Online Catalogs & Databases
Access to many of these databases is funded by The Library of Michigan and the federal LSTA program.
Recommended for: Colleges and Universities. Mostly full text. Academic OneFile is the premiere 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.
Funded by Hazel Park District Library: Only available inside the library, either on our PCs or your laptop/tablet.
Recommended for: Genealogy. Index only. Biography and Genealogy Master Index (BGMI) indexes current, readily available reference sources, as well as the most important retrospective works that cover individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world. Bibliographic citations only — no full-text.
Recommended for: An online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. An engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.
Recommended for: Suite of Britannica School resources at four levels – Learning Zone, Elementary, Middle, and High. School code is MeL5. Each contains resources at the appropriate learning and skill level including primary sources in subjects such as people, countries, science, animals, current events, and biographies.
Recommended for: Find information on countries, animals, and people in articles, media, and a world atlas. Watch and learn with videos, games, and activities.
Recommended for: 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.
Recommended for: School code is MeL5. Activity-centered learning to explore, play, read, and build technology skills.Letters, numbers, geography, shapes and much more are included.
Recommended for: 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.
Recommended for: Combines an international perspective and sophisticated research tools with convenient access to a range of comprehensive learning materials. Using case studies, statistical data sources, news articles, academic journals, and topical reference materials organized by country, company, and industry, this resource is especially useful to business faculty and students, as wells as to Michigan businesses interested in expansion. (Formerly Business Insights Essentials) Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
Recommended for:Researchers and entrepreneurs are enabled to access comprehensive business-to-consumer market data. Detailed company profiles, product and brand information combined with investment reports, rankings and market share data allow users to better penetrate the consumer marketplace.
Recommended for: Authoritative car and truck repair information. Year, make, and model combinations from 1940 to the present. Videos, photos, wiring diagrams, diagnostics, and maintenance specifications. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only. If this resource isn’t displaying properly for you in Internet Explorer 11, navigate to Tools | Internet options | Privacy – then click on the Advanced privacy settings and check Override automatic cookie handling and set both first-party and third-party cookies to accept.
Recommended for: Computer-related product introductions, news, and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology. Results may be viewed by subject, document type or publication title. 1980 to the present. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
Recommended for:Researchers and entrepreneurs are provided with comprehensive business and demographic information valuable to assess business viability, create sales leads and marketing mailing lists, complete location analyses and business plans, analyze population trends, find potential sponsors and donors and much more. This versatile database is useful for those who want to start a business as well as those who want to take their established business to the next level. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
Recommended for: An online resource for preschoolers and children in early grades. It was designed for easy integration into the classroom curriculum. The site encompasses three interactive learning environments.
Recommended for: Over 20,000 eBooks available on all topics. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only. Netlibrary users ALERT–the collection has changed its name to eBooks. This product is now owned by EBSCO. Along with the name change come access changes as well. Personal usernames and passwords will no longer work. Logging in from MeL.org remains the same. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
Recommended for: Fiction and nonfiction books you can read online – for school and for fun. Search for what you want. Picture books, homework topics, languages learning. Online help available too.
Recommended for: A bilingual visual dictionary including thousands of images and more than 12,000 labels in the categories: Arts, History and Government, People, Places, Plants and Animals, Science and Mathematics, Sports and Hobbies, and World Religions. To change the language to English, select the Ingles button at the top right of the page. Includes a World of Animals section.
Recommended for: Abstracts and/or Full-text. Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research. ERIC provides unlimited access to more than 1.3 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials such as conference papers, technical reports, policy papers and more.
Recommended for: 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.
Recommended for: Freely available materials. FDsys provides free online access to official Federal Government publications which include Congressional, Presidential and Federal agency materials. Through FDsys, you are able to search, browse and download documents and publications.
Recommended for: Provides full-text access to over 50 Gale directories including the Encyclopedia of Associations, Ward’s Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies, Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media and many others.
Recommended for: General interest. Copies of actual forms and documents in Word format are provided to help users with their legal needs – whether for business, personal or litigation purposes. Continuously updated to reflect current state laws, Gale LegalForms also includes a law digest, legal questions and answers and an attorney directory. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
Recommended for: General user. All full text. 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. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).
Recommended for: Business. Full text. Business-related titles pulled from Gale Virtual Reference Library. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
Recommended for: general user. Mostly full text. 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 sciences, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles. Updated daily.
Recommended for: General user. Mostly full text. 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. Updated daily. Indexing, abstracts, image, or full text formats available.. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
Recommended for: Students, Patients, Health Professionals. Mostly full text. 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., articles from 2,200 general interest publications and links to reputable health websites in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles. Includes video. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
Recommended for: Students, Patients, Health Professionals. Mostly full text. Provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals plus professional and personal health magazines, journals and reference sources. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
Recommended for: Genealogy/History/Biography. Full text and indexing. Includes all of the images, and extensive indexing, from the 1790 – 1940 U.S. federal censuses; more than 28,000 digitized book titles, including early family histories and local histories; more than 250 primary-source documents such as tax lists, city directories, probate records and more. PERSI, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, the Freedman’s Bank Records, and the U.S. Serial Set Private Relief Actions, Memorials and Petitions are included. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
Recommended for: Spanish. Full text. Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
Recommended for: General user. Indexing, abstracts and full text for nearly 4,000 leading business and trade publications from international, US and regional news sources. Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Includes broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
Recommended for: Grades 6 – 10. Full text. Over 330 titles, cross searchable with E-Books. Provides 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. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
Recommended for: General user. Full text. Collection of more than 1,000 newspapers from around the country and the world. Includes New York Times (1985-current) and limited runs of other Michigan newspapers. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
Recommended for: High School. Mostly full text. Updated daily. 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.
Recommended for: Grades PreK – 5. Full text. Especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Curriculum-related and age appropriate content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
Recommended for: Test Prep/Jobs/Careers. Seven interactive learning centers of academic and licensing/certification practice tests, elementary level testing for math and reading, and skills building tools. Click “More” for centers links.
Recommended for:General interest and professional. Some full text. Features a comprehensive collection of major legal publications and provides indexing for more than 1,500 major law reviews, legal newspapers, Bar Association journals, specialty publications, and international legal journals, including more than 250 full text titles. Included titles are selected on the basis of criteria provided by a special advisory committee of the American Association of Law Libraries. Also contains law-related articles from over 1,000 additional business and general interest titles. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
Material contained in this resource is intended for informational purposes only. Covers all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing. Learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find the meanings of words, view medical videos or illustrations, get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition. National Institutes of Health’s website for patients and their families and friends produced by the National Library of Medicine.
Recommended for: General interest. Searcheable database of Michigan authors and illustrators that provides biographical and contact information. Indicates whether person will do library presentations.
Recommended for: 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.
Recommended for: Content from scholarly journals, magazines and reports covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects covered include: socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and many more.
Recommended for: General interest. Full text: January 1, 1985 – current. Indexing: January 1, 1965 – current. Provides national and international news, opinion and commentary. National edition. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
Recommended for: K-8. 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. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
Recommended for: Nursing students and healthcare professionals. Mostly full-text. Nursing Resource Center brings together in an easy-to-use interface disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts. Information is written in accessible language for students completing class assignments and preparing for clinicals. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
Recommended for: GeneralGeneral interest. Catalog of more than 30 million records of digitized materials from open-archive collections worldwide. Includes books, articles and multimedia, representing multidisciplinary resources from more than 1,500 contributors worldwide.
Recommended for: 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. Contains more than 700 Greenhaven Press, Gale, Macmillan Reference USA™, Charles Scribner’s Sons® and U·X·L titles. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
Recommended for: Both researcher and practitioner alike will find relevant, authoritative content in this collection, which includes over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine. Covering a wide spectrum of information, researchers will have access to a diverse, but focused set of topics in the field, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more. A collection drawn from Gale databases Academic OneFile and General OneFile.
Recommended for: Explores what makes people “tick” from childhood to death and gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops and diminishes over time. Includes 200 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals with information drawn from Academic OneFile and General OneFile.
Recommended for: 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 National Geographic, Scholastic and Gale/Cengage and is aligned to national and state curriculum standards. Designed to develop learning skills to launch 6-8 graders into high school and beyond.
Recommended for: Small business owners/entrepreneurs and general user. Full-text. Learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.
Funding Provided by Hazel Park Schools and HPDL
Recommended for: General interest. Over 50% full text content. Cooperative project of the United States Golf Association and the Michigan State University Libraries’ Turfgrass Information Center. Provides bibliographic and descriptive records of all types of work related to turfgrass culture. Established in 1983. Updated on a continuous basis. Guided and power search options. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
Recommended for: Grades PreK – 5 Contains eight major subject categories: Arts, History and Government, Living Things, People, Places, Science and Mathematics, Sports and Hobbies, and World Religions. Has full-featured pictures, sounds and videos. Also includes a section for teachers. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
Recommended for: General interest. WorldCat.org lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world. You can search for popular books, music CDs and videos—all of the physical items you’re used to getting from libraries. WorldCat.org lets you find an item of interest and then locate a library near you that owns it.