Michigan eLibrary

MeLAdministered by the Library of Michigan in partnership with Michigan's libraries of all types, the Michigan eLibrary (http://mel.org) provides all Michigan residents with free access to online full-text articles, full-text books, digital images, and other valuable research information at any time via the Internet; and provide an easy-to-use interlibrary loan system to allow Michigan residents to borrow books and other library materials for free from participating Michigan libraries.

Keep your driver's license handy; you'll be asked to your number to gain access to the proprietary information. Below is a partial list of the databases available to you; take some time to browse the robust resources provided to you by the Library of Michigan.


[Bolded databases are most relevant to Cleary students]

  • Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Mostly full text.
  • ArticleFirst contains articles and other items listed on the table of contents pages of journals. Index only.
  • Books & Authors is a database to help you decide what to read next. Search by character, topic, setting, time period, genre, title, author, and series. Includes over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner, and librarian's favorites lists. Titles include both fiction and non-fiction. Reader’s advisory.
  • Business and Company Resource Center is a fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies, and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information. Mostly full text.
  • CAMIO® - Catalog of Art Museum Images Online—is a premiere resource of works of art from around the world contributed and described by leading museums.
  • ChiltonLibrary.com represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners.
  • CINAHL Basic provides indexing for 2,931 journals with 1,000,000 records dating back to 1981, covering nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines. In addition, this database offers indexing to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals and book chapters. Searchable cited references for more than 1,200 journals are also included. Full text material includes 70 journals plus legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials. Contains only limited full text (70 journals).
  • Computer Database has over 2,687,481 articles from journals, trade magazines and popular computing magazines. Michigan residents or Michigan library acces...
  • ECO Electronic Collections Online is a collection of scholarly journals in the sciences and social sciences. Includes agriculture, library science, anthropology, literature, business, medicine, economics, philosophy, education, political science, fine arts, psychology, geography, religion, history, science, language, social science, law, technology.
  • ERIC contains annotated references to non-journal material issued in the monthly Resources in Education (RIE) and to journal articles issued in the monthly Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE).Recommended for: Educators and Parents. Mostly full text.
  • Expanded Academic ASAP contains magazine, newspaper and journal articles appropriate to college and university -level research. All topics. Mostly full-text.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
  • General BusinessFile ASAP provides information to analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available.
  • General OneFile is a one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social sciences, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles.
  • General Reference Center Gold provides one-stop access to general interest magazines, business periodicals, reference books, maps, historical images, and newspaper articles. Records are available with a combination of indexing, abstracts, image, or full text formats.
  • Health and Wellness Resource Center provides access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc., articles from 2,200 general interest publications and links to reputable health Web sites in addition to a broad collection of Thomson Gale reference titles.
  • Health Reference Center Academic provides access to professional and personal health magazines, journals and reference sources.
  • History of Science, Technology and Medicine (HSTM) integrates four premier tools to create an international bibliography for the history of science, technology and medicine. It reflects the influence of these fields on society and culture from prehistory to the present and offers outstanding value for interdisciplinary research. Database records describe journal articles, conference proceedings, books, book reviews and dissertations in all scientific disciplines and related fields. Citations reflect the contents of nearly 9,500 journals.
  • InfoTrac Newsstand is a collection of more than 1,000 newspapers from around the country and the world. Includes the New York Times (1985-current). Mostly full text.
  • LegalTrac draws on a wide variety of the most highly regarded legal publications, LegalTrac® provides indexing for more than 1,400 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals. Each title included in LegalTrac® is selected on the basis of criteria provided by a special advisory committee of the American Association of Law Libraries. LegalTrac® also contains law-related articles from over 1,000 additional business and general interest titles.
  • MEDLINE covers all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing. From the National Library of Medicine.
  • NewsBank Michigan Newspapers provides full text of the Detroit News (1/1/1999-Current and Grand Rapids Press (2002-Current) as well as almost 30 national news magazines.
  • OAIster is a catalog of digitized materials that includes books, articles and multimedia, representing multidisciplinary resources from more than 1,000 contributors worldwide.
  • World Almanacs contains full text of Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia, The World Almanac and Book of Facts, The World Almanac for Kids, The World Almanac of the U. S. A., The World Almanac of U. S. Politics.

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