Featured Databases:


CultureGrams State and World Editions

CultureGrams State Edition offers online information on each state with all the data students need for completing their school reports, including history, population, economy, resources and more. CultureGrams World Edition will help your student discover the world with ethnic overviews and statistical data on every country recognized by the United Nations – from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. CultureGrams’ extensive database provides videos and photos, flags, famous people, recipes and interviews to enhance student understanding of other cultures.

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Michigan Legal Forms Library
contains all manner of legal forms that are used in the State of Michigan. Categories include divorce, bankruptcy, power of attorney, wills and estates, landlord/tenant, real estate and name change.

Forms can be downloaded, filled in, then printed, or simply printed as a blank form.


NoveList gives reviews, descriptions, and read-a-likes for the fiction reader. It also includes helpful features such as What We're Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists.

Novelist describes the tone and writing style of a book and will match to other titles based on these options.


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PriceIt! Antiques & Collectibles, is the ultimate online resource for pricing today's potential treasures. With more than 60 million images, 127 searchable categories and intuitive search functionality, Price It! is the ultimate identification, research and pricing tool for collectors, dealers, appraisers and anyone in between.

Price It! Antiques & Collectibles helps collectors ascertain an item's current realistic market value by aggregating data from WorthPoint's own Worthopedia™ database, as well as established and reliable sources like eBay, TIAS.com and dozens of brick-and-mortar auction houses. Now you will always have the latest information on the collectibles you seek, without costly appraisals. And Price It! Antiques & Collectibles can be used from wherever and whenever.

Tumble Book Cloud

Take advantage of TumbleBookCloud. Listen and follow along with Shakespeare & other classics, download books to your ipad, and watch National Geographic Videos.

TumbleBookCloud can be used on any computer or an iPad. Create your own account so that you can read from TumbleBookCloud anytime, anyplace.

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OneClickDigital e-audiobook app
After creating an account, this newly released app allows iPhone, iTouch and iPad users the ability to access their e-audiobook checkouts, browse and checkout new titles and download new titles directly to their device. The app is free and can be downloaded from the iTunes App store today.  

Click here to view more Library Apps.


Something about the Author Online

The award winning series Something About the Author including Something About the Author: Autobiography Series can be accessed 24/7 from the library website. This resource provides essays on the lives and works of authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults.


Software Tutorials

Get up to speed on computer software programs. Software include:

  • Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Adobe Dreamweaver and Photoshop
  • Windows and Mac Operating Systems

Access the tutorials by clicking the image above, entering your library card number, and then choose "Popular Software Tutorials" on the left side of the page.


The library offers access to valuable geography information. You can view and print maps, images and information  for the United States and the world.
You will need to enter your library card number to
 enter the following resources:

A to Z Maps Online
A to Z the USA
A to Z World Culture


New York Times

The library offers complete, digital access to this quintessential American newspaper through The New York Times and The Historical New York Times databases. Both resources are fully indexed and searchable from home or work. Reading for timely news and researching historical data has never been easier. No more frustration or inconvenience with using Microfilm or waiting for the library's paper copy to arrive.

Click here to go to the resource, you will need to enter your library card number.

With this new database, users can easily search according to author, title, character, subject and other criteria.  Each suggestion has been thoughtfully analyzed and reviewed by a librarian or other reading expert. Book club participants can also dig deeper into a book's theme and origins;  or learn how the author's life and times contributed to the work.

 There are limitless possibilities to explore with this exciting new tool.

Click here to go to the resource, you will need to enter your library card number.


 View an A to Z list of all the Library Databases.

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