Research

Homework Help


Suite of Britannica School resources at four levels – Pre-School, Elementary, Middle, and High. School code is mel5. Each contains resources at the appropriate learning and skill level including primary sources in subjects such as people, countries, science, animals, current events, and biographies.

 

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.

 

Especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Kids InfoBits covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Curriculum-related and age appropriate content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.

 

Learning Express Library: Test Prep/Jobs/Careers. Seven interactive learning centers of academic and licensing/certification practice tests, elementary level testing for math and reading, and skills building tools. Click “More” for centers links.  Learning centers: High School EquivalencyCollege PreparationCollegeCareerAdult LearningSchool, and Recursos para Hispanohablantes. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.

 

Middle school through college undergraduate and General user.  Full-text.  Opposing Viewpoints features contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. Continuously updated pro/con viewpoint essays, topic overviews, primary source documents, biographies, court-case overviews, periodical articles, tables/charts/graphs, and more.  Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.

 

The Purdue Online Writing Lab offers grammar and style resources as well as APA and MLA formatting guides.

 

The Tutor.com Learning Suite offers on-demand homework, testing, and resume/cover letter help everyday from 4PM – 11PM (except New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas). Students in kindergarten through second-year college students, as well as adult learners, can get help with homework, test preparation, skills and concepts they are learning in class as well as Advanced Placement® test preparation and college entrance exams. Drop off papers and college essays for an overnight review to receive detailed guidance and explanations. Subjects include math, science, English, Spanish, social studies, ACT®/SAT®, GED®/HiSET®, Microsoft® Office and writing. Requires a library card and password (4-digit PIN). Patrons must obtain their PIN in person and parents/guardians must obtain PINs for minors.

 

Job Resources


CV Maker – This is an easy-to-use free resume builder site. Fill in the information you need and save it as a PDF. Offered in several languages.

 

Job Searching Resources – Search in Michigan and across the United States: craigslist (Metro Detroit)IndeedMichigan Talent BankMichiganWorks!, and Monster.com.

 

Learning Express Library: Test Prep/Jobs/Careers. Interactive learning centers of licensing/certification practice tests, skills building tools, and more. Click “More” for centers links.  Learning centers:  CareerAdult Learning, and Recursos para Hispanohablantes. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.

 

The Tutor.com Learning Suite offers on-demand resume/cover letter help everyday from 4PM – 11PM (except New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas). Work one-to-one with professional job search coaches in a supportive and encouraging environment for help with job searching, online applications, resume writing, interview preparation and much more. This service is easy to use and coaches are experienced in working with job seekers at all levels. Drop off resumes and cover letters for an overnight review to receive detailed guidance and explanations. Requires a library card and password (4-digit PIN). Patrons must obtain their PIN in person and parents/guardians must obtain PINs for minors.

 

News


Full text of the New York Times national edition from January 1, 1985 – current. Provides national and international news, opinion and commentary. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.

 

Keep up on the latest current events with Newsbank. With your library card you have access to over 80 local and 3000 national news sources. Local news sources include the Eastsider, Detroit News and Crain’s Detroit Business.

This database requires a library card when used outside of the library.

 

Other Resources


 

Ancestry.com – In library use only. This database offers full-text information on genealogy resources.

 

Car Repair – Authoritative car and truck repair information available through Chilton’s. Year, make, and model combinations from 1940 to the present. Videos, photos, wiring diagrams, diagnostics, and maintenance specifications. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.

 

Health – Intended for informational purposes only. Health and Wellness Resource Center provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.

 

Legal Forms – Copies of actual forms and documents in Word format are provided to help users with their legal or business needs at the Legal Forms Library. Continuously updated to reflect current state laws, Also includes a law digest, legal questions and answers, and an attorney directory.  Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.

 

MI Bridges – State of Michigan site for health care coverage, food assistance, cash assistance, child care, and emergency services.

 

Unemployment Compensation – Register for unemployment benefits through the State of Michigan: Unemployment Insurance Agency and Worker’s Compensation Agency