Databases & Online Resources

Alphabetical Database Listing

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Articles and Research

  • MeLAcademic Search Complete — search peer-reviewed journal articles on a variety of topics, incuding STEM research, social sciences and humanities
  • MeLMasterFile Complete — full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources on business, health, fashion, sports, and personal finance
  • MeLNewspaper Source Plus — coverage from newspapers, magazines, TV, radio and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources including The Washington Post and USA Today
  • MeLExplora for Public Libraries — user-friendly research tool to search EBSCO articles and e-books simultaneously
  • RBdigital — download 250+ digital magazines to your computer or mobile device (Canton Public Library card required)

Automotive

  • MeLAutoMate — service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles; includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls
  • Consumer Reports — read reviews and buying guides for cars, appliances, and more
  • Kelley Blue Book — new/used vehicle prices for buyers/sellers
  • SaferCar.gov Vehicle Recall Lookup — check your vehicle for recall notices
  • MeLSmall Engine Repair Resource Center — user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines, organized in an easy-to-use manner

Business and Investment

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Genealogy

  • Ancestry Library Edition — US and UK Census and vital records (in-library use only)
  • MeLMyHeritage — access billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos, and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps — historic maps showing building structures and use from the 19th century
  • Seeking Michigan — online access to Michigan Archives, including historical documents and vital records

Health and Medicine

History and Social Sciences

  • AtoZ the USA — explore the USA, from sea to shining sea and beyond! Learn about its history, economy, geography, culture, and more. Perfect for students
  • AtoZ World Food — articles and recipes from around the globe. learn about food culture, national cuisines and ingredients, and save recipes in an interactive digital cookbook
  • AtoZ World Travel — comprehensive travel guides to 200 world cities, for travelers and students alike
  • Biography in Context — 335,000+ biographies and related articles; school code is MeL5
  • MeLBritannica School — encyclopedia articles, primary sources, games, videos and other learning resources for K-12 students
  • Diversity Studies Collection — online access to articles on diversity, cultural differences and influences around the globe
  • Global Road Warrior — a comprehensive cultural database that features in-depth information on 175 countries, helpful for school reports and international travel and business
  • MeLOpposing Viewpoints in Context — explore the pros and cons of social issues with primary sources, news and full-text articles
  • Salem History — online version of Great Lives from History
  • US History in Context — full-text documents, curriculum-linked topics and scholarly analysis about U.S. History
  • World History in Context — full-text documents, curriculum-linked topics and scholarly analysis of historical events around the world

Images

Jobs and Career

  • Gale Courses — free online courses on professional and career development, computer skills, and personal enrichment (Canton Public Library card required)
  • Job Search Toolkit — job search, resume, and job interview resources from your library
  • Resources for Tough Times — healthcare, unemployment and related resources for tough times
  • MeLLearningExpress Library — online learning to help with computers, job hunting, and more
  • Michigan Jobs and Careers Portal — Search jobs, find education and training
  • Michigan Test for Teacher Certification Study Guides — online study guides for the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC)
  • MeLVocational Studies Premier — designed specifically for the research needs of two-year colleges. Scholarly content most relevant to vocational programs including counseling, biotechnology, cosmetology, fashion design, forensics, graphic arts, health information technology, law enforcement, and veterinary assistant

Languages

  • Basic ESL — learn English quickly and effectively with relevant topics including family, home, school and more
  • Mango Languages — learn Spanish, Japanese and more on your computer or mobile device
  • Pronunciator — learn any of 80 languages, including many ESL courses, on your computer or mobile device (Canton Public Library card required)

Law

Literature

Music

  • American Song — search and stream music from America's cultural heritage
  • Classical Music Library — 50,000+ classical music tracks
  • hoopla — check out popular music from major record companies (Canton Public Library card required)
  • Jazz Music Library — comprehensive collection of streaming jazz tracks featuring thousands of artists, ensembles, albums, and genres

Online Learning and Test Preparation

  • Gale Courses — free online courses and test preparation for professional and career development, computer skills, and personal enrichment (Canton Public Library card required)
  • GCF LearnFree — free online lessons for all ages, including computer skills, math and reading
  • Khan AcademySAT test preparation; earn badges and points for learning about math, history, and more
  • MeLLearningExpress Library — ACT, ASVAB, GED, GMAT, SAT, and civil service modules
  • Michigan Test for Teacher Certification Study Guides — online study guides for the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC)
  • TechBoomers — free tutorials on popular websites, online services, internet security, and online privacy

Science and Technology