Dear Michigan Teachers, Parents, and Students:
Welcome to the 2017-18 school year! As everyone heads back to school, the Michigan
eLibrary (MeL) wants to remind everyone that MeL is your go-to resource! Students of all ages
can go to MeL.org to find eBooks and articles to read, conduct research, prepare for high
stakes tests like the SAT®, or maintain/improve basic skills. Watch our Back to School video at
MeL provides all Michigan residents free access to quality, vetted subscription databases that
can be used all year. Resources are available 24/7 and are mobile compatible. Quality
resources and weblinks are organized in convenient portals. For children from birth to 5th
grade, MeL Kids (kids.mel.org) has four centers that will help support and build basic skills
such as reading and math. For the older students in grades 6 through 12, MeL Teens
(teens.mel.org) offers a wealth of resources to not only maintain and build basic skills, but also
improve research skills and help students prepare for life after high school with college or
You can easily access the subscription databases in the Homework Help
sections of these portals, or simply go to the A to Z database list (databases.mel.org). And for
families preparing students for college, MeL’s College Bound
(http://teens.mel.org/MeLCollegeBound) section contains a wealth of resources including web
links about financial aid and even an online college tour site.
As you ease back into school assignments, please remember that your local public library
offers programming and learning opportunities for everyone, and if you have questions about
any MeL resource, librarians at your school or local library can also assist you. But don’t forget
to use some of the Michigan eLibrary’s popular K-12 databases featured in the attached table.
These resources are sure to help you “make the grade”!
The Michigan eLibrary Team
Here is the .pdf of the original letter and a list of the available databases organized by grade level.