A-Z Resources



Biography and Genealogy Master Index Databases Library Card Required.

Indexes current, readily available reference sources, as well as the most important retrospective works that cover individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world.  Resource provided by MeL.org

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Business Decision Databases Library Card Required.

Business Decision gives researchers and entrepreneurs comprehensive business-to-consumer market data.  Detailed company profiles, product and brand information combined with investment reports, rankings and market share data allow users to better penetrate the consumer marketplace. Resource provided by MeL.org

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Business Insights – Global Databases Library Card Required.

Enhanced content and features such as the company finder and interactive charting enable users to delve deeper into business data.  Business professionals, students, entrepreneurs and general researchers will find company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, SWOT analyses, company histories, chronologies, and periodical articles.  Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.  Resource provided by MeL.org

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ChiltonLibrary.com Databases Library Card Required.

ChiltonLibrary.com represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make, and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.  Resource provided by MeL.org

Cloud Library eBooks Mobile Apps Library Card Required.

The Cloud Library is ELPL's premier eBook platform, offering the newest bestsellers and indie titles, a large back catalog of popular authors, and rich collections for Kids and Teens.  Check out Cloud titles on your mobile device or right from the library's catalog.  The Cloud Library is the most user friendly eBook service you will ever use!

Consumer Reports Databases

From Consumer Reports website:

"Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit organization that works side by side with consumers to create a fairer, safer, and healthier world."

To access Consumer Reports, enter the following login and password:

Username: wlcmichigan

Password: Woodlands50!

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ERIC (free version) Databases

This database provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.




Hoopla Audio eBooks Mobile Apps Streaming Video Library Card Required.

Hoopla provides library patrons with movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks, eBooks and eComics, downloadable directly to a computer, tablet or smartphone.   And just like ELPL's other digital collections, there are no late fees - when the lending period ends titles are automatically removed from your device.  Here's how it works:

Checkout periods are as follows -

  • 3 days for video
  • 7 days for music
  • 21 days for audiobooks
  • 21 days for eBooks and comics

No hold lists! - An unlimited number of people can borrow the same item at the same time.

Listen and watch wherever you want - Like the Cloud Library and Zinio you can use more than one device to access your Hoopla content.  You can borrow a title on your computer and watch it on your tablet.

10 checkouts per month - Every ELPL patron can check out ten Hoopla titles a month.  Once you've reached your limit you can easily add titles to your Favorites list for a future checkout.

Here's how to get started:

  1. Visit https://www.hoopladigital.com/login and click the blue Get Started button.
  2. Provide an email address and create a password.  This email password combo will be used to authenticate you as a Hoopla user on any computer or device you use to access Hoopla content.
  3. Download the Hoopla app from the App Store, Google Play store, or Amazon app store to enjoy your hoopla checkouts on your mobile devices.
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Informe Academico Library Card Required.

Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.  Recurso proporcionado por MeL.org

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InfoTrac Junior Edition Databases Library Card Required.

For junior high school students, it includes full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books.  Resource provided by MeL.org



Legal Forms Library Databases Library Card Required.

Copies of actual forms and documents in Word format are provided to help users with their legal needs.  Resource provided by MeL.org

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LegalTrac Databases Library Card Required.

Provides indexing for more than 1,400 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals. Resource provided by MeL.org

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RBdigital Magazines & Journals Mobile Apps Library Card Required.

Check out and read magazines from your computer or mobile device.  No waiting, no holds and keep them as long as you like!



US Midwest Newsstream Newspapers Library Card Required.

US Midwest Newsstream enables users to search the most recent regional news content, as well as archives which stretch back to the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format. Midwest Newsstream covers news sources from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

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Yahoo! Finance

Yahoo! Finance bills itself as the best place online for free stock quotes, up-to-date news, portfolio management resources, international market data and more.

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