KPL Website and Catalog Topics
Full text reference books on business, history, science, environment, medicine, and multicultural studies.
Magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, ebooks available in the library or at home with your KPL library card or with your Michigan Driver's License or ID by going to Mel.org
Includes Computer Database; Custom Newspapers; General Reference Center Gold; Grand Rapids Press; Expanded Academic ASAP; General Business File ASAP; Legal Trac; InfoTrac Onefile; Health Reference Center Academic ASAP
A collection of approximately 900 full text newspapers from around the country and the world. Includes the last 12 months of the New York Times and the Grand Rapids Press (1996-current).
Poetry index of 600,000 poems with 50,000 full text. Short Story Finder offers full text, explanations, biographies. Over 1,000 complete plays & also includes Essay Finder & Speeches. Includes a Kid's corner.
Magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books provided to Michigan libraries and Michigan residents at home with their Michigan Driver's License or ID or from libraries in Michigan. Also includes links to Michigan related websites.
Michigan eLibrary collection of ebooks.
Search by company name, yellow page heading or geographic location. Search residential listings by name, address or telephone.
Articles from the World Book Encyclopedia. Includes related articles from major newspapers and magazines. Graphic and multimedia enhancements, including photographs, maps, illustrations, tables, animations, and audio/video clips.
Publisher of literature, reference and verse, providing the curious with access to information, free of charge.
Find people, places, statistics and more.
Demographics and Statistics
Need statistics on housing, employment, population, economic, or geography?This site is comprised of U.S. statistical census data as well as maps, tables, reports, and more.
The Burea of Justice Statisitcs site features quantitative data covering the following areas: crime and victims, criminal offenders, law enforcement, courts, sentencing, corrections, and special topics.
Consumer price indexes are available for the U.S., the four Census regions, size of city, cross-classifications of regions and size-classes, and for 26 local areas.Includes indexes for major groups of consumer expenditures.
Data on the educational activities of the U.S. population and offers researchers, educators, and policymakers a variety of statistics on the condition of education in the United States.
Links to statistical data developed and categorized by the University of Michigan's Document Center.Subjects include cost of living, agriculture, military, environment, finance, housing, politics, weather, and more.
A web site that provides statisitcal information about criminal activity. Data is compiled by state counties.
The World Factbook provides national-level information on countries, territories, and dependencies including national statistics, national flags, maps, political composites, economic data, demographics and much more.
The American Institute for Economic Research compiles, archives, and studies economic data.Site includes a cost of living calculator, list of publications, programs, discussion board, job openings, and a Google powered search box.
This site allows students, teachers, researchers and other users to easily convert and calculate particular forms of measurement.
Site provides a wide range of internet-based services to economic historians, historians of economics, economists, historians, related social scientists and the public.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.
The Avalon Project mounts digital documents relevant to the fields of law, history, economics, politics, diplomacy and government.
A thorough site that outlines the history of the U.S. flag, how it should be displayed, links to similar sites, flag etiquette, and more.
In this resource you will find background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents.
The Library of Congress collections include more than 29 million books and other printed materials, 2.7 million recordings, 12 million photographs, 4.8 million maps, and 57 million manuscripts.
NARA, an independent Federal agency, is America's national recordkeeper.Site features access to government documents of all kinds including online versions of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
National Security Archive extensive site provides online access to critical declassified records on specific issues, including U.S. national security, foreign policy, military history, intelligence policy, and more.
Here you'll find portraits and brief biographical summaries of all the presidents from George Washington to Bill Clinton.
The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Site provides free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.
Locate ways of educating children about the uses, risks, and content available thorugh the world wide web.
Internet Search Engines
A tool that helps users get quick information on a variety of topics like measurement and weight conversions, weather conditions, and stock quotes.
Ask for kids is a fast, easy and kid-friendly way for kids to find answers to their questions online.
This online portal is designed to provide various forms of information and resources for Christian web users.
Google Book puts the content of books where you can find it most easily; right in Google search results.
This subset of Google! only searches government websites.
Access this search engine portal, that allows for children and young adults to surf the net from various engines and directories like Kids Click and Yahooligans.
A Yahoo like online index of subjects of interest to kids and children.
A well-organized point of access for reliable, trustworthy, librarian-selected internet resources, serving California, the nation, and the world.
Language and Writing
Find out what those acronyms and abbreviations represent.
The American Psychological Association's online version of their publication manual. Includes information about writing style techniques, citing electronic media, ethics of publication, and more.
This guide from the University of Memphis provides examples of the most common examples of government document citations.
This site will automatically process your citation needs, adhering to the MLA style formatting when writers and students need a helping hand at producing research papers and other important documents that must adhere to proper citation rules
Format and writing style guides for students, provided by Western Michigan University.
Dictionaries and other resources from RefDesk.com
The online version of the popular dictionary and thesaurus with special features such as word of the day, word games, and language related topics.
Answers to the New York Times Crossword Puzzles by the Answer Guys.
Honors and remembers America's fallen heroes and recognizes veterans and those who continue to serve our country. Includes lists of cemeteries and memorials.
Browse the DOD Dictionary of military and associated terms.
Official repository for records of military personnel who have been discharged from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard.
The repository of millions of military personnel, health, and medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services during the 20th century.
Benefits and services to veterans and their families
Information, post office location, zip codes, mailing and package requirements, and postage fees.
Quotes about and by historians, politicians and other public figures.
Browse over 25,000 quotes.
Browse by subject or author.
Quoteland is a site dedicated to the documenting of well known quotations from writers, athletes, politicians, entertainers, and much more.
Find out the time anywhere in the world with The Time Zone Converter.
Find out what the official time is for all of the time zones.
What time is it? Gives current time in all time zones.
Features an interactive world atlas and information on local time as well as sunrise and sunset times in several hundred cities worldwide.
Interested in time and time zones? Time-related links answer your queries and interests.