Upper School

Upper School students receive instruction in information literacy and digital citizenship in their academic classes.

Reading Lists

TeenReads - find reviews, author interviews, contests,and more about all the latest YA books.

Reading Rants! The self-proclaimed out of the ordinary teen booklist site which has links to lots of blogs and other booklists.

Nutmeg Book Awards High School List - The Nutmeg Book Award program encourages students to read quality literature and cast their vote for their favorite each April. The nominees must be available in paperback and are selected by a team of librarians, teachers, and teens.

Young Adults Library Services Association or YALSA hosts a variety of reading lists for Teens including:

Best Fiction for Young Adults - fiction titles published for young adults in the past 16 months that are recommended reading for ages 12 to 18.

Outstanding Books for the College Bound - Revised every five years as a tool for several audiences (students preparing for college, educators, librarians, and parents) it offers opportunities for independent reading and lifelong learning. Use it to round out your reading as you prepare for college entrance exams and courses, to strengthen your knowledge in a variety of subject areas and enhance appreciation for different cultures and times.

Teens Top Ten - The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country.

Alex Awards - The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing.

Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults - Each year, YALSA's Amazing Audiobooks committee selects and annotates an annual list of notable audio recordings significant to young adults from those released in the past two years.

Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers - The Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list identifies titles aimed at encouraging reading among teens who dislike to read for whatever reason. The list selects both fiction and nonfiction.

Citing Your Sources

Citing Your Sources

Wooster uses the MLA Citation Format

Citation Generators:

Easybib - creates MLA citations for 59 types of documents, images, videos and more. Free so it contains a lot of advertisements.

Citation Machine - creates citations for MLA, APA, Turabian, or Chicago styles.

Bib Me - creates citations for MLA, APA, Turabian, or Chicago styles. Create a free account to save your citations and bibliographies.

MLA Basics - the required elements for MLA citations for books, articles, websites, and encyclopedias.


The John D. Verdery Library has a wide variety of resources for all your research needs.

OPALS - our online catalog for our print collection of over 12,000 books.

Online Encyclopedias - access from school or from home to start your research on any topic.

Databases - find articles, primary sources, reports, and other information on any topic using our extensive selection of online databases.

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