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

The dream lover : a novelBy Berg, Elizabeth

In The Dream Lover, Elizabeth Berg transports us back to 19th century Paris, awash with famous authors, critics, actors, composers and artists. Living a separate life from her husband, Casimir, and her children, Aurore Dupin is at last alive--enjoying a seemingly charmed life of the Parisian literati, allowing her personality to blossom as she transforms into the renowned novelist, George Sand. Infamous for her lifestyle (shocking by society’s standards) George sported men’s clothing, smoked openly in public and took many lovers. She wrote over 40 successful novels and plays, became friends with men such as Chopin, Liszt, Hugo, Flaubert, and Delacroix. Berg has given us a well-researched and beautifully written work. “There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.” ~George Sand

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