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Need a newspaper or magazine article on almost any topic? Need to finish some homework? Use these databases! Most of them can be accessed from home and all can be accessed at the library.

Note: Items that are followed by a (*) are provided through the Michigan eLibrary



Gale Courses

Foundation Directory Online


Chilton's Online Automotive Repair*

Kelley Blue Book

Price guides for cars and motorcycles

Price guide information for new and used cars, motorcycles, boats, and more

Books & Reading


Book reviews and recommendations

Infobase Publishing ebooks*

MeL-Michigan elibrary*

Michigan Authors & Illustrators*


OAIster (Free Version)*

What's Next?

Worldcat (Free Version)*

Business & Investments

Big Charts

Provides historical stock prices

Business Decision*

Comprehensive business-to-consumer market data

Business Insights (Global)*

Demographics Now Business and People*

Find businesses and people, demographics and expenditure data

Foundation Directory Online

Search 6.4 million grants from 140,000 grant funders from across the United States (In-Library Use Only)

Gale Virtual Reference Library Business Collection*

General Business File ASAP*

Mergent Intellect

Includes First Research, Key Business Rations, residential data, and job postings

Michigan Small Business Development Center

Provides counseling, training, and research for new ventures and existing small businesses

Reference USA

Find sales leads, conduct market research, and search people and business listings


Free small business advice

Small Business Resource Center*

Thomas Register

A director of over 600,000 qualified manufactures, distributors, MRO providers and custom manufactures

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Patent, trademark and copyright information

Value Line Investment Survey



Job and Career Accelerator*

Learning Express Library*

Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency

Apply for unemployment benefits using this site

Michigan Works

Workforce development agency

Workforce Skills for the 21st Century*

Workplace writing, communication and math skills

Consumer Information

Credit Karma

Free credit reports

Better Business Bureau

Consumer Reports

FDSys (Federal Digital System)*

Gale Legal Forms*

Copies of actual forms and documents in Word format

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Information on product recalls

Early Education


An interactive experience that allows beginning readers to explore fiction and non-fiction

Early World of Learning*

Recommended for: Early elementary

eBook K-8 Collection*

eLibrary Elementary*

Kids InfoBits*


Education & Reference

Academic OneFile*

Biography Resource Center*

Culture Grams*


ERIC (Free Version)*

Expanded Academic ASAP*

Gale Courses

General One File*

General Reference Center Gold*

Infotrac Junior Edition*

Info Trac Student Edition*

Legal Trac*

Opposing Viewpoints in Context*

SIRS Discover Deluxe*

SIRS Renaissance*

Turfgrass Information File (TGIF)*

Foreign Language

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos* (World Book Spanish)

Informe! En Espanol*

Mango Languages

Health & Wellness

Health and Wellness Resource Center*

Health Reference Center Academic*

Recommended for: Students, Patients, Health Professionals

MedlinePlus (Free Version)*

Nursing Resource Center*

Salem Health*


Ancestry Library - (In Library Use Only)

Biography and Genealogy Master Index*

Family Search*

Heritage Quest Online*


Local Interest

City of the Village of Clarkston

Independence Township

Independence Township Library's Community Information Network Network

Independence Township Parks and Recreation

Magazines & Newspapers

Clarkston News

Computer Database*

Detroit Free Press

Detroit News

Infotrac Newsstand*

New York Times*

Oakland Press

Find businesses and people, demographics, and expenditure data

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