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Online Resources

Use your library card number and PIN to access some of these resources. (PIN is usually the last 4 numbers of your phone number)

You can also access databases in the catalog
(Scroll down and look for Electronic Resources)

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   American Ancestors
(In-Library use only) Access  records spanning the United States, the British Isles, continental Europe, and beyond. Includes Early American genealogical records.

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Detailed information on 30 million businesses and executives and 2 million new businesses. 

Auto Repair Source

   Auto Repair Source

Repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. 

  Consumer Reports

Find current product information on cars, appliances, electronics and more. View unbiased product ratings and reviews.

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Enjoy unlimited access to over 1000 online art and craft classes taught by expert instructors. 


Cultural information for countries and territories. Includes maps, statistics and recipes.

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Financial Ratings Series - See Weiss Financial Ratings


Enjoy live classes for older adults and join an online community of people who want to learn new skills, connect with others and unlock new life experiences. Michigan residents, use the coupon code: MICHIGANHEALTH to waive your fee for paid classes.

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   Health Source: Consumer Edition

Subjects include fitness, nutrition, diabetes, aging, women's health, children's health, and more.

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   Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Provides researchers, allied health professionals, nurses, and medical educators access to scholarly journals on many medical disciplines, many of which are peer-reviewed.

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Home Improvement Reference Center

Digital books to help with your DYI projects. The collection  includes maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, plumbing, wood projects, outdoor improvements, decorating, home & garden.

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Borrow always available Audiobooks, Comics, eBooks, Music and Video. Apps are available for Apple and Android.

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Access streaming videos. Award-winning documentaries and acclaimed films, rare and hard-to-find titles, and classic films.

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   Learning Express Library

Practice tests: high school equivalency, college preparation, college, career, and adult learning.

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   Legal Information Reference Center

Search over 12,800 state-specific NOLO legal forms by topic including Adoption, Bankruptcy, Name Changes, and more. 

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  MasterFILE Complete

Broad collection of popular full-text magazines and reference books. 

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  Merck Pet Health 

View information about pet health and medicine for dogs, cats, horses, birds and other pets.

  Michigan Laws

List of laws for the State of Michigan including Michigan Compiled Laws. Court Forms, Child Support and Public Acts

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  LinkedIn Learning

Formerly Watch video tutorials to improve your software, technology, creative, and business skills.

To use the app: Choose "Sign in with your library card" then enter midlandmi for the Library ID.

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  Merck Health
View information about medical topics, symptoms, emergencies, and drug information.

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  Michigan Authors and Illustrators

Searchable database of Michigan authors and illustrators that provides biographical and contact information.

  Midland Historical Newspapers

(1870-1922) View digital scan of the early years of Midland newspapers. You can also see citations for the paper, 1963 - current.

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   Newspaper Source Plus

Includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires, and news magazines.  Primary full coverage newspapers are The Washington Post and USA Today.

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Family history resource including more than 6 billion historical records from the United States, Europe, Latin America, and other regions. Includes the full USA federal census (1790-1940).

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Search historical newspapers for Michigan.  Explore to find news, notices of births, marriages and deaths, sports, comics and high quality digital images.

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Explore fiction with this powerful database. Search by author, title, subject, series, genre, plot and more. Browse book lists, author read-a-likes, and book awards. Includes book discussion guides.

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   Novelist K-8 Plus

(Grades K-8) - Find just the right book by subject, age, awards, lexile reading levels, and State standards.

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Borrow popular eBooks, audiobooks and magazines. Read on your Kindle, computer, and apps are available for Apple and Android. 

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  Points of View Reference Center

Presents multiple sides of over 400 issues. Helps students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays to better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills

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   Small Business Reference Center

Learn how to start, finance and manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how-to guides, and magazine articles.

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Always available and unlimited eBooks, animated talking picture books, graphic novels and audiobooks. No account required. 

Also:    TumbleMath

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   Small Engine Repair

Repair guides for small engines and routine maintenance.  Coverage includes lawn mowers, motorcycles, tractors, and snowmobiles.

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  Value Line

Currently available from home. Find extensive financial and statistical data on stocks. Includes recent news and analysis.

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  Weiss Financial Ratings
Powerful tools to protect your finances, invest wisely, grow your wealth, and learn more about your finances.

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   World Book Kids

Easy-to-read content for elementary school learners. 

Also:  Early World of Learning           (PreK - Grade 3)

           Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (in Spanish)

Midland Daily Newspaper
Consumer Reports
LinkedIn Learning
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