Adult

What to Read

Looking for your next great read? We’ve compiled book lists and other online resources you can use to find books you’ll love!

Best Fiction of 2017

Best Historical Fiction 2017

Legal Thrillers

Literary Thrillers

New York Times Best Sellers

Publishers Weekly Bestseller List

Research Help

Academic Search Complete Includes peer-reviewed full text for STEM research, as well as for the social sciences and humanities.

Ancestry.com A genealogical and local history source that includes the U.S. Federal Censuses from 1790-1930, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, passenger lists and more. In-Library use only.

Applied Science and Technology Source Full-text and indexed content covering the full spectrum of the applied sciences and computing disciplines from acoustics to aeronautics, neural networks to nuclear engineering.

Art and Architecture Source Full-text art research covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as architecture and architectural design.

Foundation Directory Online is research tool that helps nonprofits find the grantmakers and grants most likely to fund their projects. The most comprehensive information on U.S. grantmakers and their funding activities. In-Library use only.

Mango Languages Mango Languages is an online language learning resource offering 71 languages, 17 ESL courses and numerous specialty courses. If you’re looking to learn new languages and meet new cultures from near and far, you’ve come to the right place. From Spanish and French to Azerbaijani, English, and even Pirate, we’ve got you covered.

MyHeritage Library Edition Family history resource including more than 6 billion historical ​records from the United States, Europe, Latin America, and other regions. Includes the full USA federal census (1790-1940); census of England and Wales (1841-1901); U.S. World War II Army Enlistment as well as records of Union and Confederate Civil War soldiers. Over 2 billion family trees.

NoveList Plus Get help finding your next book to read based on books you’ve read or topics you’re interested in. Includes lesson plans, book discussion guides, and recommended reading lists.

Business and Job Resources

Business Book Summaries Concise yet comprehensive summaries to help professionals and students keep up with the latest information in the business world. A wide range of topics is covered including business biographies, change management, communication, entrepreneurship, leadership, marketing, personal growth, productivity and technology.

Demographics Now Assess business viability – start-up and growth, create sales leads and marketing mailing lists, complete location analyses and business plans, analyze population trends using comprehensive business, census, and demographic data.

Helping Hand Helps Michigan citizens facing economic hardship find services related to jobs, training, unemployment benefits, health care, housing, and family support.

High School Equivalency Center Use tests, eBooks, and tutorials to assess and build your skill levels in reading, writing and math and prepare for the GED® Test in English and Spanish. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.

LearningExpress Library Seven interactive learning centers, including career preparation and adult core skills.

Michigan Talent and Economic Development Job creation and economic development in one department including Talent Investment Agency, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, and Michigan Strategic Fund.

Michigan Works! – Agency Map Find One-Stop Service Centers for Michigan Works! agencies by zip code or county throughout the state with links to each office.

Veterans’ Employment and Training Services (VETS) Serving America’s veterans and separating service members with resources for employers, women, hiring initiatives, families, and compliance assistance.