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Full MEL Database List – Updated 10/1/2018
AtoZdatabases is the premier Reference, Research, Marketing, Mailing Lists/Sales Leads, and Job-Search database: including, 30 million business & executive profiles, over 220 million residents, over 7 million real-time job listings, 2 million new businesses, over 12 million healthcare professionals, over 12 million new movers, 2 million new homeowners, and much more. The databases are ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, background searches, finding people, and many other possibilities. Check out Intro Videos and AtoZU Training Center, with videos and webinars on basic searching, job searching, tips for businesses, and much more.
Coverage on a wide range of topics. Includes peer-reviewed full text for STEM research, as well as for the social sciences and humanities. Total titles indexed: 17,100+; Full-text titles: 8,900+.
Contains records from the USDA’s National Agriculture Library and provides millions of citations relating to the field of agriculture.
Alt Healthwatch is a full-text alternative health research database focused on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers the latest information about the evolving practice of holistic medicine and therapies.
Applied Science & Technology Source
Full-text and indexed content covering the full spectrum of the applied sciences and computing disciplines from acoustics to aeronautics, neural networks to nuclear engineering. Total titles idexed: 3,600+; Full-text titles: 1,200+.
Full-text art research covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as architecture and architectural design. Strong international coverage with hundreds of full-text art journals, magazines and books, plus detailed indexing, abstracts and thousands of images. Total titles indexed: 1,600+; Full-text titles: 780+.
Full-text coverage for the subject areas most relevant to two-year college programs including biotechnology, graphic arts, criminal justice and veterinary assisting. Total titles indexed: 1,000+; Full-text titles: 950+.
Service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls. Designed for touch-enabled devices such as laptops and tablets, Auto Repair Source offers a user-friendly search experience and access to a wealth of information to help users diagnose, repair and maintain today’s complex vehicles. Diagrams and images can be easily magnified and printed.
Coverage for several of the most popular and heavily-researched biographies and genres, including those contained within Biography Today and Biography (both dating back to the first issue published).
Multimedia, reading-level appropriate nonfiction content for K12 students and educators. Content includes over 132,000 encyclopedia articles, 103,000 images, 7,500 multimedia elements, more than 27,000 eBooks, novels and essays, a translation tool for 50+ languages and read-aloud functionality. Includes lexile ranges and is aligned with MDE Academic Standards across a variety of subjects.
Grades 3-4. Find information on countries, animals, and people in articles, media, and a world atlas. Watch and learn with videos, games, and activities.
Grades 5-7. Homework help and discovery learning. Explore maps, photos, articles, famous people and places, compare countries, and tour the U.S.A.
High School and adult. Primary sources for quick facts and in-depth information on history, geography, people, places, science, and much more. Biographies, world atlas, countries comparison, articles and interactive resources are available.
Pre K – 2nd grade. Activity-centered learning to explore, play, read, and build technology skills. Letters, numbers, geography, shapes and much more are included.
Caribbean SearchFull-text content pertaining to the countries and people of the Caribbean. Created in conjunction with Caribbean librarians and researchers. Total titles indexed: 140+; Full-text titles: 120+.
Central & Eastern European Academic Source
Multidisciplinary and multilingual resource covering a variety of subject areas including history, business and law. Total titles indexed: 590+; Full-text titles: 570+.
Provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine. Total titles indexed: 500+; Full-text titles: 500+.
Scanned full text issues of current Consumer Reports magazines and full text scanned archives dating back to 1991. Abstract only archive available form 1985-1990.
Robust and highly-detailed demographic data. Ideal for gaining consumer and market insight as you consider opening a business, finding an untapped audience for your products, analyzing the shifts and needs of a given population, and more. Reporting capability allows you to rapidly produce a variety of compiled reports to help you make informed and accurate decisions.
eBook K-8 CollectionThe eBook K-8 Collection contains titles chosen to support a quality learning experience for K-8 students across all subject areas taught in elementary and middle schools, and content aligns with Common Core Curriculum Standards (for participating U.S. states). The collection also features a selection of teacher resources to support educators and administrators. Full-text titles: 12,450+.
Education SourceProvides scholarly research and information for education students, professionals and policy makers. Covers all levels of education – from early childhood to higher education – and educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing. Total titles indexed: 3,500+; Full-text titles: 2,000+.
Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, this database provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.
Covers literary, scholarly and creative thought. Ideal for students, researchers, and educators interested in any aspect of the humanities. Total titles indexed: 3,000+; Full-text: 1,400+.
Multidisciplinary view of the study of Jewish civilization from its historical origins to the present. Total titles indexed: 190+; Full-text titles: 180+.
LearningExpress Library helps libraries improve the lives of their patrons every day through a highly-acclaimed eLearning solution that provides support to students and professionals for academic skill-building, standardized test prep, career certification test prep and more.
Legal Information Reference Center
Designed to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds. Coverage includes exclusive full text for many top consumer legal reference books, thousands of legal forms, and detailed how-to instructions covering a wide-range of legal issues. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo.
Authoritative database for current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world. It is an excellent resource for attorneys, educators, business people, law librarians, students, paralegals and others involved with the law. Total titles indexed: 2,200+; Full-text titles: 1,100+.
Library & Information Science Source
This full-text database is the most complete resource for library and information science studies. It offers journals and periodicals that help librarians and researchers keep pace with the latest trends in the rapidly evolving field.
Covers broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Wide range of subjects covered including plot summaries, literary criticism, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, short stories and novels, and author interviews. Total titles indexed: 460+; Full-text titles: 380+.
Designed for high school libraries and offers coverage of popular high school magazines and reference books. Wide range of subjects offered including art, history, sports and music. Over 1,000,000 photos, maps and flags. Total titles indexed: 690+; Full-text titles: 550+.
Content from popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources. Covers wide range of subjects including business, health, fashion, sports, and personal finance. Total titles indexed: 3,400+; Full-text titles: 2,300+.
Middle school magazines and reference books including thousands of biographies, primary source documents, over a million photos, maps and flags. Subjects covered include history, current events, science, sports and biographies. Total titles indexed: 200+; Full-text titles: 170+.
MyHeritage Library Edition is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind. Access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries.
Provides coverage from newspapers, newswires, and news magazines. TV, radio transcripts, and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources are also included. Primary full coverage newspapers are The Washington Post and USA Today. Total titles indexed: 1,300+; Full-text titles: 1,300+.
Recommendations for children’s fiction and nonfiction. This resources offers extensive reader’s advisory services including read-alike titles, series, and authors as well as professional reviews, reader reviews, articles, lists, genre overviews, discussion guides and more. Books are also tagged with appeal factors.
Covers both fiction and nonfiction. This resources offers extensive reader’s advisory services including read-alike titles, series, and authors as well as professional reviews, reader reviews, articles, lists, genre overviews, discussion guides and more. Books are also tagged with appeal factors.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the new solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
Poetry & Short Story Reference Center
Coverage includes classic and contemporary poems as well as short stories, biographies and authoritative essays. Total titles indexed: 155; Full-text titles: 155.
Covers political topics with a worldwide focus. Designed for students, researchers and government institutions. Total titles indexed: 2,250+; Full-text titles: 650+.
Presents multiple sides of an issue. Helps students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.
Children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, and an image collection designed for elementary school libraries. Total titles indexed: 115+; Full-text titles: 95+.
Professional Development Collection
Specialized database of full-text electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians and education researchers. Total titles indexed: 725+; Full-text titles: 460+.
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
Covers a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences and related disciplines. For psychologists, counselors, researchers and students. Total titles indexed: 500+; Full-text titles: 450+.
Designed for middle and high school students who have a basic foundation in English grammer and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects. Total titles indexed: 8; Full-text titles: 8.
Theme-based Spanish-language interface designed to make content readily accessible to non-English users. This full-text Spanish-language database covers a broad array of subjects inside and outside academia. It offers content from a variety of sources, including reference books, general interest magazines and health reports. Daily updates ensure availability of the most current articles from a dozen prominent newspapers from 10 Latin American countries.
Provides coverage from regional business publications for the U.S. and Canada. Total titles indexed: 125; Full-text titles: 100+.
Full-text science magazines, encyclopedias, reference books, and a collection of images. Total titles indexed: 220; Full-text titles: 200+.
Small Business Reference Center
Offers coverage that addresses many small business topics from consumer small business reference books, business videos, help and advice section and how to create business plans. Total Titles Indexed: 400+; Full-text titles: 400+.
Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Detailed yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines. All of the content is organized in an easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly find the information they need.
The most comprehensive collection of materials on turfgrass available.
Designed specifically for the research needs of two-year colleges. Scholarly content most relevant to vocational programs. Wide range of subjects covered including counseling, biotechnology, cosmetology, fashion design, forensics, graphic arts, health information technology, law enforcement, and veterinary assistant. Total titles indexed: 1000+; Full-text titles: 960+.