Databases & Online Resources

Alphabetical Database Listing

Items with a CPL require a Canton Public Library card for access outside of the library.

Best Bets

  • Britannica School — encyclopedia articles, primary sources, games, videos and other learning resources for K-12 students; school code is MeL5
  • CPLConsumer Reports — read reviews and buying guides for cars, appliances, and more
  • CPLGale Courses — online courses on a variety of topics, for general users, students and professionals
  • CPLGale Power Search — search newspapers, magazines or journal articles, and e-books simultaneously
  • CPLHelpNow by Brainfuse — live homework help, study tools, test preparation and virtual group study space for K-12 students and lifelong learners. HelpNow provides assistance in multiple formats to help you write a better paper, ace the test, or better understand a tough math problem. *Live tutors are available 7 days a week, from 2pm to 11pm.
  • Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints — explore the pros and cons of social issues with primary sources, news and full-text articles
  • CPLReference USA — online directory of business and residential information

Articles and Research

  • Academic Search Complete — search peer-reviewed journal articles on a variety of topics, incuding STEM research, social sciences and humanities
  • MasterFile Complete — full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources on business, health, fashion, sports, and personal finance
  • Newspaper Source Plus — coverage from newspapers, magazines, TV, radio and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources including The Washington Post and USA Today
  • Explora for Public Libraries — user-friendly research tool to search EBSCO articles and e-books simultaneously
  • CPLRBdigital — download 250+ digital magazines to your computer or mobile device (Canton Public Library card required)

Business and Investment

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Genealogy

  • CPLAncestry Library Edition — US and UK Census and vital records (in-library use only)
  • MyHeritage — access billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos, and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps — historic maps showing building structures and use from the 19th century
  • Michiganology.org — online access to Michigan Archives, including historical documents and vital records.

Health and Medicine

History and Social Sciences

  • CPLAtoZ the USA — explore the USA, from sea to shining sea and beyond! Learn about its history, economy, geography, culture, and more. Perfect for students
  • CPLAtoZ World Travel — comprehensive travel guides to 200 world cities, for travelers and students alike
  • CPLGale in Context: Biography — 650,000+ biographies and related articles
  • CPLBritannica School — encyclopedia articles, primary sources, games, videos and other learning resources for K-12 students
  • Global Road Warrior — a comprehensive cultural database that features in-depth information on 175 countries, helpful for school reports and international travel and business
  • Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints — 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
  • CPLGale in Context: US History — full-text documents, curriculum-linked topics and scholarly analysis about U.S. History
  • CPLGale in Context: World History — full-text documents, curriculum-linked topics and scholarly analysis of historical events around the world

Hobbies & DIY

  • CPLAtoZ World Food — articles and recipes from around the globe. learn about food culture, national cuisines and ingredients, and save recipes in an interactive digital cookbook
  • Auto Repair Source — service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles; includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls
  • CPLCreativebug — create something great with more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists (Canton Public Library card required)
  • Home Improvement Reference Center — maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, plumbing, wood projects, outdoor improvements, decorating, home & garden, etc.
  • Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center — arts & crafts; games & electronics; models; needlework; outdoors & nature; and scrapbooking & paper craft
  • CPLRBdigital Magazines — from American Craft to Shutterbug, and Interweave Knits to Quilts & More, RBdigital is sure to have a magazine for your hobby (Canton Public Library card required)
  • Small Engine Repair Resource Center — user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines, organized in an easy-to-use manner

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Jobs and Career

  • CPLGale Courses — free online courses on professional and career development, computer skills, and personal enrichment& (Canton Public Library card required)
  • Job Search Toolkit — job search, resume, and job interview resources from your library
  • CPLJobNow by Brainfuse — a wealth of resources to boost your career, or help with your job search. Work with a live tutor to prepare for an interview, or receive personalized feedback on your resume or cover letter. *Live tutors are available 7 days a week, from 2pm to 11pm
  • LearningExpress Library — online learning to help with computers, job hunting, and more
  • Michigan Jobs and Careers Portal — Search jobs, find education and training
  • Michigan Test for Teacher Certification Study Guides — online study guides for the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC)
  • Resources for Tough Times — healthcare, unemployment and related resources for tough times
  • Vocational Studies Premier — designed specifically for the research needs of two-year colleges. Scholarly content most relevant to vocational programs including counseling, biotechnology, cosmetology, fashion design, forensics, graphic arts, health information technology, law enforcement, and veterinary assistant

Languages

  • CPLMango Languages — learn Spanish, Japanese and more on your computer or mobile device
  • CPLPronunciator — learn any of 80 languages, including many ESL courses, on your computer or mobile device (Canton Public Library card required)

Law

Literature

Music

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

Online Learning and Test Preparation

  • CPLGale 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
  • CPLHelpNow by Brainfuse — live homework help, study tools, test preparation and virtual group study space for K-12 students and lifelong learners. HelpNow provides assistance in multiple formats to help you write a better paper, ace the test, or better understand a tough math problem. *Live tutors are available 7 days a week, from 2pm to 11pm
  • Khan Academy — SAT test preparation; earn badges and points for learning about math, history, and more
  • LearningExpress 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

  • Britannica School — encyclopedia articles, primary sources, games, videos and other learning resources for K-12 students; school code is MeL5
  • CPLGale Courses — free online courses on a variety of topics, including software and Information Technology (Canton Public Library card required)
  • CPLGale eBooks — search and read online books about scientific topics
  • CPLGale in Context: Science — search articles, experiments, biographies, and links to online reference resources