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amhistoryonlineAmerican History Online

For students of US history, includes authoritative reference articles, video clips and images, primary sources and much more in well-organized and easy to use platform. Paid for by NDL.

BiographyContextBiography in Context

Comprehensive collection of biographical information on people from all eras and cultures, historic and current. Includes both brief and in-depth articles from authoritative reference books, journals and newspapers, as well as thousands of images. Paid for by NDL.

brainfuseBrainfuse Homework Help

Online chat with certified tutors from 2 pm to 11 pm daily, for students in elementary grades through college. Also offers 24/7 skill-building exercises in all curriculum areas. Submit your paper online for writing assistance. Paid for by NDL.

britannica schoolBritannica School

Choose either Middle or High School level to start your search for curriculum-based content. Authoritative and visually engaging, Britannica goes beyond encyclopedia content alone, with downloadable videos, links to vetted websites, and citation generators.


For information on countries and states, with detailed articles, images, and video clips. Includes World, Kids, States and Provinces (Canada) editions. Paid for by MeL

180-100-greenDriver Education

Free driver practice tests specifically for Michigan.  Permits, road signs, motorcycle, commercial drivers license (CDL), fines and limits all available. Links to official Michigan online handbooks for drivers, motorcycles and CDL.

GeneralReferenceCenterGoldGeneral Reference Center Gold

Great starting point for your research, with thousands of magazines, academic journals, books, and videos on wide range of topics. Easy to use interface allows emailing and saving articles Paid for by MeL

VirtualReferenceLibraryGale Virtual Reference Center

A comprehensive collection of digitized reference works and encyclopedias.   Great for research on a wide range of topics. Save or email your research, and with easy to use citation builder. Paid for by NDL.

mango-languagesMango Languages

Choose from 65 languages, including Spanish, German and French. Fun and interesting way to improve your language skills outside of class. To use Mango on your mobile device, you will be prompted to create an account and then download the Mango app. Paid for by NDL.

natgeo-logoNational Geographic Virtual Library

Entire contents of National Geographic magazines from its beginning, as well as wide collection of digitized books. Great for research on geography, countries, animals, and even history. Excellent source of maps and photos. Paid for by NDL.

OpposingViewpointsOpposing Viewpoints

Great for debates and pro/con papers. Covers all angles of social issues today. Access viewpoint articles, statistics, primary documents, authoritative reference works, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles. Paid for by MeL.

5101Research in Context

Authoritative content for the most-studied middle school topics, written specifically for grades 6 through 8. Offers topic overviews, videos, audio, primary sources, and more in a visually appealing content that is mobile friendly.


A content-rich, language learning resource for over 175 languages, featuring TV and radio broadcasts, video clips and tutorials, newspapers, and much more. Great for anyone wanting to explore cultures around the world or enhance language skills. Paid for by NDL.


teens in teen area with teen signCollege Prep Center from Learning Express

Practice tests and interactive tutorials for PSAT, SAT, ACT, and AP exams. Paid for by MeL.

Gale Courses

Hundreds of online courses, on subjects related to professional or personal development, led by expert instructors. From computer skills to grant writing, from test prep to accounting, there is something here for all interests. Courses run for 6 weeks, and are free to anyone with a Northville Library card.

School Center from Learning Express

Geared to the curriculum for Middle and High School, these online tutorials help build skills in academic areas. Paid for by MeL.