Research Databases

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


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

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

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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.

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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

  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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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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   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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  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.
See also Opposing V

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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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Online music lessons from master musicians. Courses include guitar, piano, voice and many more. Access in Libby by OverDrive.

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   Auto Repair Source

Repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. 

   Coronavirus Research Database

Authoritative content related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 

See also Merck Manual's Covid-19 resource.

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

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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. 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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  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.

  Michigan Authors and Illustrators

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

Mutual funds and stock 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, audiobooks and magazines. Read on your Kindle, computer, and apps are available for Apple and Android.  Audiobook users: Check Hoopla for audiobooks that had been in OverDrive.

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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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   World Book Kids

Easy-to-read content for elementary school learners. 

Also:  Early World of Learning

          (PreK - Grade 3)

           Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos  

           (in Spanish)