Online Resources

  • MeL, the Michigan eLibrary

    Search subscription databases, browse librarian-recommended Web resources and request items through MeLCat, the statewide library catalog and borrowing service using your local, participating public library.

  • New MeL Resources

    New MeL logoAs of October 1, MeL has a new look and new content!  Among the new e-Resources it brings to all residents of Michigan, this list highlights those that seem especially complimentary to the work of state employees.   Contact us to schedule a training on these new resources, as well as our general research services.

  • Michigan Legislative Biography Database

    The Legislative Biography Database covers members of the Michigan state legislature from the first session following statehood in 1835 through the current session.

  • Governing Michigan logo Governing Michigan

    Governing Michigan is a digital repository of unique and authoritative state and local government resources.  There is no sign-in or registration required and all materials are full-text and can be downloaded or linked to at no charge.

  • Access to research databases just got EZer

    State of Michigan employees can access subscription databases with your library card and PIN. Do you need a Library of Michigan library card?  Apply online, or contact us for assistance.

  • Newspaper Archive Logo Access NewspaperArchive

    Newspapers dating from 1759 to 1977, including communities around the country.

  • CQ Researcher logo CQ Researcher

    1991 to the present, in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day; reports written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact-checked.

  • NewsBank Detroit Historical logo Detroit News Historical

    Explore news articles from 1873 to 1999

  • lexisNexis digital library logo LexisNexis Digital Library

    Access authoritative legal research volumes with the Lexis Digital Library, a 24/7 ebook collection made available through the State Law Library.

  • IntellliConnect

    State and federal tax cases, regulations, and statutes from WoltersKluwer/CCH

  • LLMC law database logo LLMC

    Access copies of Michigan public acts, legislative analyses, House and Senate Journals, older Attorney General Opinions, and many other state, federal, and international resources.

  • NCLC Digital Library logo National Consumer Law Center Digital Library (NCLC)

    Digital copies of NCLC publications focusing on consumer law, credit and debt, mortgage lending, student loans, foreclosure, and bankruptcy.

  • lexisNexis digital library logo Professional Development Library e-Audio Collection (via Lexis Nexis)

    Listen your way to management proficiency:  books on communication, leadership, innovation, decision making, and more.

  • ProQuest e-book Central logo ProQuest Ebook Central

    A one-stop source for scholarly books in subject areas geared to complement the work of state employees.

  • WorldCat logo WorldCat

    The world's most comprehensive database of information about library collections.

  • ProQuest Databases

    ProQuest LogoAccess a variety of authoritative resources. Includes government documents, public health and education journals, legal materials, and the fulltext of the Detroit Free Press (1831-1999).

  • ProQuest Congressional

    A comprehensive collection of congressional documents from 1789 to the present, including the Congressional Globe, Congressional Record, Congressional Research Service reports, laws, bills and legislative histories.

  • ProQuest Education Database

    Tap into literature on primary, secondary, and higher education, as well  as special education, home schooling, adult education, and hundreds of related topics.

  • ProQuest Public Health Database

    An ideal starting point for public health information and research, with coverage of a wide variety of disciplines ranging from social sciences and biological sciences to business.

  • ProQuest Indian Claims Insight

    Includes briefs, dockets, decisions and testimony in claims before the Indian Claims Commission and US Court of Claims, treaties, related congressional publications, and maps.

  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Detroit Free Press, 1831-1999

    168 years of news coverage, right at your device.