Databases A - Z

If you don't see a database on the topic you are interested in on this list, click on the link to Michigan eLibrary databases on the left side of this page to find even more resources.


Arts & Crafts

Creativebug - Over 1000 video tutorials from design experts

and artists on subjects such as sewing, drawing, preserving food, upholstering furniture, and more.


Biography In Context - Provides contextual information on the world's most influential people. Over 600,000 biographical entries cover a range of historically significant figures and present-day news makers.


NoveList Plus is a database of book recommendations. NoveList uses unique story elements like appeal, genre, and themes from books you have read to help you find books that you may also enjoy. We offer recommendations for titles, authors, and series, as well as audiobooks.

NoveList K-8 Plus offers book recommendations for younger readers. Whether your school uses Accelerated Reader levels or Lexile levels, NoveList K-8 Plus lets you search for books with your kids' favorite story elements, then limit by reading level so you can find just the right book for them.

Login information for NoveList Plus and NoveList K-8 Plus:

   Username: wlcmichigan
   Password: read@2020

NoveList Plus Tutorial
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Reference Solutions Tutorial

Career & Education

Learning Express Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. Includes GED test prep, License exam prep, Career certification, and College entrance exam prep.

Learning Express Library Tutorial

Lynda - Online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. is a fully online tutoring service. You can get a tutor 24/7 in more than 40 subjects including Math, Science, Social Studies, English, AP ® Support, Foreign Languages and Business. Tutoring sessions take place in our easy-to-use online classroom, which runs in your web browser. is suitable for high school and college students. Career and resume tutoring is also available.

Consumer Information
Consumer Reports Online

Username: wlcmichigan 

Password: read@2020

Consumer Reports Tutorial

Cooking and Recipes

A to Z World Food- Information about food and recipes from around the world.

A to Z Food America - Information about food and recipes from around the country, including vintage advertisements and price details.

Countries and Culture

Culture Grams - The leading database for concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on the countries of the world. It goes beyond mere facts and figures to deliver an insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.

Financial Information

Weiss Ratings - Research banks, insurance, mutual funds and more to make informed financial decisions.
Weiss Financial Ratings Tutorial

Ancestry Library Edition - Available only at the library

MyHeritage - Family history resource including more than 6 billion historical records from the United States, Europe, Latin America, and other regions. Includes the full USA federal census (1790-1940); census of England and Wales (1841-1901); U.S. World War II Army Enlistment as well as records of Union and Confederate Civil War soldiers.

Ancestry Library Edition Tutorial

Language Learning

Mango features lessons for 70+ languages. Learn at your own pace with easy online tutorials.

Mango Languages Tutorial
Access World NewsBank
Daily Telegram NewsBank


AtoZ World Travel
Access more than 200 world city travel guides with up-to-date information including activities, transportation, money & banking, health & medical issues and security briefings. 

Global Road Warrior

Provides information about travel requirements, history, and culture for countries around the world.