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Academic Search Complete mel tiny
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Designed for academic institutions, this database is a leading resource for scholarly research. It supports high-level research in the key areas of academic study by providing journals, periodicals, reports, books and more.

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan 

AutoMate mel tiny 
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Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules. parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan 

Consumer Action Handbook    

Use the Consumer Action Handbook (CAH) to get help with consumer purchases, problems, and complaints. Find consumer contacts at hundreds of companies and trade associations, local, state, and federal government agencies, national consumer organizations, and more. 

Consumer Reports r 11

Product reviews and ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more from Consumer Reports.

*Available through Redford Township District Library 

Explora for Public Libraries mel tiny
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Content for public libraries including information on arts, biographies, business, current events, geography and culture, health, history, social science, science, and math

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan 

FDSys
(Federal Digital System)

FDsys provides free online access to official Federal Government publications which include Congressional, Presidential and Federal agency materials. Through FDsys, you are able to search, browse and download documents and publications.

GCF LearnFree.org 

Learn the skills you need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, videos, and interactives, completely free.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center mel tiny
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Offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan

Home Improvement Reference Center mel tiny
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Provides users with detailed, user-friendly "how-to" information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan

MasterFILE Complete mel tiny 
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The largest collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books, and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers. Covering a wide range of general information subjects (including business, health, fashion, sports, and personal finance) it also includes an extensive collection of photos, maps, and flags.

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan 

Newspaper Source Plus mel tiny 
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This collection of the world's major news content includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires, and news magazines. It also offers television and radio transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources. Primary full coverage newspapers are The Washington Post and USA Today.

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan 

Read It! mel tiny
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Designed for adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects. Offers resources to help build background knowledge, conduct research, and improve study skills.

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan

SaferCar.gov 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration databases provide an in-depth record of Safety Issues for Vehicles, Child Restraints, Tires, and Equipment. Safety Issues include all safety recalls for your product as well as safety complaints other users have filed. You may also find any relevant service bulletins or NHTSA investigation documents.


Small Engine Repair
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Detailed yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines. All of the content is organized in an easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly find the information they need.

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan 

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