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MeL.org is a Michigan Department of Education repository of information – search on many topics and find both print and electronic sources. Databases offered on MeL.org are free to all Michigan residents.

Accounting

Allied Health

  • Drug Codes  National Drug Code Directory offers a current list of all drugs provided to the FDA.
  • Billing HCPCS procedure and modifier codes. Can search medicare, medicaid, and private health insurers use of codes for claims processing.
  • ICD10 Codes for diseases and health problems tracked by the World Health Organization
  • Word Parts and What They Mean Common word parts used in medical terminology. Categorized.
  • National Library of Medicine This page offers information on the NLM Health Data and Information Technology Standards
  • Medical Dictionary 100,000 medical terms
  • MDHHS  Michigan Department of Health and Human Services offers a wide variety articles and reports on health trends in Michigan.
  • Health Statistics annual reports on trends in health statistics. Infographics, statistics, reports, charts and tables are available
  • Home Health Aide Certification requirements for the State of Michigan.
  • Medline Plus  Medline Plus offers information on a wide variety of health topics, including topics important to specific age groups.
  • Community Health Worker Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance (MiCHWA). Provides policy, research, training and more
  • CDC RSS Feeds Stay up to date on public health news from the CDC. Click on the CDC logo at the top of the page to return to the home page and find more great information from this site.
  • Michigan HomeCare and Hospice Association

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American Sign Language

  • American Sign Language site with demonstrations of words from an index of words from ASL University.
  • ASL Pro site supports the ASL Education Community.

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Anthropology

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Art

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Astronomy

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Automotive Technology

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Biology

  • Taxonomy Browser from the National Center for Biotechnology Information.
  • Plants Database from the United States Department of Agriculture.  Search by scientific name, by state, by characteristics.
  • BioZone is a nice starting point to topics in biology including animal behavior, animal biology, cell biology, ecology, genetics, microbiology, and plant biology.
  • Cirrusimage digital images and information on North American Insects and Spiders
  • The Complete Works of Charles Darwin Online  This site “contains Darwin’s complete publications, thousands of his private papers and the largest Darwin bibliography and manuscript catalogue ever published.”  Also contains reference materials and other documents pertaining to Darwin.
  • Nearctica presents the natural world of North America. This site deals with mother of the family Noctuidae. Established by Dr. Robert W. Poole and Dr. Patricia Gentili.
  • All the Virology on the Web for microbiology students. Provided by Tulane University School of Medicine.
  • Comparative Mammalian Brain Collections This site contains images and information from one of the world’s largest collections of well-preserved, sectioned and stained brains of over 100 different species of mammals.
  • Anatomy of the Human Body as presented by Henry Gray in 1918. The searchable site includes over 1200 drawings.
  • SciTechDaily  International science and technology stories.
  • BAMONA Butterflies and moths of North America.
  • Biodiversity Heritage Library
  • YaleGlobal Online  A publication of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University, including original articles by Yale faculty, world leaders, and top specialists on globalization. The collection contains resources on a wide range of timely international topics such as economy, gender, health, security, terrorism, trade, climate change, black markets, nuclear weapons, etc. Highly recommended tool for researchers and students in international affairs and political science, and for global news and analysis.

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Business

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Chemistry

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College Success Center

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College Success Seminar (CSS)

Communications

Computer Information Systems

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Criminal Justice

Dance

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Economics

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Education

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Electronics / Electrical

 

 

Emergency Medical Technology

Engineering

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English

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  • Poetry

    • Representative Poetry Online provided by RPO Editors, University of Toronto Department of English, and University of Toronto Press. This a comprehensive site covering many aspects of English poetry. Included is a glossary of poetic terms, a searchable database of poetry, and a timeline of poets and poetry. Contains nearly 3,000 poems by 400 poets.
    • A Timeline of English Poetry
    • Rhyming Dictionary
    • The Academy of American Poets includes biographical information, discussions, and real audio clips of poems.
    • Modern Poetry Archive sponsored by the University of North Carolina Press and the North Carolina Arts Council.
    • American Verse Project provided by the University of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative
    • Bartleby.com Includes several anthologies. Poems by Dickinson, Eliot, Frost, Keats, Sandburg, Shakespeare, Whitman, Wilde, Wordsworth, Yeats and many others.

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Foreign Languages

  • DuoLingo free language learning site. Includes Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, French, German, Irish, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and Ukrainian.
  • Ethnologue: Languages of the World from the Summer Institute of Linguistics. Describes the world’s 7,000 plus languages.

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Geography

  • Maps
  • The World Fact Book
  • World Population Data Sheet provided by the Population Reference Bureau
  • U.S. Department of State Background Notes give country information such as geography, history, people, economy, and politics.
  • Earth and Moon Viewer from different satellites.
  • SciTechDaily  International science and technology stories.
  • Topozone Free U.S.G.S. Topographical maps
  • YaleGlobal Online  A publication of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University, including original articles by Yale faculty, world leaders, and top specialists on globalization. The collection contains resources on a wide range of timely international topics such as economy, gender, health, security, terrorism, trade, climate change, black markets, nuclear weapons, etc. Highly recommended tool for researchers and students in international affairs and political science, and for global news and analysis.

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Geology

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Health

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  • Nutrition

    • Searchable USDA Nutrient Database provided by the U.S. Agricultural Research Service. Information on food contents include vitamins, minerals, lipids, amino acids, and caffeine. The site also includes information on retention factors, isoflavones, carotenoids, Vitamin K, trans fatty acids, and sugar.
    • Tufts University Nutrition Navigator

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History

  • DPLA Primary Source Sets from the Digital Public Library of America are primary sources organized to help students explore topics in history, literature, and culture.
  • The Library of Congress “is the nation’s first established cultural institution and the largest library in the world, with millions of items including books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.” It has made many projects and collections available free online:
  • Photogrammar maps and categorizes 170,000 vintage photos across the U.S., 1935-1946. Commissioned by the United States Farm Security Administration–Office of War Information (FSA-OWI), Photogrammar is a Yale University project offering county-by-county GIS breakdown of photo locations.
  • YaleGlobal Online  A publication of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University, including original articles by Yale faculty, world leaders, and top specialists on globalization. The collection contains resources on a wide range of timely international topics such as economy, gender, health, security, terrorism, trade, climate change, black markets, nuclear weapons, etc. Highly recommended tool for researchers and students in international affairs and political science, and for global news and analysis.

Humanities

  • Annotated Webliography of Humanism provided by Dr. Peter Derkx, associate professor history of humanism at the University for Humanist Studies (Universiteit voor Humanistiek) at Utrecht in the Netherlands. This page was last updated in 2007.
  • Arts & Letters Daily a news source for the humanities. Includes articles and links to book review sites, newspapers and other news sources.
  • DPLA Primary Source Sets from the Digital Public Library of America are primary sources organized to help students explore topics in history, literature, and culture.
  • Humanities websites from the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Creative Commons a nonprofit organization offering a range of copyright licenses for creators, as well as a library of work released using the platform.
  • Google Arts and Culture

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Hydraulics / Pneumatics

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Library Skills

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Machine Technology

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Medical Assisting

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 Materials Technology

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Mathematics

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Music

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Nursing

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Philosophy

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Physical Education

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Physical Science

Physics

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Political Science

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Psychology

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Real Estate

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Respiratory Therapy

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Sociology

  • A Sociology Timeline from 1600 by Ed Stephan at Western Washington University.
  • Online Dictionary of the Social Sciences provided by Athabasca University and the International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication.
  • U.S. Census Bureau provides a wealth of statistical data. They make hundreds of reports available on their Publications site. Topics cover agriculture, business, housing, population and other areas. Included under Population are reports on marriage and divorce, health insurance coverage, poverty, labor, and many other topics.
  • State of the Cities 2000 provides information on population, employment, crime and other variables.
  • Resource Center for Minority Data  University of Michigan research on race and ethnicity.
  • American National Election Studies Surveys on voting, public opinion and political participation.
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)  University of Michigan social and behavioral research.
  • Association of Religion Data Archives Data on religion.
  • Comparative Agendas Project Collects and organizes data from archived sources to track policy outcomes across countries.
  • WorldPublicOpinion.org Giving voice to public opinion around the world on international issues.
  • World Values Survey   Global network of social scientists studying changing values and their impact on social and political life. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Pew Research Center Non-partisan fact tank with information on world issues, attitudes and trends.
  • YaleGlobal Online  A publication of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University, including original articles by Yale faculty, world leaders, and top specialists on globalization. The collection contains resources on a wide range of timely international topics such as economy, gender, health, security, terrorism, trade, climate change, black markets, nuclear weapons, etc. Highly recommended tool for researchers and students in international affairs and political science, and for global news and analysis.

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Theater

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Welding

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 Women’s Studies

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