1710 West St Andrews

 Midland MI 48640

 (989) 837-3430


The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library is closed through April 13, 2020

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Our Mission: to inspire lifelong learning by connecting people and resources

Research Databases

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

Auto Repair Source

   Auto Repair Source

Repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. 

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

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   Learning Express Library

Practice tests: High School Equivalency, College Preparation, College, Career, and Adult Learning.

Learn a new language. Mango offers access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language.

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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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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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Newspaper archives for Michigan Papers.

Novelist K-8 Plus

Novelist K-8 Plus

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

Points of View Reference Center

  Points of View Reference Center

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


Directory of business and residential information. Also includes job postings and consumer/lifestyle marketing information.  (First time you access you will need to accept the Terms and Conditions.)

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  Transparent Language

Learn a new language. Use your RBdigital account (or create an account) to sign in and start learning.

(In Library Use only)  Find extensive financial and statistical data on stocks. Includes recent news and analysis.


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

Cultural Information for countries and territories. Includes maps, statistics and recipies.

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

Legal Infomation Reference Center

   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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  Lynda.com / LinkedIn Learning

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

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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

Mutual funds and stock information recommendations and education. Morningstar ratings, and investment indexes and groups. Use this link in the library.

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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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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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Borrow popular eBooks and audiobooks. 

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   Rb digital 

Borrow always available audiobooks and magazines. Also includes Transparent languages to help you learn a new language.

   Small Business Reference Center

Learn how to start, finance or 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. Use the web browser on your smart device or computer to enjoy the streaming content with no account required. 

Also:    TumbleMath                  TeenBookCloud
             AudioBookCloud           Romance BookCloud

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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)