MEL Databases

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MeL provides a core set of over 40 subscription databases for Michigan residents. The $4.3 million worth of electronic resources includes millions of articles from over 45,000 indexed magazines and newspapers, close to 9,000 of which are full text. The ebook collection includes 15,000 full-text non-fiction titles.

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Academic OneFile


Recommended for: Colleges and Universities. Mostly full text. Academic OneFile is the premiere source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Wit... More

Biography and Genealogy Master Index


Recommended for: Genealogy. Index only. Biography and Genealogy Master Index (BGMI) indexes current, readily available reference sources, as well as the most important retrospective works that cover i...More

Books and Authors


Recommended for: General user, Reading Advice. A database to help you decide what to read next. Search by character, topic, setting, time period, genre, title, author, and series. Includes over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner, and...More

Business and Company Resource Center


Recommended for: General user, Professionals. Mostly full text. Business and Company Resource Center is a fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, inv...More


Recommended for: General user. Full text. represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make, and model comb...More

Computer Database


Recommended for: General use. Some full text. Computer Database has over 2,687,481 articles from journals, trade magazines and popular computing magazines. Michigan residents or Michigan library acces...More

eLibrary Elementary


Recommended for: K-12. All full text. Video, audio, books, pictures, magazines, maps, newspapers, & transcripts of TV and radio shows. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.More

Expanded Academic ASAP


Recommended for: Junior and Community Colleges. Mostly full text. Magazine, newspaper and journal articles appropriate to college and university -level research. All topics. Michigan residents or Mich...More

General BusinessFile ASAP


Recommended for: General user. All full text. Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a combination ...More

General OneFile


Recommended for general user. Mostly full text. A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental i...More

General Reference Center Gold


Recommended for: General user. Mostly full text. General Reference Center Gold on Web provides one-stop access to general interest magazines, business periodicals, reference books, maps, hi...More

Health and Wellness Resource Center


Recommended for: Students, Patients, Health Professionals. Mostly full text. Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical j...More

Health Reference Center Academic


Recommended for: Students, Patients, Health Professionals. Mostly full text. Provides access to professional and personal health magazines, journals and reference sources. Michigan residents or Michig...More

HeritageQuest Online


Recommended for: Genealogy, local history and biography researchers. Some full text. HeritageQuest Online includes all of the images and extensive indexing from the 1790 - 1930 U.S. federal censuse...More



Recommended for: Spanish Language Resources. Full text. Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias. Mi...More

Junior Edition


Recommended for: Middle and Junior High School. Full text. Over 330 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this database is designed for students in junior high and middle school with access to a var...More



Recommended for: General user. All full text. A collection of over 1,000 full text newspapers from around the country and the world. Includes the New York Times (1985-current)...More

Student Edition


Recommended for: High School. Mostly full text. Over 1,100 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this database gives access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and...More

Job & Career Accelerator


Recommended for: Job Seekers. The Job Search & Workplace Skills Learning Center will help you:

  • Craft the resume that will get you hired
  • Strengthen your job search, interviewing, and networking skills
  • Achieve career success

Kids InfoBits


Recommended for: K-6. All full text. Kids InfoBits is a database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Featuring a developmentally appropriate, visually graph...More

LearningExpress Library


Recommended for: General user. Interactive online learning platform of academic and licensing/certification practice tests, elementary level testing for math and reading. Includes a section that take...More



Recommended for: General user, professional. Some full text. Students, law school faculty and legal researchers will all find the legal publications they need in LegalTrac®. Drawing on a wide variety ...More


MeL eBooks

Recommended for: General user. All full text. Over 20,000 eBooks available on all topics. Consider using a keyword search (in the drop-down menu) rather than the default full-text search. Michigan res...More



Recommended for: All. This digital archive documents state history. Drawn from the Sabin collection and other Gale sources, the archive provides access to a wide variety of documents...More

Michigan Authors and Illustrators


Recommended for: General user, Reading Advice. A searcheable database of Michigan authors and illustrators. Provides biographical and contact information. Indicates whether person will do library pre...More

New York Times


Recommended for: General user. All full text. The daily newspaper New York Times 1995-present. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.More

SIRS Discoverer Deluxe


Recommended for: K-9. All full text. A children's database of articles, books, video, audio on all topics. The interface is appropriate to children and includes reading levels, teacher's help pages, o...More

SIRS Renaissance


Recommended for: High school, College and University. Full text. Provides dynamic information on the following topics: architecture and design, culture, literature, multimedia, music, performing art...More

Turfgrass Information File (TGIF)


Recommended for: General user. Some full text. In the 1960s, the Michigan State University (MSU) Library began to collect printed turfgrass materials. In 1968, the personal collection of the late O.J....More