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Whether you’re writing a paper, finishing your homework, fixing a car, or working on a business plan, our online databases have verified articles and publications to help you find the right answers. If you still have questions, ask a librarian!

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A collection of interviews of Ypsilanti residents who lived through the Jim Crow era, fought racism during WWII, and led the local Civil Rights movement.

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Academic Search Complete is a comprehensive scholarly, full-text database.

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Alt HealthWatch is a database that uses complementary, holistic, integrated approaches.

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A large collection of census, vital, military, and immigration records for genealogy research. Access available on library computers only.

AtoZdatabases
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Conduct market research, find business prospects, develop sales leads, research businesses, or find a job.

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AutoMate database focuses on automotive repair for DIYers.

Basic ESL
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Improve your English with listening, speaking, reading, and writing lessons.

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Quick facts and in-depth information for assignments at any grade level.

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Consumer Health Complete is a database that contains medical encyclopedias, books, and magazine articles.

Consumer Reports
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Complete access to the popular product evaluation and ratings magazine.

Demographics Now
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Comprehensive business and demographic information for researchers and entrepreneurs.

Early World of Learning
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An interactive educational experience for young learners age 3 and up. With stories, songs, games, and videos, kids will practice concepts such as letters, numbers, shapes, and more.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
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World Book Encyclopedia en español, que ofrece un diccionario, atlas, ayuda con la tarea, materiales didácticos y planes de estudio. ENGLISH: World Book Encyclopedia in Spanish, which offers a dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and lesson plans.

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Entrepreneurial Studies Source is an essential database for business students and researchers, providing the latest insights on entrepreneurship and small businesses topics. It offers full-text business journals, magazines, reference books, case studies and company profiles.

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Arts, biography, business, current events, geography and culture, health, history and social science, science, and math.

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HealthSource: Consumer Edition is a database that contains consumer health magazines.

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center database offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.

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Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, Home Improvement Reference Center provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

LearningExpress Library
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Practice exams and eBook study guides for GED, ACT, SAT, ASVAB, nursing, and others; includes computer skills training videos.

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Designed for the general public, includes thousands of legal forms.

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A full-text database with information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. LRC includes plot summaries, essays of literary criticism, biographies, book reviews, poems, short stories, and author interviews.

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Start learning one of over 40 different languages! Lessons include vocabulary, grammar, and multimedia components, along with an engaging interface and interactive tools.

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General interest magazine articles, reference books, primary source material, with some full-text resources dating back to 1922.

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Extensive and up-to-date information about diseases, conditions, drugs, and clinical trials. Appropriate for patients, families, and doctors.

Michigan Authors & Illustrators
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Find biographical information about Michigan authors and illustrators of all genres and subjects.

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With Muzzy’s “See and Listen, Say and Learn” model, youngsters are engaged in a visual and auditory experience that employs the natural immersion approach to learning a new language.

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One of the largest genealogy databases of its kind, with over 6 billion historical records from the U.S. and around the world.

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860+ full-text newspapers, plus TV and radio news transcripts.

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Trusted source of read-alike recommendations to help kids and adults find books that are just right for their reading level and interest.

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Online access to the popular Source Book series on various health conditions and diseases.

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Current events and issues, such as gun control, global warming, and capital punishment, are explored with pro/con viewpoints and interactive maps and articles in this tool for persuasive essay writers.

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Hundreds of thousands of poems, as well as short stories, biographies, and essays. Topics include the poetic forms, movements, and techniques.

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Full text Spanish-language encyclopedia and magazine articles, newspapers, and health reports.

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Regional business publications.

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More than 4,000 full text articles covering biology, chemistry, earth & space science, the environment, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, and wildlife.

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Planning, financing, and managing a business.

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Everything from boat motors to snow blowers.

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Get live homework help from real tutors every day of the year. From algebra to writing feedback, students in grades K-12 can access free help from any device, including mobile apps.

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With accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets, and stocks, Value Line gives you the tools to make smarter, more profitable decisions and to evaluate investments with confidence.

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Get online access to World Book Kids, as well as the Spanish-language version.

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A worldwide catalog of books and other materials from the collections of over 72,000 libraries in 170 countries.

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Search vital records–births, deaths, and marriages–from The Ypsilanti Commercial newspaper, which was published from 1865-1900.