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.

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




Chilton - click 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.





Business Insight Global - click to loging

Sophisticated research tools with convenient access to a range of comprehensive learning materials. Using case studies, statistical data sources, academic journals, and topical reference materials organized by country, company, and industry, this resource is especially useful to business students as wells as to Michigan businesses interested in expansion. (Formerly Business Insights Essentials)



General BusinesFile ASAP - click to login

Indexing, abstracts and full text for business and trade publications. Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics.



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.



Small Business Collection - click here to access

Perfect for business schools and entrepreneurs, this compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories. Users will find 250 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.



Small business Resource Center - click here to access

Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.





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. 



Heritage Quest Online - Click here to access

Heritage Quest delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources?with coverage dating back to the 1700s?that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place?s past. Heritage Quest combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content. 





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
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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.

Expanded Academic - click here to access

Expanded Academic ASAP meets research needs across all academic disciplines. This database provides access to scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers -- many with full-text articles and images.



General Reference Gold - click here to access

Find a wide variety of magazines, journals, and newspaper articles for your next book report or research paper in this database. The latest current events, business and industry coverage, arts and sciences, as well as sports are gathered here for the general interest reader.



General One File - click here to access

A great start for researchers at all levels, General OneFile includes thousands of full-text titles spanning several years of coverage with a complete range of general interest topics, from the humanities, education and business to current events, science and environmental issues.



National Geographic Archive

Featuring the complete archive of the magazine from 1888-1994, the National Geographic Magazine Archive includes every page and every photograph, all fully searchable through an intuitive interface. National Geographic Magazine Archive is a powerful tool for finding and reading through the 100+ years of articles found in this archive.



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.





Health & Wellness Resource Center - click here to access

Health & Wellness Resource Center delivers up-to-date reference material as well as full-text magazine articles, journals, and pamphlets from a wide variety of authoritative medical sources. The material in this database is intended for information purposes only.

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.




Gale U.S. History - click here to access

As any historian will state, the study of history is as much about the present as the past: to that end, this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in US History.



Gale World History - click here to access

This collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in World History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of journals will benefit the novice historian as well as to the advanced researcher.




Gale Legal Forms - Click here to access Copies of actual forms and documents in Word format are provided to help users with their legal needs ? whether for business, personal or litigation purposes. Continuously updated to reflect current state laws, Gale LegalForms also includes a law digest, legal questions and answers and an attorney directory.

Legal Trac - click here to login

LegalTrac offers a wide variety of the most highly regarded legal publications, including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals. Students, law school faculty and legal researchers will all find this database invaluable.


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 




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This resource provides access to over 1,000 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world.



New York Times - click here to login

Provides national and international news, opinion and commentary; published in a national and a New York metropolitan edition. The New York Times includes local, and state news, science, sports, arts and entertainment, business and finance news from1985-present. 





Computer Database - click here to login

Use this database to find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.

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.