E-Resources (A-Z)

Below is a list of resources curated by our librarians.  You may also view the list sorted by subject.

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  • A to Z Databases

    Detailed information on 30 million businesses and executives, over 200 million residents, 2 million new businesses as well as new movers/homeowners, U.S. healthcare professionals, a jobs database, background and criminal search and email marketing.


  • ABC Mouse

    Helps kids aged 2-6 learn to read through phonics, teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more.

  • African American Literature Book Club

    A curated and growing collection of over 12,000 titles covering a century of Black writing from around the world. You’ll find reviews, bestsellers lists, awards, excerpts, publisher information, and a variety of purchase options. Readers can discover books grouped by over 1,500 different categories.

  • Alt Health Watch

    An 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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    Ancestry Library Edition

    Genealogy research product that provides access to more than 2 billion names, more than 3,000 databases, primary source documents and images and a variety of genealogical research features, with new resources added daily.


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    AnnualReports.com – the leading provider of online annual reports to individual and institutional investors.

  • Associates Program Source

    This unique database provides full-text coverage for the subject areas most relevant to two-year college programs, including biotechnology, graphic arts, criminal justice and veterinary assisting.

  • Auto Repair Source

    Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic 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.

  • Barnes & Noble Review

    Book reviews, essays, and author interviews from Barnes and Noble.

  • BigCharts

    BigCharts is the world’s most comprehensive and easy-to-use investment research Web site, providing access to professional-level research tools such as interactive charts, quotes, industry analysis and intraday stock screeners, as well as market news and commentary. These tools combine with a graphical interface and our intuitive navigation to make your research experience productive, entertaining and fun.

  • Biography Reference Center

    Containing many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines, this database offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies.

  • Book Riot

    Book Riot is dedicated to the idea that writing about books and reading should be just as diverse as books and readers are. Sometimes they are serious and sometimes silly. Some of their writers are pros. Many of them aren’t. They like a good list just as much as they like a good review. They think you can like both J.K. Rowling and J.M. Coetzee and that there are smart, funny, and informative things to say about both and that you shouldn’t have to choose.

  • BookBrowse

    An online magazine for booklovers, BookBrowse include reviews, previews, stories behind the books, author interviews, reading guides and much more.

  • BookPage

    BookPage is a discovery tool for readers, highlighting the best new books across all genres. A monthly publication supplied by RTDL and available online. Includes reviews of books recommended by BookPage editors.

  • BookPsychic

    BookPsychic gives you high-quality recommendations based on your ratings.  As you rate more items on BookPsychic, you’ll see more and better-personalized recommendations for books, audiobooks, eBooks and DVDs.

  • BookReporter

    The Book Report Network provides thoughtful book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, literary games and contests, and more every week.

  • Braile & Talking Books @ Taylor Community Library

    Taylor Community Library provides Talking Books and Magazines, Braille Books and Magazines, Large Print Books, and Descriptive DVDs. Talking Books and Braille Books are sent free­-of-­charge through the U.S. Mail. All other materials are available for pickup at the Taylor Community Library.

  • Britannica School Elementary

    Grades 3-4. School code is mel5. Find information on countries, animals, and people in articles, media, and a world atlas. Watch and learn with videos, games, and activities.

  • Britannica School High

    High School and adult. School code is mel5. Primary sources for quick facts and in-depth information on history, geography, people, places, science, and much more. Biographies, world atlas, countries comparison, articles and interactive resources are available.

  • Britannica School Middle

    Grades 5-7. Homework help and discovery learning. School code is mel5. Explore maps, photos, articles, famous people and places, compare countries, and tour the U.S.A.

  • Business Book Summaries

    Concise yet comprehensive summaries of the best business books. With these summaries, professionals and students can 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.

  • CollegeXpress

    The scholarship and college search that’s fast, easy, and all about you.

  • Consumer Health Complete

    This resource 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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    Consumer Reports

    Product reviews and ratings on cars, appliances, electronics, and more.

  • Credit Reports

    This central site allows you to request a free credit file disclosure, commonly called a credit report, once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.

  • Crime Thru Time

    A web site dedicated to Historical Mysteries, complete with information about upcoming releases, series/author book lists, timelines, and links of interest.

  • DemographicsNow

    This valuable resource provides users with U.S. demographic, company, and residential data in targeted geographic locations to support market research and business planning activities. Magnified by reporting capabilities that allow users to easily compile information. Data includes 135 million households and 23 million businesses. It serves a variety of needs for startups, small businesses, and students.

  • Driving-Tests.org

    The popular driver education platform Driving-Tests.org is now available for free at the Redford Township District Library. Patrons can access Driving-Tests to start preparing for their DMV knowledge exam. The program is designed to help aspiring and more experienced drivers (teenagers, newcomers, renewal applicants, or senior citizens). Tests can be accessed from any computer or mobile device.

  • Duolingo

    Duolingo is a fun, easy way to learn a new language for free.

  • Education Source

    The world’s largest and most complete collection of full-text education journals, covering all levels of education as well as education specialties such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.

  • Entrepreneurial Studies Source

    This essential database for business students and researchers provides the latest insights on entrepreneurship and small business topics. It offers full-text business journals, magazines, reference books, case studies, and company profiles.

  • Everyday Mathematics Resource and Information Center

    Everyday Mathematics is a comprehensive Pre-K through grade 6 mathematics program that focuses on developing children’s understandings and skills in ways that produce life-long mathematical power.

  • Explora for Elementary Schools

    For elementary school libraries. Content from children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, and images. Students can learn about animals, musicians, fitness, space exploration, and much more.

  • Explora for High Schools

    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.

  • Explora for Middle Schools

    Magazines and reference books for middle school students. Includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents. Covers subjects such as art, history, sports, and music.  Also includes photos, maps, and flags.

  • Explora for Public Libraries

    Content for public libraries including information on arts, biographies, business, current events, geography and culture, health, history, social science, and math.

  • Fastweb

    Your connection to scholarships, colleges, financial aid and more.

  • Federal Student Aid

    The office of Federal Student Aid provides grants, loans, and work-study funds for college or career school.

  • Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

    Contains K-12 focused viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files, and links to vetted websites. Covers timely social issues in a range of categories including business, environmentalism, health, law, politics, science and technology. Also includes a category on the National Debate Topic.

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    GCF LearnFree

    Move ahead in your career with free tutorials on resumes, the job search, interviewing, and much more.

  • Genrify

    Pick two or more genres and find books that blend them together.

  • GetSetUp

    GetSetUp is on a mission to help the third of the world’s population who are over 55 to learn new skills, connect with others and unlock new life experiences. Classes are interactive, easy to join, offered day and night and free for our community

  • Glassdoor

    Glassdoor offers millions of the latest job listings, combined with a growing database of company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reportsinterview reviews and questions, benefits reviews, office photos and more.

  • Goodreads

    The world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Track the books you’re reading, have read, and want to read; see what books your friends are reading; and get personalized book recommendations.

  • GovInfo

    Search, browse and download Federal Government documents and publications.

  • Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition

    Provides researchers, allied health professionals, nurses and medical educators 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.

  • Health Source: Consumer Edition

    This rich collection of consumer health information provides access to full-text consumer health magazines and reference books. It also includes searchable full text for current health pamphlets.  

  • HealthCare.gov

    HealthCare.gov is full of information about how to apply for Marketplace insurance and the options available to you. Whether you get coverage through Medicaid services or buy an Obamacare plan, HealthCare.gov is yet another way the Affordable Care Act (ACA) helps you get the care you need.

  • Hiring Our Heroes

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s nationwide effort to connect veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses with meaningful employment opportunities.

  • Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

    Detailed how-to instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

  • Home Improvement Reference Center

    Detailed, user-friendly, how-to information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

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    Audiobooks, Movies & Television, Music

    Hoopla allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.

  • HyperHistory Online

    Navigates through 3000 years of world history with timelines of civilizations (plus maps), people, and events.

  • IdentityTheft.gov

    IdentityTheft.gov is the federal government’s one-stop resource for identity theft victims. The site provides streamlined checklists and sample letters to guide you through the recovery process.

  • Indeed

    Indeed strives to put job seekers first, giving them free access to search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies.

  • Indie Next List

    Indie Next List provides recommendations from independent booksellers nationwide.

  • Kanopy

    Movies & Television

    Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides instant access to thousands of critically acclaimed movies, documentaries, and kids favorites. We partner with studios like A24, The Criterion Collection, PBS, and more to bring your library access to thoughtful entertainment. Kanopy is accessible via mobile and tablet apps for iPhone and Android. You can also access Kanopy on your Desktop, and SmartTV apps like Roku, Apple TV, and Fire Stick.

  • Khan Academy

    Guiding learners from Kindergarten to Calculus Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.

  • KidRex

    Fun and custom search engine for kids powered by Google and using Google SafeSearch technology to eliminate inappropriate material.

  • LearningExpress Library

    Offers over 700 courses, practice tests, tutorials, eBooks and flashcards. Practice tests offered include ACT, SAT, PSAT, and TOEFL as well as trade certification, civil service, math/reading tests, and citizenship.

  • Legal Help in Michigan

    Free information about Michigan law for people who need to represent themselves in simple legal matters. Contains articles, automated forms, toolkits and checklists to help guide you through common legal processes. The website can also help you find a local attorney and self-help center where you can obtain more assistance.

    *Funded by the Michigan State Bar Foundation, Legal Services of South Central Michigan and the Legal Services Corporation

  • Legal Information Reference Center

    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.

  • Legal Source

    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.

  • Libby, by OverDrive


    With a Redford Library card, Redford residents can borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. You can even send and read your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle e-reader (U.S. only)! It’s free and easy to get started – to learn more about the Libby app, click here.

  • Library of Michigan – Michigan Materials

    Contains information about Michigan facts and links to the Michigan Collection including County Guides, Historical Research Collections, Michigan Imprints 1851-1876, Michigan Bibliographies and the Michigan Digital Collections.

  • Library of Michigan Newspapers


    Contains links to Michigan Newspaper finding aids for news or obituaries by City and County, a list of newspaper holdings on microfilm, newspaper family histories and other newspaper resources.

  • LibraryThing

    The original social book site, LibraryThing is a community brought together by the love of books. Enter what you’re reading now, or your entire library and LibraryThing will connect you to people who read what you do.

  • Mango Languages

    Mango Languages dives you into bite-sized language adventures with native speakers, cultural context, and a touch of AI magic. Master 70+ languages, from Spanish to Navajo, and perfect your accent with voice comparison. Explore the world, one language at a time!

  • MAS Complete

    Designed specifically for high school libraries, MAS Complete provides information from hundreds of popular high school magazines and reference books. Subjects covered include art, history, sports, and music, thousands of biographies, and over a million photos, maps, and flags.

  • Math Game Time

    Offers free math games, worksheets, homework help & videos for teachers, parents & children.

  • MedlinePlus (Free Version)

    Administered by the US National Institutes of Health, which presents information on medicine and healthcare in easy-to-understand language.

  • MeL eBook Collection


    Is the book you want checked out? Over 20,000 eBooks are available in the MeL eBook Collection. You’ll find fiction and nonfiction for all ages and reading levels. Options include reading online in PDF format, EPUB or as a download to your desktop and certain devices after creating a free account.

  • MeL Kids

    Children need access to resources that will engage and educate. MeL Kids databases provide reliable, age appropriate resources that inform and stimulate the mind. And they’re fun too! Look at our recommended Web sites for quality information from the Internet.

  • MeL Teen eResources

    MeL Teens databases provide reliable resources on all subjects. They’re great for homework help or general information seeking.

  • Merck Manual

    A comprehensive medical resource since 1899, the Merck Manual is now available exclusively online.  Multimedia features on the site include daily medical news feeds, expert commentary, infographics, animations, video clips, health calculators and trackers, quizzes, a drug interaction checker, a pill identifier, and a guide to pronunciation of medical terms.

  • Michigan Braille and Talking Book Library

    BTBL provides library service for individuals unable to use standard print materials.

  • Michigan Compiled Laws

    Part of the Michigan Legislative Website, this search engine allows you to find Michigan laws using basic keywords.

  • Michigan Jobs & Careers

    Powered by Career Builder, The Detroit News
    and Detroit Free Press

  • Middle Search Plus

    Middle school magazines and reference books covering subjects such as history, current events, science, and sports. Middle Search Plus also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps, and flags.

  • MyHeritage Library Edition

    MyHeritage Library Edition is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind. Access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries.

  • Newspaper Source Plus

    This collection of the world’s major news content includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires, and news magazines. Primary full coverage newspapers are The Washington Post and USA Today.

  • NoveList K-8 Plus

    Featuring an easy-to-use interface, kids can use Novelist K-8 Plus to find just the right books for their reading levels and interests.

  • NoveList Plus

    Covering both fiction and nonfiction, NoveList Plus is a comprehensive source of book information. Includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists, and more.

  • Open Library


    RTDL is a participating library in the Internet Archive Project. Sign up for a free account and gain access to over 200,000 free eBooks you can read in your browser or download as epub or PDF files.

  • Patent & Trademark Resource Center @ DPL

    The Detroit Public Library is a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC), supported by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Specialized reference services relating to patents, trademarks and copyright are provided by highly trained and knowledgeable librarians.  In addition, the Library’s business section is of great help for those who seek to market their inventions, products or services.  All services are free and available to the public.  Book and material checkout, however, is subject to DPL circulation rules.

  • Pathfinder

    This free tool uses current labor market information, longitudinal wage data, and other institutional data and metrics, allowing improved skills-matching to career paths and jobs.

  • Points of View Reference Center

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

  • Primary Search

    Provides popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, and a vast image collection. Students can learn about a variety of topics, including endangered species, famous musicians, fitness, and space exploration.

  • Professional Development Collection

    Highly specialized database especially for teachers, librarians, and education researchers.

  • Project Gutenberg


    Offers over 59,000 free eBooks, focusing on older works for which the U.S. copyright has expired. Choose among free ePub or Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online.

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  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers


    Dive into Michigan’s history with ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Michigan Collection, a subscription database offering digitized newspapers from 1910 to the present day. This database includes: Battle Creek Enquirer 1918–Present, Detroit Free Press 1923–Present, Lansing State Journal 1911–Present, and Times Herald (Port Huron) 1910–Present.

  • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

    This essential tool for psychologists, counselors, researchers, and students provides extensive coverage for a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral science, and related disciplines.

  • Pure Michigan Talent Connect

    Michigan-based job search site featuring career exploration and resume creation.

  • QBR The Black Book Review

    The first national book review exclusively dedicated to books about the African experience, QBR is your reliable source for what is current in Black books.

  • Read It!

    Designed for high school students who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects. Offers resources to help build background knowledge, conduct research, and improve study skills.

  • Read Michigan

    The ReadMichigan.org statewide e-book collection currently consists of 300 e-books published by local university presses about Michigan and the Great Lakes region. This collection of homegrown Michigan titles includes winners of the Michigan Notable Books award, which is designed to pay tribute to the people, places and things that make Michigan unique, as well as other important books published by Michigan presses and authors. Residents and visitors to the state of Michigan can access these e-books (with no wait lists or holds) for free.

  • Reading Group Choices

    Suggested books and topics of discussion for book clubs.

  • Reading Group Guides

    Reading Group Guides is the online community for reading groups, providing guides along with helpful information on starting and running your book group.

  • Reading Rants

    Blog of Teen book recommendations.

  • Redford Archives

    The Redford Township Local History Archives is an ongoing project started by the Redford Township District Library to preserve, digitize and share local historical materials. This digitization project provides a searchable archive database that can be used by anyone in the world.

    Contains The Redford Observer (1955-2017); The Township News (1963-1968);  The Redford Township News (1968-1971); The Suburban News (1971-1990); The Township North End News (1967-1968); Redford Township High School Yearbooks; Polks Directory of Redford, Brightmoor, and Rosedale Park (1925); Death Records filed in the Redford Township Clerk’s Office (August 1897 – April 1952); and miscellaneous historical documents.

  • Redford Chamber of Commerce

    Find top rated businesses in Redford in the Chamber of Commerce business directory.

  • Redford Municode

    Redford Code of Ordinances

    Redford Zoning Ordinance

    All ordinances are available for viewing in the Redford Township Clerk’s office.

    *Access provided by the Charter Township of Redford

  • Redford Township Historical Commission

    The Redford Township Historical Commission is located at 12895 Berwyn, Redford, MI 48239 (south of I-96 Service Drive, west of  Beech Daly beside the Thurston High School baseball field). They are open the first and third Saturdays of the month, from 12 to 3 pm. The Historical Commission may be reached at (313) 387-2577.

  • Regional Business News

    Provides coverage from regional business publications for the U.S. and Canada including newspapers, magazines, and other resources from trusted news sources.

  • Salem Press Reference

    Two complete encyclopedias available online: Addictions & Substance Abuse, Psychology & Mental Health.

  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

    The Library of Congress has placed online nearly 25,000 Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, which depict the structure and use of buildings in U.S. cities and towns. Maps will be added monthly until 2020, for a total of approximately 500,000.

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    SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. They offer free one-on-one mentoring sessions.

  • Seeking Michigan

    Family and local history records courtesy of the Archives of Michigan. Find death records, state census records, records about Michigan and the Civil War, and great Michigan history resources for kids and their teachers.

  • Simply Hired

    Job search site with a resume builder.

  • Small Business Reference Center

    Offers content for many top consumer and small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. It includes business videos, a help and advice section, and details on how to create business plans.

  • Small Engine Repair Reference Center

    Detailed yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines.

  • Snag-a-Job

    Job search site.

  • The New York Times


    The original, quality journalism of The New York Times helps you make sense of this moment. With a Redford library card, you can access The New York Times in the library, at home, or on the go! Access the database here.

  • UMHS Care Guides

    The University of Michigan Health System Patient Education Clearinghouse is a resource for you with videos, websites and handouts created or endorsed by University of Michigan clinicians.

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    Value Line

    Value Line provides investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies. The Library’s subscription includes coverage of 1,700 stocks in The Value Line Investment Survey Plus and 1,800 in the The Small and Mid-Cap edition.


  • Vocational Studies Premier

    Designed specifically for the research needs of two-year colleges this resource offers scholarly content most relevant to vocational programs. A wide range of subjects covered including counseling, biotechnology, cosmetology, fashion design, forensics, graphic arts, health information technology, law enforcement, and veterinary assistant.

  • What’s Next™: Books in Series

    Database to help you search books series fiction, developed and maintained by the Kent District Library.

  • World Book Kids

    General reference covering topics in all subject areas. Designed for elementary school learners with easy-to-read content and multimedia. Hundreds of activities, hands-on science projects and experiments, lesson plans, and resources for educators are included. All content aligned with Michigan Academic Standards.

  • YALSA Book Finder

    Find great Teen reads.

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