Subscription/Mel.org Databases


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SIRS (Social Issues Research Source)-relevant, credible resources that tell the whole story on major issues. 

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Opposing Viewpoints in Context-Features contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. 

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Gale Virtual Reference Library-General interest. Full text. Encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.


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Gale Research in Context-Includes the most -studied topics-literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history. 


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Infotrac Student Edition
High School. Mostly full text. Updated daily. Over 1,300 titles cross searchable with eBooks. 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.

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eBook Collection
General interest. Full text. Over 20,000 eBooks available on all topics. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.


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Learning Express Library
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.

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Chilton's-General interest. Full text. Authoritative car and truck repair information. Year, make and model combinations from 1940 to the present. Videos, photos, wiring diagrams, diagnostics, and maintenance specifications. 


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Spanish Encyclopedia
Bilingual resources - visual dictionary, world of animals, encyclopedia articles, and Spanish language newspapers.  Eight categories to browse: arts, history and government, people, places, plants and animals, science and mathematics, sports and hobbies, and world religions.  The visual dictionary includes thousands of images and more than 12,000 labels.