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Databases & Online Resources

Gale PowerSearch Search newspapers, magazines or journal articles, and eBooks simultaneously.

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Business and Investment

One-click Financials



  • Ancestry Library Edition — US and UK Census and vital records (in-library use only)
  • MeLHeritageQuest — census, family records and local histories
  • Historic Map Works — view more than 1.5 million high-resolution antique and historic property maps online
  • Seeking Michigan — online access to Michigan Archives, including historical documents and vital records

Health and Medicine

History and Social Sciences


  • AP Images – Associated Press photos from the 1840s to present
  • eLibrary — full-text newspapers, magazines, pictures, and maps
  • MeLMeL Michigana — Michigan photos, family papers, history and genealogy resources

Jobs and Career


  • Basic ESL — learn English quickly and effectively with relevant topics including family, home, school and more
  • Mango Languages — learn Spanish, Japanese and more on your computer or mobile device
  • Pronunciator — learn any of 80 languages, including many ESL courses, on your computer or mobile device (Canton Public Library card required)




  • American Song — search and stream music from America's cultural heritage
  • Classical Music Library — 50,000+ classical music tracks
  • hoopla — check out popular music from major record companies (Canton Public Library card required)
  • Jazz Music Library — comprehensive collection of streaming jazz tracks featuring thousands of artists, ensembles, albums, and genres

Online Learning and Test Preparation

  • Gale Courses — free online courses and test preparation for professional and career development, computer skills, and personal enrichment (Canton Public Library card required)
  • GCF LearnFree — free online lessons for all ages, including computer skills, math and reading
  • Khan AcademySAT test preparation; earn badges and points for learning about math, history, and more
  • MeLLearningExpress Library — ACT, ASVAB, GED, GMAT, SAT, and civil service modules
  • Michigan Test for Teacher Certification Study Guides — online study guides for the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC)

Science and Technology