Databases & Online Resources

Alphabetical Database Listing

Best Bets

Articles

 

  • MeLAcademic OneFile — peer-reviewed full-text articles, 1980 to present
  • MeLGeneral OneFile — news and periodical articles, updated daily
  • MeLInfoTrac Newstand — thousands of world newspapers, 1980 to present
  • MeLResearch in Context — articles, video, primary resources and more on a range of middle school topics
  • SCOLA — Newspapers, magazines and newscasts from around the world, in a variety of languages (Requires login: username CPL ; password CPL)
  • Zinio Digital Magazines — download 250+ digital magazines to your computer or mobile device (Canton Public Library card required)

Automotive

Business and Investment

One-click Financials


Canton

Genealogy

  • 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  • Seeking Michigan — online access to Michigan Archives, including historical documents and vital records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

  • Biography in Context — 335,000+ biographies and related articles; school code is MeL5
  • MeLBritannica School — encyclopedia articles, primary sources, games, videos and other learning resources for K-12 students
  • Diversity Studies Collection — online access to articles on diversity, cultural differences and influences around the globe
  • MeLMeL Michigana — Michigan photos, family papers, history and genealogy resources
  • MeLOpposing Viewpoints in Context — explore the pros and cons of social issues with primary sources, news and full-text articles
  • Salem History — online version of Great Lives from History
  • US History in Context — full-text documents, curriculum-linked topics and scholarly analysis about U.S. History
  • World History in Context — full-text documents, curriculum-linked topics and scholarly analysis of historical events around the world

Images

  • AP Images – Associated Press photos from the 1840s to present
  • MeLMeL Michigana — Michigan photos, family papers, history and genealogy resources

Jobs and Career

Languages

  • 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)
  • SCOLA — Learn about the people and places of the world through language tutorials, news video, radio broadcasts, newspapers and more (Requires login: username CPL ; password CPL)

Law

Literature

Music

  • 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)
  • TechBoomers — free tutorials on popular websites, online services, internet security, and online privacy

Science and Technology