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. Click here for a link to an alphabetical list of databases.
Chilton Library: Automotive repair, technical service bulletins, recalls, maintenance schedules.
BOOKS AND AUTHORS
Literature Resource Center – Literature database from Gale.
Michigan Authors and Illustrators – Biographical and contact information for Michigan authors and illustrators.
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.
Business Collection – 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.
Bresser’s Online Directories – A cross reference and marketing information resource. Available inside library only, ask for reference librarian for password.
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 and Cars Best Deals – Available inside library only.
GENEALOGY & BIOGRAPHY
Ancestry.com – Available inside library only. Sponsored by The Grosse Pointe Library Foundation.
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 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.
Merck Manuals – Current medical information.
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.
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.
BrainFuse: Live homework help from 2:00 – 11:00 p.m.
JOBS & CAREERS
JobNow from BrainFuse – Job resources and resume writing.
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.
APS Journals – Physical Review Letters, Physical Review X, Physical Review, and Reviews of Modern Physics.
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 for children, young adults, and a reference center for adults. (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.
Military & Intelligence – Scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs.
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. NOTE: access for GPPL patrons is through the Michigan eLibrary.
BrainFuse – Test preparation and live homework help from 2:00 – 11:00 p.m.
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.
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.
Tumblebooks – A collection of animated, talking picture books, math stories, read-alongs and videos.
Sesame Street eBooks – Access over 100 Sesame Street books.
ABC Mouse – Language and literacy, math, social studies, arts, and music— for ages 2-6 (and up).
YOUTH, TEEN AND BEYOND
World Book – Includes Student, Kids, Timelines, Advanced, and Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos.
Britannica Library for Young Adults – (From home us this outside library link).
BrainFuse – Live assistance with homework 2:00 – 11:00 p.m. Also access study guides, test preparation.
Research in Context – Grades 6 – 8. Topics in literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history.
NoveList K-8 Plus – K-8. Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, Lexile Reading levels, Common Core standards and more.
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.