Monroe County Library System,  Monroe, MI 48162


Reliable Research - Online Resources @ MCLS

Alphabetical Listing of Online Resources

Have professional journals and reference materials available at your fingertips!
Resources are from actual printed documents that can be cited in research papers unlike internet resources.

  • Most resources are available from home and may require a password.
  • All passwords are listed in the Online Resources Brochure and is available at any of our 16 branches. You can also call your local branch library for more information.
  • Some resources are only available in our branches.
  • Resources provided through the Michigan eLibrary with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Academic OneFile with eCollections
Ancestry Plus - Over 1.2 billion records for genealogical research
Available from any Internet computer at all of the MCLS Branches
Search Tip
Biography and Genealogy Master Index Search Tip
Biography in Context (Biography Resource Center) - Over 400,000 biographical essays Search Tip
Books & Authors - Stuck on the question of "what do I read next"? Let Books and Authors spice up your reading with our expert title recommendations, librarian favorite lists, and more. 
Business and Company ASAP
Can be accessed from home BusinessDecision - Researchers and entrepreneurs are enabled to access comprehensive business-to-consumer market data. Detailed company profiles, product and brand information combined with investment reports, rankings and market share data allow users to better penetrate the consumer marketplace. To get started, create an account using your email address and then click "Create Account." A confirmation email will be sent to your email with directions for activating the account.
Business Insights
Chilton Online Auto Repair Manuals Search Tip
Computer Database - News, reviews for the computers and electronics
Culinary Arts Collection

CultureGrams - Information on 50 states, 180 countries, cultural information

Demographics Now - Business & People provides detailed demographic data on more than 23 million businesses and 206 million consumers. Designed with an intuitive interface, interactive mapping tooks and comprehensive data, this new resource makes it easy for all types of researchers to collect, analyze and act upon information, all from one location.
eBooks by Ebsco
*For more eBooks please check out our Downloads page.
eLibrary - The easy-to-use interface makes research simple. Students find the answers they need from more than 2,000 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts--plus thousands of maps, pictures, educator-approved websites from Homework Central, and audio/video files.
eLibrary Elementary - Sources for Grades K-9, magazines, books, maps
Expanded Academic ASAP with Ingenta - Sources from all academic disciplines Search Tip
Gale Legal Forms - Copies of actual forms and documents in Word format are provided to help users with their legal needs – whether for business, personal or litigation purposes. Continuously updated to reflect current state laws, Gale LegalForms also includes a law digest, legal questions and answers and an attorney directory.
Gale Virtual Reference Library Search Tip
General Business File ASAP - Company and industry trends, reports Search Tip
General (InfoTrac) OneFile - Collection of databases for full text articles Search Tip
General Reference Center Gold - General interest magazines and newspapers Search Tip
Health Reference Center Academic - Articles related to the health field Search Tip
Heritage Quest Online - Unique sources 1790 to the present Search Tip
Informe - For Spanish-speaking users. Provides indexing, images and full text of popular Hispanic magazines. Search Tip
InfoTrac Newsstand - Easily search a collection of more than 1,000 newspapers, translate articles into 11 different languages, create email alerts, and customize your search options and results format.
InfoTrac Junior - Sources for grades 6-9,magazines, newspapers, books Search Tip
InfoTrac Student Edition - Sources for grades 9-12 ,magazines, newspapers, books Search Tip
Job and Career Accelerator - This easy-to-use online application enables Michigan residents to combine everything they need for a successful job search. Explore over 1000 occupations, search over five million recent national and local job openings, create effective resumes and cover letters, and store them all in one convenient place.
*You must set up an account at your branch library before you can use at home. If you already have a Learn-a-Test account, you can use it to access this database.
Kids InfoBits - Sources for grades K-5, developmentally appropriate Search Tip
Lansing State Journal
LearningExpress Library (formerly Learn-A-Test) - Study guides and practice exams for GED, ACT, ASVAB, and others.*You must set up an account at your branch library before you can use at home. Search Tip
Legal Trac - Reviews, journals, newspapers, Federal and State cases Search Tip
Michigana: (Sabin Collection) Sources in U.S. History
Military and Intelligence Database
Mitchell's on Demand - Car repair information with wiring diagrams 1983-present
Available at Ellis and Bedford
New York Times - Last 12 months full text
Novelist K-8 Plus - Find great titles and read-alikes, create reading lists and get homework help for children and teens.
Novelist Plus - Find great titles, new authors, read-alikes, and create reading lists for all ages.
Nursing Resource Center
Opposing Viewpoints in Context - Full text essays, statistics, articles on current social issues Search Tip
Can be accessed from home ReferenceUSA - Excellent source of business and residential information including business start-up and marketing, job searching, company directories and sales volumes, SIC codes. Data on millions of U.S. and Canadian households such as income and home value. Reverse phone directory.
SIRS Discoverer - Contains magazine and newspaper articles, maps, government documents, and photographs and is geared towards children in grades K-9.  All articles are full text. Search Tip
SIRS Renaissance - provides dynamic information on architecture and design, culture, literature, multimedia, music, performing arts, philosophy and religion, and visual arts.  Articles, which are all full text, are selected from more that 1,200 domestic and international publications. Search Tip
Small Business Resource Center
Turfgrass Information Center
To use at home: Go to and enter your MI Drivers License
World Book Web - General information across a wide variety of topics. Reading levels 8 years to adult.


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