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Some of these can only be used within a Michigan Library, most can be used from home with a Michigan Library Card number or Michigan Driver's Licence number.  Watch an Introduction to MeL for help. 

  • Academic OneFile
  • Biography and Genealogy Master Index
  • BookFlix (preK-grade 5)
  • Britannica School
  • Business Insights
  • BusinessDecision
  • Chilton
  • Computer Database
  • DemographicsNow:Business and People
  • Early World of Learning
  • eBook Collection
  • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
  • Eric (free version)
  • Expanded Academic  ASAP
  • FDSys (Federal Digital System)
  • Gale Directory Library
  • Gale Legal Forms
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library: Business Collection
  • General OneFile
  • General Reference Center Gold
  • Health and Wellness Resource Center (tutorial)
  • Health Reference Center Academic
  • Heritage Quest online
  • Informe! Academico
  • InfoTrac Business Collection
  • InfoTrac Newsstand
  • InfoTrac Student Edition
  • Kids InfoBits
  • Learning  Express Library
  • LegalTrac
  • Medline Plus
  • Michigan Authors and Illustrators
  • Michigana:  Sources in US History
  • Military and Intelligence Database
  • New  York Times
  • NoveList K-8+
  • Nursing Resource Center
  • OAIster
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
  • Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection
  • Psychology Collection
  • Research in Context
  • Small  Business Resource Center
  • Turfgrass Information File
  • World Book Kids
  • World Cat (free edition)

Subscriptions provided for use within the library:

  • Ancestry™ Library Edition - Patrons can access this vast collection of census information, vital records, and other genealogical resources from within Hackley Library only.
  • HeritageQuest™ Online - Users can access this database of census records, genealogical books, and other relevant information from within the library or at home with a valid Michigan ID number.
  • AmericanAncestors.org - Official site of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, offering a wealth of resources pertaining to family history in New England and New York. Accessible from within the library only.
  • AfricanAmericanAncestors.org - A web portal from the NEHGS, this site is a central connection for the various resources concerning African-American genealogy on the AmericanAncestors.org website. 

Digital Libraries provided through the Federal Depository System--available from within the Library only:


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