Online Databases

Some databases require a valid Loutit District Library card. Others, provided through State funding, require a Michigan driver’s license or ID. 


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General Reference Center -Infotrac       

A one-stop access to general interest magazines, business periodicals, reference books, maps, historical images and newspaper articles for the general user.  (Courtesy of Michigan eLibrary)

Learning Express

An interactive online learning platform of academic and licensing/certifcation practice tests, elementary level testing for math and reading, tutorials, and job assessments.  (Courtesy of Michigan eLibrary) 

Michigan Authors & Illustrators

Use the database to find out about Michigan authors! You can look for non-fiction, poetry, mysteries, romance, children’s books and much more. You can find authors for presentations and visits. This is a great source for students looking for Michigan authors to read and for librarians or teachers looking for Michigan authors to do events or for collection development.

Chilton Library

An authoritative automotive repair database. Thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.  (Courtesy of Michigan eLibrary)


LDL Databases

Reference USA logo

A powerful online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on 24 million U.S. businesses and 235 million U.S. residents.  ReferenceUSA makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more.


Pronunciator logo

The world's largest language-learning service, with 75 languages and 3,750 available courses. Learn how to actually speak a foreign language with the help of pronunciation analysis, virtual coaches, and simulated conversations. All you need is a web browser with JavaScript enabled, and Flash version 10.0 or higher. Or an iPad with iOS 5.0 or higher.    


Through a partnership with Driving-Tests.org, Loutit District Library is happy to offer free online practice driving tests for those preparing to get their Michigan driving permit or for those that just want to brush up on Michigan driving laws. 

 Librarian's Favorites

Use sites that LDL Librarians find useful, including employment/unemployment help, foreclosure help, and tax forms.

Genealogy Links

Look for the heading "Online Genealogy Resources" to find several helpful links for researching your family history.

Employment/Unemployment Help

Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency

Filing a Michigan Unemployment Claim

Pure Michigan Talent Connect





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Send us your questions! Our information professionals work hard to find the best sources, but we ask for your patience. Although we check our email several times a day, work schedules and workloads change. It is our goal to answer your question(s) within 48 hours. If you need immediate service, please call the departments listed below.

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