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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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Capital Area District Library's Local History Online digital collections. Contains photographs, vintage postcards, school yearbooks, documents, 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Covers U.S. and world history topics and features historical reference books, magazines and thousands of primary source documents.

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Published by the Historical Society of Michigan, Michigan History is geared toward professionals and enthusiasts alike. Read about our state’s diverse history through feature articles and special sections. A wide variety of subject matter, time frames and perspectives are offered while inspiring, educating and entertaining readers. Coverage runs from January 1, 1998 through May 1, 2019.


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

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Regional ebook collection featuring University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Wayne State University Press titles, in cooperation with the Library of Michigan. 

Books can be read in the browser. This resource uses geo-ip authentication; if your internet is not showing your IP address as being in the state of Michigan, you may have trouble accessing this resource. 

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Biographies of over 25,000 American and international personalities from Arts and Entertainment Television.

Digital Public Library of America

DPLA connects people to the riches held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. All of the materials found through DPLA—photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and so much more—are free and immediately available in digital format. CADL Local History is a contributor through the Michigan Service Hub.

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PBS History Page

Multimedia coverage of various historical topics

Sanborn Map Collection

A searchable digital archive of Sanborn Fire Insurance maps from the 19th century to the mid-20th century, brought to you by the Library of Congress.