-related websites from 1980 to present.
Health Reference Center Academic full text journal
articles on: fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition,
diseases, public health, occupational health and safety,
alcohol and drug abuse, HMOs, prescription drugs, etc.
from 1980 to present.
MEDLINE full text journal articles in all areas of
medicine, including dental and nursing.
InfoTrac Custom Newspapers
Custom Newspapers Collection of 150 full text newspapers
from around the country and the world.
NewsBank Michigan Newspapers
full text newspapers from Michigan.
Clase Periodica Index of Latin American journals in
the sciences and humanities. Clase from 1975 to present.
Periodica from 1978 to present.
Computer Database Computer-related product introductions,
news and reviews for hardware, software, electronics,
engineering, communications and the application of
technology from 1980 to present.
Turfgrass Information File (TGIF)
MSU Turfgrass Information Center Online information
service made available by the United States Golf
Association of interest to golfers, golf course owners
ArticleFirst index of articles from the contents pages
of journals from 1990 to present with list of libraries
that own the journal.
ECO - Electronic Collections Online collection of
scholarly journals from 1995 to present.
Michigan Authors and Illustrators Authors and
illustrators born or living in Michigan and works set
in Michigan. Search by name, location, genre, etc. for:
biographies, lists of works, bibliographies of works
about the author, availability for speaking events
PapersFirst index of papers presented at conferences
worldwide from 1993 to present.
ProceedingsFirst locate conference proceedings.
Union Lists List of periodicals held by OCLC member
libraries from August 1, 2003 to present.
What Do I Read Next? includes recommended titles, plot
summaries, and awards information. A monthly highlights
page allows the user to see selections of award winners,
upcoming titles, and titles that revolve around different
subjects each month.
World Almanac Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia and four
almanacs from 1998 to present. Good for biographies,
encyclopedia entries, facts, and statistics.
WorldCat Catalog of books and other materials in
InfoTrac Junior Edition for students in junior high and middle
school. Full text articles from magazines, newspapers
and reference books from 2000 to present.
InfoTrac Student Edition for high school students. 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, and sports.
SIRS Discoverer Deluxe magazine articles on all topics
appropriate for middle and high school students. It also
contains an encyclopedia, almanac, dictionary, and
thesaurus. This application has a tutorial.