Databases

The Ypsilanti District Library provides access to a wide variety of databases, including full text magazine and newspaper databases and resources that concern specific subject areas such as business, health, education, computers, genealogy, and literature. All are available from within the library, and most can be accessed by YDL cardholders from outside the library as well.

Why use databases?

Our databases provide reliable, up-to-date information available over the internet 24/7. With our databases, you can use the library anytime, anywhere.

How do I access databases?

When using databases from outside the library you will be required to enter your library card number. 

What is the Michigan eLibrary (MEL)?

You can also access many of these databases from outside the library with a valid Michigan driver's license or state I.D. number at Michigan eLibrary.

Staff Recommendations

How I shed my skin : unlearning racist lessons of a southern childhoodBy Grimsley, Jim, 1955-

Novelist Jim Grimsley deconstructs his childhood, growing up in the rural South in North Carolina. He was an elementary school student when the 1966 decision (Brown v. Board of Education) came down which started the end of segregation by race. In minute detail, Grimsley remembers the key moments from elementary through high school which challenged him to not become the bigot that his automatically ingrained upbringing said he should be.
This absorbing quick read overflows with substance and honesty as it not only shows how far we have come in 40 years, but how far we still have to go. Highly recommended.
Jim Grimsley's other books include Winter Birds, Dream Boy and My Drowning.

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