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Resources for Researching

  • You may need to enter your library card number to access certain resources.
  • Search by category below or alphabetically to the right. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please ask for help at the Circulation Desk.
Automotive Resources
Books & Literature
Business

A to Z Databases:   AtoZdatabases is the Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business & executive profiles & 240 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!   This service provided by:

 

America’s News:  America’s News provides access to information on people, issues and events in the local area and around the country. This comprehensive resource offers hundreds of millions of current and archived full-text articles from news sources nationwide in a single, fully searchable online database. This service paid for by Lyon Township Public Library.

Business Decision:  Company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies, and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information. This service provided by:

 

eBook Business Collection: The Book Business Collection (EBSCO) contains more than 14,500 e-books covering all disciplines of business, including leadership and management, marketing, project management, business communication, finance and accounting, human resources, sales and selling, mergers and acquisitions, green business, strategic planning and more. This service provided by: 

 

eBook Collection:  EBSCO offers more than one million high-quality e-book titles and 100,000 audiobooks from more than 1,500 major
academic publishers and University Presses from around the world.  This service provided by:  

Entrepreneurial Studies Source: Entrepreneurial Studies Source is an essential database for business students and researchers, providing the latest insights on entrepreneurship and small businesses topics. It offers full-text business journals, magazines, reference books, case studies and company profiles.  This service provided by:

 

Learning Express Library:  Discover this portal of instantly scored licensing, certification, and aptitude practice tests, online career preparation, skill building and vital information for a wide variety of occupations. This service provided by:

Michigan Advantage:  The complete guide for operating a business in the state of Michigan, provided by Michigan.gov.

Michigan eLibrary:  Explore all the resources available through the Library of Michigan. This service provided by: 

Morningstar Investment Research Center:  Morningstar is a comprehensive tool that features financial information, reliable portfolio analysis, information about investment options, and up-to-date financial news and commentary.  This service is paid for by Lyon Township Public Library.

Reference USA:  Reference USA is a powerful online research tool providing instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth and easy to navigate information on 17 million U.S. and Canadian businesses, 210 million U.S. residents, and 12 million Canadian households. This service is paid for by Lyon Township Public Library

The Detroit News:  More than 140 years of Michigan history, fully integrated with the world’s most comprehensive aggregated news resource. Valuable for students and faculty in nearly every academic discipline. This service is paid for by Lyon Township Public Library.

 

 

 

 

 

Career
Children's Resources
Community Resources
Computer Help
Digital Content
Education & Homework Help
Genealogy & Local History
General Reference

A to Z Databases:   AtoZdatabases is the Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business & executive profiles & 240 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!   This service provided by:

 

Agricola Containing bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library, AGRICOLA provides millions of citations relating to the field of agriculture. Citations are comprised of journal articles, book chapters, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials and technical reports to support agricultural research.  This service provided by:

 

America’s News:  America’s News provides access to information on people, issues and events in the local area and around the country. This comprehensive resource offers hundreds of millions of current and archived full-text articles from news sources nationwide in a single, fully searchable online database. This service paid for by Lyon Township Public Library.

eBook Collection:  EBSCO offers more than one million high-quality e-book titles and 100,000 audiobooks from more than 1,500 major
academic publishers and University Presses from around the world.  This service provided by:  

Entrepreneurial Studies Source: Entrepreneurial Studies Source is an essential database for business students and researchers, providing the latest insights on entrepreneurship and small businesses topics. It offers full-text business journals, magazines, reference books, case studies and company profiles.  This service provided by:

 

Michigan eLibrary:  Explore all the resources available through the Library of Michigan. This service provided by: 

Morningstar Investment Research Center:  Morningstar is a comprehensive tool that features financial information, reliable portfolio analysis, information about investment options, and up-to-date financial news and commentary.  This service is paid for by Lyon Township Public Library.

Reference USA:  Reference USA is a powerful online research tool providing instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth and easy to navigate information on 17 million U.S. and Canadian businesses, 210 million U.S. residents, and 12 million Canadian households. This service is paid for by Lyon Township Public Library

The Detroit News:  More than 140 years of Michigan history, fully integrated with the world’s most comprehensive aggregated news resource. Valuable for students and faculty in nearly every academic discipline. This service is paid for by Lyon Township Public Library.

TLN Databases:  Online catalogues and databases funded by the Library of Michigan and the federal LSTA program.

 

 

 

 

Government
Health
LTPL Grows
Michigan
Parenting
Senior Services
Voting
General

Digital Content

The Lyon Township Public Library is happy to provide the following digital content to our library card holders.  You will need to enter a valid library card number and PIN to access most resources.  These services are paid for by Lyon Township Public Library.

Downloadable Digital Content

The Lyon Township Public Library is happy to provide downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, music, movies and more to your tablet, smartphone and eReader!  For these services you must have a valid Lyon Township Public Library card and know your PIN.

OverDrive:
eBooks and audiobooks are available to be  “checked out” for 7, 14 or 21 days from the Download Destination website, anytime and anywhere you have internet access!  Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period and will be deleted from your device.  You will never have late fees!  For device specific instructions, more information, and Overdrive Help,click here.

Download the new Libby app to your device to begin borrowing or visit OverDrive at  http://tln.lib.overdrive.com.

hoopla:
hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

Click here to access hoopla!

rbDigital:  
RBdigital Magazines, the world’s largest newsstand, offers full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. Your library’s collection of popular digital magazines includes both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits.

  • Online reading: Instantly read all current and backlist magazines on desktop and mobile browsers.
  • Mobile apps: Download and read magazines on 95% of today’s mobile devices, including iOS (Apple®), Android™, and Kindle Fire™/HD/HDX.
  • Backlist: Grow your collection and build a digital backlist for anytime checkout and reading.
  • Easy browsing and checkout: Browse your library’s collection by newest issue, keyword search, genre and language to find your favorites and to discover new reading interests.
  • Two ways to read: Check out magazines and read them instantly on your desktop or mobile browser — or check out and download magazines through mobile apps.
  • Helpful notifications: Sign up for weekly email reminders about your favorite magazines.
  • No limit and permanent checkout: Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you wish.

Access RB Digital here

Online Content

Over 500 online continuing education courses are now available with your LTPL library card!

  • Video-based courses for patrons interested in professional or personal growth
  • Learning on your own time, at your own pace
  • Wide range of subjects, from personal finance to Yoga
  • Expert instructors giving continual feedback

Our Library has a subscription to Consumer Reports Online that you can use to get instant, unlimited access to exclusive unbiased Ratings and recommendations of products and services! Anytime you need it, you can find out the best and worst of thousands of products in hundreds of categories. From appliances to vacuums, cars to digital cameras, get expert reviews and reliability ratings on the products you need.  Access  is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!  You will be asked to enter your library card number to create an account.
Click here to access Consumer Reports Online

Our Library has a subscription to TumbleBookLibrary, and your family can access it from home! It’s unlimited, and it’s FREE for you to use from home!
TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of e-books for children. They are a great way to encourage tech-savvy kids to enjoy reading!
There are over 250 animated, talking picture books! The site also features Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, and exciting games and puzzles!
You can use your computer, tablet, or mobile phone! All you need is an internet connection. There are no downloads: books are streamed right to your device at the click of a button.  Use the link below or download the app to your device. You will be asked to enter your library card number to create an account.
is free for all library patrons and can be accessed anywhere with an Internet connection. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application by focusing on the four key elements of language learning: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.
Mango offers access to 70 foreign language courses and 21 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language. In addition to traditional language courses, Mango also offers access to a variety of specialty mini courses, like Pirate, Medical Spanish and romance courses. Mango can be accessed at the library, remotely, or even on-the-go with apps for iPhone®, Android™, Kindle® and Nook®.  You will be asked to enter your library card number to create an account.

We are happy to now provide LTPL customers with access to ReferenceUSA!

Library card holders may now use Reference USA, a powerful online research tool providing instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth and easy to navigate information on 17 million U.S. and Canadian businesses, 210 million U.S. residents, and 12 million Canadian households.
LTPL has subscribed to this service so that all library card holders can access Reference USA at this link:  referenceusa.com

We are excited to provide access to Kanopy Video Streaming!

The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for free at Lyon Township Public Library.  Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting:  http://www.lyonlib.kanopy.com.  Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.  Users may checkout 5 titles per month.

Morningstar Investment Research Center:  Morningstar is a comprehensive tool that features financial information, reliable portfolio analysis, information about investment options, and up-to-date financial news and commentary.   Click here to get started with Morningstar:  Morningstar Investment Research Center

Genealogy Content

The following genealogy resources can be accessed from anywhere , using your valid LTPL library card number:

The Fold3 name comes from a traditional flag folding ceremony in which the third fold is made in honor and remembrance of veterans who served in defense of their country and to maintain peace throughout the world.

 
This database provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.  This continually-growing collection contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3.
 
With content from the Revolutionary War onward, Fold3 Library Edition is an invaluable research resource for historians, genealogists, researchers, military enthusiasts, veterans and their families, teachers, and battle reenactors.
To access Fold 3 click this link or the Fold 3 image above.
 
Search people, places, organizations, events, historical topics and more from the Ann Arbor News and The Detroit News. This authoritative source for Michigan information includes birth, marriage and death notices. Content is currently available from 1845-1922 and 1999-current. We eventually hope to provide continuous coverage from 1845-current.
 
With unmatched U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources, this resource is the largest of its kind. Its diverse source types include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Explore a specific issue or event through the detailed coverage provided by local reporting or compare a wide variety of viewpoints from across the country on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people.
 
In House Databases:

Several databases are accessible from the library, using library public access computers.  The following databases are available for use at the library: