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A to Z Maps Online World, continent, country, and state maps. Included in the 4,000+ maps are: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps. 

Academic One File (Gale) A premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.

Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost) This scholarly resource contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.   

Applied Science & Technology Abstracts (FirstSearch) Includes interviews, meetings, conferences, exhibitions, discussions, corrections, continued articles, new product reviews, new product announcements, technically valuable editorials and letters, tables, charts, diagrams, buyers' guides.

Art Abstracts (Wilson) Leading publications in the world of the arts. Includes information compiled by specialists with expertise in all fields of art to provide an international perspective on many art subjects.

ArticleFirst (FirstSearch) OCLC index of articles from the contents pages of over 16,000 journals.


Biography and Genealogy Master Index (Gale) Indexes current, readily available reference sources, as well as the most important retrospective works that cover individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world.

Biography in Context (Gale) Over 600,000 biographies covering more than 525,000 individuals from historical to present times. This resource includes integrated reference material, periodical information and multimedia content such as video and audio selections from archival film clips to NBC and NPR. Contains links to screened, reliable web sites.

Biography Index Past and Present (Wilson) Index to a wide range of biographical material. Indexes articles, books, and autobiographies for biographical subjects from antiquity to the present.

Biological and Agricultural Index (Wilson) An index of leading publications in agriculture, biology, forestry, and ecology.

Book Review Digest Plus (Wilson) Reviews of current English-language fiction and nonfiction books.

Books and Authors (Gale) Reading advice. A database to help you decide what to read next. Search by character, topic, setting, time period, genre, title, author, and series. Includes over 140,000 titles.

Business & Company ASAP (Gale) Providing researchers with information on companies, markets and industries. From market trends, mergers and acquisitions to current management theory and company overviews.

Business Abstracts with Full Text (Wilson) Leading English-language business periodicals.

Business Insights: Essentials (Gale) Research and analyze companies and industries around the world. Featuring the content you need to explore a global business landscape.

Business Insights: Global (Gale) A unique source for international business intelligence offering the most comprehensive and convenient way to find case studies, in-depth statistical data coupled with deep research, and the ability to compare global economies, countries and industries.

Business Source Premier (EBSCOhost) This business research database features the full text for more than 2,100 journals. Additional full text, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.


CAMIO: Catalog of Art Museum Images Online (OCLC) CAMIO is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing collections of prominent museums.

Careers in Health Care (Salem Press) Includes sphere of work, work environment, working conditions, educational and physical needs along with tables and charts from the US Bureau Labor Statistics.

Careers in Hospitality & Tourism (Salem Press) Includes work environment, education and training, and conversations with professionals, including “What I Wish I Had Known.”

Careers in Human Services (Salem Press) – Find job descriptions and education needed in the community and social services field.

Careers in Law, Criminal Justice & Emergency Services (Salem Press) Includes education and training, work environment, employment outlook and conversations with professionals in the field.

Chilton Library (Gale) ChiltonLibrary provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins and more.

Chronicle of Higher Education The No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. Students researching education topics will find this database useful. For off campus access, students and staff need to create an account on the Chronicle's web site.

Computer Database (Gale) Computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.

CQ Press Complete listing of CQ Press databases.

CQ Researcher (CQ Press) Covers social and political issues. Each single-topic, 13,000 word report, is an original work, researched and reported by a seasoned journalist and professionally fact-checked. Reports cover topics in public policy, law and civil liberties, international affairs, economics, health, education, the environment, and technology. Each issue includes a pro-con feature.

Credo General Reference Premium Over 3,000,000 full-text entries in 600 reference books from 80+ publishers.

Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text (EBSCOhost) Subjects covered include: criminology; criminal justice; criminal law and procedure; corrections and prisons; police and policing; criminal investigation; forensic sciences and investigation; history of crime; substance abuse and addiction; probation and parole.

Culinary Arts Collection (GALE) The Culinary Arts collection includes 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.

D Demographics Now-Library Edition (Gale) 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.

eBooks (FirstSearch) OCLC catalog of online electronic books available through libraries worldwide.

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) - formerly netLibrary - Search over 26,000 full-text electronic books. 

EBSCOhost Complete listing of EbscoHost databases subscribed to by the William Hessel Library.

Education Abstracts (Wilson) Leading publications in the field of education. 

Electronic Collections Online (FirstSearch) An OCLC collection of scholarly journals. 

eLibrary Elementary (Proquest/ Reference source combining an easy-to-use search interface with full-text and multimedia reference essentials. Target audience is elementary age students.

Energy & Power Source (EBSCOhost)  Designed for energy industry professionals and researchers of all types, this comprehensive full-text database supports the informational needs of the energy and power industries at all levels. Coverage focuses on petroleum, natural gas, electric power, coal, nuclear power, renewable energy, and others.

ERIC (EbscoHost) ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center, contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals.

Essay & General Literature (Wilson) Find contents in collected works focusing on humanities and social sciences. Cites essays and articles contained in collections of essays and other works published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada.

Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale) From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers.


Facts on File Portal to all Facts on Files databases.

FirstSearch Complete listing of all FirstSearch databases.

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center (Facts on File) Provides detailed profiles of more than 3,300 jobs and 94 industries, invaluable advice on career skills, more than 48,000 resource entries, and more.

G Gale Legal Forms (Gale) Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale) Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

General Business File ASAP (Gale) Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, and more.

General OneFile (Gale) A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, sports.

General Reference Center Gold (Gale) A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources - newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications.

General Science Abstracts (Wilson) General science literature from the U.S. and Europe. Covers everything from supernovas to marine pollution.

Global Issues in Context (Gale) This online resource offers international perspectives on current events and global issues. Updated continuously, it offers 200 country pages, 250 issue pages, content from over 400 international full-text English-language journals and newspapers.

Google Scholar Limits results to scholarly literature. Book title searches may link you to holdings in the Hessel Library. Includes citations to peer reviewed documents.

GPO Catalog (FirstSearch) Covers all types of U.S. government documents from the Government Printing Office, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive department.

Greenfile (EBSCOHost) Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture.


Health Reference Center Academic (Gale) Multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources in InfoTrac's award-winning Health Reference Center.

Health & Wellness Resource Center (Gale) Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc., and articles from 2,200 general interest publications and a broad collection of Thomson Gale reference titles.

Health Source - Consumer Edition (EBSCOhost) This resource provides access to over 80 full-text consumer health magazines. It also includes searchable full text for current health-related pamphlets and nearly 130 health reference books, including books published by the People's Medical Society. Additionally, Health Source: Consumer Edition contains more than 9,900 Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish) and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary.

Health Source / Nursing Academic (EBSCOhost) This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals.

Herald-Palladium (NewsBank) Full text Herald-Palladium articles. Current issues plus articles from the past 10 years. Note that these are the locally written HP articles, not newswire articles from national news sources.

HeritageQuest Online ( Search a multitude of genealogy databases including the Census, PERSI, Revolutionary War records, Freedman's Bank and more.

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection (GALE) With current and relevant content from over 500 industry journals. Includes cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more.

Humanities Abstracts (Wilson) Abstracts covering diverse subject areas of the humanities.


Index to Legal Periodicals and Books (Wilson) Covers legal journals, yearbooks, institutes, bar association organs, law reviews, and government publications originating in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

Infobase eBooks Search the full-text to these titles, Governing America and Nuclear Power, both multi-volume sets.

Informe (Gale) Una coleccion de revistas hispanicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnologia, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias. 

InfoTrac (Gale) Complete listing of all Thompson Gale Databases powered by InfoTrac. 

InfoTrac Diversity Studies Collection (Gale)

InfoTrac Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection (Gale)

InfoTrac Psychology Collection (Gale)  

Issues & Controversies (Facts on File) Explores more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture.


JSTOR JSTOR offers high-quality content to support scholarship and teaching. It includes over 1000 leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs. All titles start with Volume 1, issue 1.

Junior Edition 8-12 (Gale) Designed for students in junior high and middle school with access to a variety magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.


Kids InfoBits K-5 (Gale) Kids InfoBits is a database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Great resource for Elementary School teachers.


LearningExpress Library ( LearningExpress Library is a comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass.

LegalTrac (Gale) Drawing on a wide variety of the most highly regarded legal publications, LegalTrac® provides indexing for more than 1,400 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals.

LexisNexis Academic 1,200 newspapers from around the world. Access over 43 million public and private companies. Includes comprehensive primary legal materials, including Shepard's. Also included are blogs, transcripts, and other hard-to-find news sources.

Library Literature & Information Science Index (Wilson) Materials on libraries and information science.

Literature Resource Center (Gale) Literature Resource Center is the premier Internet resource for information on literary figures from all time periods writing in such genres as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism, and more.


Magazine Finder (Serials Solutions) Find which database to use for a particular journal title or subject. Enter the journal title and see which database has that title.

MasterFILE Premier (EBSCOhost) This resource contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.

Medline (EBSCOhost) or Medline (FirstSearch) These resources provide authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.

MeL Michigana ( Michigan related databases brought to you by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL)

MeLCat ( Search the MeL Catalog for books, books on tape/CD/DVD, music, magazines, and more. See what other Michigan libraries own.

Michigan Authors and Illustrators ( Search for authors and illustrators from Michigan.

Michigan Online Resource for Educators ( Michigan Online Resource for Educators (MORE) provides thousands of quality educational web sites tied to the state's curriculum and professional development needs.

Military & Government Collection (EBSCOhost) Provides full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals. The database also offers indexing and abstracts for more than 400 journals.


Naxos Music Library Naxos Music Library is the World's largest Classical music listening service designed for students, instructors and patrons of public and academic libraries. A growing collection of over 706,000 tracks of music. This subscription is limited to eight simultaneous users. Please logout when finished.

New York Times (Gale) A daily (7-day) general newspaper providing national and international news, opinion and commentary; published in a national and a New York metropolitan edition. 

NewsBank Special Reports The reports focus on topics of current interest. They include content from sources throughout the world to provide a global perspective, current and background information, statistics, maps, images, websites, and suggested search terms.

Newspaper Source (EBSCOhost) Newspaper Source provides selected full text for 25 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains full text television & radio news transcripts, and selected full text for more than 260 regional (U.S.) newspapers. 

NewsStand (Gale) A collection of more than 1,000 full-text newspapers from around the country and the world. Includes the New York Times (1985-current).

This tool will help you format citations in a variety of styles, take notes for research and more. Print your Reference List or Works Cited page in perfect format. Create your own username and password for access to all your writing projects.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection (Gale) All aspects of the Nursing profession, from direct patient care to health care administration, are covered in this collection.

Nursing Resource Center (Gale)  


Online Catalog William Hessel Library holdings of books, dvds, cds, and eBooks. Circulating items can be requested online to send to the South Haven, Bertrand Crossing, and M-TEC campuses. You must log in to your account to do so.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context Contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, it features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Oxford English Dictionary The definitive record of the English language. The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium.

Oxford Music Online Oxford Music Online comprises the full text of The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Grove Music Online, and The Oxford Companion to Music.

Oxford Reference The full-text content is available in these eBooks owned by the library:
• Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to Present
• Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895
• Encyclopedia of Global Change
• Grove Dictionary of American Music
• The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature


Professional Development Collection (EBSCOhost) Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection  (EBSCOhost) Over 500 full-text journals. This database covers information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.

PsycARTICLES  (EBSCOhost) Full-text psychology database containing 178,000 articles from 100 journals.  Note: Complementary trial access from 1/1/2015-6/30/2015.

PsycINFO (EBSCOhost) The American Psychological Association's (APA) renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. It contains over 3 million citations and summaries dating as far back as the 1800s.  Ninety-nine percent of the covered material is peer-reviewed. The database also includes information about the psychological aspects of related fields such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, technology, linguistics, anthropology, business, law, and others. 400 journals are cross linked to the full-text collection in Psychology and Behavioral Collection.


Reader's Guide Abstracts (Wilson) Abstracts of articles from popular magazines.

Regional Business News (EBSCOhost) Regional Business News incorporates 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Included in this database are Arizona Business, Business North Carolina, Crain's New York Business.  

Religion and Philosophy Collection  (EBSCOhost) With more than 300 full-text journals,  this resource covers topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.


Salem Health Search any of these reference titles: Complementary & Alternative Medicine, Infectious Diseases & Conditions, or Magill’s Medical Guide.

Salem Science - Search any of these reference titles: Applied Science; Earth Science: Earth’s Weather, Water, and Atmosphere; Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society; and Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues.

Salem Press History Reference eBooks Search any of these reference titles: Defining Documents in American History: Civil War (1860-1865); Encyclopedia of American Immigration; and Issues in U.S. Immigration; and Defining Documents in American History: The Emergence of Modern America (1874-1917).

* SCIPIO Art and rare books sales catalog.  

SIRS Discover Deluxe ( A general reference database for children in grades 1-9 with full-text articles and images.

SIRS Renaissance ( A reference database providing current, full-text information on Architecture & Design, Culture, Literature, Multimedia, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy & Religion and Visual Arts.

Social Sciences Abstract (Wilson) Abstracts of articles on the social sciences

Statistical Abstract of the U.S. (ProQuest)  Need statistics for your paper or speech? This database provides a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. It contains 1400 statistical tables.  Includes monthly updates to the tables, image and spreadsheet versions of all current and historical tables, along with links to provider sites.

Student Edition 9-12 (Gale) Now with over 1,100 titles, cross searchable with eBooks, this periodical database is designed for high-school students with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books.


Turfgrass Information Center (MSU / Turfgrass Science information from around the world.


Vocational Search and Career Collection (EBSCOhost)  Designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. This collection provides full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals.


WilsonWeb Links to all Wilson Databases.

WorldCat (FirstSearch) Over 179 million items cataloged by 55,000+ OCLC member libraries including material dated before 1000 BC to the present.

WorldCat Dissertations (FirstSearch) A database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat (index only).




































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