Featured Databases

refusa

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.

An interactive online learning platform featuring seven interactive learning centers: High School Equivalency, College Preparation, College, Career, Adult Learning, School, and Recursos para Hispanohablantes. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only. (Courtesy of Michigan eLibrary).

An authoritative automotive repair database. Thousands of year, make and model combinations from 1940 to the present, plus additional coverage of specialty models, with videos, photos, wiring diagrams, diagnostics, and maintenance specifications.  (Courtesy of Michigan eLibrary).

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.

Language Learning Resources

The world’s largest language-learning service, with 80 languages, ESL for 50 non-English languages, and over 3,750 available courses. Learn how to actually speak a foreign language with the help of pronunciation analysis, virtual coaches, and simulated conversations using your computer, tablet, or mobile device.

Basic ESL improves an individual’s listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through a simple to follow, and instructionally proven curriculum.

Students learn English quickly and effectively on relevant topics including: family, home, school and many other topics. In each lesson students learn key vocabulary and how to use that vocabulary in conversation.

No computer experience is necessary. Click the Basic ESL button to enter.

Learn by listening.  SCOLA offers television, radio programs, newspapers, photographs and videos in more than 175 languages and dialects from all over the world.

Research Assistance

Our staff is happy to assist you with your research, whether in person, by phone, or via email. If you are unable to come to the library, we can email, mail, or fax information to you, but if your research requires a great deal of staff time and postage, we will charge a fee. The amount will vary depending on the complexity of the research and is determined by library staff.