Magazine/Newspaper Databases

  • Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe 
    The Lexis-Nexis database of over 10,000 publications is specially tailored for colleges, and covers news, financial, international news, medical and legal information.  The vast majority of titles are available full-text.  The service offers newspapers, magazines, wire services, federal & state court opinions, federal & state statues, federal regulations and SEC filings.
  • First Search  
    FirstSearch provides access to approximately 32 databases that contain a collection of bibliographic sources, abstracts and full-text information from books, magazines and newspapers. Two of the favorite databases are: 1) GPO (Government Printing Office) includes Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by Defense, State, Labor, and Office of the President); and 2) OAIster contains digital resources from open archive collections. Resources include digitized books/articles, audio files, images, and movies. To access GPO & OAIster without a password -- go to  and
  • ProQuest  
    Proquest is an index and full-text database that covers important research titles (approximately 2,800) not available in other online Bay Library databases. Proquest is very good at finding scientific or research literature. Many of the periodicals indexed on Proquest are available in hard copy in Bay's library.
  • Gale  
    Gale has over 45 databases to choose from - among them are:  New York Times, Newspapers, Health Reference Center Academic, General Reference Center Gold, Health & Wellness, and Biography & Genealogy.  These databases provide access to articles in thousands of magazines, newspapers, and reference books. 
  • Newsbank 
    NewsBank stores online editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers as well as full-text content of key international sources -- all in one easy-to-search database with a world map. Michigan coverage includes 72 newspaper titles. Coverage for the Detroit News begins in 1999, and Grand Rapids Press coverage begins in 2000. 
  • Learning Express Library  
    Each of the Learning Centers offers the online practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and information you need to achieve the results you want -- at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you. Available by creating an account online and then logging in. Or you may log in using your Michigan Driver's License number.

Reference & Ebook Databases

  • Credo Reference
    Credo Reference is a vast, online reference library, providing access to over 500 full-text, highly regarded and popular titles. Credo Reference contains dictionaries, encyclopedias, quotations and atlases, plus subject-specific titles covering everything from accounting to zoology. And Credo brings the facts alive with images, sound files, animations, videos and much more. Find speedy, simple answers and authoritative, in-depth articles.
  • EBSCO eBook Collection
    EBSCO eBooks Collection offers the most comprehensive collection of eBooks available online. eBooks are electronic full-text copies of books. EBSCO eBooks Collection has over 28,000 ebooks available to students.  (formerly known as NetLibrary)
  • ACLS Humanities eBook Collection
    Humanities ebooks (HEB) is a digital collection of over 2,800 full-text (history & social sciences) offered by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).
  • Michigan eLibrary Resources
    The Michigan eLibrary (MeL) is your 24-hour link to quality information on virtually any topic. Vetted by professionals for resources that are reliable, timely and virtually free of advertising, MeL features an easy-to-use gateway that allows you to find resources by subject or apply search terms in a "multisearch" of various material types, whether books and audiovisual materials, magazine and newspaper articles, digitized resources, indexes, ebooks, and/or web resources. To access directly via —  you can log in with your Michigan Driver's License number.
  • Annals of American History Online
    Explore the rich and varied history of the United States with Encyclopædia Britannica's Annals of American History. This valuable online chronicle provides a year-by-year documentary of American thought and action. Read the original words of more than 1,500 authors who made and analyzed American history through speeches, writings, memoirs, poems, and interviews. Browse the over 2,100 Primary Source Documents from 1493 to the present. And view the 700 related Multimedia pieces! Topics include American Democracy, Art & Leisure, Business & Industry, Education, Family, Labor, and more! Contributors include Madeleine Albright, Henry Ford, John Hancock, Malcolm X and Edgar Allen Poe.

Streaming Video Databases

  • Films on Demand
    Films On Demand is a web-based digital video delivery service that allows one to view streaming videos from Films On Demand anytime, anywhere, 24/7! Choose from more than 7,000 educational titles in dozens of subject areas. Special features allow users the ability to organize and bookmark clips, share playlists, and create folders upon creating a personal user account.
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