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The Rochester Hills Public Library r_logo subscribes to online databases that you can access at any time with your library card number. Resources funded by the Michigan eLibrary mel_255357_7 can also be accessed at Mel.org. All databases marked with an * are appropriate for students.  If you have any questions, please contact us.


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General Reference Genealogy
Health Jobs and Careers
History & Social Studies Youth Homework Help
Language Learning
Magazine & Newspaper Articles
Science & Technology
Test Preparation and Online Learning


Chilton automotive repair information for thousands of models - Tutorial

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    Books & Authors

    mel_255357_7Books and Authors
    expert book reviews, recommendations, author biographies, and more
    r logo Bookletters
    sign-up page to received automatic updates about new and interesting titles at the library
    r_logoLiterature Criticism Online
    modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres
    r_logoLiterature Resource Center
    literary criticism, author biographies, work overviews, and more - Tutorial
    r_logo NoveList *
    guide to fiction including author read-alikes, titles in series, award winners, book discussion guides - Tutorials
    guide that helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests
    r_logoSomething About the Author *
    examines the life and work of authors and illustrators of books for children
    freely available resource that connects to the collections of over 10,000 libraries

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      General Reference

      r logo Biography In Context*
      biographies, full-text articles, and images for more than 300,000 people, both current and historic, in all fields of endeavor - Tutorial
      mel 255357_7 EBSCO eBook Collection
      thousands of full-text electronic books covering many topics 
      mel 255357_7r logo Gale Databases
      complete listing of over 60 Gale research databases
      mel 255357_7r logo Gale Virtual Reference Library*
      reference collection covering major subject areas: Arts, Business, Biography, Education, Environment, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation and World, Religion, Science, Social Studies, and Technology - Tutorial
       r logoGrolier Online*
      includes Encyclopedia Americana Online, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, New Book of Knowledge, New Book of Popular Science, Lands and People, and America the Beautiful
       mel 255357_7SIRS Renaissance
      full-text articles and images, including art reproductions and photographs, covering the arts and humanities - Tutorial

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        mel_255357_7Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module
        first place to look for general health information; searchby specific diseases and conditions or browse by topic - Tutorial
        mel_255357_7Health Reference Center Academic
        professional articles on a wide range of topics
        r_logoJournal of the American Medical Association (only available at the library)
        full text articles
        information from the National Institutes of Health about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in easy to understand language

        mel_255357_7Nursing and Allied Health Collection
        articles on all aspects of the Nursing profession -- from direct patient care to health care administration
        mel_255357_7Nursing Resource Center
        provides drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results, and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams for nusing students

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          History & Social Studies

          r logo Biography In Context*
          biographies, full-text articles, and images for more than 300,000 people, both current and historic, in all fields of endeavor - Tutorial
          mel_255357_7Michigana: Sources in U.S. History Online*
          provides a core of primary source documents for the study of Michigan history including state and regional histories, travel guides, biographies, speeches and more
          r logo  National Geographic Kids
          Virtual Library of all the National Geographic for Kids magazines, plus 200 National Geographic Kids books and 500 downloadable images
          r logo  Oakland County Historical Resources
          full-text searchable database; original documents, death notices, maps, and photos
          mel 255357_7 Opposing Viewpoints *
          today's hottest social issues covered in viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines and journal articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files
          r logoScholastic TrueFlix *
          featuring electronic versions of Scholastic's True Books series, paired with videos, web links and interactive educational games
          r logo U.S. History In Context*
          articles, primary documents, and reference works covering the most-studied events in U.S. history
          r_logoWorld History In Context
          collection of scholarly analysis and award-winning full-text periodicals, reference works and primary documents

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          Language Learning

          r_logoMango Languages
          language courses in French, German, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and, English for English language learners
          r_logoMUZZY Online Language Learning System*
          best suited to children with courses in English, German, Spanish, Italian and French

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            r logo Legal Forms Library: Michigan Legal Forms 
            thousands of customizable online legal documents - Tutorial
            Michigan Legal Help
            help for people who would like to handle simple civil legal problems without a lawyer

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              Magazine & Newspaper Articles 


              student resource providing full-text magazine and newspaper articles (including the Wall Street Journal 1984-)
              mel_255357_7 Lansing State Journal
              full-text articles (2002-) 
              mel_255357_7New York Times
              full-text articles (1995-)
              access to more than 1,000 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world
              full-text articles from magazines, business and academic journals, newspapers, and reference e-books - Tutorial
              r logo  Proquest Newspapers: Detroit Free Press
              This database covers the daily newspaper from Detroit, Michigan. Full-text coverage from 1999-present (with limited full-text coverage from 1994).

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              Science & Technology

              r_logoScience In Context*
              detailed coverage of popular subjects from earth science and life science to space, technology, mathematics, and science history and biography
              mel_255357_7Turfgrass Information Center (TIC)
              contains the most comprehensive publicly available collection of turfgrass educational materials in the world with over 140,000 records and about 35% linked to the full-text of the item

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                Test Preparation & Online Learningmel_255357_7LearningExpress Library*
                comprehensive, interactive collection of practice tests and courses for academic, vocational, certification and licensing needs including practice tests for elementary math and reading

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                mel 255357_7 CultureGrams*
                concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information and maps on countries of the world
                r logo Travel eBook Collection (Gale Virtual Reference Collection)
                travel guides covering hundreds of national and international destinations

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