When using these databases from outside the library you'll be prompted to confirm your aadl.org username and password, even if you're already logged in. If you don't have a username and password on the site, please register for an account first. Your account should be associated with a valid library card to use the databases. If you don't have a library card, you can use Michigan eLibrary Databases with just your Michigan driver's license. Need a Library Card?
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.
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.
Need a repair manual that's checked out of the library? We know your car troubles can't wait for a book to be returned. That's why we subscribe to the Chilton Library Auto Repair database. Find the complete Chilton auto repair manuals going back to 1945 including step-by-step repair instructions, maintenance schedules, and diagrams.
Youth Award Winners
Looking for a great book for a kid or teen? Look no further than the AADL's Youth Award Winners collection. We've brought together winners of the Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz Awards into a single non-circulating collection. Some of these books are hard to find, but you can read them anytime by stopping in to the Downtown Library.