Explore Databases Available to the Public

  • MeL, the Michigan eLibrary

    Search subscription databases and request items through MeLCat, the statewide library catalog and borrowing service using your local, participating public library.

  • Governing Michigan

    Governing Michigan is a digital repository of unique and authoritative state and local government resources.  There is no sign-in or registration required and all materials are full-text and can be downloaded or linked to at no charge.

  • Michigan Legislative Biography Database

    The Legislative Biography Database covers members of the Michigan state legislature from the first session following statehood in 1835 through the current session.

Databases for the Public Available In-House

  • Access NewspaperArchive

    Newspapers dating from 1759 to 1977, including communities around the country. Available to the public at the Library of Michigan.

  • CQ Researcher

    1991 to the present, in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day; reports written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Available to the public at the Library of Michigan.

  • Detroit News Historical

    Explore news articles from 1873 to 1999. Available to the public at the Library of Michigan.

  • Intellliconnect

    State and federal tax cases, regulations, and statutes from WoltersKluwer/CCH. Available to the public at the Library of Michigan.

  • LexisNexis Digital Library

    Access authoritative legal research volumes with the Lexis Digital Library, a 24/7 ebook collection made available through the State Law Library. Available to the public at the Library of Michigan.

  • LLMC

    Access copies of Michigan public acts, legislative analyses, House and Senate Journals, older Attorney General Opinions, and many other state, federal, and international resources. Available to the public at the Library of Michigan.

  • National Consumer Law Center Digital Library (NCLC)

    Digital copies of NCLC publications focusing on consumer law, credit and debt, mortgage lending, student loans, foreclosure, and bankruptcy. Available to the public at the Library of Michigan.

  • Professional Development Library e-Audio Collection (via Lexis-Nexis)

    Listen your way to management proficiency:  books on communication, leadership, innovation, decision making, and more. Available to the public at the Library of Michigan.

  • WorldCat

    The world's most comprehensive database of information about library collections. Available to the public at the Library of Michigan.

Proquest Databases for the Public Available In-House

  • ProQuest Congressional

    A comprehensive collection of congressional documents from 1789 to the present, including the Congressional Globe, Congressional Record, Congressional Research Service reports, laws, bills and legislative histories. Available to the public at the Library of Michigan.

  • ProQuest Education Database

    Tap into literature on primary, secondary, and higher education, as well  as special education, home schooling, adult education, and hundreds of related topics. Available to the public at the Library of Michigan.

  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Detroit Free Press, 1831-1999

    168 years of news coverage, right at your device. Available to the public at the Library of Michigan.

  • ProQuest Indian Claims Insight

    Includes briefs, dockets, decisions and testimony in claims before the Indian Claims Commission and US Court of Claims, treaties, related congressional publications, and maps. Available to the public at the Library of Michigan.

  • ProQuest Public Health Database

    An ideal starting point for public health information and research, with coverage of a wide variety of disciplines ranging from social sciences and biological sciences to business. Available to the public at the Library of Michigan.