Online Teen Resources
Books

Website Logo - Copy - Copy1000 Black Girl Books Resource GuideResource 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 - Copy - CopyGuys ReadThere are funny, gory, action filled, and scary books that guys appreciate and this site will help you find them. Founded by author Jon Scieszka.


Website Logo - Copy - CopyNo Flights, No TightsLibrarians' 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 RantsReading 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 readsTeen 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

Document Logo1 - Copy - CopyAffording 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.


US News and world reportBest 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 - CopyCareer 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 here.  This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).


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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 here.  This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).



Website Logo - Copy - CopyCollege 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.


American Association Community CollegesCommunity 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.


FAFSAFAFSA: 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 AidFederal 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 - CopyFinAid - 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.


Website Logo - Copy - CopyMichigan 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.


Website Logo - Copy - CopyMI 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 students21 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 HighBritannica 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
InfoTrac Student EditionDesigned 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 LibraryLearning Express LibraryA 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).


MeLorgMeL Teen GatewayMeL 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 - CopyOpposing 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 organizaed 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).


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