What to Read

Not sure what Young Adult title to check out next? Check out the links below for book lists made available through NoveList, the library’s reader recommendation database and other online resources for teen reads.

Realistic Fiction & Nonfiction A Novelist book list for new and popular Fiction and Nonfiction.

Science Fiction & Fantasy A NoveList book list for new and popular Science Fiction & Fantasy books.

Teen ReadingZone The Micigan eLibrary Teen ReadingZone includes audio and eBooks, Comics and Anime, Zines, and more!

Thrills & Chills A Novelist book list for new and popular thrillers and chillers.

Teen eBooks

The Great Lakes Digital Libraries, a collection of thousands of new and popular eBooks made available to PLDL patrons, has a web portal dedicated to eBooks for teens. Search for a title, or browse genres such as Young Adult Fiction, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Humor and Non-Fiction.

Teen Homework Help & Other Resources

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

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.

Driver Education Free driver practice tests specifically for Michigan. Permits, road signs, motorcycle, commercial drivers license (CDL), fines and limits, and Spanish version of the road sign test all available.

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

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.

LearningExpress Library  Practice tests and tutorial course preparation for academic or licensing tests. Provides immediate scoring and complete answer explanations.

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.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context  Features magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, topic overviews, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to websites.

World Book Online Online version of the World Book Encyclopedia, geared toward students, teachers, and families.