Databases and Reference

Resources for HTPL patrons

library logoThe Harrison Township Public Library's resources extend beyond our collection of nearly 30 thousand books, DVDs and other materials. From eBooks and digital magazines to reading suggestions for children and teens, we have resources for everyone.

Learn How to Use These Resources

Want to learn more about how to use these resources? The Niche Academy online learning center offers lessons on using these databases and other commonly used sites, such as Gmail and Facebook. Click to learn more.

Featured Resource: Scholastic Bookflix

Scholastic BookFlix

Scholastic Bookflix
A literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning.

Resources for all Michigan residents (MeL)


Online full-text articles, full-text books, digital images, and other valuable research information from the Michigan eLibrary ( Choose one of the more MeL databases below or click on a category for a complete list of resources.

College/University: Premier source for peer-reviewed articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources.
Elementary/Middle/High School: Resources at the appropriate learning and skill level including subjects such as people, countries, science, animals, current events, and biographies. School code is mel5.
Grades PreK - 5th Grade: For beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Middle school through college undergraduate and General user: Contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues.
Grades 6-8: Most studied topics including literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history.

The Michigan eLibrary (MeL) is administered by the Library of Michigan and resources are available for computer networks originating in Michigan. For users outside of the state, a valid Michigan driver’s license or state ID number is required for access.