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Name Description Availability
Academic Search Complete
Large collections of scholarly research covering a wide range of topics. Includes peer-reviewed full text resources for STEM research, social sciences, and the humanities.
College & Career
free to residents of michigan
Access World News
Access World News offers information on local, national and international topics, people and events with information from credible, vetted U.S. and global news sources, including the Muskegon Chronicle.
Magazines & Newspapers
library card required
Adult Core Skills
Practice for the U.S. Citizenship exam in English or Spanish, and learn how to get a green card. Practique para el examen de ciudadanía estadounidense en inglés o español y aprenda cómo obtener una tarjeta verde.  Also has tools for improving math and reading skills.
En Español, Government & Law, Test Prep
free to residents of michigan
AGRICOLA
Papers, citations, reports, and more from the National Agricultural Library.  Covers 1970 - current.
Environment
free to residents of michigan
Alt HealthWatch
Information on complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to healthcare and wellness. Sources include journals (some peer-reviewed) and reports.
Health
free to residents of michigan
Ancestry Library Edition
Free access to billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.  For a limited time, access Ancestry Library Edition from your own home.  Requires a library card. 
Genealogy
library card required
Applied Science & Technology
Research and development content pulled from trade journals, professional and technical society publications, and conference proceedings.
College & Career, Computers & Technology
free to residents of michigan
arabic- health news
يدعم احتياجات المعلومات الصحية والعافية للمرضى. يغطي الطب السائد وكذلك الطب التكميلي والشمولي.
Health
free to residents of michigan
Art & Architecture Source
Includes fine arts, decorative arts, commercial art, and architectural design from  a variety of source media.  Includes French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Dutch. For use by art scholars, artists, designers, students, and general researchers.
Art
free to residents of michigan
Associate Programs Source
Information on popular community college classes including: accounting, agriculture, child care, cosmetology, cooking, food service, forestry, graphic arts, hospitality management, interior design, plumbing, heating & air conditioning, and welding.
College & Career
free to residents of michigan
AtoZ Databases
Detailed data on over 30 million businesses and over 200 million residents. Includes a background and criminal history search, information on US healthcare professionals, a jobs database, and email marketing.
Business
free to residents of michigan
Auto Repair Source
Repair information, schedules, diagrams, parts and labor estimates, service alerts, and recalls for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.
Automotive, DIY
free to residents of michigan
Biography Reference Center
Contains Biography Today and Biography Magazine as well as thousands of narrative biographies.
Students – Middle School, Students – High School
free to residents of michigan
Britannica Fundamentals
Pre K - 2nd grade. Learn letters, numbers, shapes, animals, and more!
Educators, Students – Elementary School
free to residents of michigan
Britannica School
K-12th grade. Nonfiction materials including translations for 50+ languages, read-aloud functionality, Lexile ranges, and alignment with Michigan Department of Education Academic Standards across a variety of subjects.
Educators, Students – Elementary School, Students – Middle School, Students – High School
free to residents of michigan
Britannica School Elementary
3rd-4th grade. Videos, games, and activities on countries, animals, and people.
Students – Elementary School
free to residents of michigan
Britannica School High
Biographies, atlases, articles, and interactive resources for history, geography, people, places, science, and more .
Students – High School
free to residents of michigan
Britannica School Middle
5th-7th grade. Maps, photos, articles, and information on famous people and places.
Students – Middle School
free to residents of michigan
Business Book Summaries
Concise, comprehensive summaries of the business books.
Business
free to residents of michigan
Career Exploration
Learn about careers, build workplace skills, prepare for WorkKeys® Assessments, and more.
College & Career
free to residents of michigan
Career Preparation
Prep help for occupation exams including civil service, commercial driver's license, cosmetology, teaching, and more.
College & Career
free to residents of michigan
Caribbean Search
In-depth, full text information about the countries and people of the Caribbean.
Humanities & Social Science
free to residents of michigan
Central & Eastern European Academic Source
In-depth, full text information about the countries, business, and law of a number of European languages.
Humanities & Social Science
free to residents of michigan
cloudLibrary
cloudLibrary is the world’s leading eBook and audiobook solution, cloudLibrary is designed to be accessible to library users wherever they want to read or listen.
Books & Literature
library card required
College Admissions Test Preparation
Practice tests, preparation eBooks, and tutorials for the ACT®, SAT, 12 AP subjects, PSAT/NMSQT, and TOEFL iBT® exams.
College & Career, Students – High School, Test Prep
free to residents of michigan
College Students
Practice tests and prep materials for exams including the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, ACCUPLACER, ASSET, CLEP exams.
Test Prep
free to residents of michigan
Computer Skills
90+ courses on topics such as computer basics, Internet basics, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and MS Office tools like Word, Outlook, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
Computers & Technology
free to residents of michigan
Consumer Health Complete
Supports the health and wellness information needs of patients. Covers mainstream medicine as well as complementary and holistic medicine.
Health
free to residents of michigan
Consumer Reports
Digital access to Consumer Reports.
Magazines & Newspapers
free to residents of michigan
Driving Tests
In partnership with Driving-Tests.org, the Muskegon Area District Library is proud to offer Free Michigan Driver Permit practice tests for both automobile and motorcycle.
Automotive, Students – High School, Test Prep
no restrictions
EBSCO eBooks Academic Collection
Thousands of titles ranging from literary criticism to health, mathematics, sports, and religion.
College & Career
free to residents of michigan
EBSCO eBooks Business Collection
Access to complete business titles. 
Business
free to residents of michigan
EBSCO eBooks High School Collection
Selection of teacher resources and titles aligned with Common Core Curriculum Standards.
Educators, Students – High School
free to residents of michigan
EBSCO eBooks K-8 Collection
K-8th grade and teachers.Covers all subject areas, and includes Common Core alignment.
Educators, Students – Elementary School, Students – Middle School
free to residents of michigan
EBSCO eBooks Public Library Collection
For both adults and kids. Includes a wide range of topics and genres.
Books & Literature
free to residents of michigan
Education Source
Provides scholarly research for education students, professionals, and policy makers.
College & Career, Educators
free to residents of michigan
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
Diseñado para jóvenes estudiantes de habla hispana o para aquellos que aprenden español como segunda lengua. Artículos de texto completo, mapas, banderas y más. Docenas de actividades prácticas y enlaces a sitios web en español. También incluye un diccionario visual.
Educators, En Español, Language Learning
free to residents of michigan
Encyclopedia of Associations
Detailed information concerning more than 23,000 nonprofit American membership organizations.
free to residents of michigan
English Language Arts
Become a better reader and a stronger writer with tools to help build reading, writing, and English language skills.
Students – High School
free to residents of michigan
Entrepreneurial Studies Source
Insights on entrepreneurship and small businesses topics and full text business journals, magazines, reference books, case studies, and company profiles.
Business
free to residents of michigan
Environment Complete
Scholarly, academic coverage in agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and related areas.
Environment
free to residents of michigan
ERIC
Index of journal articles, books, theses, curriculi, conference papers, standards, and guidelines on a wide range of education topics. Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education.
Educators
free to residents of michigan
Explora for Elementary School
Content from children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, and images.
Students – Elementary School
free to residents of michigan
Explora for Middle & High School
Hundreds of popular magazines and reference books covering subjects such as art, history, sports, music, biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps, and flags.
Students – Elementary School, Students – Middle School, Students – High School
free to residents of michigan
Explora for Public Libraries
Hundreds of popular magazines and reference books for all ages covering subjects such as art, history, sports, music, biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps, and flags.
Books & Literature, Humanities & Social Science
free to residents of michigan
Freegal
Freegal is a free music service that offers access to about 15 million songs, and over 40,000 music videos. You can download up to 5 tracks per week. All music is free and you get to keep it forever - no due dates!
Movies & Music
library card required
Gale Business: DemographicsNow
Access to demographic data for city or even neighborhood level. Identifies markets and audiences.
Business
free to residents of michigan
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints
Different views about issues that help students develop critical thinking skills by bringing balance and perspective to contemporary issues using arguments from experts.
College & Career
free to residents of michigan
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Reference books covering education, environment, employment, health and wellness, personal finance, social skills, history, law, nation and world, religion, and science.
Books & Literature, Educators, Students – High School
free to residents of michigan
Health Source: Consumer Edition
Covers fitness, nutrition, diabetes, aging, women's health, children's health, and more. Information comes from magazines, books, Clinical Reference System reports, and pamphlets.
Health
free to residents of michigan
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Access to scholarly journals on many medical disciplines.
Health
free to residents of michigan
High School Equivalency Center
Skill building in reading, writing, grammar, spelling, and math. Practice for the GED in English and Spanish.  Practica para el GED en inglés y español. Practice the HiSET and the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC).
College & Career, En Español, Students – High School, Test Prep
free to residents of michigan
High School Success Skills
Learn study skills, classroom skills, and more.
Students – High School
free to residents of michigan
History Reference Center
Documents, biographies of historical figures, photos, maps, film, and video from leading history journals.
Educators, Genealogy, Students – Middle School, Students – High School
free to residents of michigan
Hobbies & crafts Reference Center
Arts & crafts; games & electronics; models; needlework; outdoors & nature; and scrapbooking & paper craft.
Art, DIY
free to residents of michigan
Home Improvement Reference Center
Includes maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, plumbing, wood projects, outdoor improvements, decorating, home & garden, etc. Includes more than 130 reference books.
DIY
free to residents of michigan
Hoopla
With hoopla, you will have immediate access to: Movies, Full Music Albums, ebooks, eAudiobooks, TV episodes, Comics, and Graphic Novels.
Books & Literature, Movies & Music
library card required
Humanities Source
Covers literary, scholarly, and creative thought. Ideal for students, researchers, and educators interested in the humanities.
Humanities & Social Science
free to residents of michigan
Jewish Studies Source
Multidisciplinary view of the study of Jewish civilization, including 350 biographies of leading historical and contemporary Jewish figures.
Humanities & Social Science
free to residents of michigan
Kanopy
Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world's best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema.
Movies & Music
library card required
LearningExpress Library
Includes a resume builder you can save, edit, and print; over 700 courses, practice tests, tutorials, eBooks, and flashcards including ACT, SAT, PSAT and TOEFL, as well as trade certification, civil service, math and reading tests, and U.S. citizenship.
College & Career, Computers & Technology, Educators, Students – High School, Test Prep
free to residents of michigan
Legal Information Reference Center
Over 12,800 state-specific legal forms by topic including Adoption, Bankruptcy, Name Changes, and more. A majority of the full text legal reference books provided through NOLO.
Business, Government & Law
free to residents of michigan
Legal Source
A collection of current issues, studies, and trends of the legal world.
College & Career, Government & Law
free to residents of michigan
Libby by OverDrive
Libby is the newer, easier version of Overdrive.  This streamlined app makes checking out your favorite digital audiobooks and eBooks quick and painless.
Books & Literature
library card required
Library & Information Science Source
Journals and periodicals that help librarians and researchers keep pace with the latest trends in the field.
free to residents of michigan
Literary Reference Center
Includes over 14,000 short stories and 54,000+ poems as well as information on thousands of authors and their works, plot summaries, literary criticism, book reviews, novels, and author interviews.
Books & Literature, College & Career
free to residents of michigan
MAS Complete
Coverage of popular high school magazines and reference books covering art, history, sports music, photos, maps and flags.
Educators, Magazines & Newspapers, Students – High School
free to residents of michigan
MasterFILE
Broad collection of popular full-text magazines and reference books (such as Consumer Reports).
Educators, Magazines & Newspapers
free to residents of michigan
Math & Science Skills
Practice and reviews for algebra, functions, geometry, statistics, science, technology, and more.
Students – High School
free to residents of michigan
Michigan Activity Pass
Discover hundreds of Michigan's cultural destinations and natural attractions with your Michigan library card! You can "check out" FREE or discounted admission passes (or other exclusive offers) to hundreds of Michigan state parks, campgrounds, museums, trails, arts & cultural destinations, and more.
Art, DIY, Environment
library card required
Michigan History Magazine
Full access to the popular magazine.
Genealogy, Magazines & Newspapers
free to residents of michigan
Middle Search Plus
Magazines and reference books including biographies, primary source documents, history, current events, science, sports, biographies photos, maps, and flags.
Students – Middle School
free to residents of michigan
Muskegon Chronicle
NewsBank provides the full text of articles from the Muskegon Chronicle from 1997 to today and full-color page scans of the Chronicle from September 2018 to today.
Magazines & Newspapers
library card required
Muskegon Innovation Hub
The Hub is a business innovation program that provides coaching, funding, networking, and a synergistic work environment to help businesses and entrepreneurs achieve their growth potential. They are a key partner in the region's innovation ecosystem, supporting startup businesses, entrepreneurs, and corporate innovation teams
Business
free to residents of michigan
MyHeritage Library Edition
Family history/genealogy resources 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 and over 2 billion family trees.
Genealogy
free to residents of michigan
Newspaper Source Plus
Includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires, and news magazines. Offers television and radio transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources.
Magazines & Newspapers
free to residents of michigan
NoveList K-8 Plus
Book search engine powered by subject, age, awards won, books made into movies, and much more. Includes reviews, author bios, reading wish lists, Lexile levels, and Common Core standards.
Educators, Students – Elementary School, Students – Middle School
free to residents of michigan
NoveList Plus
Contains information on over 260,000 fiction and readable nonfiction titles. Features lists of award-winning books, book discussion guides, Read-a-Like recommendations, complete series information, reader ratings, reviews and DIY reading wish lists.
Books & Literature, College & Career, Educators, Students – High School
free to residents of michigan
Overdrive
With Overdrive, Audiobooks and eBooks can be downloaded to your computer or portable device (including smartphones and tablets), and videos can be streamed.
Books & Literature, Movies & Music
library card required
PebbleGo
PreK-3 grade. Easy to navigate, visual interface covering Animals (including dinosaurs) and social studies sections.
Students – Elementary School
free to residents of michigan
Poetry & Short Story Reference Center
Hundreds of thousands of poems, as well as short stories, biographies, and essays.
Books & Literature, Educators, Students – Middle School, Students – High School
free to residents of michigan
Points of View Reference Center
Helps students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills by presenting multiple sides of over 400 issues.
Students – High School
free to residents of michigan
Political Science Complete
Covers political topics with a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of current discourse.
College & Career, Government & Law, Students – High School
free to residents of michigan
Prepare for College
College tips and practice for ACT®, PSAT/NMSQT®, SAT®, AP®, TOEFL iBT® and more.
Students – High School, Test Prep
free to residents of michigan
Primary Search
For elementary school libraries. Content from children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, and images covering animals, musicians, fitness, space exploration, and much more.
Students – Elementary School
free to residents of michigan
Professional Development Collection
Specialized information for librarians, teachers, and education researchers.
Educators
free to residents of michigan
Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.
Books & Literature, Educators, Students – High School
no restrictions
Pronunciator
Pronunciator is a language-learning service for all ages, all literacy levels, and over 100 of the world's most popular languages.
Educators, Language Learning, Students – Elementary School, Students – Middle School, Students – High School
library card required
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
Covers a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences, and related disciplines.
Humanities & Social Science
free to residents of michigan
rbdigital
With RB Digital you can access digital magazines, ebooks, and Audiobooks in your web-browser, or with the RB digital for Libraries App for Android, iOS or kindle.
Books & Literature, Magazines & Newspapers
library card required
Read It!
Tools and tests to build reading skills and improve study habits.
Educators, Students – Middle School, Students – High School
free to residents of michigan
Recursos Para Hispanohablantes
Herramientas de aprendizaje, carrera y práctica de examen de ciudadanía en español. Cree una cuenta gratuita para acceder a las herramientas que lo ayudarán a obtener buenos resultados en estas pruebas.
College & Career, Educators, En Español, Test Prep
free to residents of michigan
Reference Solutions
Reference Solutions is a powerful online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate in-depth information on U.S. business and U.S. residents.
Business
library card required
Referencia Latina
Recurso en español. Cubre materias académicas y no académicas. Ofrece contenido de libros de referencia, revistas de interés general, informes de salud y otras fuentes. Actualizaciones diarias de una docena de periódicos de diez países latinoamericanos y más de 2.500 informes de salud.
En Español
free to residents of michigan
Regional Business News
Regional business publications for the United States and Canadian provinces from 1990. Includes newspapers, radio and television news transcripts, trade publications, magazines, and newswires.
Business
free to residents of michigan
Salud en Español
Ofrece respuestas detalladas a las 200 preguntas de salud más frecuentes. Proporciona respuestas en informes basados ​​en evidencia que presentan ilustraciones y textos fáciles de leer.
Educators, Language Learning
free to residents of michigan
School Center
4th-12th grade.  Skill improvement tools for math, writing and grammar, reading comprehension, social studies, and vocabulary and spelling through tests, eBooks, and tutorials. U.S. Constitution study and review, advanced math, and logic available for high school students.
Educators, Students – Elementary School, Students – Middle School, Students – High School, Test Prep
free to residents of michigan
Science Reference Center
Material from science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and 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.
Educators, Students – Elementary School, Students – Middle School, Students – High School
free to residents of michigan
SCOLA
SCOLA is the world premier provider of foreign television programs from around the world and provides other foreign language resources, language lessons, and learning material.
Educators, Language Learning
library card required
Small Business Reference Center
Covers all aspects of starting and operating a business. Includes information on accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. State-specific information included.
Business
free to residents of michigan
Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Repair guides, routine maintenance guides, and extensive repair guides for lawn mowers, motorcycles, tractors, and snowmobiles. More than 450 full text reference books with photos and illustrations, information on more than 25 years of engine models, and coverage of more than 90,000 repairs.
Automotive, DIY
free to residents of michigan
Social Studies Skills
Boost your understanding of core topics including U.S. History, World History, Civics, Government, and AP® tests.
Humanities & Social Science, Students – High School
free to residents of michigan
Turfgrass Information File
Cooperative project of the United States Golf Association and the Michigan State University Libraries' Turfgrass Information Center. Provides bibliographic and descriptive records of all types of work related to turfgrass culture. Established in 1983. Over 50% full text content.
Environment
free to residents of michigan
Value Line
Valueline provides information and analysis of 3,500 stocks, covering large, small and mid-cap companies, plus industry reports and other financial information.
Business
library card required
Vocational Studies Premier
Support for vocational programs such as counseling, biotechnology, cosmetology, fashion design, forensics, graphic arts, health information technology, and veterinary assistant.
College & Career
free to residents of michigan
World Book Early Learning
PreK-3rd grade. Fun interactive learning with Trek and Taffy the cat.
Students – Elementary School
free to residents of michigan
World Book Kids
Pre K - 5th grade. Easy-to-read content for elementary school learners. Hundreds of activities, science projects and experiments.
Students – Elementary School
free to residents of michigan