Research by Topic 2017-11-02T15:35:42+00:00

RESEARCH BY TOPIC

Library DatabasesSaline District Library is pleased to provide access to dozens of databases for research and learning. Get started by exploring the following highlighted resources, or by clicking on a topic below. You can also search for databases by name in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

Saline Library DatabaseLibrary database. Access from home with a Saline District Library card number.
MeL DatabaseMeL (Michigan eLibrary) database.

Ancestry
Ancestry Library Edition
In-library use only

Michigan eLibrary
MeL: Access from home anywhere in Michigan. MeL Database

Chilton’s : Authoritative car and truck repair information.  MeL Database
Michigan Authors and Illustrators: Searchable database of Michigan authors and illustrators.  MeL Database

NoveList Plus: The premiere database of reading recommendations.  Saline Library Database

WorldCat: Get connected to the collections and services of 10,000+ libraries worldwide.

BusinessDecision: Comprehensive business-to-consumer market data.  MeL Database

Business Insights- Global:  Business case studies, statistical data, news articles, and more.  MeL Database

Demographics Now: Find businesses, people, demographics, and more.  MeL Database

ReferenceUSA: The premier source of business and residential information for reference and research.  Saline Library Database

Small Business Resource Center: Learn how to start, finance or manage your small business.  MeL Database

Value Line Investment Survey:
Login from Library | Login outside of Library  :  Provides investment research on stocks, mutual funds, and more.  Saline Library Database

Consumer Reports:
Login from Library | Login outside of Library  :  Access product reviews and ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more.  Saline Library Database
American Ancestors: In-library use only – Trace your ancestry with the most respected name in family history.

Ancestry Library Edition: In-library use only – Start searching billions of records to discover your family’s story.

HeritageQuest Online: Includes all of the images, and extensive indexing, from the 1790 – 1940 U.S. federal censuses.  MeL Database

Health and Wellness Resource Center : Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials.  MeL Database

Health Reference Center Academic: Access to nursing and allied health journals plus professional and personal health magazines, journals and reference sources.  MeL Database

MedlinePlus: The National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends.

Teen Health & Wellness: Provides nonjudgmental, straightforward health information for teens for self-help support or research needs.

InfoTrac Student Edition: Access to a variety of material for information on current events, the arts, science, and more. High School.  MeL Database

Opposing Viewpoints: Contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues.  MeL Database

Research in Context: Includes the most-studied topics for grades 6-8: literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history.  MeL Database

World Book Online: An online encyclopedia that offers everything from early learning to advanced research.  Saline Library Database

LearningExpress Library: Academic and licensing/certification practice tests, elementary level testing for math and reading, and skills building tools.  MeL Database

MichiganWorks:  A workforce development association serving employers and job seekers throughout Michigan.

Mango Languages:  Language-learning resources to help patrons learn 60+ languages online.  Saline Library Database
Historical Saline Newspapers: Explore digitized copies of The Saline Observer, Saline Reporter, and Saline Review.

InfoTrac Newsstand:  Collection of more than 1,000 newspapers from around the country and the world.  MeL Database

New York Times:  Provides national and international news, opinion and commentary.  MeL Database

Academic OneFile: College/university level. Articles from leading journals and reference sources on a variety of topics.   MeL Database

Gale LegalForms: Copies of actual forms and documents in Word format to help users with their legal or business needs.   MeL Database

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.   MeL Database

General Reference Center Gold: Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, and more.   MeL Database

World Book Online: An online encyclopedia that offers everything from early learning to advanced research.  Saline Library Database

Historical Saline Newspapers: Explore digitized copies of The Saline Observer, Saline Reporter, and Saline Review (click “Advanced Search” to limit search to Saline newspapers).

Saline Area Historical Photos:  Searchable collection of over 1,000 photographs of Saline from the 1860s to the late 1900s.

Saline Historic Homes:  Searchable database of all structures built up to 1944 within the city limits of Saline, Michigan.

Saline Valley Farms:  Searchable collection of Saline Valley Farms photographs.

LearningExpress Library: Academic and licensing/certification practice tests, elementary level testing for math and reading, and skills building tools.   MeL Database

Michigan Driving Tests: Practice tests and state handbooks for car, motorcycle, and CDL licenses.  MeL Database

GCFLearnfree Online Tutorials: Online learning tutorials about everyday life, basic math, computer training, and more.

New Computer User Tutorial:  This tutorial is designed to help people who have never used a computer before.

TechBoomers:  Video tutorials for many popular and useful websites.

FactCheck.Org: Monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases.

Project Vote Smart:  Provides free, unbiased, in-depth information about current officials, candidates, issues, legislation, and voting.

Vote 411 Election Information by League of Women Voters: Enter your address to find your polling place, build your ballot with an online voters’ guide, and more.

Click Here to View an Alphabetical List of all Databases

Saline District Library Internet Use
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