A-Z listing of databases

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50 Years of Originality: A History of the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair The 50 year history of the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair including an exhibit on the path the Art Fair has taken, a collection of over 100 images including photos and promotional materials, audio memories of art fair participants and visitors, and videos.
Academic OneFile Find articles from many peer-reviewed journals in science, social science, and the arts for in-depth, scholarly research. Transcripts and audio from National Public Radio (NPR) programs and full text of the New York Times are also available.
Ancestry Library Edition Discover more about your family history by searcing a wide array of sources, including census reports, birth & death records, and immigration records. Fill in what you already know with newspaper articles, yearbook photos, and much more. (Available only at your local branch library.)
Ann Arbor Architecture Archive Learn the history of the buildings around us with this gallery of images and text about Ann Arbor's historic structures. Includes the full text of Historic Buildings, Ann Arbor, Michigan, by Marjorie Reade and Susan Wineberg.
Ann Arbor City Council Meeting Minutes A chance to view the history of Ann Arbor through the eyes of its governing body. Search the full text of Ann Arbor City Council meeting minutes from 1891-1930 or browse available meetings. All sets of minutes can be viewed as images or as searchable pdfs.
Ann Arbor Cooks Online collection of heirloom recipes and cookbooks from Ann Arbor area community organizations, churches and businesses. Browse or search recipes, or view cookbooks in their entirety. Includes access to Repast, the acclaimed culinary history magazine.
Ann Arbor Film Festival Archive The history of North America's longest running festival for independent and experimental film is told through programs, posters, flyers, photographs, newspaper articles and original interviews.
Ann Arbor News Full-text beginning July 2003. The Ann Arbor News serves Wastenaw County and parts of Livingston, Lenawee and Wayne Counties, Michigan.
Ann Arbor Observer: Then & Now Online collection of over 130 articles from the Ann Arbor Observer covering a wide variety of local history topics, fully searchable and browsable by subject. Also has an image gallery of historic Ann Arbor photos.
Ann Arbor Police Department History An online exhibit of the history of the Ann Arbor police department. Includes full-text of True Crimes and the History of the AAPD, The History of the Outdoor Range and hundreds of photographs and images of memorabilia collected by the department since 1847.
Ann Arbor Street Art Fair: 50 Years of Originality AADL has partnered with the Street Art Fair to create a history of the event that has defined Ann Arbor summers for half a century. This exhibit brings together images, videos, and audio memories from fairgoers and fair participants alike to paint a picture of Ann Arbor's most creative festival.
Biography & Genealogy Master Index Research important people with the help of this index to the major biographical resources being published today and over the last 40 years.
Biography In Context Get different biographies both long and short of important figures both past and present. Also find news articles related to people to place their lives within context.
Birds of North America Online Created by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the American Ornithologists' Union, BNA gives you detailed information on every species of bird from North America. Photos, videos, and audio recordings of bird calls accompany text descriptions about characteristics, life cycles, habits, and demographic information for each species.
Books & Authors Get suggestions on your next read by searching author, title, or genre. Find what might be your next favorite book based on what you already like.
Brainfuse Get help with homework or get ahead of the curve with this online tutoring service. Live tutors are available from 2-11pm everyday to teach students in the subject areas of math, English, science, and social studies. You can even submit papers for comments before they get turned in for grades.
Business Insights: Essentials Find detailed information on company and industry news with this research tool integrating brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories and periodicals.
Business Insights: Global Mostly full text. Combines an international perspective and sophisticated research tools with convenient access to a range of comprehensive learning materials. Using case studies, statistical data sources, news articles, academic journals, and topical reference materials organized by country, company, and industry, this resource is especially useful to business faculty and students, as wells as to Michigan businesses interested in expansion.
Chilton Auto Repair Complete text of Chilton auto repair manuals going back to 1945. Manuals include step-by-step repair instructions, maintenance schedules, and diagrams.
Computer Database Find technology articles, including telecommunications, computer software and hardware, business and industry, and consumer advice on technological products.
CultureGrams More than 200 country reports that offer an insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's peoples. Also includes photos, slide shows, and videos along with audio recordings and recipes. Organized into World Edition, Kids Edition covering 82 countries, U.S. States Edition, and Canadian Provinces Edition. The Flag Gallery offers both printable color or outline view of each flag. For K-12.

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DearReader.com Join a free book club or receive five-minute excerpts of books in your email. New books are available each week.
DemographicsNow: Business & People Researchers and entrepreneurs are provided with comprehensive business and demographic information valuable to assess business viability, create sales leads and marketing mailing lists, complete location analyses and business plans, analyze population trends, find potential sponsors and donors and much more.
Detroit Free Press Historical (1831-1922) Full-text access to articles and full-page images from over 90 years of Detroit newspapers. Articles cover Detroit and Michigan as well as national news from 1831-1922.
Detroit News The Detroit News from 1999, with statewide news coverage. Main coverage areas include Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Livingston counties with bureaus in Dearborn, Plymouth, Birmingham, Mount Clemens, Howell, Lansing and Washington D.C.
Downtown A2 Historical Street Exhibit Program Tour the permanent sidewalk exhibits at sixteen landmark sites throughout downtown Ann Arbor. Includes full-text and keyword access to an image database of hundreds of images from each location.
eBooks Recommended for: General user. All full text. Over 20,000 eBooks available on all topics.
eLibrary Recommended for: Upper Elementary through High School. Full-text (1981-Present). Find over 2000 articles, ebooks, transcripts, photos, websites, focused multi-media, maps and reference sources such as almanacs and encyclopedias.
eLibrary Elementary Articles from magazines, books, and newspapers. Also provides pictures, maps, video, audio as well as transcripts of TV and radio shows. Find information by using Search with keyword and/or Boolean options or Topics which uses a topic tree. For Grades K-6.
Expanded Academic ASAP From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science, and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines.
The Ford Gallery of Ann Arbor Founders Who are the people who made Ann Arbor the city we all know and love? From the earliest pioneers to twentieth-century philanthropists, here are the stories of businessmen and women, visionaries and artists, educators and entrepreneurs, doctors, ministers, and mayors.
Freeing John Sinclair: The Day Legends Came to Town Learn about a piece of Ann Arbor's radical past with photos, essays, newspaper articles, the entire run of the Ann Arbor Sun, and original interviews. This website documents the activities of John Sinclair, the day John Lennon and Stevie Wonder played a concert in Ann Arbor, how an Ann Arborite ended up on the FBI's Most Wanted List, and the actions the White Panther/Rainbow People's Party.
Gale Virtual Reference Library Search encyclopedias and other reference sources in medicine, science, multicultural studies, and more. Search across all sources or narrow your search to just one ebook.
General Business File Find millions of articles on business and finance for analyzing company performance, industry events, and the latest in management, economics and politics.
General OneFile Find full-text articles from magazines, newspapers, and peer-reviewed journals.
General Reference Center Gold Full-text access to hundreds of general interest magazines, business and academic journals, reference books, maps, historical images, and newspaper articles.

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Health and Wellness Resource Center Full-text access to journals, pamphlets, and the complete text of the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Also includes access to Harvard Health Publications, information on alternative medicine, drugs, and herbal remedies.
HeritageQuest Includes all of the images from the 1790-1940 U.S. federal censuses and more than 20,000 book titles, including nearly 8,000 family histories and over 12,000 local histories. Additionally, there are more than 250 primary-source documents such as tax lists, city directories, probate records, and more.
Informe Created exclusively for Spanish-speaking users, this full-text electronic reference tool is the first system to provide indexing, images and full text of popular Hispanic magazines.
Junior Edition Articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books. Subject, keyword, and advanced search options available. Cross-searchable with other databases. For Grades 5-9.
Kids InfoBits Articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books. Covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, states (click on Geography), history, sports, and more. Enter keywords or click on pictured subject category. For Grades K-6.
Newsstand A collection of more than 1,000 newspapers from around the country and the world, including Detroit Free Press (2000-2008) and Michigan Daily (2007).
Student Edition Articles from magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books. Great for current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports, and more. Historical images and maps included. Cross-searchable with other databases including eBooks. For High School.
Lansing State Journal Full-text of comprehensive coverage (2002-Present) of articles, stories, columns, commentaries, reviews and more. The indexing covers not only complete bibliographic information but also companies, people, products, etc.
LearningExpressLibrary v. 3.0 Take practice exams and tutorials for the SAT, ACT, and other college entrance exams, civil service, TOEFL, and AP exams - and more. Registration required.
Legal Forms Library 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 Legal Forms also includes a law digest, legal questions and answers and an attorney directory.
LegalTrac Index and full-text access to major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals, and international legal journals.
Literature Resource Center Criticisms, summaries, and reviews of literary works along with biographies of authors.
Making of Ann Arbor Discover the history of Ann Arbor through full-text access to several books and several image collections. Includes a collection of postcards, historic buildings, advertisements, and maps of early Ann Arbor.
Michigana This digital archive documents Michigan state history. Drawn from the Sabin collection and other Gale sources, the archive provides access to a wide variety of documents: personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises and children's books.
Morningstar Investment Research Center One-stop shopping for investment information and education, including fund and stock recommendations, up-to-date information on returns, Morningstar ratings, and information on investment indexes and groups.
Muzzy Online The world's #1 language course for children. Available in eight languages (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian), the muzzy story is a captivating way for kids to learn another language.

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New York Times (1980-current) Full-text of America's "paper of record." View articles in several formats including whole-page images with photos and headlines.
New York Times Historical (1851-2007) Full-text, article and page images provide the historical context for major events throughout American history.
Old News Read newspapers from Ann Arbor's past to learn more about the places around you. Old News includes over 115,000 articles and photos from the Ann Arbor News, Ann Arbor Courier, Ann Arbor Argus, and Ann Arbor Argus-Democrat. Read full issues of 19th century newspapers and browse or search articles and photos from the 20th.
Omni Select Plus Find full-text articles in trade magazines, professional publications, and academic journals.
Oxford English Dictionary The Oxford English Dictionary is a historical dictionary providing the meaning, etymology, pronunciation, and usage for over half a million words from across the English-speaking world.
pictureAnnArbor An online photo collection of Ann Arbor past and present. Search for images of Ann Arbor and add some of your own.
ReferenceUSA Find phone numbers and addresses of people, businesses, and doctors and dentists.
Signal of Liberty Ann Arbor's prominent abolitionist newspaper, with issues from 1841-1847 now available online. Browse the articles in the original or search all newspaper items.
Sirs Discoverer A one-stop research tool for kids grades 1-9 offering keyword and subject access to thousands of articles of current interest, selected for educational content and level of readability. Includes photographs, maps, country facts, dictionaries, and encyclopedias.
Sirs Renaissance Provides dynamic information on the following topics: architecture and design, culture, literature, multimedia, music, performing arts, philosophy and religion, and visual arts. Full-text articles are selected from more than 1,200 domestic and international publications. Many articles are accompanied by full-color images, including art reproductions, photographs, and illustrations.
Small Business Resource Center Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and websites.
Something About the Author Illustrated biographical profiles of children's literature authors and illustrators covering their personal lives, writing careers, and books. Search by author or book title to find out more about the creators of your favorite kids books. Last updated June 2010.
Tumblebooks Library Designed as enrichment to students who read independently. Animated picture books for children to read or listen to. Includes some books in French and Spanish. Older readers can enjoy classics like The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. For Preschool-Grade 6.
University Musical Society: A History of Great Performances This collection includes full text searching and browsing access to the first 100 years of historical programs from University Musical Society concerts, as well as hundreds of photographs from their 131-year history.
University of Michigan Press Online Browse or search over 500 titles published by the University of Michigan Press right in your browser.
Value Line Find extensive financial and statistical data from independent analysts. Includes the Value Line Investment Survey, featuring advice on approximately 1,700 stocks in 97 industries. Includes recent news and analysis, plus educational tools and information on building an investment portfolio.
Wall Street Journal (1889-1995) Online researchers have access to more than 100 years of The Journal’s accurate reporting, exclusive analysis, agenda-setting editorials, and controversial opinions. In addition to the printed stories, researchers also can study the charts, stock tables, graphics, and illustrations featured in the publication.
Washington Post (1887-1996) Known for its comprehensive political reporting, first-rate photo essays, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial writing, and unmatched investigative reporting, the historical Washington Post is an unparalleled resource for today’s budding journalists, political historians, and students of government.
Ypsilanti Gleanings Ypsilanti Gleanings is the official publication of the Ypsilanti Historical Society, which through painstakingly-researched articles, first-hand accounts, and historical photographs, presents a clear picture of the Ypsilanti that once was and still is all around us. Explore this online archive by searching, browsing by issue or browsing by subject, and check out the image gallery of photographs and illustrations from the collection of the YHS.