Our Online Learning Hub’s Academic Research categories feature traditional scholarly databases with peer-reviewed publications. Use the categories to search databases with specific topics or search across multiple disciplines using comprehensive database.

Academic Search Complete
A scholarly, multi-disciplinary database providing indexing and abstracts for thousands of journals and other publications. Academic Search Complete includes full-text access to peer-reviewed journals, as well as indexing and abstracts for magazines, monographs, reports, and conference proceedings.
AGRICOLA is a database produced by the National Agricultural Library (NAL) containing over 6 million records encompassing all aspects of agriculture and related disciplines: It houses two types of information: 1. Citations for journal articles that include abstracts (NAL Article Citation Database) 2. Bibliographic records describing monographs, serials, audiovisual materials and online content from around the world (NAL Cataloging Database)
Ancestry Library Edition
Only available from inside the Library. Ancestry Library Edition is the largest online family history resource available. Learn about your family history with documents that record the lineage of individuals from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and more.
Applied Science & Technology Source
Applied Science and Technology Source offers coverage of research and development within the applied sciences and computing disciplines. This resource offers full-text articles in many areas of academic study including, but not limited to; acoustics, applied mathematics, artificial intelligence, chemistry, communication and information technology, computer databases and software, engineering, food industry, geology, new technologies, robotics, textile industry and fabrics.
Art & Architecture Source
Art & Architecture Source collects scholarly articles from a variety of international peer-reviewed journals. This database aims to provide detailed coverage of art from all eras, regions, and important artists.
Biography: Gale in Context
Meet the people who made history! Gale in Context: Biography helps you learn about the world’s most influential people. You can search over 600,000 biographical entries by the person’s name, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, gender, and keywords. Or, find people based on occupation, role or historical period.
Biography Reference Center
Biography Reference Center provides superior 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). In addition to keyword searching, you can locate biographies of interest by browsing key categories, including occupation, nationality, publication and more than 30 genre categories including actors, artists, athletes, authors, current world leaders, explorers, scientists and many others.
Books and Authors: Gale
Answer the age-old question, 'What do I read next?' Search and match reading interests to books, authors, genres, or topics.
Caribbean Search
Caribbean Search is the most extensive research database of full-text content pertaining to the countries and people of the Caribbean. Covering all areas of Caribbean study, it includes full-text journals, magazines, newspapers, reports and reference books.
eBook Collection (EBSCO Host)
This multidisciplinary collection includes thousands of e-books covering a large selection of academic subjects and features e-books from leading publishers and university presses.
Education Source
Education Source is the world’s largest full-text research database designed for education students, professionals and policymakers. Coverage spans all levels of education and includes educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing.
Environmental Complete
Environment Complete is a leading full-text database for environmental studies. It provides hundreds of top environmental journals covering ecosystem ecology, energy, environmental policy, sustainability and other related subjects.
ERIC: Education Resources Information Center
ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources. Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, it is an essential tool for education researchers of all kinds.
Explora for Educators
Full-text articles from thousands of academic journals and professional magazines on a wide variety of educational topics to support educator professional development. Includes lesson plans, curriculum standards, and more.
Explora for Public Libraries
Explora for Public Libraries provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books, grouped into easy-to-browse categories. Subjects include Art and Literature, Biography, Business and Careers, Current Events, Geography and Culture, Health, History and Social Science, Science, and Math.
Gale eBooks
A large collection of full-text eBooks in electronic format that is available 24/7 from any Internet-connected device.
Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia
Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia is a large comprehensive encyclopedia of animal life. You can search this publication by keyword or subject.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides researchers, allied health professionals, nurses and medical educators with access to full-text scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines. It provides indexing, abstracts and full-text for hundreds of nursing and allied health journals, many of which are peer-reviewed. 
History Reference Center
In addition to full-text historical reference books, primary source documents and biographies, History Reference Center includes full text and selective content from more than 140 leading history journals. Content comes from leading history publishers. It also includes multimedia content including more than 45,000 images.
Humanities Source
Search academic journals, magazines and news articles for subjects including history, literature, political science, philosophy, language, and religion.
Jewish Studies Source
Jewish Studies Source is a rich full-text database offering a multidisciplinary view of Jewish civilization, from its historical origins to the present. It provides hundreds of publications devoted to Jewish studies, including scholarly journals, magazines, books, monographs, biographies and more.
Library & Information Science Source
Journals and periodicals that help librarians and researchers keep pace with the latest trends in the field.
Literary Reference Center
Combining information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals and original content from EBSCO, Literary Reference Center features an expansive collection of classic and contemporary full-text poems, short stories, and novels. Other content includes: More than 36,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews More than 213,000 author biographies More than 11,000 author interviews More than 360 full-text literary journals More than 1.1 million book reviews
Literature Resource Center: Gale
Find up-to-date biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and reviews on writers from all eras.
MAS Complete
MAS Complete offers ongoing full text for the most popular magazines including: The Atlantic Congressional Digest Discover Essence The Nation National Review New Republic New Scientist Newsweek People Popular Science Rolling Stone Scientific American Science News Sports Illustrated TIME U.S. News & World Report
MasterFILE Complete
MasterFILE Complete offers ongoing full text for the most popular magazines for public libraries, including The Atlantic, Better Homes and Gardens, Congressional Digest, Consumer Reports, Discover, Ebony, EatingWell, Essence, Food Network Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, The Nation, National Review, The New Republic, New Scientist, Newsweek People, Popular Science , Real Simple, Rolling Stone , Scientific American, Science News, Science World, Sky & Telescope, Sports Illustrated, TIME, Travel + Leisure, and U.S. News & World Report.
Michigan Authors & Illustrators
Use the database to find out about Michigan authors! You can look for non-fiction, poetry, mysteries, romance, children’s books and much more. You can find authors for presentations and visits. This is a great source for students looking for Michigan authors to read and for librarians or teachers looking for Michigan authors to do events or for collection development.
Michigan History Magazine
A popular history magazine geared toward professionals and enthusiasts alike, Michigan History offers a wide variety of subject matter, time frames, and perspectives while inspiring, educating, and entertaining its readers. Coverage runs from January 1, 1998, through May 1, 2009.
Poetry & Short Story Reference Center
Coverage includes classic and contemporary poems as well as short stories, biographies and authoritative essays.
Oakland County Historical Resources
This full-text, searchable digital collection is composed of a variety of original documents, death notices, maps, and photos in various formats contributed or reviewed and approved by OCHR members. Each item is documented with the citation or source. The focus is on pre 1930s copyright free materials.
Political Science Complete
Covers political topics with a worldwide focus. Designed for students, researchers and government institutions.
Professional Development Collection
Specialized database of full-text electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians and education researchers.
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
Covers a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences and related disciplines. For psychologists, counselors, researchers and students.
Science: Gale in Context
Understand context for hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments, and more.
Science Reference Center
Full-text science magazines, encyclopedias, reference books, and a collection of images.
Scribner Writers Online: Gale
Browse original scholarly essays on authors from around the world. Places authors and their works in personal and historical context.
Twayne's Authors Online: Gale
Find in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers. Includes influences of literary movements.
U.S. History: Gale in Context
U. S. History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. The new solution merges Gale’s authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
Vocational Studies Premier
Designed specifically for the research needs of two-year colleges. Scholarly content most relevant to vocational programs. Wide range of subjects covered including counseling, biotechnology, cosmetology, fashion design, forensics, graphic arts, health information technology, law enforcement, and veterinary assistant.
World History: Gale in Context
World History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. The new solution merges Gale’s authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.