All Tools A-Z

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Age of Learning's award-winning curriculum for young children. Designed to help kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more. For ages 2-6.

Must use at a CADL Library

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Alt Healthwatch is a full-text alternative health research database focused on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers the latest information about the evolving practice of holistic medicine and therapies.

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Genealogy database with census, birth, marriage, death records and more.

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Provides service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

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Coverage for several of the most popular and heavily-researched biographies and genres, including those contained within Biography Today and Biography (both dating back to the first issue published).

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BookFlix offers a wide range of video storybooks paired with non-fiction titles. Educational games add to the fun and learning.

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Suite of Britannica School resources at four levels - Learning Zone, Elementary, Middle, and High. School code is MeL5. Each contains resources at the appropriate learning and skill level including primary sources in subjects such as people, countries, science, animals, current events, and biographies.

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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.

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Capital Area District Library's Local History Online digital collections. Contains photographs, vintage postcards, school yearbooks, documents, and more.

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Provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine. 

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Detailed answers to the 200 most-commonly-asked health questions. Answers are provided in evidence-based reports that feature graphics, illustrations, easy-to-read text and links to additional information.

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Detailed answers to the 200 most-commonly-asked health questions. Answers are provided in evidence-based reports that feature graphics, illustrations, easy-to-read text and links to additional information. (Arabic language version)

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Detailed answers to the 200 most-commonly-asked health questions. Answers are provided in evidence-based reports that feature graphics, illustrations, easy-to-read text and links to additional information. (Spanish language version)

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Reports on new and used cars, appliances, electronics and much more from Consumer Reports.

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Comprehensive business and demographic information valuable to assess business viability, create sales leads and marketing mailing lists, complete location analyses and business plans, analyze population trends, find potential sponsors and donors and much more.

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Free driver practice tests specifically for Michigan.  Permits, road signs, motorcycle, commercial drivers license (CDL), fines and limits, and Spanish version of the road sign test all available. Links to official Michigan online handbooks for drivers, motorcycles and CDL. 

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Recommended for: Early elementary.  Learning about colors, numbers and other fun things. Strengthen reading foundations with stories, activities and videos. Includes materials for educators. For ages 3-8.

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A key resource for academic and business school libraries.

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Over 20,000 eBooks available on all topics.

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K-8. Fiction and nonfiction books you can read online - for school and for fun.

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A Spanish/English visual dictionary including thousands of images and more than 12,000 labels in the categories: Arts, History and Government, People, Places, Plants and Animals, Science and Mathematics, Sports and Hobbies, and World Religions. 

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The latest insights on entrepreneurship and small business topics for business students and researchers. Content comes from business journals, magazines, reference books, case studies and company profiles.

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Provides hundreds of popular magazines and reference books for high school libraries. Covers subjects such as art, history, sports, and music. Includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents. Also includes photos, maps, and flags.

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Magazines and reference books for middle school students. Includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents. Subjects include history, current events, science, sports, and biographies. Also includes photos, maps, and flags.

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Content from children's magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, and images. Highlights relevant, reliable, and age-appropriate content that's easy and fun for young learners to search and explore. Students can learn about animals, musicians, fitness, space exploration, and much more.

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Arts, biography, business, current events, geography and culture, health, history and social science, science and math. 

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Get smarter by watching TV.  The Great Courses program offers the best of the best college-level courses, all streaming.  Over 500 expertly-produced shows are waiting for you, featuring professors chosen for their ability to teach.  

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Full text articles from magazines and reference books on health and full text health pamphlets. Includes information on alternative health practices.

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Collection of consumer health information, providing access to full-text consumer health magazines and reference books. It also includes searchable full text for current health pamphlets.

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A trusted full-text database covering nursing and allied health topics, including pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law and more.

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Covers U.S. and world history topics and features historical reference books, magazines and thousands of primary source documents.

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This database offers detailed how-to instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.

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Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, this database provides users with detailed, user-friendly how-to information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

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Covers literary, scholarly and creative thought. Ideal for students, researchers, and educators interested in any aspect of the humanities.

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Articles from the Lansing State Journal from 1999 to the present. (Use this link if you are on a library computer or CADL wireless. Remote users will encounter a security certificate warning. We are working on a solution to the certificate problem.)

CADL library card required

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Test preparation materials, interactive practice exams and skill building resources.  Covers subjects of interest for elementary aged children through adults.

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Designed to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds. Coverage includes exclusive full text for many top consumer legal reference books, thousands of legal forms, and detailed how-to instructions covering a wide-range of legal issues. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo. 

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Authoritative database for current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world. It is an excellent resource for attorneys, educators, business people, law librarians, students, paralegals and others involved with the law. 

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Determine whether the content of a particular journal is available through any Michigan Electronic Library resource. Also browse journals by subject area and search within the journal.

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Covers broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Wide range of subjects covered including plot summaries, literary criticism, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, short stories and novels, and author interviews.

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Thousands of high-quality online instructional videos by recognized industry experts on the latest software, creative, and business skills. Log on and learn at your own pace. This resource can only be accessed with an individual library card account. Due to vendor restrictions, we cannot provide access to business card accounts.

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Content from popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources. Covers wide range of subjects including business, health, fashion, sports, and personal finance.

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Family history resource including more than 6 billion historical records from the United States, Europe, Latin America, and other regions. Includes the full USA federal census (1790-1940); census of England and Wales (1841-1901); U.S. World War II Army Enlistment as well as records of Union and Confederate Civil War soldiers. Over 2 billion family trees.

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Provides coverage from newspapers, newswires, and news magazines. TV, radio transcripts, and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources are also included. Primary full coverage newspapers are The Washington Post and USA Today.

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 Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, and much more.  Read reviews and learn about the author.  Create your own reading wish list.  

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Help choosing books to read for readers of all ages, including book discussion guides, lists of award winners, and more.

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A catalog of more than 30 million records of digitized materials from open-archive collections worldwide. 

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Presents different views on the most talked about social issues of today.

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Coverage includes classic and contemporary poems as well as short stories, biographies and authoritative essays.

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Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

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Learn 80 languages (including English) in any of 50 languages using your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Includes flashcards, pronunciation analysis, conversation practice, quizzes, downloadable audio lessons, kid-friendly lessons, and more.  For ages 3 to Adult

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Designed for middle and high school students who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects.

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Directory information for individuals and business. (Use this link if you are on a library computer to save more records at one time.)

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Theme-based Spanish-language interface designed to make content readily accessible to non-English users. This full-text Spanish-language database covers a broad array of subjects inside and outside academia. It offers content from a variety of sources, including reference books, general interest magazines and health reports. Daily updates ensure availability of the most current articles from a dozen prominent newspapers from 10 Latin American countries. 

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Provides coverage from regional business publications for the U.S. and Canada. 

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Offers coverage that addresses many small business topics from consumer small business reference books, business videos, help and advice section and how to create business plans. 

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This reference database provides detailed yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines. All of the content is organized in a powerful, easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly find the information they need.

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Easy to use online encyclopedia in eight major subject categories: Arts, History and Government, People, Places, Plants and Animals, Science and Mathematics, Sports and Hobbies, World Religions. Has full-featured pictures, sounds and videos. Also includes a section for teachers.