Database Library

The Commerce Township Community Library provides access to the following subscription databases for online research. Most of these databases are accessible from outside of the library, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To gain remote access, you may need to provide your COMMERCE TOWNSHIP library card number when prompted.


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      Also, be sure to visit the Michigan eLibrary (MeL) for even more research databases and encyclopedias. 




Auto Repair

Chilton Library Database - Click here to access Chilton Library provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site.
Automate Auto Repair Database - Click here to access Repair information and schedules, diagrams, parts and labor estimates, service alerts, and recalls. Covers thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.
Small Engine Repair Reference Center - Click Here to access Repair guides for small engines and routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service, etc.). Also includes guides on extensive repairs such as engine and transmission disassembly. Coverage includes lawn mowers, motorcycles, tractors, and snowmobiles. More than 450 full text reference books with photos and illustrations, information on more than 25 years of engine models, and coverage of more than 90,000 repairs.





Reference USA - click to access

The ReferenceUSA database contains, in module format, detailed information on more than 12 million U.S. businesses; 102 million U.S. residents; 683,000 U.S. health care providers; 1 million Canadian businesses; and 11 million Canadian residents.




Brainfuse - Click HERE to access Brainfuse helps students reach their goals by connecting them with qualified eTutors and collaborate with peer-to-peer learning.

Learning Express Library - click here to access

Interactive online learning platform of academic and licensing/certification practice tests including GED, SAT, and U. S. citizenship. A tutorial course series designed to help all learners succeed on the tests they must pass includes immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of practice test results.



Mango Languages - click here to access

Have you ever wanted to learn a new language for fun, travel, or business? Learn Spanish, German, French and many more languages that offered. The Mango learning system teaches practical conversation skills for real communication.  It?s fast, easy, and an effective method to learn to speak a foreign language.




Ancestry - Library Edition. Click to access

With over 1.2 billion records in over 3,000 databases, Ancestry Library Edition is the most comprehensive online source of information for conducting genealogical and local history research available. Included in Ancestry Library Edition are the digitized images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 forward, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, and much more. 



Biography in Context - click here to access

Biography in Context is a comprehensive database of biographical information on more than 335,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.



Consumer Reports - click here to access features ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services in categories including appliances, cars, electronics and computers, home and garden, health and fitness, babies and kids, food, personal finance, and travel.



Culture Grams - click here to access

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, go beyond the basic facts and figures with local perspectives on more than 200 countries. Discover the daily life, culture and traditions of people from around the world via photos, videos, and recipes from the region. Also learn about local greetings, holidays, and customs and listen to sound files providing national anthems.



Driving - click here to access
Free Michigan Driving Permit Tests - NEW!
Are you getting ready to take the test for your Driver's Permit? Use these resources to help you succeed. There are tests for both automobile and motorcycle, Driver Handbooks and a whole series of Frequently Asked Questions.

Opposing Viewpoints - click here to access

Opposing Viewpoints in Context covers today?s important social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. This database helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates.





Merck Manuals - Medical Database - Click here to access.

Merck Manuals provide current medical diagnosis and treatment information which is the product of a collaboration between hundreds of medical experts worldwide, an independent editorial board of peer reviewers, and a staff of physicians and professional medical writers.




Michigan Legal Help - Click here to access

The Michigan Legal Help website was created to help people who have to handle simple civil legal problems without a lawyer. There are articles you can read to learn about a specific area of the law and toolkits to help you prepare to represent yourself in court. 





Books and Authors - click here to login

This is an excellent tool to bring readers and literature together. Readers can use Books & Authors to enhance the experience of the book they are reading. Readers can dig deeper into themes or learn how the author's life and times contributed to the work.


Novelist - click here to login

NoveList is your guide to deciding what to read next--an excellent source for reading suggestions. Try it out - search by author, title, series or plot. NoveList allows readers to use a favorite author or title to help locate other authors and titles that readers might enjoy 




Merck Manual Veterinary Manual - Click here to access The Merck Veterinary Manual (MVM) provides veterinarians and other animal health professionals with concise and authoritative information on diseases and management of food-producing, companion, laboratory, and exotic animals.