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Herrick District Library
300 S. River Ave.
Holland, MI 49423

M-Tu: 9am-9pm
W-Sa: 9am-6pm
Su: Closed

North Side Branch
155 Riley St.
Holland, MI 49424

M-Tu: 10am-7pm
W-F: 10am-6pm
Sa-Su: Closed

This interactive database offers an unbeatable combination of authoritative research sources, standards-aligned lessons and activities, and engaging current events features on all 50 U.S. states.  Users will find biographies of important political and cultural figures, contemporary and historic Native Americans, and environmental figures. Individual overviews of each state provide a practical introduction and a wealth of additional information.  The user-friendly interface searches topics such as population density, gross state product, natural resources, and more.
Designed to develop students' global literacy, focusing on the geographic, political, social, economic, and cultural forces that influence our world.  Content is organized by country and includes nearly 40,000 primary and secondary sources. Students can perform advanced searches by region and category as well as country and make demographic comparisons between countries.  Primary and secondary sources include political and topographic country maps, noteworthy speeches, facts and figures, recipes, glossary terms and national constitutions, as well as geography, history, government and politics, and culture sections for every nation.
This site offers numerous databases of interest to genealogists. It is provided by the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) which is the oldest genealogical society in the country.
This resource provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. This release now provides 5,741 titles, equaling approximately 1450 hours.
This database spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, and highlights the important people and events of the American experience.  It provides a comprehensive range of information in one complete resource—subject entries, biographies, primary sources, images and videos, maps and charts, timelines—it offers a virtual library of American history for students and researchers of all ages.
This database offers more than 15,000 years of culture and history through event and topic entries, biographies, images and videos, maps and charts, legends, primary sources, and timeline entries. It allows for an interactive, multifaceted look at the indigenous peoples of North and South America.
Access to over 3,000 databases related to genealogical and local history research.
Explores the pre-modern world with in-depth focus on Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Asia.  Users can research each civilization in depth or use the browse feature to conduct comparative studies of events and developments across civilizations.
This database contains author biographies as well as an extensive collection of literary criticism covering novels, poetry and plays. It includes information on literary topics, themes, movements, genres, characters and timelines.
Books & Authors brings ease, authority and fun to the question of “what do I read next?” It is the reader’s go-to site for everything: book suggestions from experts, titles, biographies and more. It complements the browsing habits of today’s Web user, with menus that easily broaden and narrow searches according to author, title, character, subject and other criteria.
This database represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. Chilton Library provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site.
Use this database to find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.
This is a great source for original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues shaping our world. Each 12,000 word report offers in-depth, unbiased coverage of a pressing political or social issue. Reports feature cover topics in health, international affairs, education, public policy, the environment, technology, and the U.S. economy.
A leading reference for concise, reliable, and up-to-date information in 25 cultural categories. Learn about the cultures of 206 countries and territories in the World edition. Also includes the Kids, States, and Provinces editions, these editions contain engaging cultural, geographical, and historical information on 91 countries, each of the 50 states (plus the District of Columbia), and each of the 13 Canadian provinces and territories. Reports include maps, flags, national songs, statistics, photographs, recipes, and information on additional daily life topics.
Students of all ages use this powerful, yet engaging and easy-to-use search interface to find the answers they need from more than 140 magazines, newspapers, books, transcripts, maps, images, educator-approved websites from Homework Central®, plus audio/video titles, all selected as appropriate for elementary school studies.
As the only online reference site created specifically for libraries, Britannica Online Public Library Edition contains comprehensive content for all patrons—from elementary students to college students, from business professionals to curious seniors. Whether it’s frogs or physics, gardening or geography, Britannica Online Public Library Edition covers it all. Extensive and thorough yet intuitive and fast, this powerful collection delivers trustworthy information that your patrons need. Start with the encyclopedia. Move on to current magazines, recommended Web sites, an atlas, the classics, biographies, news, and more. View over 29,000 graphics plus more than 1,700 animations, audio clips, and videos.
The Career Center contains detailed information on 3,300 jobs in 94 industries. It also includes practical information on job hunting skills including resume, cover letter and interviewing tips. The resource module includes 54,000 entries of scholarship and internship information.
The premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily.
Biography and Genealogy Master Index enables users to locate biographical entries contained in more than 1,000 volumes and editions of important current and retrospective biographical reference sources. This index contains citations that point to over 15 million biographies on nearly 5 million people, living and deceased, from all time periods, geographical locations, and fields of endeavor.
This database integrates award-winning biographies from respected Gale sources with related full-text articles from hundreds of magazines and newspapers, as well as tens of thousands of images and links to vetted websites. Search for people---both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor---based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as keyword and full text. Or, combine search criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search.
Includes company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.
Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc., and articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of reference titles. Please Note: Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.
Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.
Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
A one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues, OVRC features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites. 
An electronic database antique/collectibles pricing tool, containing data from a variety of sources, including online auctions (eBay), online antique dealers (GoAntiques & TIAS) and land-based auction houses. The database currently has over 23 million prices realized for art, antiques and collectibles in more than 100 categories and subcategories with over 10 million images.
Researching science topics has never been easier.  This database contains thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations that are just a few clicks away and the latest scientific developments are covered in articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites. The database covers curriculum-related science topics and offers teachers an easy-to-use tool to identify content directly correlated to state and national standards.
Identical to the familiar hardcover reference books, these digital resources allow you to access their information 24/7. Print .pdf copies of the articles, pictures and maps. Herrick's collection includes more than 400 titles.
This Proquest UMI site offers genealogies, local history resources, magazines and books about people and places.
A collection of full text newspapers from around the Country and the World.
Now with over 1100 titles, cross searchable with e-Books, this periodical database is designed for high-school students with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.
A database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Featuring a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, the most popular search method is moving from a broad subject to a narrower topic using the subject-based topic tree. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Includes test preparation resources for the GED, ACT, SAT, GMAT and ASVAB, TOEFL and U.S. Citizenship tests, and for career licensing exams like those for real estate, electrical, CDL, Civil Service, and many other jobs. More resources include skill building workshops from Elementary through College level and training for Resume Writing and Job Skills. Some tests are available in Spanish. 
Drawing on a wide variety of the most highly regarded legal publications, this database provides indexing for more than 1,400 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals. Each title included is selected on the basis of criteria provided by a special advisory committee of the American Association of Law Libraries. It also contains law-related articles from over 1,000 additional business and general interest titles.
On-demand software training. Extensive list of programs and computer activities to be trained on. Multiple Levels of Training and Activity Files with which to practice.
An online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and Russian and more.
It combines 130 full-text primary source documents from the Revolutionary era to the present day. Each entry offers the full text of the document in question as well as an in-depth, analytical essay that places the document in its historical context.
Morningstar's online data reports cover more than 20,000 stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs. Patrons using this service may also use the Stock Screener to enter criteria to locate just the kind of stocks and funds they want.
Full Text from 1995
Here to help libraries and their patrons find that next great read. With information on over 250,000 fiction and readable nonfiction titles included, plus feature content including lists of award-winning books, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, Recommended Reads and more, NoveList Plus is a complete readers' resource.
A nation-wide business telephone directory with yellow pages headings, SIC codes, parent company/subsidary information and some employee names.
An award-winning general reference resource for beginning learners and researchers in grades 1-9, makes learning fun and intuitive. Discoverer helps students develop their research, writing, language, and computer skills. The database includes carefully selected, 100% full-text articles and images from more than 1,900 domestic and international newspapers, magazines, and government documents, along with 9,000+ educational weblinks via the integrated Discoverer WebFind content set.  More than 29,000 graphics, photos, maps, and charts are available, connected to associated articles.
This resource provides dynamic information on the following topics: architecture and design, culture, literature, multimedia, music, performing arts, philosophy and religion, and visual arts. Full-text articles are selected from more than 1,200 domestic and international publications.
The definitive online tool for small engine repair assistance, including: ATVs, commercial mowers, farm tractors, generators, motorcycles, marine (boats), outdoor power equipment, PWC (personal watercraft/jet ski), snowblowers, snowmobiles, tillers and other small engines. This comprehensive resource contains 410 reference books in full text with original photos and illustrations that guide the user through every job.