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

Biographical Fiction

Legal Thrillers

Literary Thrillers

New York Times Best Sellers

Publishers Weekly Bestseller List

Research Help

Academic One File  Authoritative, comprehensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Updated daily. 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.

Biography in Context Over 15 million biographies on nearly 5 million people, living and deceased, from all time periods, geographical locations, and fields of endeavor.

Expanded Academic ASAP  Meets research needs across all academic disciplines with access to scholarly journals, news magazines and newspapers.

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.

Gale Power Search Search all Gale online resources at one time.

Gale Virtual Reference Library Encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

General One File  News and periodical articles on business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social sciences, technology, and more.

General Reference Center Gold  Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies and more.

Literature Resource Center Biographical information, overviews, literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods around the world.

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.

New York Times  Full-text articles from 1985 to present.

NoveList 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 Decision Find customers, target advertising, reach audiences, research and calculate market size. Comprehensive business-to-consumer market and spending data.

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.

Legal Forms Library Michigan and national legal and business forms to fill in, save, print, and file including incorporation, accounting, power of attorney, and business trade name. Legal definitions, attorney directory, legal Q & A, tax forms – business taxes, new business registration also available.

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.

Small Business Resource Center Sample business plans, Michigan and national legal forms, how-to guides, 500+ professional and peer-reviewed business trade magazines and journals, organizations directories.

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.