Resources for Teens

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Matt, YA Librarian
        Matt, our Young Adult Librarian

*Encino-Tarzana Teens on Facebook* - Timeline, Information, Photos, Discussions and Events

LAPL Teen Web - Links to great sites for: books, CD, apps, etc.; college and career; Teen life; Volunteering; Homework.

LAPL databases - (scroll down, they are in alpha order; most require a library card # for login) - Including such topics as:

  • College Source Online - Web-based national college catalog source.
  • Literature Resource Center - Now includes Twayne's Author Series, Scribner's Writers Series and MLA (Modern Language Association). Covers more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,000 of the most-studied authors.
  • Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center - Pro and con arguments for a broad range of current social issues, providing facts, references, articles from many resources, and links to appropriate web sites.

SweetSearch - A search engine designed for students. The search engine claims that every site that turns up in search results is evaluated by research experts. SweetSearch also offers some helpful subsites for finding specific information, such as SweetSearch Biographies and SweetSearch social studies. Published by Dulcinea Media.

USA.gov - Need to find specific information on a policy, bill, or government agency? This is your go-to tool. You get access to national, state, and local governments as well as access to the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, and more.

Booklist Online - Excellent resources for free audiobooks for students with disabilities.

Calisphere - Features digital versions of primary source material culled from the University of California libraries and archives. Collection can be browsed alphabetically by topic or by culture.

Preparing for College - U. S. Government publications. Also check their Paying for Higher Education publications.

My First Paycheck - Employment help and job listings for teens, which can be sorted by state. Sponsored by a subsidiary of AssetLab by Jeffrey Kelly.

College.gov - Student aid, put together by the Dept of Education, to encourage teens to attend college and help them plan how they are going to do it!

ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults - The American Library Association's list comprises a wide range of genres and styles, including contemporary realistic fiction, nonfiction that brings an awareness of the world we live in and its history, and fantastical stories told in both narrative and graphic formats.

From the County of Los Angeles Public Library: Teens Read includes book suggestions and useful links. Book Lover's Central has a section for teens with books organized by subject.

LAUSD - Los Angeles Unified School District - calendars, information for students and others.

Oprah's Reading List for teens - Suggestions provided by The Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

Richie's Picks - Great books for children and Young Adults.

Guys Read - Books for Guys.

For material to supplement your texts, try publisher's websites such as: Pearson Prentice Hall. Click on a subject, then choose California and the subject to see if your text is there. You might try  a self-quiz on Demand for your Economics class.
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