Books & Literature Databases

EBSCO eBooks

Formerly the NetLibrary ebooks collection, containing full text of 20,000+ books on all subjects


Download movies, television shows, music, comic books, ebooks, and eaudiobooks to your laptop or mobile device. Create a free login with your library card and PIN number.

MeL: Books & Reading Gateway

The MeL Books and Reading Gateway includes links to many popular resources, including Bartleby's, Library Thing, Michigan Authors, Michigan Notable Books, What's Next? and MeLCat.  MeLCat  is a database of holdings in participating libaries around the State of Michigan. Order books, audio books, music, movies and other materials delivered to your participating library by using the MeLCAT tab in the YDL catalog or go directly to

Michigan Authors & Illustrators

Database devoted to biographical information about Michigan authors and illustrators.

NoveList K-8 Plus

Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, Lexile Reading levels, Common Core standards; even books made into movies, and much more. Read reviews and learn about the author. Create your own reading wish list. 


Download audiobooks and books to your computer, listening device, or eReader. Click here for more information on this service.


A catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide

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Graphic women : life narrative and contemporary comicsBy Chute, Hillary L.
Hillary Chute explores the verbal and visual techniques of Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Lynda Barry, Marjane Satrapi, Alison Bechdel, and Phoebe Gloeckner: these five cartoonists move the art of autobiography and graphic storytelling in new directions, particularly through the depiction of sex, gender and lived experience.
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