School Tools

Links to great online resources you can access anytime, anyday! Free with a GLADL Library Card and from the Library of Michigan (MeL)

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Find great books, CDs, or DVDs — links to our online materials too!  If we don’t have it, search MelCat and request it from one of our partner libaries today. 

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GL Comets Media Center

Find your school’s online media center

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NoveList Plus (Provided by MeL)

NoveList Plus: Looking for your next book? Want to find a new author that’s similar to a favorite? Can’t remember all the titles in a series?  Just look for the area called “Read-alike Recommendations”Includes teacher resource “Teaching with Books.”

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Search MelCat

MeLCat gives you access to 40 million items from over 430 libraries statewide.  Request books, DVDs, and Books on CDs. Delivered within 5-7 days.

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Delta Twp Dist Library

One of our nearest library neighbors.  Great resources and lots to do at DTDL!

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KDL What's Next

Trying to figure out what comes in next in your favorite series? KDL has an easy to search place to find your answer.

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Tutor.com (GLADL libray card required)

GoTutor.com — Get Homework Help — Live Tutors 3pm-10pm, 7 days a week!
Patrons can access it from any computer or mobile device to get help with math, science, English, social studies and writing, including AP level assistance.

  • Submit essays, papers, letters to the Writing Lab — get the proofing you need in 12 hours!
  • Videos and Worksheets on variety of academic topics available 24/7
  • Practice Tests for SAT, ACT and AP Exams and more
  • Career Coaching and Resume help for Adults

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Britannica School

Suite of Britannica School resources at four levels – Learning Zone, Elementary, Middle, and High.  Each contains resources at the appropriate learning and skill level including primary sources in subjects such as people, countries, science, animals, current events, and biographies.

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Research in Context (GLADL libray card required)

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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Biography Reference Center

More than 450,000 biographies. Includes complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine as well as thousands of narrative biographies.

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Learning Express Library

Find tests, tutorials, ebooks…

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World Book for Kids

World Book Kids:  provides kid friendly encyclopedia.

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Kids Info Bits (GLADL libray card required)

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.

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Explora

Easy access to magazines, ebooks, topic overviews and videos — one stop shopping on thousands of topics. Covers subjects such as art, history, sports, and music. Includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents. Also includes photos, maps, and flags.

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Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Features contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. Continuously updated pro/con viewpoint essays, topic overviews, primary source documents, biographies, court-case overviews, periodical articles, tables/charts/graphs, and more.

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Mango (GLADL libray card required)

Learn a Foreign Language: A fun way to learn a new language. Over 70 to choose from including Pirate, Shakespearean English and Hawaiian!

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A to Z Maps (GLADL libray card required)

over 100,000 maps — Includes modern maps, antique maps, maps of exploration, geography games, video guides, and much more.

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A to Z World Travel (GLADL library card required)

202 World City guides — travel essentials, attractions, insiders’ information, excursions, nightlife, shopping, culture, cuisine, restaurants, health, security, language, maps, hotels, and lots more.

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A to Z Foods (GLADL library card required)

over 6,000 recipes from 174 countries — contains traditional recipes,  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.

Search 6000 recipes here

A to Z the USA (GLADL library card required)

all 50 states, territories, and U.S.A. in general — Topics include history, geography, demographics, education, food and recipes, government, crime, maps, media outlets, symbols, sports, and more.

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Global World Warrior (GLADL library card required)

175 Country guides — Topics include culture & society, travel, education, history, holidays and much more!

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Kids World News

Free learning activities for kids.

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Mel for Educators!

THE destination for help with integrating MeL into Michigan classrooms and curriculum.

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Code.org

What will you create? Try Code Studio.

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