Online Content

Countries, Cities, States, and Maps!!
Explore the World of Food
eBooks, Audiobooks, Movies, Music, and Magazines
Learn a New Language
Consumer Reports
Financial Information
Research topics in magazines, newspapers, reference books
MeL – full text articles and more
Learning Express Library
Michigan Legal Help

 Countries, Cities, States, and Maps!!
Become a roving globetrotter without leaving your desk chair or spending a dime.

  Global Road Warrior

Contains 175 COUNTRY guides. 
Topics include culture, travel [info on tipping], education, history, holidays and festivals [events you won’t want to miss], language, music, maps, money, national symbols, and religion. Whether you are doing a school report or travelling for leisure — this resource has you covered.  Illustrated with more than 30,000 photos, maps, and flag images that are easily copied to Google docs or other software programs.

How to login:
From within the library
From anywhere else with your library card — enter 48837 and then your library card number.

  AtoZ World Travel

Contains 202 world CITY travel guides.
These beautifully illustrated and up-to-date guides cover travel essentials, attractions, insiders’ information, excursions, nightlife, shopping, culture, cuisine, restaurants, health, security, language, maps, hotels, and lots more.  Everything you love from the Global Road Warrior but drilled down to the City level to make your travel even more interesting.

How to login:
From within the library
From anywhere else with your library card — enter 48837 and then your library card number.

  AtoZ the USA

Information on all 50 STATES, territories and U.S.A. in general.
A large-scale encyclopedia of US state and country information. State information is arranged into 103 editorial and image datasets for each state. Topics include history, geography, demographics, education, food and recipes, government, crime, maps, media outlets, symbols, sports, and more.  All illustrations are easily copied to Google docs and Fast Facts are great for doing school reports and trivia nights.

How to login:
From within the library
From anywhere else with your library card — enter 48837 and then your library card number.

  AtoZ Maps Online

Over 100,000 MAPS.
The world’s most comprehensive collection of royalty-free downloadable maps.  Includes modern maps, antique maps, maps of exploration, geography games, video guides, and much more.  Whether you are looking for blank maps to complete for study review or maps with lots of details to help you find the answers, we’ve got you covered.

How to login:
From within the library
From anywhere else with your library card — enter 48837 and then your library card number.

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Explore the World of Food

 A to Z World Food

Over 6,000 RECIPES from over 174 countries!
Contains traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world in all course categories: appetizers, soups, salads, breads [try Puftaloons from Austrialia!], main courses [or Tamales Cubanos from Cuba!], side dishes, desserts, and beverages (including World Beer Reviews!).  Pick a country, learn about how they eat — Do they use spoons? What are their favorite ingredients? Each recipe shows prep and cook time needed and you can easily search for recipes that meet special dietary needs like vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free.

How to login:
From within the library
From anywhere else with your library card — enter 48837 and then your library card number.

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eBooks, Audiobooks, Movies, Music, and Magazines
— Access with your GLADL library card!

For our youngest readers — PreK-3rd grad —  BookFlix pairs classic animated stories from Weston Woods with nonfiction ebooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning.  Try out a Curious George story and a read-along ebook to answer all your 2nd grader’s questions about monkeys!  137 pairs of fiction/non-fiction including 37 Spanish versions.  Offers read-along and read-to-me, games, and “meet the creator” to introduce authors to young readers.

Hoopla provides instant access to movies, music and more. Select image or click here to get started.

 

 

OverDrive offers ebook and audiobooks.  Select image or click here to access OverDrive.  Libby is an innovative new mobile app from OverDrive. Libby is designed to make borrowing and enjoying eBooks and audiobooks easier than ever with Intuitive navigation.

 

Kanopy offers streaming classic cinema, independent films, and top documentaries.  Create an account and link your library card to get start watching today.  Available on Roku, Android, and Apple Apps.

Digital Magazines

RBdigital Magazines    Check Out popular magazines

Patrons can access almost 300 popular magazines online and enjoy them from cover-to-cover on  their PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device. Instructions on getting started are available for download.

To get started: Once you click on create a new account, enter your library card information, choose a username and password, and then pick Grand Ledge Area District Library as your library and you are all set to enjoy magazines anytime anywhere!

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Learn a New Language — Explore Your World

  Mango

Mango for online language and culture learning system featuring over 70 languages. Select image or click here to begin.

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Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports

CLICK TO ACCESS CONSUMER REPORTS
(for access outside of the library see the username and password listed below)

Make better purchasing decisions on the products you are shopping for. Whether you are looking to find the best deal on an LCD TV or researching the top-recommended used vehicles, ConsumerReports.org® provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.

Enter the following Username and Password for access outside of the Library:

  • Username: wlcmichigan
  • Password: Woodlands50!

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Morningstar

Morningstar provides comprehensive financial information.  Select the image or click here to access.

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Research topics in magazines, newspapers, reference books
— Access with your GLADL library card

Kids Infobits
Magazines, newspapers, and reference books for K-5 covering geography, current events, the arts, science, health, biographies, history, sports, and more.  Great tools for research to highlight and add notes — use download feature to save articles to Google drive.

 Research in Context
Even more great resources for 6th-12th graders — magazines, journals, audio files, images, interview transcripts to give you great quotes.  All the topics you are looking for and the great research tools to keep you organized.  Highlight important facts and add notes, then save your articles and your notes directly to Google drive to stay organized.

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MeL – full text articles and much more

MeL The Michigan eLibrary with 24/7 free access to online full-text articles, digital images, and other valuable research. Select image or click here to get connected.

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Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library Test Prep/Jobs/Careers with interactive learning centers of academic and licensing/certification practice tests. Select image or click here to access.

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Michigan Legal Help

Michigan Legal Help Created to help people handle simple civil legal problems. Click here to begin.

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