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Online Research & Databases

 

Regardless of what you are researching, the Library has a database to help. Explore our list of resources by topic and find the answers you need.

Many of the DeWitt District Library's research databases are provided through the Library of Michigan. These online resources feature some of the most comprehensive and authoritative information available on a variety of subjects

 

FEATURED DATABASE

Powerful tools to Support Your Financial Needs

A-Z Databases  

Detailed information on 30 million businesses and executives. Includes data on over 200 million residents as well as new movers/homeowners. Special features include a background and criminal history search. Information provided on U.S. Healthcare Professionals.

 This database provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

Alt HealthWatch

Provides information on complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to healthcare and wellness.

  This database provided by the Michigan eLibrary(MeL).

Ancestry Library Edition

Delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.

Note: Ancestry is available for in-library use only.

Auto Repair Source  

Repair information and schedules, diagrams, parts and labor estimates, service alerts, and recalls. Covers thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.

 This database provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

Biography Reference Center

More than 450,000 biographies. Includes full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine as well as thousands of narrative biographies.

  This database provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

Britannica School

Nonfiction content geared toward K-12 students. Includes encyclopedia articles, images, multimedia elements, ebooks, novels, and essays.

  This database provided by the Michigan eLibrary(MeL).

Consumer Health Complete

Supports the health and wellness information needs of patients. Covers mainstream medicine as well as complementary and holistic medicine.

  This database provided by the Michigan eLibrary(MeL).

Consumer Reports

Provides clear reviews of commonly purchased products.

DemographicsNow

Business and residential tool providing access to demographic data. Drill down to the city or even neighborhood level. Identify markets and audiences in your community.

  This database provided by the Michigan eLibrary(MeL).

Early World of Learning

Grades PreK-3. Follow Trek and Taffy the cats around the world. Share their love of colors, numbers, and other fun things.

  This database provided by the Michigan eLibrary(MeL).

eBook K-8 Collection

Provided by Ebsco through MeL. Beginning Reader-Friendly. Fiction and nonfiction books you can read online-for school and for fun.

  This database provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

Fantastic Fiction

Over 25,000 bestselling author bibliographies with all the latest books, covers and descriptions.

Home Repair Reference Center

Includes articles on maintenance, electrical work, plumbing, wood projects, outdoor improvements, decorating, and more.

  This database provided by the Michigan eLibrary(MeL).

KDL'S What's Next

Kent District Library's Books in Series database to help search books in series fiction.

Learning Express Library

Interactive online learning platform of academic and licensing/certification practice tests, elementary level testing for math and reading. Includes job assessments and tutorials as well.

  This database provided by the Michigan eLibrary(MeL).

Legal Information Reference Center

Search over 12,800 state-specific legal forms by topic.

  This database provided by the Michigan eLibrary(MeL).

Mango Languages

Start the conversation in your choice of over 70 world languages through courses crafted with conversational methodology.

Michigan Authors & Illustrators

A searchable database of Michigan authors and illustrators. Provides biographical and contact information.

Michigan Legal Help

Michigan Legal Help is for people handling their legal issues without a lawyer. Find self-help tools, forms, procedures, and other resources. Access their User Guide here.

MyHeritage Library Edition

Family history resource including more than 6 billion historical records from the United States, Europe, Latin America, and other regions.

  This database provided by the Michigan eLibrary(MeL).

Newspaper Source Plus

Includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires, and news magazines. Offers television and radio transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources.

  This database provided by the Michigan eLibrary(MeL).

Niche Academy

Online tutorials for the library's digital resources and services.

NoveList K-8 Plus

Find the right book by age, subject, awards won, books made into movies, and much more.

  This database provided by the Michigan eLibrary(MeL).

NoveList Plus

Contains information on over 260,000 fiction and readable non-fiction titles. Features lists of award-winning books, Read-a-like recommendations, and complete series information.

  This database provided by the Michigan eLibrary(MeL).

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Provides different viewpoints about issues that help students develop critical thinking skills. This resource brings balance and perspective to contemporary issues using arguments from experts.

  This database provided by the Michigan eLibrary(MeL).

PebbleGo

Grades PreK-3. Read and learn about animals (including dinosaurs) and social studies topics.

  This database provided by the Michigan eLibrary(MeL).

ReadKiddoRead

James Patterson's site for helping parents, librarians, and children choose great, cool books, books that kids will absolutely, positively love.

Referencia Latina

Covers academic and non-academic subjects. Offers content from reference books, general interest magazines, health reports, and other sources. Daily updates from a dozen newspapers from ten Latin American countries and more than 2,500 health reports.

  This database provided by the Michigan eLibrary(MeL).

Seeking Michigan

Explore Michigan's past & present. This site contains historic documentation of Michigan's unique civic and cultural heritage available, accessible, and attainable to the public community in order that the stories of Michigan'ís families, homes, businesses, communities, and landscapes would not be forgotten. We identify this heritage as being composed of unique source documents, maps, films, images, oral histories, and artifacts.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center 

Repair guides for small engines and routine maintenance. Also includes guides on extensive repairs such as engine and transmission disassembly.

 This database provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

Tutor.com

Receive one-on-one support in over 60 subjects covering homework help, job search assistance, test prep, and more. Live tutoring is available from 2 pm - 9 pm, 7 days a week.

Weiss Financial Ratings

powerful tools to protect your finances, invest wisely, grow your wealth, and learn more about your finances.

World Book Kids  

Easy-to-read content for elementary school learners. Includes hundreds of activities, science projects, and experiments.

 This database provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

 

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