Library Resources & Research

Helping students and staff with research is a critical part of the learning process. The following resources provide framework for research and credible sources and creating citations through a variety of tools, including periodicals, literature, e-books, online research databases, e-journals and more. Use these tools for research, reading and writing for instructional purposes.

Credible Search Tools

Google Scholar

Google ScholarGoogle Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.

Google scholar


Info Trac - Gale LibraryInfoTrac Web Access to several databases including Health, Kid's Edition, and General Reference Center Gold. Combines full-text and images from magazines, newspapers and reference books. See the Librarian for instructions for use from home.


Michigan e-Library

TMichigan E Libraryhe Michigan eLibrary (MeL) is a statewide service of the Library of Michigan, an agency of the Michigan Department of Education. The Library of Michigan works with the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) to provide MeL services.

Students outside the district network should use code: d320599466288.

Michigan eLibrary

Credible Sources & Formatting

Easy Bib

Easy Bib LogoEasyBib is an intuitive information literacy platform that provides citation, note taking, and research tools that are easy-to-use and educational. EasyBib is not only accurate, fast, and comprehensive, but helps educators teach and students learn how to become effective and organized researchers.

Easy bib

Citation Machine

Citation MachineScan your paper for unintentional plagiarism and get advanced recommendations for sentence structure, writing style, grammar and more!

citation machine

Writing Tools - Purdue OWL

Purdue Owl Writing ResourcesPurdue OWL offers free resources including Writing and Teaching Writing, Research, Grammar and Mechanics, Style Guides, ESL (English as a Second Language), and Job Search and Professional Writing.