New MeL Resources

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As 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.

  • Academic Search Complete:  Includes peer-reviewed full text for STEM research, as well as for the social sciences and humanities.
  • AGRICOLA:  Contains records from the USDA's National Agriculture Library and provides millions of citations relating to the field of agriculture.
  • Applied Science & Technology Source:  Covers the full spectrum of the applied sciences and computing disciplines from acoustics to aeronautics, neural networks to nuclear engineering.
  • Business Book Summaries: Concise yet comprehensive summaries to help professionals and students keep up with the latest information in the business world. A wide range of topics is covered including business biographies, change management, communication, entrepreneurship, leadership, marketing, personal growth, productivity and technology.
  • eBook Academic Collection:  Multidisciplinary eBooks representing a broad range of academic subjects.
  • Education Source:  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.
  • Environemnt Complete: Covers the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy and affiliated areas of study.
  • ERIC Authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources. Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, it is essential tool for education researchers of all kinds.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition:  Provides researchers, allied health professionals, nurses and medical educators access to full-text scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines.
  • LearningExpress - Computer Skills Tutorials:  Offers 90+ courses on topics such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Computer Basics, Internet Basics, and MS Office Products.
  • Legal Source:  Authoritative database for current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.
  • MasterFILE Complete:   Includes a wide variety of full-text magazines, reference books and primary source documents. There’s also an extensive image collection with photos, maps and flags.  Special tip:  includes access to Consumer Reports!
  • Political Science Complete:  Covers political topics with a worldwide focus. Designed for students, researchers and government institutions.
  • Psychology and 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.
  • Science Reference Center Full-text science magazines, encyclopedias, reference books, and a collection of images.