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Selected Library of Congress Resources for Michigan

Library of Congress
This page highlights selected images and audio files pertaining to Michigan. Also included on each state resource page are tools to help teachers use these items in the classroom and links to the American Memory collection home page.

Small Business Development Center


The Michigan Small Business Development Center offers expert assistance at no cost to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a business.

Small Business Reference Center


Covers all aspects of starting and operating a business. Includes information on accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. State-specific information included.


Read beginning-reader books online. Don't know a word? No problem. You can click any word and have it read to you. Books are colorful and fun, featuring plays, nonfiction, and comics. (Beginning Reader Friendly)

State Government Websites

State Government Websites
Comprehensive list of links to all Michigan state government departments, agencies, boards and commissions. Includes links to specific offices and programs as well as to the Judicial and Legislative branches.

State of Michigan Business

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Check out the State of Michigan's Business site for all things related to doing business specifically in the State of Michigan. A hot jobs list, business entity search, name availability search and more resources await.


52 short videos produced in partnership with Rocky Mountain PBS that demonstrate rhymes and songs appropriate for early childhood literacy. English, Spanish, Vietnamese, French and Arabic languages available.

Storyline Online

Storyline Online
Watch and listen to famous actors read popular children's picture books. Videos can be viewed on YouTube or SchoolTube. Activity guides featuring book summary, related activities, internet activities, and author biography are available in PDF. (Beginning Reader Friendly)

The A.P. Marshall African American Oral History Archive

The A.P. Marshall African American Oral History Archive
This archive seeks to preserve stories from the Ypsilanti African American community. Members of this well-organized community lived through the Jim Crow era, fought racism during WWII, and led the local Civil Rights movement. Spanning several generations, these interviews illuminate eras of profound social change and offer an intimate look into the social, home, and political life of a historic Michigan community.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation


The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, in collaboration with more than 100 economic development partners, markets Michigan as the place to do business, assists businesses in their growth strategies, and fosters the growth of vibrant communities across the state.

The Saginaw Economic Development Corporation

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The primary goals of the Saginaw Economic Development Corporation follow:

To create permanent jobs and retain existing jobs for low-and-moderate-income residents.

To provide economic opportunities in the City of Saginaw for new and expanding businesses, including businesses owned by minorities and women.

To stimulate the redevelopment of under-utilized and deteriorated commercial and industrial property in the City of Saginaw.

The Small Business Association of Michigan


The Small Business Association of Michigan is the only statewide and state-based association that focuses solely on serving the needs of Michigan’s small business community.

The White House

The White House
This website serves as an entrance point to the administration of the executive branch, the activities of the Executive Office of the President and the many entities under the President's purview, including the Cabinet, the Office of Management and Budget, Office of the First Lady and the Executive Residence.

United States Courts

United States Courts
See this gateway website for access to the federal court system, rules, policies, judges, court records, forms and fees and judicial statistics. The front page contains a court locator and links to information on bankruptcy, court records, appointment of counsel, probation and pretrial services, jury service and federal rulemaking.

United States House of Representatives

United States House of Representatives
From this website, citizens can find their representatives, see legislative activity, read information on how the legislative branch functions and specifically how the House of Representatives is structured.

United States Senate

United States Senate
Use this site to find your senator, view legislation, session schedules, scheduled hearings, votes, committee membership and Senate activities.

Upper Peninsula Digitization Center

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Upper Peninsula Digitization Center works with libraries and historical organizations, throughout the Upper Peninsula, to contribute to a digital collection about the state's history.