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The Grosse Pointe Library Foundation has provided funds for some databases this year. Popular picks are featured at the top of the page, followed by a complete list by category.

POPULAR PICKS 

AUTOMOTIVE
Automate – Service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.
Small Engine Repair – Repair guides for small engines.

BOOKS AND AUTHORS
Literary Reference Center – Information on authors and their works, including summaries, literary criticism and book reviews.
Michigan Authors and Illustrators – Biographical and contact information for Michigan authors and illustrators.
NoveList Plus – Fiction and nonfiction reader’s advisory, including read-alike titles, series and authors.
World Cat – Search collections of libraries worldwide.  From home, use this outside library link.  From home, use this outside library link to the free version.

BUSINESS & INVESTMENTS
Demographics Now – Business and residential providing access to demographic data .
Regional Business News – Regional business publications for U.S. and Canada.
AtoZDatabases – Detailed information on businesses and executives, health professionals, background search and email marketing.
eBooks Business Collection– A key resource for academic and business school libraries.
Money Letter Newsletter – Please ask at the Reference desk for a username and password.
Morningstar Investment Research Center – Investment research for companies, mutual funds, ETFs and markets.
Reference USA – Information on businesses, executives, employee size, sales volume, type of business and more. Also US white pages, Canadian businesses, US health.
Bresser’s Online Directories – A cross reference and marketing information resource.  Available inside library only, ask for reference librarian for password.
Small Business Reference Center – Covers all aspects of starting and operating a business. State-specific information included.
Value Line – Stocks, funds, options, convertibles, products and markets. Investment tools, reports, ratings, historical reports, how-to guides, investment terms glossary and Value Line’s top 100 stock picks.

CONSUMER REPORTS
Consumer Reports and Cars Best Deals– Provides clear reviews of commonly purchased products.

EDUCATION
ERIC – Index of journal articles, books, theses, curriculi, conference papers, standards, and guidelines on a wide range of education topics.
Education Source – Provides scholarly research and information for education students and professionals.

GENEALOGY & BIOGRAPHY
Ancestry.com – Available inside library only. Sponsored by The Grosse Pointe Library Foundation.
Biography Reference Center –  Includes complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine and more.
My Heritage Library Edition – Internationally diverse genealogy database with documents, photos and other resources.
Obituary Index to the Grosse Pointe News

HEALTH

Consumer Health Complete Health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to complementary and holistic medicine.
Health Source Consumer Edition – Consumer health information including magazines, reference books and pamphlets.
Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition – Indexing, abstracts and full text for hundreds of nursing and allied health journals.
Alt Health Watch – Complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to healthcare and wellness.
Health Assistance Database – GPPL database of nationwide services that may assist with the challenges that come with health issues. Librarians research groups that assist financially and otherwise with medical and health issues. Accessible by appointment only to registered GPPL cardholders. To schedule an appointment, please call Central Library Administration 313-343-2325.
Medline Plus – National Institutes of Health’s website for patients. Includes medicine, dentistry and nursing.
Merck Manuals – Current medical information.

HISTORY
GPPL Local History Archives – Newspaper, magazines and more. Full text Grosse Pointe News 1940-current, GP Review 1930-1952, and GP Civic News 1923-1934.
Library of Michigan Materials  – Michigan facts and links to the Michigan Collection.
Library of Michigan Newspapers – Finding aids for news or obituaries by City and County. (Not full text)
OAIster (free version) – Catalog of digitized materials from open-archive collections worldwide.

HOMEWORK HELP
BrainFuse:  Live homework help from 2:00 – 11:00 p.m.

JOBS & CAREERS
JobNow from BrainFuse – Job resources and resume writing.
LearningExpress –  Create an account to access resume builder, courses, practice tests, tutorials, eBooks, and flashcards.

LEGAL
Legal Information Reference Center – Legal forms and full text for many legal reference books.
Legal Source – Current issues and studies in the legal world.

MAGAZINE AND JOURNAL ARTICLES
Academic Search Complete – Coverage on a wide range of topics.  Full- text and indexed titles.
MasterFILE Complete – News and periodical articles on a wide range of topics.
Magazines from News Bank – Select publications including Newsweek, the New Yorker, the Atlantic and more.
APS Journals – Physical Review Letters, Physical Review X, Physical Review, and Reviews of Modern Physics.

NEWSPAPERS
The Detroit News – Full text of online edition from January 1, 1999. Click on America’s News, then Michigan.
The Grosse Pointe News Archive – From 1940.
The Grosse Pointe Times – 01/02/2002 – current. From Newsbank. Click on America’s News, then Michigan.
Newspaper Source Plus– Newspapers, newswires and magazines. Includes The Washington Post and USA Today.

REFERENCE & ENCYCLOPEDIAS
eBooks Public Library Collection – General reference featuring titles for both adult and kids.
Britannica School – Online encyclopedia for children, young adults, and a reference center for adults.
World Book Encyclopedia – Home page includes adults, kids & Spanish language encyclopedias.
Turfgrass Information Center – Cooperative project of the US Golf Assn. and the MSU Libraries’ Turfgrass Information Center.

SPANISH LANGUAGE
Referencia Latina – Theme-based Spanish-language interface. Reference books, magazines and newspapers.

TEST PREP & ONLINE LEARNING
BrainFuse – Test preparation and live homework help from 2:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Computer Skills – Courses include Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Computer Basics, Internet Basics and MS Office products. Create a free account.
LearningExpress Library – Practice tests, tutorials, eBooks and flashcards. Includes ACT, SAT, PSAT and TOEFL and more. Create a free account.

YOUTH 
BookFlix – PreK-5.  Classic video storybooks from Weston Woods paired with related nonfiction books for beginning readers.
Britannica School –  Suite of resources at four levels covering people, countries, science, animals, current events, and biographies.
Early World of Learning  PreK – 5. Interactive early childhood World Book product.
eBooks K-8 – Titles in subject areas taught in elementary and middle school.
Explora for Primary School – Children’s magazines, encyclopedia entries and images for elementary school libraries.
ABC Mouse –  Language and literacy, math, social studies, arts, and music— for ages 2-6 (and up).  Available inside library only.

YOUTH, TEEN AND BEYOND
World Book – Includes Student, Kids, Timelines, Advanced, and Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos.
Britannica School – Suite of resources at four levels covering people, countries, science, animals, current events, and biographies.
BrainFuse – Live assistance with homework 2:00 – 11:00 p.m. Also access study guides, test preparation.
eBooks High School – Specifically for high school students and educators.
Read It! – For middle and high school students who have a basic foundation in reading but need adapted material.
NoveList K-8 Plus – K-8. Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, Lexile Reading levels, Common Core standards and more.
Explora for Middle School Middle school magazines and reference books.
Explora for High School – Popular magazines and reference books for high school libraries.
Opposing Viewpoints – K-12. Contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues.