Newspaper Databases

Ann Arbor News (June 11, 2003-July 23, 2009) Full-text beginning July 2003. The Ann Arbor News serves Washtenaw County and parts of Livingston, Lenawee and Wayne Counties, Michigan.
Christian Science Monitor Historical (1908-1999) Founded by Mary Baker Eddy, The Christian Science Monitor provides secular, balanced coverage of international news and events, as a public service for more than 100 years.
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.
General OneFile Find full-text articles from magazines, newspapers, and peer-reviewed journals.
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).
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.
Los Angeles Times Historical (1881-1989) Los Angeles Times delivers unique coverage of the development of Southern California and the American West.
New York Times (full text 1985-current) & New York Times Magazine Full-text of America’s “paper of record" from 1985-present, index 1965-present. Full text of the magazine from 1985-present, indexed 1977-present.
New York Times Historical (1851-2009) with Index (1851-1993) 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.
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.
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.


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Language

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.
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.


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Test Prep Databases

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.


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Student Papers Databases

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.
Brainfuse Get help with homework or get ahead of the curve with this online tutoring service. Live tutors are available from 2-11 pm every day 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Literature Resource Center Criticisms, summaries, and reviews of literary works along with biographies of authors.
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.
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.


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Science & Technology Databases

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.
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.
Computer Database Find technology articles, including telecommunications, computer software and hardware, business and industry, and consumer advice on technological products.


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Photos & Images Databases

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.
pictureAnnArbor An online photo collection of Ann Arbor past and present. Search for images of Ann Arbor and add some of your own.


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Magazine Databases

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.
Expanded Academic ASAP From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science, and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines.
General OneFile Find full-text articles from magazines, newspapers, and peer-reviewed journals. This is where you will find Consumer Reports full text from Jan.1999-June 2009.
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.
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.
Kid's Infobits Articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books. Enter keywords or click on pictured subject category. For Grades K-6.
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.


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Law Databases

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.


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Kids Databases

BookFlix (TM) Beginning readers. An interactive experience that allows beginning readers to explore fiction and non-fiction designed to increase understanding and fluency. Increase comprehension and have fun at the same time! (Available only in the State of MI.)
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.
Early World of Learning Recommended for: Early elementary. Strengthen reading foundations with stories, activities and videos. Explore the Know It encyclopedia designed especially for early readers. Includes materials for educators.
eBook K-8 Collection Beginning Reader-Friendly. Fiction and nonfiction books you can read online - for school and for fun. Search for what you want. Picture books, homework topics, languages learning. Online help available too.
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.
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.
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.
Novelist K-8 Plus Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, Lexile Reading levels, Common Core standards; even books made into movies, and much more. Read reviews and learn about the author. Create your own reading wish list.
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.
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.
Tumblebooks Library (ebooks for kids) 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.
World Book Kids Recommended for: Young learners. Contains eight major subject categories: Arts, History and Government, People, Places, Plants and Animals, Science and Mathematics, Sports and Hobbies, World Religions. Also includes a section for teachers.


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Investing Databases

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.
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.


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