Library of Michigan
Search subscription databases and request items through MeLCat, the statewide library catalog and borrowing service using your local, participating public library.
As of October 1, MeL has a new look and new content! Among the new e-Resources it brings to all residents of Michigan, this list highlights those that seem especially complimentary to the work of state employees. Contact us to schedule a training on these new resources, as well as our general research services.
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.
The Legislative Biography Database covers members of the Michigan state legislature from the first session following statehood in 1835 through the current session.
Newspapers dating from 1759 to 1977, including communities around the country.
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.
A one-stop source for scholarly books in subject areas geared to complement the work of state employees.
Access military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents, of the men and women who served.
An online database containing more than 200,000 titles of historical and state and federal government documents in a fully searchable, image-based format
Access copies of Michigan public acts, legislative analyses, House and Senate Journals, older Attorney General Opinions, and many other state, federal, and international resources.
Digital copies of NCLC publications focusing on consumer law, credit and debt, mortgage lending, student loans, foreclosure, and bankruptcy.
EXPANDED COVERAGE! Now, in addition to historical coverage of the Detroit News (1873 to 1999), enjoy access to other selected papers from around the state. Access ranges from 2002 - current.
The largest online newspaper archive, covering 16,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s, with millions of additional pages added every month
Access a variety of authoritative resources. Includes government documents, public health and education journals, legal materials, and the fulltext of the Detroit Free Press (1831-1999).