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There are a variety of free resources available through MeL (Michigan eLibrary) including the Small Business Reference Center (start-up forms, bookkeeping, etc), Small Engine Repair guides, Legal Information Source (print legal forms for free), AtoZdatabases (generate business contact info and reports), Home Improvement Source (guides to fixing things around the house), detailed demographics reports, as well as many other cultural, informative, and hobby-based resources.

Click here to access Consumer Reports issues 1991-current.

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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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Auto Repair Source

Chilton Library

Service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. 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.

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Michigan Legal Help is for people who are handling their legal problems without a lawyer. It can help you learn about your legal problems and get ready for court. There are many Do-It-Yourself tools to help you create court forms.

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