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We offer many resources you can use to discover information that can help you manage and improve the quality of your life. Get health and legal information, develop personal finance and investing skills, or research product quality and safety. We even offer genealogy resources and materials to help you explore your ancestry.

LearningExpress Library

LearnExpress Library

Test Prep/Jobs/Careers. Seven interactive learning centers of academic and licensing/certification practice tests, elementary level testing for math and reading, and skills building tools. Learning centers: High School Equivalency, College Admissions Test Preparation, College Students, Career Preparation, Adult Core Skills, School, and Recursos para Hispanohablantes. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.

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Ancestry® Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition

Formerly AncestryPlus, this collection contains more than 4,000 databases and 2 billion names. It includes coverage of the U.S. and the U.K., including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas.

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Chilton Library

Chilton Library

General interest. Full text. Authoritative car and truck repair information. Year, make, and model combinations from 1940 to the present. Videos, photos, wiring diagrams, diagnostics, and maintenance specifications. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only. This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

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Mango Languages

Mango Languages

An online learning system, Mango prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in over 70 world languages, including English.

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Online Resources

Michigan eLibrary (MeL) Resources