A TO Z WORLD FOOD
Explore food culture and recipes from 174 countries around the world. This resource contains more than 7,000 traditional recipes, along with thousands of ingredient, food culture, and reference articles. Paid for by NDL.
ACADEMIC SEARCH COMPLETE
Coverage on a wide range of topics. Includes peer reviewed full text for STEM research, as well as for the social sciences and humanities. Paid for by MeL.
Provides information on complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to healthcare and wellness. Sources include journals (some peer-reviewed) and reports. Paid for by MeL.
ANCESTRY LIBRARY EDITION
Note: Temporarily available remotely.
A comprehensive collection of resources for family research, including Census from both U.S. (through 1940) and the U.K: passenger lists; and birth, death, and marriage records similar to the fee-based website Ancestry.com, with a browser from ProQuest. Paid for by NDL.
APPLIED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY SOURCE
Broad coverage of research and development within the applied sciences and computing disciplines. Content derives from leading trade journals, professional and technical society publications, and conference proceedings. Paid for by MeL.
ART & ARCHITECTURE SOURCE
Covers fine, decorative, and commercial arts. Also covers architecture and architectural design. Features full text articles and indexing and abstracts for journals, books, podcasts, and more. Art Source includes periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Dutch. For use by art scholars, artists, designers, students, and general researchers. Paid for by MeL.
AUTO REPAIR SOURCE
Repair information and schedules, diagrams, parts and labor estimates, service alerts, and recalls. Covers thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. Paid for by MeL.
BIOGRAPHY IN CONTEXT
Comprehensive collection of biographical information on people from all eras and cultures, historical 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.
BIOGRAPHY REFERENCE CENTER
Coverage for several of the most popular and heavily researched biographies and genres, including those contained within Biography Today and Biography (both dating back to the first issue published) Paid for by MeL.
BRAINFUSE 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, along with writing assistance on actual papers submitted. Paid for by NDL.
Choose either Elementary, 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. Paid for by MeL.
BRITANNICA SCHOOL – LEARNING ZONE
Pre K – 2nd grade. Activity-centered learning to explore, play, read, and build technology skills. Letters, numbers, geography, shapes and much more are included. Paid for by MeL.
BUSINESS BOOK SUMMARIES
Provides concise, comprehensive summaries of the best business books. Professionals and students can use these to keep up with the latest information in the business world. Paid for by MeL.
BUSINESS EBOOKS COLLECTION
A key resource for academic and business school libraries. You may access the full text of these eBooks from your computer, or download titles to most popular portable devices. Paid for by MeL.
Access popular eBooks and eAudiobooks directly from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Download the app on your iOS, Android, Kindle Fire or Nook. Select your Country, State and Northville District Library, accept the terms and conditions then enter your library card number and PIN. Within the app click on the search icon to view the collection. Titles check out for 21 days and will automatically expire. Paid for by NDL.
CONSUMER HEALTH COMPLETE
Provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicines. Paid for by MeL.
Product reviews and ratings on wide range of consumer products. Also includes extensive information on buying a new or used car. Paid for by NDL.
Powerful tool for market research and business planning, with detailed demographic reports. Useful for producing targeted lists for a given area. Includes online tutorials. Paid for by MeL.
DETROIT FREE PRESS (Jan 1, 1999 – Present) Paid for by NDL.
DETROIT FREE PRESS, HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS (1831-1999)
Digitized version of the early Detroit Free Press and its precursor, with full images of articles, obituaries, ads, marriage announcements, and more. Great for genealogists and history buffs. This resource was purchased with generous contributions by numerous donors in memory of William Granton McAskin. Paid for by NDL.
A collection of best-selling and classic ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming videos, available for downloading to your computer or mobile device. Paid for by NDL.
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.
EBOOK PUBLIC LIBRARY COLLECTION
Large collection of reference books featuring titles for both adults and kids. Covers a wide variety of topics from self-help and fitness to cooking and personal finance. You may access the full text of these eBooks from your computer, or download titles to most popular portable devices. Paid for by MEL.
ENCICLOPEDIA ESTUDUANTIL HALLAZGOS
The World Book Encyclopedia in Spanish. Paid for by MeL.
EARLY WORLD OF LEARNING
Grades PreK-3. Follow Trek and Taffy the cat around the world. Share their love of colors, numbers, and other fun things. Come inside for stories and pictures. Paid for by MeL.
EXPLORA FOR PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Arts, biography, business, current events, geography and culture, health, history and social science, science and math. Paid for by MeL.
FLIPSTER DIGITAL MAGAZINES
Get instant access to popular, full-color magazines to read on your computer or mobile device. Unlimited checkouts and back issues, free with your library card. Download the Flipster Digital Magazine app. Available for iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Android and with a web browser on a laptop or desktop computer. Choose Northville District Library, click on Patron ID and enter your library card (must have a valid Northville library card that begins with 29013). Our Flipster magazine collection is new, and growing. Watch for additional titles! Paid for by NDL.
Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. This continually-growing collection contains millions of records from world-class archives. With content from the Revolutionary War onward, Fold3 Library Edition is an invaluable research resource for historians, genealogists, researchers, military enthusiasts, veterans, and their families, as well as teachers and battle reenactors. Paid for by NDL.
Download 5 songs each week that you keep forever at no cost. Select from thousands of artists and most genres of music. New songs/artists added daily. Paid for by NDL.
GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY
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 MeL.
HEALTH SOURCE – CONSUMER EDITION
Consumer health information including magazines and reference books. It also includes searchable full text for current health pamphlets. Paid for by MeL.
Comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more. With more than 4.4 billion records, it delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past. Paid for by NDL.
HISTORY REFERENCE CENTER
Documents, photos, maps, film, and video from leading history journals. Also includes biographies of historical figures. Paid for by MeL.
HOBBIES & CRAFTS REFERENCE CENTER
Subject areas include arts & crafts; games & electronics; models; needlework; outdoors & nature; and scrapbooking & paper craft. Paid for by MeL.
HOME IMPROVEMENT REFERENCE CENTER
Includes maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, plumbing, wood projects, outdoor improvements, decorating, home & garden, etc. Includes more than 130 reference books. Paid for by MeL.
Instantly borrow movies, TV shows, eBooks, music, audiobooks and comics to enjoy on your computer, tablet or phone – even TV! Stream, read, or listen to immediately, or download to phones or tablets to enjoy offline later (must have Hoopla app). No wait lists, no holds. Borrow 5 items per calendar month. Paid for by NDL.
Video streaming service providing access to more than 30,000 independent and documentary films ─ titles of unique social and cultural value from The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Media Education Foundation, and thousands of independent filmmakers. Available on your iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast or use an HDMI cable to stream from your computer. Stream 5 videos per month. No holds, waitlists or returns. Paid for by NDL.
Over 12,000 online video tutorials in Business Skills, Computer Software, Safety, Compliance, as well as a collection of Finance Courses. Unlimited access to high-quality videos with experienced instructors. Learn at your own pace and receive a certificate of proficiency upon completion. Paid for by NDL.
LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY
Includes a variety of Learning Centers for elementary students through adults wishing to broaden their work skills, with tests, ebooks and tutorials online. Includes ACT and SAT for college entrance, job related tests such as ASVAB, US citizenship guidance, computer courses, and much more. Paid for by MeL.
LEGAL INFORMATION REFERENCE CENTER
Designed to assist the general public in legal matter of all kinds. Coverage includes exclusive full test for many top consumer legal reference books, thousands of legal forms, and detailed how to instructions covering a wide range of legal issues. A majority of the full test legal reference books provided through NoLo. Paid for by MeL.
Authoritative database for current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world. It is an excellent resource for attorneys, educators, business people, law librarians, students, paralegals, and others involved with the law. Paid for by MeL.
LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) Online learning resource with over 16,000 video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills, with new courses added weekly. Courses are available in multiple languages, and patrons can obtain certificates of completion. Access is free to NDL patrons with just a library card and PIN. Paid for by NDL.
LITERARY REFERENCE CENTER
Includes over 14,000 short stories and 54,000+ poems. Covers information on thousands of authors and their works. Topics include plot summaries, literary criticism, book reviews, novels, and author interviews. Paid for by MeL.
Online approach to learning a language, to use at your own pace. Includes over 65 languages, ranging from the most studied (Spanish, German, French) to Russian, Chinese or Arabic. Excellent for ESL students as well. 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.
Content from popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly regarded sources. Covers a wide range of subjects including business, health, fashion, sports and personal finance. Paid for by MeL.
Middle School magazines and reference books including thousands of biographies, primary source documents, over a million photos, maps and flags. Subjects covered include history, current events, sports and biographies. Paid for by MeL.
MORNINGSTAR LIBRARY EDITION
A comprehensive investment tool, with data on stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs. Includes in-depth analytical reports by Morningstar experts, and tutorials on aspects of investing. Offers tools to create and evaluate various investment portfolios. Paid for by NDL.
Family history resource including more than 6 billion historical records from the United States, Europe, Latin America, and other regions. Includes the full USA federal census (1790-1940); census of England and Wales (1841-1901); U.S. World War II Army Enlistment as well as records of Union and Confederate Civil War soldiers. Over 2 billion family trees. Paid for by MEL.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIRTUAL LIBRARY
Contains the digitized archive of National Geographic Magazine from 1888 to present, as well as a wide range of full-text books published by National Geographic. Includes an easy to use module “for Kids”, as well as maps, photos, National Geographic Traveler magazine and more. Great for travelers and students of geography and history. Paid for by NDL.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS
Explore the world like never before! Experience amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Search National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009 – present, as well as books, videos, and images. Paid for by NDL.
NEW YORK TIMES (Jun 1, 1980 – Present) Paid for by NDL.
Library Edition is an extensive database that provides online access to 4,000+ historical newspapers. Dating from the early 1700s into the 2000s, Newspapers.com Library Edition contains full runs and portions of runs of well-known, regional and state titles to small local newspapers in the United States and other countries. Paid for by NDL.
NEWSPAPER SOURCES PLUS
Provides coverage from newspapers, newswires, and news magazines. TV, radio transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources are also included. Primary full coverage newspapers are The Washington Post and USA Today. Paid for by MeL.
NORTHVILLE HISTORICAL RECORDS – Northville Record Digitized Archive
Search and view issues of The Northville Record from its beginning in 1869 through the last year. Paid for the by the Friends of NDL.
Search for fiction and non-fiction, limiting titles by topic, time frame, and many other factors, to produce a list suited to your needs. Includes ratings and Book Discussion Guides. Great resource for book groups. Paid for by MeL.
NOVELIST PLUS K-8
Designed for Elementary and Middle school students, this offers an easy to search the collection of fiction and non-fiction titles, as well as many extras, such as Book Discussion Guides and author biographies. Paid for by MeL.
Draws from a wide array of sources to cover 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.
PEBBLEGO Grades PreK-3. Animals (including dinosaurs) and social studies sections of this early literacy and learning tool. Easy-to-navigate visual interface for emerging readers. Paid for by MeL.
POETRY & SHORT STORY REFERENCE CENTER
Hundreds of thousands of poems, as well as short stories, biographies, and essays. Topics include the poetic forms, movements, and techniques. Paid for by MeL.
Children’s magazines, easy to read encyclopedia entries, and an image collection designed for elementary school libraries. Paid for by MeL.
PSYCHOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Covers a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences and related disciplines. For psychologists, counselors, researchers, and students. Paid for by MeL.
Spanish-language resource. 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. Paid for by MeL.
REFERENCE SOLUTIONS (Formerly Reference USA)
A comprehensive directory of listings for both business and residential. Information on businesses, health care providers, and non-profits in the United States and Canada includes contact names, sales, employee number, etc. Residential listings for the U.S. aid in locating people by various data points. Customize searches by location, type of business, and more. Paid for by NDL.
Digital Sanborn® Maps (1867-1970) delivers detailed property and land-use records that depict the grid of everyday life in Michigan towns and cities across a century of change. The Sanborn Map Company was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years, repeatedly mapping towns and cities as they changed. The maps provide a wealth of information, such as building outline, size and shape, windows and doors, street and sidewalk widths, boundaries, and property numbers. Paid for by NDL.
SCIENCE REFERENCE CENTER
Contains material from science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. More than 4,000 full text, full-length biographies. Includes: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, the environment, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, and wildlife. Paid for by MeL.
SMALL BUSINESS REFERENCE CENTER
Offers coverage that addresses many small business topics from consumer small business reference books, business videos, help and advice section and how to create business plans. Paid for by MeL.
SMALL ENGINE REPAIR REFERENCE CENTER
Detailed yet user friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines. all of the content is organized in an easy to use manner so that users can quickly find the information that they need. Paid for by MeL.
Digital animated picture books that read themselves to you, as you follow along! Great for teaching reading and reinforcing reading skills. Also includes puzzles and games, and language learning component. Download the TumbleBook Library App to your mobile device! Paid for by NDL.
US Newsstream enables users to search the most recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives that stretch back into the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format. Paid for by NDL.
VALUE LINE RESEARCH CENTER
You now must have a Northville Library card beginning with 29013 to access from home.
Data and analysis on stocks, mutual funds, options, and convertibles. Combines the information on 3,500 stocks featured in the highly valued print editions, as well as useful online-only features, such as tools to screen and export data, and track model portfolios. Features analysis of 1,500 top equity funds, with profiles of over 10,000 other mutual funds. Paid for by NDL.
WALL STREET JOURNAL
Full-text of the world’s premier financial newspaper back to 1984, through the user-friendly ProQuest database. Paid for by NDL.
WASHINGTON POST (Dec 4, 1996 – Present) Paid for by NDL.
WORLD BOOK KIDS
Grades Pre K – 5. Easy-to-read content for elementary school learners. Hundreds of activities, science projects and experiments. Paid for by MeL.