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ABCmouse.com

Access ABCmouse.com on site at the library with more than 4,000 interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities for young learners (ages 2–7+).

Found In: Only available at Herrick District Library


AGRICOLA

Contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library, providing millions of citations relating to the field of agriculture. Comprised of journal articles, book chapters, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports to support agricultural research. 

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Alt HealthWatch

Full-text alternative health research database focused on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

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American Ancestors

American Ancestors is the online repository for more than 400 million searchable names covering New England, New York, and beyond. Founded in 1845, the New England Historic Genealogical Society is America’s leading resource for family history research, providing expertise in nearly all aspects of family history, from 17th century colonial New England through 21st century immigration research.

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Ancestry Library Edition Library Card Required.

Search billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos, plus local narratives, oral histories, indexes and other resources in over 30,000 databases from the 1500's to present day. Coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, military, and immigration records. Currently available at home through December 31, 2021.

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APS Journals Magazines & Newspapers

Physics-specific journals made available by the American Physical Society. Access journals on major advances, current research and trends in accelerator science, atomic, molecular and optical physics, cosmology, experimental and theoretical nuclear physics, elementary particle physics, gravitation, field theory and other aspects of the pure sciences. 

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Art & Architecture Source

Full-text art research database covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as architecture and architectural design. With strong international coverage, it offers hundreds of full-text art journals, magazines and books, plus detailed indexing, abstracts, and thousands of images. 

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Biography Reference Center

Access thousands of reliable full-text biographies, including the complete full text of Biography Today and Biography, plus narrative biographies not available in other databases. In addition to keyword search, users can locate biographies by subject occupation, nationality, activity, gender, lifespan and more.

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Birds of the World Encyclopedias Library Card Required.

Find comprehensive life histories for bird species in the US and Canada, including distribution, range, migration, habitat, behavior, breeding, and demography.  Created by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the American Ornithologists' Union.

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Britannica School Encyclopedias

Online encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus, and world atlas resources for elementary, middle, and high school. 1000s of articles, images, videos, interactive learning games, research tools, primary sources and editor-selected websites.

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Britannica School Learning Zone Encyclopedias

Designed specifically for young learners, students will find engaging activities including an interactive atlas, learning games, fun audio and video, and effective vocabulary builders. Learning Zone teaches concepts such as geography, time, shapes, numbers, and reinforces relevant vocabulary, in a safe online environment.

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Business Book Summaries

EBSCO's Business Book Summaries (BBS) provides concise yet comprehensive summaries of the best business books. Geared towards students and professionals.

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Consumer Health Complete

This resource provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine.

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Consumer Health Information

Answers to the 200 most-commonly-asked health questions provided in evidence-based reports that feature graphics, illustrations, easy-to-read text and links to additional information.

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Consumer Health Information – Spanish

Answers to the 200 most-commonly-asked health questions provided in evidence-based reports that feature graphics, illustrations, easy-to-read text and links to additional information in Spanish. 

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Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports full-text articles to help compare, rate and review thousands of products.

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Ebsco eBooks k-8 collection eBooks

Ebsco eBook Collection for Kids K-8 and Educators has fiction and nonfiction books from picture books to homework topics Picked out just for kids. Online help available.

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Education Source

World's largest full-text research database designed for education students, professionals and policymakers providing full text, indexing and abstracts for thousands of education journals, books and education-related conference papers. 

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Entrepreneurial Studies Source

Full-text database on entrepreneurship and small business topics for business students and researchers offering hundreds of full-text magazines, journals and books, plus thousands of company profiles and hundreds of videos. 

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Environment Complete Indexes

Full-text database for environmental studies providing hundreds of top environment journals and monographs covering agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, public policy, sustainability and other related subjects. It also includes millions of records and an environmental thesaurus.

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ERIC

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources and an essential tool for education researchers of all kinds. 

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Explora for Primary Schools Encyclopedias

Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality with access to kids’ magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, and images designed for elementary school libraries.

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Freegal Mobile Apps Music

Freegal offers millions of songs, including Sony Music's catalog of legendary artists. Stream your favorite artist, album or playlist for up to 3 hours per day or download five free music tracks (MP3 format) from popular artists each week with no software to download and no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Available online or in the Freegal app.


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Gale DemographicsNow Directories

Business and demographic information for those that want to start a business or improve business.

Useful for assessing: 

  • business viability
  • creating sales leads and marketing mailing lists
  • completing location analysis and business plans
  • analyzing population trends
  • finding potential sponsors and donors

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Gale Virtual Reference Library eBooks Encyclopedias Library Card Required.

Hundreds of virtual books you can read immediately. The collection includes everything from research and homework ebooks to popular how-to titles on health, crafts, software, gardening, movies, language, business, education, science, travel and more. Download chapters and send them to your device or print pages.

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Great Lives from History Library Card Required.

In-depth essays on important women and men in all areas of achievement from around the world. Major world leaders, giants of religious faith, philosophers, educators, artists, scientists, and activists who left their imprint on institutions, governments, and cultures. Includes figures who have received little attention in the past, particularly women and people of color in all areas of achievement.

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History Reference Center

Full-text U.S. and World historical reference books, magazines, primary source documents, and biographies from more than 140 leading history journals. Includes productivity tools to support a student’s or educator’s goals.

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Hoopla Kids Library Card Required.

Kid-friendly video, music, eBooks, and eAudiobooks. Titles are available for instant streaming or temporary download to your smartphone, tablet, TV, or computer.


Humanities Source Indexes

Full-text database covering literary, scholarly and creative thought with indexing and abstracts for scholarly sources in the humanities.

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Idiomas de Mango Library Card Required.

Acceda a lecciones y actividades de aprendizaje para 60 idiomas junto con más cursos de ESL que se imparten en una variedad de otros idiomas. Aprenda en cualquier momento y en cualquier lugar con acceso remoto y una aplicación móvil gratuita para aprender sobre la marcha. ¡El software creado por un doctorado y aprobado por un lingüista enseña conversaciones reales y lo hace divertido!
Ver aplicaciones disponibles para Mango Languages

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Información de Salud para el Consumidor

Respuestas a las 200 preguntas de salud más frecuentes proporcionadas en informes basados ​​en evidencia que incluyen gráficos, ilustraciones, texto fácil de leer y enlaces a información adicional en español.

Recurso de biblioteca electrónica de Michigan

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Jewish Studies Source

Full-text database offering a multidisciplinary view of Jewish civilization, from its historical origins to the present, including scholarly journals, magazines, books, monographs, and biographies.

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Kanopy Movies & TV Library Card Required.

Stream thousands of movies, including Criterion Collection films and blockbuster documentaries. Enjoy Great Courses and instructional programming. All you need is your library card and a connected device. Use your free movie credits to select a film, then watch it as much as you’d like for 72 hours. Captioning and transcripts are provided for most content.
 


Kanopy Kids Movies & TV Library Card Required.

Curated, award winning video content for kids. Log in with a library card, select content, and access content for 72 hours. Captioning and transcripts supports most content.

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Learning Express Library Online Courses

Popular software tutorials and skill building for adults, featuring self-paced video training. Build your math skills, become a better reader, improve your writing and speaking, and prepare to become a US citizen. Vocational tests available, along with the GED in English or en Espanol. Get ready for jobs in the career center. 

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Legal Source Indexes

Authoritative database providing indexing and full-text coverage of scholarly law journals. Includes ebooks and legal forms. For attorneys, educators, businesspeople, law librarians, students, paralegals, and others involved with the law.

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Libby by OverDrive eAudiobooks eBooks Library Card Required.

Digital library collection of eBooks, eMagazines and eAudiobooks for all age groups. Borrow with your library card and download to any portable device.

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Libby Digital Magazines by OverDrive Magazines & Newspapers Library Card Required.

Checkout full color digital magazines with no waiting or holds needed. Read on your mobile device with the OverDrive or Libby app or access through a computer browser.




Literary Reference Center

A full-text literary database covering all genres and timeframes. It includes thousands of synopses, critical essays, book reviews, literary journals and author biographies, plus full-text classic novels, short stories and poems. Additional curricular resources for educators.

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Literature Criticism Online Library Card Required.

The largest curated online collection of literary criticism in the world offers centuries of literary analysis, including scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals, delivered in an easy-to-use format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals. Tens of thousands of hard-to-find essays represent a range of authors and works.

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Mango Languages Online Courses Library Card Required.

Access language learning lessons and activities for 60 languages, along with more ESL courses taught in a variety of other language. Learn anytime and anywhere with remote access and a free mobile app for learning on the go. PhD created and linguist approved software teaches real conversations and makes it fun!

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MAS Complete Indexes

Designed for high schools, offers 100s of magazines and books on popular topics, with photos and maps.

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MedlinePlus

Access the National Institutes of Health's website for patients and their families, from the National Library of Medicine, which covers all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing. Learn about the latest treatments, get information on drugs or supplements, find definitions, view medical videos or illustrations, link to the latest medical research or find out about clinical trials.

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Michigan Activity Pass – MAP

Free mobile or printable one-day pass to access any of Michigan’s 102 state parks or 138 state forest campgrounds. Free or discounted admission to 170 historical and cultural destinations, along with Michigan’s national parks and lakeshores.

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Michigan Authors and Illustrators

Find out more about Michigan authors and illustrators of non-fiction, poetry, mysteries, romance, children’s books, and more. Find authors for presentations and visits. This is a great source for students, teachers, and librarians looking for Michigan authors with a searchable database providing biographical and contact information.

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Michigan Driving Permit Practice Tests

Know before you go for your Michigan driver’s license. Read up on the rules of the road and take some practice tests. Everything needed to succeed, including handbooks, Practice Tests, Road Sign Test, Application Information, Renewal Information, and FAQ.

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Milestone Documents in American History Library Card Required.

100 milestone documents that have influenced the course of U.S. history. Selected documents chronicle United States history from 1776 to 1965. Each entry offers the full text of the document as well as an in-depth, analytical essay that places the document in its historical context. Includes public laws, supreme court decisions, inaugural speeches, treaties, constitutional amendments and quotes.

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MorningStar Investment Research Library Card Required.

Morningstar Investment Research provides timely financial research for investors.
Tutorial videos teach investors how to research and review their portfolios along with complementing in-depth data and analysis on thousands of stocks, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and closed-end funds.

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MyHeritage

Billions of historical documents, photos and other genealogical resources for researching family history.

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Novelist K-8 Plus

Find the next read for K-8 students including reading level and interests. Locate recommendations, read-alikes, series information, articles, and lists for fiction and nonfiction titles. Look for tools to engage young readers, along with Common core connections.

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NovelistPlus

Get hand-crafted recommendations, articles, and lists for fiction, series, and nonfiction titles, created by librarians including book discussion guides, a reader's advisory toolbox, and audiobooks. Includes professional books reviews.

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OverDrive Kids Library Card Required.

Digital library collection of eBooks, eMagazines and eAudiobooks for kids. Borrow with your library card and download to any portable device.


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PebbleGo eBooks

Highly interactive audio-enabled environment is friendly for beginning readers to foster independent learning in core subject areas with topics and ready-made activities.  

  • Video or audio clips for enhanced learning. 
  • Printable activities for reading and writing.  
  • Games to boost retention.  
  • Supplemental educator content includes content maps, lesson plans and links to curriculum standards. 

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Poetry & Short Story Reference Center

A rich full-text database of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, plus thousands of short stories, biographies, essays, lesson plans and learning guides. It also includes high-quality videos and audio recordings from the Academy of American Poets and other sources.

  • Infographics depicting short story plot points and poetry word clouds 
  • Text-to-Speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers, auditory learners or those developing English-language proficiency 
  • Citation tool to help students format references 
  • Advanced search with Lexile Reading Level and page length limiters to help address text complexity requirements 
  • 180 lesson plans/labs from the Poetry Foundation Literary 
  • glossary

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Points of View Reference Center

Full-text database to help students develop critical thinking skills with each resource containing an overview (objective background / description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). Includes curriculum support for Educators. 

Resources available:

  • Leading political magazines from across the political spectrum 
  • Newspapers 
  • Radio and television news transcripts 
  • Primary source documents 
  • Reference books 
  • A video encyclopedia of the 20th century 

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Primary Search Indexes

Full-text database providing popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection. Topics range from endangered species, famous musicians, fitness, and space exploration with many available in color PDF and reading level indicators (Lexiles) to provide educators with curricular assistance.

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Reference Solutions Directories Library Card Required.

Search for business and residential information including U.S residential white pages and business yellow pages. Create custom queries, search for jobs, find business opportunities, research companies, find phone numbers, addresses, and get neighborhood profiles.

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Referencia Latina

Recurso en español que cubre el interés general y la salud, con noticias de países latinoamericanos.

Recurso de biblioteca electrónica de Michigan

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RomanceBookCloud eBooks

Unlimited access to a curated eBook romance collection across all sub-genres like inspirational, paranormal, holiday, regency, and beyond.

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Salem Literature: Twain & Poe Library Card Required.

Twain & Poe offers critical essays and interpretations about the works of author Mark Twain and on the poetry works of Edgar Allen Poe. The complete content of these two printed resources are available online, along with overviews on genres, subgenres, literary history, literary theory and schools of thought. Includes chronologies, biography, plot summaries.

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SCOLA: International Newspapers, Magazines, & TV Magazines & Newspapers Movies & TV Library Card Required.

Read newspapers, local magazines, TV programing, and radio broadcasts from all over the world, with coverage spanning over 40 countries and countless languages. SCOLA also contains language learning tools using video clips from their own library in over 50 languages with translations, transcripts, vocabulary lists, quizzes, and more. Mobile apps are available for both Apple and Android platforms.

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SCOLA: TV, periódicos y revistas internacionales Library Card Required.

Lea periódicos, revistas locales, programación de televisión y transmisiones de radio de todo el mundo, con cobertura que abarca más de 40 países e innumerables idiomas. SCOLA también contiene herramientas de aprendizaje de idiomas que utilizan videoclips de su propia biblioteca en más de 50 idiomas con traducciones, transcripciones, listas de vocabulario, cuestionarios y más. Las aplicaciones móviles están disponibles para las plataformas Apple y Android.

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Something About the Author Library Card Required.

Find engaging biographies of classic, contemporary, and emerging authors and illustrators of children’s and young adult works. Something About the Author Online examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators including spotlights on more than 12,000 individuals. Career interests and motivation, awards, sidelights and biographical information, hundreds of personal essays and illustrations.

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TumbleBiblioteca

Libros electrónicos con animación, narración y lectura en voz alta. Disponible en inglés o español. Cada historia viene con rompecabezas y juegos para apoyar la comprensión lectora.

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TumbleBooks eBooks Library Card Required.

eBooks with animation, narration, and are read-aloud enabled. Available in English or Spanish. Each story comes with puzzles and games to support reading comprehension.

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TumbleMath eBooks

Math themed eBooks with animation, narration, and are read-aloud enabled. Each story comes with illustrated online quizzes and lesson plans to support math skills.

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World Book Early World of Learning

Fun ways to foster early childhood learning through reading, playing, watching, printing and doing. The Early World of Learning will stimulate a lifelong love of reading and knowledge with activities on a variety of early childhood themed topics that develop phonic understanding and comprehension.

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World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

Spanish-language encyclopedia for speakers and language learners, designed for young students grades Pre-K through 5th. Dozens of hands-on activities engage different learning styles. A Spanish visual dictionary helps young learners clarify word meanings and grasp complex visual topics in Spanish and English. Bilingual features allow users to switch between Spanish and English content.

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World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

Enciclopedia en español para hablantes y aprendices de idiomas, diseñada para estudiantes jóvenes de prekínder a quinto. Docenas de actividades prácticas involucran diferentes estilos de aprendizaje. Un diccionario visual en español ayuda a los estudiantes jóvenes a aclarar el significado de las palabras y comprender temas visuales complejos en español e inglés. Las funciones bilingües permiten a los usuarios cambiar entre contenido en español e inglés.

Recurso de biblioteca electrónica de Michigan

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World Book Kids

An interactive reference tool developed especially for young students. It features an intuitive user interface, thousands of easy-to-read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, and a wealth of engaging games and activities.

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