The library will be closed December 24, 25, 31 and January 1. 

A-Z Resources

A

Academic Search Complete Library Card Required.

Designed for academic institutions. Comprehensive, multi-disciplinary resource of scholarly research. Coverage on a wide range of topics. Includes peer-reviewed full text resources for STEM research. Social sciences and the humanities also covered.

Resource provided by MeL.org

Found In:

AGRICOLA Library Card Required.

From the National Agricultural Library. Contains citations about all aspects of agriculture and related fields. Includes: journal articles, monographs, proceedings, theses, patents, translations, audiovisual materials, computer software, and technical reports. Coverage: 1970 - current.

Resource provided by MeL.org

Found In:

Ancestry Library

One of the most popular genealogy databases available.  Use Ancestry Library to search and map every branch of your family tree.

Ancestry Library is only available inside the library, via wired and wireless computers and devices.  Remote access is not supported. Please talk to a library staff member if you have questions about connecting.

Found In: Only available at East Lansing Public Library

Art & Architecture Source

Covers fine, decorative, and commercial arts. Also covers architecture and architectural design. Features full text articles and indexing and abstracts for journals, books, podcasts, and more. Art Source includes periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Dutch. For use by art scholars, artists, designers, students, and general researchers.

Resource provided by MeL.org

Found In:

Associates Programs Source Library Card Required.

Articles on topics often taught in community colleges. Topics include: accounting, agriculture, child care, cosmetology, cooking, food service, forestry, graphic arts, hospitality management, interior design, plumbing, heating & air conditioning, and welding.

Resource provided by MeL.org.

Found In:

AtoZdatabases Library Card Required.

Detailed information on 30 million businesses and executives and 2 million new businesses. Includes data on over 200 million residents as well as new movers/homeowners. Special features include a background and criminal history search. Information provided on U. S. healthcare professionals. Includes a jobs database and email marketing.

Resource provided by MeL.org.

Found In:

AutoMate Library Card Required.

Repair information and schedules, diagrams, parts and labor estimates, service alerts, and recalls. Covers thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.

Resource provided by MeL.org.

Found In:

B

Biography Reference Center Library Card Required.

More than 450,000 biographies. Includes complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine as well as thousands of narrative biographies.

Resource provided by MeL.org.

Found In:

Britannica Learning Zone Library Card Required.

Pre K - 2nd grade. Play and read to learn letters, numbers, shapes, and more.

Resource provided by MeL.org.

You may experience an issue with Britannica Learning Zone fully loading. This is because Chrome may have changed your Flash default to "off". Here is what you can do to fix the issue:
Turn on Adobe Flash Player
1. On your computer, open Chrome.
2. At the top right, click More - Settings.
3. At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
4. Under "Privacy," click Content settings.
5. Under "Flash," choose "Allow sites to run Flash."
6. At the bottom, click Done.
This should fix the issue and allow you to fully use Learning Zone.


Britannica School Library Card Required.

Nonfiction content geared for K-12 students. Includes over 132,000 encyclopedia articles, 103,000 images, 7,500 multimedia elements, more than 27,000 eBooks, and novels and essays. Tools include translation for 50+ languages and read-aloud functionality. Includes Lexile ranges and alignment with Michigan Department of Education Academic Standards across a variety of subjects.

Resource provided by MeL.org


Britannica School Elementary Library Card Required.

Grades 3-4. Find information on countries, animals, and people. Watch and learn with videos, games, and activities.

Resource provided by MeL.org.


Britannica School High Library Card Required.

Quick facts and in-depth information on history, geography, people, places, science, and more. Biographies, world atlas, countries comparison, articles, and interactive resources are available.

Resource provided by MeL.org


Britannica School Middle Library Card Required.

Grades 5-7. Find maps, photos, articles, and famous people and places. Compare countries and tour the U.S.A. For homework help and your curiosity. 

Resource provided by MeL.org.


Business Book Summaries Library Card Required.

Provides concise, comprehensive summaries of the best business books. Professionals and students can use these to keep up with the latest information in the business world.

Resource provided by MeL.org.

Found In:

C



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 Health Complete Library Card Required.

Supports the health and wellness information needs of patients. Covers mainstream medicine as well as complementary and holistic medicine.

Resource provided by MeL.org.

Found In:



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!

Found In:

Consumer Reports Article Index Databases Magazines & Journals Library Card Required.

Provides clear reviews of commonly purchased products. Consumer Reports uses careful research, consumer insights, journalism, and policy expertise to help you inform purchase decisions. Also works to improve the products and services that businesses deliver, and drive regulatory and fair competitive practices.

Resource provided by MeL.org.

Found In:

D


E

Early World of Learning Databases Library Card Required.

Grades PreK-3. Follow Trek and Taffy the cat around the world. Share their love of colors, numbers, and other fun things. Come inside for stories and pictures.

Resource provided by MeL.org.



eBook Academic Collection eBooks Library Card Required.

Thousands of titles ranging from literary criticism to health, mathematics, sports, and religion. You may access the full text of these eBooks from your computer, or download titles to most popular portable devices.

Resource provided by MeL.org.

Found In:

eBook Business Collection eBooks Library Card Required.

A key resource for academic and business school libraries. You may access the full text of these eBooks from your computer, or download titles to most popular portable devices.

Resource provided by MeL.org.

Found In:

eBook High School Collection eBooks Library Card Required.

For high school students and educators. There is a selection of teacher resources and titles align with Common Core Curriculum Standards. You may access the full text of these eBooks from your computer, or download titles to most popular portable devices.

Resource provided by MeL.org.


eBook K-8 Collection eBooks Library Card Required.

Titles that support K-8 students across all subject areas. Also features a selection of teacher resources to support educators and administrators including Common Core alignment. You may access the full text of these eBooks from your computer, or download titles to most popular portable devices.

Resource provided by MeL.org


eBook Public Library Collection eBooks Library Card Required.

Large collection of reference books featuring titles for both adults and kids. Covers a wide variety of topics from self-help and fitness to cooking and personal finance. You may access the full text of these eBooks from your computer, or download titles to most popular portable devices.

Resource provided by MeL.org.


Education Source Library Card Required.

Provides scholarly research for education students, professionals, and policy makers. Covers all levels of education from early childhood to higher education. Covers specialties such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.

Resource provided by MeL.org.


Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos Library Card Required.

Designed for young Spanish speaking students or those learning Spanish as a second language. Full text articles, maps, flags, and more. Dozens of hands-on activities and links to Spanish language websites. Also includes a visual dictionary.

Resource provided by MeL.org.

Found In:

Entrepreneurial Studies Source Databases Library Card Required.

Resource for business students and researchers. It provides insights on entrepreneurship and small businesses topics. Offers full text business journals, magazines, reference books, case studies, and company profiles.

Resource provided by MeL.org.

Found In:


ERIC: Educational Resources Information Center Databases

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.

Resource provided by MeL.org.


Explora for High Schools Databases eBooks Magazines & Journals Library Card Required.

Provides hundreds of popular magazines and reference books for high school libraries. Covers subjects such as art, history, sports, and music. Includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents. Also includes photos, maps, and flags.

Resource provided by MeL.org.


Explora for Middle School Library Card Required.

Magazines and reference books for middle school students. Includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents. Subjects include history, current events, science, sports, and biographies. Also includes photos, maps, and flags.

Resource provided by MeL.org.


Explora for Primary Schools Databases Magazines & Journals Library Card Required.

For elementary school libraries. Content from children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, and images. Students can learn about animals, musicians, fitness, space exploration, and much more.

Resource provided by MeL.org.



F


H


Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition Databases Library Card Required.

Provides researchers, allied health professionals, nurses, and medical educators access to scholarly journals on many medical disciplines. Provides indexing, abstracts and full text for hundreds of nursing and allied health journals, many of which are peer-reviewed.

Resource provided by MeL.org.

Found In:

History Reference Center Databases Library Card Required.

Documents, photos, maps, film, and video from leading history journals. Also includes biographies of historical figures. 

Resource provided by MeL.org.

Found In:



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.
Found In:


J

Jewish Studies Source Databases Library Card Required.

Offers a multidisciplinary view of the study of Jewish civilization, from its historical origins to the present. Nearly 350 biographies of leading historical and contemporary Jewish figures.

Resource provided by MeL.org.

Found In:

K


L


Legal Information Reference Center Databases Library Card Required.

Search 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. 

Resource provided by MeL.org.

Found In:

Legal Source Databases Library Card Required.

A scholarly resource of current issues, studies, and trends of the legal world. For attorneys, educators, business people, law librarians, students, and paralegals.

Resource provided by MeL.org.

Found In:


Literary Reference Center Databases Library Card Required.

Includes over 14,000 short stories and 54,000+ poems. Covers information on thousands of authors and their works. Topics include: plot summaries, literary criticism, book reviews, novels, and author interviews. 

Resource provided by MeL.org.

Found In:


M



MAS Complete Databases Magazines & Journals Library Card Required.

Designed for high school libraries and offers coverage of popular high school magazines and reference books. Wide range of subjects offered including art, history, sports and music. Over 1,000,000 photos, maps and flags.

Resource provided by MeL.org.


MasterFILE Complete Databases Magazines & Journals Library Card Required.

Broad collection of popular full-text magazines and reference books. Contains Consumer Reports. Covers subjects including: business, health, education, fitness, sports and leisure, personal finance, general science, multicultural issues, DIY, and fashion. Also includes photos, maps, and flags.

Resource provided by MeL.org

Found In:



MyHeritage Library Edition Databases Library Card Required.

Family history resource 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. Over 2 billion family trees.

Resource provided by MeL.org.

Found In:

N

Newspaper Source Plus Newspapers Library Card Required.

Includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires, and news magazines. Offers television and radio transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources. Primary full coverage newspapers are The Washington Post and USA Today.

Resource provided by MeL.org.

Found In:

NoveList K-8 Plus Databases Library Card Required.

Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, books made into movies, and much more. Read reviews and learn about the author. Create your own reading wish list. Includes tools for teachers such as Lexile levels and Common Core standards.

Resource provided by MeL.org.


Novelist Plus Databases

Contains information on over 260,000 fiction and readable nonfiction titles. Features lists of award-winning books, book discussion guides, Read-a-Like recommendations, and complete series information. Also includes reader ratings and reviews. Create your own reading wish list. 

Resource provided by MeL.org.

Found In:

O

Opposing Viewpoints in Context Databases Library Card Required.

Provides different views about issues that help students develop critical thinking skills. This resource brings balance and perspective to contemporary issues using arguments from experts. 

Resource provided by MeL.org.

Found In:


P

Poetry & Short Story Reference Center Library Card Required.

Hundreds of thousands of poems, as well as short stories, biographies, and essays. Topics include the poetic forms, movements, and techniques.

Resource provided by MeL.org.

 

Found In:

Points of View Reference Center Databases Library Card Required.

Presents multiple sides of over 400 issues. Helps students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills. 

Resource provided by MeL.org.

Found In:

Political Science Complete Library Card Required.

Designed for students, researchers, and government institutions. Covers political topics with a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of current discourse.

Resource provided by MeL.org.

Found In:



R

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!


Read It! Databases Library Card Required.

For middle and high school students and adults. Helps to build reading skills and improve study habits. Includes tests.

Resource provided by MeL.org.

Found In:

Referencia Latina Databases Library Card Required.

Spanish-language resource. Covers academic and non-academic subjects. Offers content from reference books, general interest magazines, health reports, and other sources. Daily updates from a dozen newspapers from ten Latin American countries and more than 2,500 health reports.

Resource provided by MeL.org.

Found In:


S


Small Business Reference Center Databases Library Card Required.

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.

Resource provided by MeL.org.

Found In:

Small Engine Repair Reference Center Databases Library Card Required.

Repair guides for small engines and routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service, etc.). Also includes guides on extensive repairs such as engine and transmission disassembly. Coverage includes 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. 

Resource provided by MeL.org.

Found In:

T

Turfgrass Information File (TGIF) Databases Library Card Required.

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.

Resource provided by MeL.org.

Found In:

V

Vocational Studies Premier Databases Library Card Required.

Designed for two-year colleges, this resource offers support for vocational programs. Subjects include: counseling, biotechnology, cosmetology, fashion design, forensics, graphic arts, health information technology, law enforcement, and veterinary assistant.

Resource provided by MeL.org

Found In:

W


World Book Kids Databases Library Card Required.

Grades Pre K - 5. Easy-to-read content for elementary school learners. Hundreds of activities, science projects and experiments.

Resource provided by MeL.org.



Y

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.

Found In:

Back to Top