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Books


1000 Black Girl Books Resource Guide
Resource guide showing books with black girls as the main characters. Sort by five reading levels for lists that show author, title and level.

Guys Read
There are funny, gory, action filled, and scary books that guys appreciate and this site will help you find them. Founded by author Jon Scieszka.

No Flights, No Tights
Librarians' reviews of comics, graphic novels, Japanese manga, and anime. Contains a broad range of genres in categories such as fantasy, nonfiction, romance, horror, and science fiction for all ages - kids, teens, and adults. 

Reading Rants
 A group of booklists for teens out there who need a good read, but are wondering if there’s life after Judy Blume and Brian Jacques.


Teen Reads
 Connect teens with just the right book. Reviews are divided into sections: coming soon, books on screen, cool and new, adult books for young adults, ultimate reading list, and author searches.


college and career

Affording College in Michigan
 20 page guidebook for students and families that shows how to afford college. Includes information and links for pre-planning, finding and applying for financial aid, and a directory of Michigan colleges and universities.


Best Colleges: U.S. News and World Report
 Provides an annual ranking of colleges nationwide and tools to help select and prepare for college.


Career Center from Learning Express Library
 Prepare for a career with occupational and entrance test prep. Practice Nursing and Allied Health entrance exams, civil service exams, and military tests such as the ASVAB. Ranges from Cosmetology and CDL to Homeland Security and Real Estate. Help develop your career path with practical information on many different jobs. If you are using the database from outside the Library, please click  hereThis database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

College Preparation Center from Learning Express Library Practice tests and tutorials for the ACT®, SAT, eight AP subjects, PSAT/NMSQT, and TOEFL iBT® exams. If you are using the database from outside the Library, please click hereThis database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

College Scorecard: U.S. Department of Education
 Find schools by location, size, name, programs/degrees, religious affiliation, public/private/nonprofit, and mission. Includes types of financial aid and GI bill benefits information.


Community College Finder: American Association of Community Colleges
 Search for member institutions by state, city, and enrollment size. State profile includes college contact information and key state demographic data.


FAFSA: Federal Student Aid
 Complete a free application for student aid. Part of the  U.S. Department of Education and the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation, FSA provides more than $150 billion each year as grants, loans, and work-study funds for college or career school.


Federal Student Aid
 Answers questions about federal student aid: what types of aid are available, how to apply, how to repay a loan, what to do if repayment is not possible, and more.


FinAid
 The comprehensive source of financial aid information, advice and tools, on or off the web. Information on loans, scholarships, military aid, and savings plans. Different calculators let you look at all aspects of education and how to finance it.


Michigan and the SAT
 In 2016, the SAT will be part of the Michigan Merit Examination (MME). Find information here for students, educators and parents about taking the SAT, how to prepare, and using free Khan Academy resources.


MI Student Aid
 Administers student financial assistance programs to encourage postsecondary education. Student Financial Services Bureau (SFSB) is part of the Michigan Treasury Department.


homework help

21 Things 4 Students Educational and online resource to help students improve their technology proficiency and meet or excede the Michigan eighth grade technology proficiency requirements.  

Britannica School: High Primary sources for quick facts and in-depth information on history, geography, people, places, science, and much more geared toward high school and adult learners. School code is mel5.  If you are using the database from outside of the Library, please click  here. This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).
InfoTrac Student Edition Designed for high school students with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, popular culture and more. If you are using the database from outside of the Library, please click here. This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

Learning Express Library
A completely interactive online learning platform providing instant access to a comprehensive collection of test preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources. Includes over 1,000 online practice tests and interactive skill-building tutorials to prepare for the GED, ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT tests, as well as AP exams and professional certification and licensing tests in a range of occupations. If you are using the database from outside of the Library, please click here. This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

MeL Teen Gateway
MeL Teens databases provide reliable resources on all subjects. They are great for homework help. Check out their recommended Websites for additional quality information.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
 A complete one-stop source for information on hundreds of today's hottest social issues, featuring continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into an engaging and user-friendly online experience. If you are using the database from outside of the Library, please click here. This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

SparkNotes
SparkNotes is a resource you can turn to when you're confuzzled. They help you understand books, write papers, and study for tests.