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The Friends of the Grosse Pointe Public Library and the Grosse Pointe Library Foundation have provided funds for some databases this year. Popular picks are featured at the top of the page, followed by a complete list by category.  A link to an alphabetical list of databases is at the bottom of the page.

POPULAR PICKS
 

AUTOMOTIVE

Chilton Library:  Automotive repair, technical service bulletins, recalls, maintenance schedules.

BOOKS AND AUTHORS
Michigan Authors and Illustrators - Biographical and contact information for Michigan authors and illustrators.
Books and Authors - Expert book reviews, recommendations, author biographies and more.
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
Business Insights: Global -  Case studies, statistical data sources, news articles, academic journals, and topical reference materials.
Business Decision - Business-to-consumer market data, company profiles and more.
Demographics Now - Comprehensive business and demographic information.
General Business File  - Trade publications, broker reports, newspapers and journals.
Gale Directory Library - Ward’s Business Directory for Canada & Mexico and Business Rankings Annual
Gale Virtual Reference Library Business Collection - Business-related titles pulled from Gale Virtual Reference Library.
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.
Small Business Resource Center - Resources to start, finance, and manage your small business, including sample business plans, how-to guides, articles and websites.
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. Available inside library only.

CONSUMER REPORTS
Consumer Reports and Cars Best Deals - Available inside library only.

GENEALOGY & BIOGRAPHY
Ancestry.com - Available inside library only.
Biography and Genealogy Master Index -  Individuals, both living and deceased. Bibliographic citations only — no full-text.
Heritage Quest - Full text and indexing. Images and extensive indexing from the 1790 – 1930 U.S. federal censuses; digitized book titles, including early family histories and local histories; primary-source documents such as tax lists, city directories, probate records and more. PERSI, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, the Freedman’s Bank Records, and the U.S. Serial Set Private Relief Actions, Memorials and Petitions are included.
Obituary Index to the Grosse Pointe News

HEALTH
Health and Wellness Resource Center - General interest. Medical reference materials, health/medical journals, pamphlets, and more.
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.
Health Reference Center Academic - Full text nursing and allied health journals plus professional and personal health magazines, journals and reference sources.
Medline Plus - National Institutes of Health’s website for patients. Includes medicine, dentistry and nursing.
Nursing Resource Center - Disease and drug overviews, care plans, journals and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts.
Gale Virtual Reference Library – Medicine - Gale medical reference books.

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.
Michigana - Digital archive documents state history. Drawn from the Sabin Americana, 1500-1926 collection and other Gale sources.
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
Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success - Resume writing and interviewing. Test prep for a variety of careers.
JobNow from BrainFuse - Job resources and resume writing.

LEGAL
LegalForms - State-specific legal forms in popular legal areas.
LegalTrac - Some full text articles from legal publications and indexing for more.

MAGAZINE AND JOURNAL ARTICLES
Academic One File - Peer-reviewed articles from leading journals and reference sources.
Expanded Academic - Scholarly journals, news magazines and newspapers.
General One File - News and periodical articles on a wide range of topics.
General Reference Center Gold - General interest newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications.
Magazines from News Bank – Select publications including Newsweek, the New Yorker, the Atlantic and more.
Gale Power Search - Search multiple databases at once.

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.
Info Trac Newsstand - Full text. Collection of more than 1,000 newspapers, including the Detroit Free Press (2000 – current), New York Times (1985-current).
The New York Times - Full text from January 1, 1985 – current. Indexing from January 1, 1965 – current.

REFERENCE & ENCYCLOPEDIAS
Gale Virtual Reference Library - General interest, full text collection of reference sources in various topics.
Britannica Library - Online encyclopedia. (From home use this outside library link. )
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. Bibliographic and descriptive records of all types of work related to turfgrass culture.

TEST PREP & ONLINE LEARNING
Learning Express Library - Academic and licensing/certification Practice tests for academics, licensing and certification, and elementary level testing for math and reading.
BrainFuse - Test preparation and live homework help from 2:00 – 11:00 p.m.

YOUTH 
BookFlix - PreK-5.  Classic video storybooks from Weston Woods paired with related nonfiction books for beginning readers.
Britannica Library for Children - (From home use this outside library link )
Early World of Learning - PreK – 5. Interactive early childhood World Book product.
eLibrary Elementary - PreK – 5. Information from magazines, newspapers, books, maps, pictures, television and radio transcripts, audio/video, and weblinks.
eLibrary - Upper Elem.-HS. Magazines, newspapers, books, and transcript titles, plus a collection of over 7 million maps, pictures, weblinks, and audio/video files.
MUZZY - The BBC language course for children. Learn English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.
Kids InfoBits - Especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5.

YOUTH, TEEN AND BEYOND
World Book - Includes Info Finder, World Book Online for Kids, World Book Timelines, World Book Reference Center and Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
Britannica Library for Young Adults - (From home use this outside library link )
BrainFuse - Live assistance with homework 2:00 – 11:00 p.m. Also access study guides, test preparation.
NoveList K-8 Plus - K-8. Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, Lexile Reading levels, Common Core standards and more.
SIRS Discoverer - K-9. Full text.  Articles and images from magazines, newspapers, U.S. government documents, and prescreened websites.
SIRS Renaissance - HS-College. Full-text articles from newspapers, journals, magazines to enhance arts and humanities curriculum.
Info Trac Junior Edition - Grades 6 – 10. Magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture.
Info Trac Student Edition - High School. Mostly full text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science and more.
Opposing Viewpoints - MS-College.  Contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues.
CultureGrams - Includes World, Kids, Canadian Provinces, and States CultureGram editions.


ALPHABETICAL LIST OF DATABASES