Teen Online Resources
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- The ACT - Register for the ACT on-line; find test prep help
- Brainfuse HelpNow - Homework help, live tutors, and college test prep.
- Find facts and virtual tours for colleges and universities
- College Board On-line - Register for the SAT on-line; find test prep help
- Federal Student Aid and FASFA - On-line location to apply for government financial aid
- FinAid - Learn the difference between different types of loans, directs you on how to search for scholarships, discusses how to apply for financial aid
- Learning Express via TexShare Databases - Test prep available. Please request the password for TexShare from the Youth desk at 817-514-5866.
- Petersons.com - Get information on planning for college, use a guided search to find colleges, get tips on writing a college admission essay and on college entrance exams
- RWM Vocational Schools Database - Search for vocational schools by state, city, and trade
- US News Colleges and Career Center - Find rankings and information on over 1,000 schools; use the search feature to find colleges that match your needs
- Watauga Public Library Driving Tests - Practice these sample permit tests for free as many times as you need - until you're ready to take the real DMV test!
Creative Writing for Teens
- Get Underlined - Create - An online writing community for teens; submit your writing, read and review the writings of others, get the chance to have your writing read by publishing professionals
- Merlyn's Pen - Fiction, essays, and poems by teens
- Teen Ink - National teen magazine, book series, and website devoted to teenage writing, art, photos and forums. The print copy is also available at Main Library
Teen Health Information
- TeensHealth - Provides doctor approved information so teens can make educated decisions about their health
- Medline Plus - Health Information provided by the National Medical Library and the National Institute for Health; includes a medical encyclopedia and dictionary, information on drugs and supplements, and a directory to help find local doctors
- Al-Anon/Alateen - Al-Anon helps people recover from the effects of living with an alcoholic relative or friend. Alateen is a recovery group for young people with a drinking problem. Both groups base their programs on the work of Alcoholics Anonymous
- Brainfuse HelpNow - Homework help, live tutors, and test prep.
- CIA - Get up-to-date information on countries around the world. Find maps and information on population, history, economy, military, transportation, and transnational issues about each country
- How Everything Works - Physics Professor Louis A. Bloomfield answers questions about how everyday items or actions work. Browse through the most recent questions or browse questions on a specific topic such as computers, nuclear weapons, seesaws, plastics, and more
- Math.com - Gives a basic overview of subjects such as pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry; provides several types of calculators, practice questions, and math games
- Purdue Online Writing Lab - Walks students through the process of writing and formatting different kinds of papers; contains a section on proper grammar
- Year by Year - Find detailed information about a specific year or decade, also includes time-lines
Know Your Rights!
- National Center for Youth Law - This site links to information about youth health, child support, welfare, fair housing, juvenile justice, public policy organizations, and legislative resources
- All Music Guide - Look here for info about and reviews of rock, hip hop, country, jazz, classical, blues, world music, folk, rap, reggae, and more
- Artist Direct - Look here for info about and reviews of rock, hip hop, country, jazz, classical, blues, world music, folk, rap, reggae, and more
- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Know your history! Learn about the Rock and Roll Time-line, This Day in Rock and Roll, and the rockers who are enshrined each year
- Ricci Adams' musictheory.net - Learn everything from the basics of clefs and staffs to playing keyboard, guitar, or brass-with the help of handy “trainer” screens. You’ll need a Macromedia Flash Player 6.0r65 or higher to view the content on this website
- Internet Archive Live Music Archive - Find high quality live concerts by trade-friendly artist
- LastFM - Recommends music, videos, and concert based on what you like; can sync with your media player or iPod to give you stats on your music
- Pandora - Free internet radio where you can create stations based on your musical taste
- American Library Association Young Adult Book List (YALSA) - The Young Adult Library Services Association
- Book Spot - Young Adult Feature - Find recommended reads for teens
- Guys Read - Started by author John Scieszka to promote reading to guys; find book lists geared for guys’ interests
- Readergirlz - An online book community for girls that features a different book each month, interviews with different authors, and allows readers to connect with authors
- Reading Rants - Out of the ordinary book lists for teens; browse book lists by topic
- The Webcomic List - List over 15,000 webcomics; search comics by genre or ranking