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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 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.

Explora for High School

Provides hundreds of popular magazines and reference books for high school libraries. Covers subjects such as art, history, sports, and music. Includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents. Also includes photos, maps, and flags.

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.

MasterFILE Complete

Broad collection of popular full-text magazines and reference books. Contains Consumer Reports. Covers subjects including: business, health, education, fitness, sports and leisure, personal finance, general science, multicultural issues, DIY, and fashion. Also includes photos, maps, and flags.

Middle Search Plus

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.

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.

Opposing 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.

Points of View Reference Center

Presents multiple sides of over 400 issues. Helps students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills.


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.

Lynda.com is an online learning resource featuring video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills. Now available FREE with your 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.