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Academic OneFile mel tiny 

Peer reviewed, full text articles. Updated daily.  With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive.

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ChiltonLibrary.com mel tiny 

Full text articles.  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. 

*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 

Expanded Academic ASAP mel tiny 

Full text articles.  Magazine, newspaper and journal articles appropriate to college and university-level research. All topics. 

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan 

(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.

Gale Virtual Reference Library mel tiny

Full text articles.  Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. 

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan 


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.

General OneFile mel tiny

Full text articles. Updated daily.  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. 

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan 


General Reference Center Gold mel tiny

Full text articles. General Reference Center Gold on InfoTrac Web provides one-stop access to general interest magazines, business periodicals, reference books, maps, historical images, and newspaper articles. 

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan 


InfoTrac Newsstand mel tiny

Full text articles.  A collection of more than 1,000 newspapers from around the country and the world. Includes the New York Times (1985-current).

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan 


Military & Intelligence Database mel tiny

Content from scholarly journals, magazines and reports covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects covered include: socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and many more.

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan

New York Times mel tiny 

Full text articles.  Updated daily. 1985-present.   

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan 


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.

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