Online Database

Resources for professional research - Home Access - Once you have "logged in" you will find these databases are loaded with great information from a variety of sources and documents. Enjoy!

NOTE: See your Media Center media specialist for help using these databases and for a User ID and password to access these sites.


1. Galenet
2. Facts on File
3. Big Chalk Electric Library K-12
4. Access Michigan
5. netLibrary
6. Serials, Periodicals and Newspapers (SPAN)
7. Card Catalog

The following databases can be accessed from home by Royal Oak Neighborhood School District Families:

8. GrolierOnline
9. OCLC FirstSearch




1. Galenet
This is one of the greatest sources of reliable information on the market today. It contains four (4) databases:
Student Resource Center Bronze
- just type any topic into the subject box and a wealth of information and links can be found. Literature Resource Center Biography Resource Center, Opposing View Points
••• URL: http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/lom_royaloakschs

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2. Facts on File

This is a huge database which contains an encyclopedia, almanac, science database, current news articles, archives, and an Issues and Controversies database which presents facts and arguments for both sides of many controversial issues. This can also be accessed from home.
••• The URL: http://www.2facts.com

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3. Big Chalk Electric Library K-12

Electric Library is an enormous database of magazine and newspaper articles, and also contains an atlas and large graphical (i.e., photographs) database.
••• URL: http://www.elibrary.com/education

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4. AccessMichigan

AccessMichigan is a series of seven (7) databases worth over $ 6,000,000 in research databases on many subjects, including ones specifically for children, and is accessible via the Oakland Schools website at: http://www.oakland.k12.mi.us/online.htm#C.
AccessMichigan is also accessible through the Michigan Electronic Library (MEL) at: http://www.mel.lib.mi.us/

For home use, the password is your Michigan driver's license number. (Residents without a driver's license can get a state ID card at a Secretary of State's office).

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5. netLibrary

NetLibrary is a collection of e-books that includes over 12,000 full-text books and is accessible by all Michigan residents. Books on a wide range of topics for a broad audience are included. You must create a personal account at a Michigan library (school media centers are in this category). Once you have created your account you will be able to access this collection from any computer that can connect to the Internet. Books may be “checked out” for up to 6 hours. Visit your local public or school library to accomplish this.

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6. Serials, Periodicals and Newspapers (SPAN)

The Access MeL Periodical List-Full Text (AMPL-FT)  was created by the Oakland Schools
Information Center staff. The purpose of this list is to provide a single alphabetical
listing of periodicals which contain full text articles from Michigan eLibrary databases
• URL: http://www.oakland.k12.mi.us/Services/LearningServices/EducationalTechnologyandLibraryMediaServices/InformationCenterLibrary/AccessMelPeriodicalList/tabid/422/Default.aspx

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7. Card Catalog

Royal Oak Schools offers an online card catalog for the use by all
of our students from all grade levels. If you need to access resources from
home, this link will help you find the information you need.

Destiny Follett


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8. GrolierOnline

This is one of best informational products on the market. It contains three encyclopedias, an atlas and a dictionary. It has Web links, newspaper and magazine articles, lesson plans and more! All ages are welcome to visit.
• staff and students only, sign up here.
• URL: http://go.grolier.com
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9. OCLC FirstSearch

A large database of articles and Internet websites that can be accessed from home.
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only staff and students have access to this database.
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URL: http://newfirstsearch.oclc.org/

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