Research Databases By Topic

Featured Online Resources

Saline District Library is pleased to provide access to dozens of online resources for research and learning. Get started by exploring the following highlighted resources, or by clicking on a topic below. You can also search for online resources by name in alphabetical order. See alphabetical listing.

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports

Access product reviews and ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more.

Digital Sanborn Maps

Digital Sanborn Maps

Access detailed property and land-use records that depict everyday life in over 12,000 U.S. towns and cities across a century of change.

Mango Languages

Mango Languages

Language-learning resources to help patrons learn 60+ languages online.

World Book Online

World Book Online

An online encyclopedia that offers everything from early learning to advanced research.

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AARP Tax Aide

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides in-person and virtual tax assistance free of charge with a special focus on taxpayers who are over 50 or have low-to-moderate income. Site is available during tax season.

American Ancestors

In-library use only – Trace your ancestry with the most respected name in family history.

Ancestry Library Edition

In-library use only – Start searching billions of records to discover your family’s story.

AtoZ Food America

Try out recipes, cuisine, and regional favorites from the US.

AtoZ The USA

Information about travel, points of interest, security, transportation, food and recipes, culture, language, and more.

AtoZ World Food

Explore recipes, cuisine, and food culture from around the world.

AtoZ World Travel

Information about travel, points of interest, security, transportation, food and recipes, culture, language, and more.

AtoZdatabases

The premier source of business and residential information for reference and research.

Auto Repair Source

Repair information and schedules, diagrams, parts and labor estimates, service alerts, and recalls. Covers thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.

Biography Reference Center

Biographical information on a wide range of historical & contemporary figures.

Britannica Fundamentals

Play and read to learn letters, numbers, shapes, animals, and more. Pre K - 2nd grade.

Britannica School

Nonfiction content geared for K-12 students. Includes encyclopedia articles, images, multimedia elements, and e-books.

Chilton’s

Service & repair manuals for thousands of domestic & imported vehicles.

Consumer Health Complete

Health & wellness information and images from magazines, reports, books, fact sheets, and medical dictionaries.

Consumer Health Information

Detailed answers to the 200 most commonly asked health questions.

Consumer Reports Login From Library

Access product reviews and ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more.

Consumer Reports Login outside of Library

Access product reviews and ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more. Enter your SDL library card barcode for "Patron ID."

Creativebug

Thousands of award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

Digital Sanborn Maps

Access detailed property and land-use records that depict everyday life in over 12,000 U.S. towns and cities across a century of change.

Explora

Content from magazines, newspapers, reference books, & more on a wide range of subjects.

Explora for Elementary School

Access to a variety of material for information on art, history, sports, music, and more. Grades K-5.

Explora for High School

Access to a variety of material for information on art, history, sports, music, & more. Grades 9-12.

Explora for Middle School

Access to a variety of material for information on history, current events, sports, & more. Grades 6-8.

FactCheck.org

Monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases.

Fold3

In-library use only – Nearly 500 million military records from the U.S. and around the world.

Gale Business: DemographicsNow

Business and nonprofit resource for demographic information, market identifiers, and community information.

Gale Legal Forms

Information, forms, and detailed how-to instructions covering a wide range of legal issues.

GCFLearnfree Online Tutorials

Online learning tutorials about everyday life, basic math, computer training, and more.

HeritageQuest Online

In-library use only – Unique primary sources, local and family histories, interactive census maps, and more.

History Reference Center

Documents, photos, maps, film, and video from leading history journals. Also includes biographies of historical figures.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

"How-to" instructions and creative ideas across a wide range of categories.

Home Improvement Reference Center

Articles and instructions for do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and more.

IRS Tax Forms

Current and previous year federal tax forms and instructions.

LearningExpress Library

Practice tests, tutorials, and more. Also includes a resume builder.

Legal Information Reference Center

Search for state-specific legal forms, also available by topic. Includes full-text legal reference books from NOLO.

LinkedIn Learning

(formerly Lynda.com) Technology, business, and design classes.

Literary Reference Center

Information on thousands of authors and their works.

Mango Languages

Language-learning resources to help patrons learn 60+ languages online.

Medline Plus

The National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends.

MeL Resources for Kids (PreK – 8)

Fast, reliable online resources for homework and classroom activities.

Merck Manual

Information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and, more, written in everyday language.

Merck Veterinary Manual

Information on animal health topics.

Michigan Authors & Illustrators

Searchable database of Michigan authors and illustrators.

Michigan Driving Tests

Practice tests and state handbooks for car, motorcycle, and CDL licenses.

Michigan History Magazine

A popular history magazine geared toward professionals and enthusiasts alike, Michigan History offers a wide variety of subject matter, time frames, and perspectives while inspiring, educating, and entertaining its readers.

Michigan Materials at the Library of Michigan

Materials about the state, its people, and their history. Includes facts on Michigan's history, state symbols, population, geography, economy, and more.

Michigan Tax Forms

Current and previous year State of Michigan tax forms and instructions.

Michigan Works

A workforce development association serving employers and job seekers throughout Michigan.

My Heritage

Millions of historical documents & photos spanning the last 5 centuries.

New Computer User Tutorial

This tutorial is designed to help people who have never used a computer before.

New York Times

Login outside of Library. Unlimited access to acclaimed journalism.

Newspaper Source Plus

Search newspapers, newswires, magazines, broadcast transcripts, and more.

NoveList Plus

The premiere database of reading recommendations.

Opposing Viewpoints

Contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues.

Poetry & Short Story Reference Center

Classic & contemporary poems & short stories as well as author bios.

Rock’s Back Pages

Saline Area Historical Photos

Searchable collection of over 1,000 photographs of Saline from the 1860s to the late 1900s.

Saline Historic Homes

Searchable database of all structures built up to 1944 within the city limits of Saline, Michigan.

Saline Historical Newspapers

Explore digitized copies of The Saline Observer, Saline Reporter, and Saline Review via CMU Clarke Historical Library’s Digital Michigan Newspapers.

Saline Valley Farms

Searchable collection of Saline Valley Farms photographs.

Science Reference Center

Science magazines, encyclopedias, reference books, and images.

Small Business Reference Center

Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Repair guides for all manner of small engines.

TechBoomers

Video tutorials for many popular and useful websites.

TumbleBook Library

Includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, graphic novels, playlists, and books in French and Spanish.

Value Line Investment Survey Login from Library

Provides investment research on stocks, mutual funds, and more.

Value Line Investment Survey Login outside of Library

Provides investment research on stocks, mutual funds, and more.

VITA @ United Way of Washtenaw County

Events - United Way of Washtenaw County

Vote 411 Election Information by League of Women Voters

Enter your address to find your polling place, build your ballot with an online voters’ guide, and more.

Vote Smart

Provides free, factual, unbiased information on candidates, elected officials, and more.

Weiss Ratings

Provides ratings on a variety of investments and banks.

World Book Online

An online encyclopedia that offers everything from early learning to advanced research.

WorldCat

Get connected to the collections & services of 10,000+ libraries worldwide. Please note that SDL does not participate in interlibrary loan via WorldCat.