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Teen Services

 

 

There is a room on the top floor for the teens of our community.  Fitted with a laptop station, study or game table and chairs, HUGE bullentin board, and cool decorations, this area welcomes company.

What can you find in the Teen Room?

  • Comic books and Graphic Novels
  • College Area Check out the small bulletin board to find out about going to college (info about colleges and money for college can be found in the Nonfiction stacks and the Reference area)
  • Crafts for Teens Will be offered periodically (7th through 12th grades)
  • Game Night Join other teens (7th through 12th grades) competing for fun prizes. Will be offered periodically.
  • Games Teens 12 and over may now sign out games to use in the Teen Room only - available games are Dominoes, Scrabble & Uno.
  • Fiction Titles Find new titles, classics, popular series all arranged alphabetically by author's last name.
  • Magazines Current issues are found in the new magazine rack and are for use in the library only - older issues may be checked out for 3 weeks.
  • Printz Book Awards Award for books that exemplify literary excellence in young adult literature.
  • Reference Books Great for reports and always at the library!
  • Textbooks Available for use in the Library if you forgot yours.

Other teen resources available online:


Books & Movies

Books
Amazon.com:
This site searches 2.5 million book titles and allows you to order books online.
American Library Association - Young Adult Book Lists:
A wonderful way to browse through the latest books in any area, from fiction to non-fiction.
Barnes and Noble:
A great place online to browse and purchase books, as well as games, dvds and music.
Harry Potter:
Check out this cool site devoted to Harry Potter fans!
Oprah's Book Club:
A list of the books from Oprah Winfrey's television book club from the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Movies
All Movie Guide:
Extensive data includes expert reviews, biographies, ratings, images titles, credits, essays and thousands of descriptive categories.
Internet Movie Database:
The Internet Movie Database has information and links on thousands of movies.
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Magazines

CosmoGirl
National Geographic
Newsweek
Seventeen
Sports Illustrated Kids
TeenVogue Magazine
TIME
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College & Career

Test Prep
Dome SAT:
Features SAT preparation study guides, vocab drills, and practice tests. Subjects included are math, essay writing, critical reading, and vocab.
I Need a Pencil:
This site offers 60 lessons, more than 800 practice exam questions for the SAT, and a score projector that calculates how well you will do on the exam.
March 2 Success:
The U.S. Army has collaborated with the publishers of Peterson Guides to create this ACT and SAT test prep site offering seven full-length practice tests and 25 decks of flash cards.
College
College Board:
An internet guide for teens, including book reviews, links and discussions.
College Net:
Find official forms for admissions, housing, tuition, contributions and more for selected universities.
Embark.com:
An online resource for students providing information and tools to research, prepare, apply, finance, and get ready for higher education.
FAFSA:
Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid online.
FinAid:
One of the most comprehensive annotated collections of information about student financial aid on the web.
Mapping Your Future:
Counsels students and families about college, career, and financial aid choices through a state-of-the-art public service web site.
 
Career
Indiana Job Bank:
State employment security agency's database of jobs is searchable by keyword or occupation.
JobStar:
Find national job openings, career assistance and information.
Monster.com:
The best job search web site. Updated regularly.
Next Step:
Next Step magazines offers a helpful site for teens interested in going to college.
Occupational Outlook:
Detailed information about careers from one of the most popular books (published by the U.S. Department of Labor) used in counseling individuals about the world of work.
Quintessential Careers:
Just for teens! You'll find stuff to help you get a job, get a summer job, find a career, find a college, find financial aid, find a college major(s) and minor(s), and more.
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Music

All Music Guide:
Extensive information on musical artists. Includes biographies, discographies, credits, and more.
Billboard Online:
Find music industry news.
CMJ Online:
Offers an interactive music discovery service for new music fans, professionals and artists.
CMT:
Find out what's happening in the Country music world with Country Music Television.
MTV:
Features news and reviews from the music industry.
Rolling Stone:
Online version of the popular music magazine.
Ultimate Band List:
Browse artists by name, genre, and decade.
VH1:
Features news and reviews from the music industry.
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From TV

ABC
CBS
CW
Disney
MTV
NBC
Nick
VH1
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News

ABC News:
Gives national and local news. Special sections include world, ESPN Sports, & Sci/Tech. Also links to ABC News Magazine Shows.
CBS News:
Gives national and local news. Also links to CBS News Magazine Shows.
CNN News:
A great place to go for current events.
FOX News:
Another great place to go for current events.
Marion Chronicle Tribune:
Find out the daily news for Marion, Indiana online.
NBC News:
Contains sections on world news, commerce, sports, sci/tech, weather, and local news. Also links to NBC News Magazine shows.
USA Today:
This site offers the USA Today newspaper in its entirety. Topics include News, Sports, Money, Life, Entertainment, and Weather.
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Games

Adrenaline Vault:
This site is for computer gamers. It contains the latest new and game reviews.
ArcadePod.com:
1000+ Free Java games can be found here, from tetris remakes to gameboy emulators.
Candystand:
A fun site full of free games, such as miniature golf, billiards, and card games. No registration required.
CAPCOM:
This is the video game manufacturer's official site. It has all you need to know about Capcom games.
Cheat Code Central:
Has cheats and codes for all the major platforms.
Coffee Break Arcade:
Fun games, some require downloading.
Gameshark.com:
This site has video game cheats and codes.
Ign.com:
This site contains information about the latest video game reviews, fantasy football, as well as the latest entertainment news.
Nabisco World Homepage:
Contains children's games that are fun for all ages, all in the Nabisco Brand theme.
Nintendo:
The official Nintendo website, this site contains all things Nintendo, from the latest gaming news to downloads.
RollerBoy 2:
Play free games online! Requires registration.
Sega.com:
This site contains all the latest news and release dates for Sega games.
Shockwave.com:
Lots of games, but requires downloading.
UGO.com:
This is a site for those wanting the latest entertainment news. It also contains sports and video game news.
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Search Engines

Evaluating Internet Resources: a Checklist:
The following guide provides a starting point for evaluating the World Wide websites and other Internet information.
Web Searching, Sleuthing and Sifting:
An introduction to Web searching methods and techniques, and how to evaluate sites.
AltaVista:
One of the best all-around search engines.
Ask Jeeves:
Just type in your question and click ASK!
dmoz - The Open Directory:
One of the largest human-edited directories of the web.
Dogpile:
A good search engine for the WWW and Newsgroups.
Excite:
Try this natural language search engine.
Fossick.com - Specialist Search Engines:
A selective collection of over 3,000 specialist search engines and topical guides, including an "Everywhere" category, which provides international search engines.
Google:
This search engine is designed to get you to useful information quickly.
Hotbot:
Has been selected by several articles as the best search engine.
InfoSeek Guide:
A comprehensive search engine that allows "phrase" searching.
Librarians' Index to the Internet:
A searchable subject directory of free Internet resources evaluated by Librarians.
Lycos:
The most comprehensive Web search engine. It contains over 10 million unique URLs.
Monster:
The best job search engine. Updated regularly!
Search Engine Colossus:
Offers links to search engines from over 200 countries.
Snap.com:
Another very good search engine.
Teoma:
A search engine similar to Google with an emphasis on research and academic subjects.
WebCrawler:
Rated as the best search engine for beginners on the Internet. The aim of the WebCrawler Project is to provide a high-quality, fast, and free Internet search service.
Who Where?:
An extensive subject tree of good Internet sites. Choose Search the Web.
WWWomen Online:
Bills itself as the "premier search directory for women online."
Yahoo:
One of the most popular search engines on the World Wide Web.
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Homework

Homework Hotline:
The Homework Hotline provides middle and high school students with math and science homework help free of charge and after-school hours. Students who call the Hotline number will speak to a Rose-Hulman student tutor working from the Learning Center on Rose-Hulman's campus in Terre Haute, Indiana. The toll free number is 1-877-275-7673 - Sunday through Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m.
Drive Home Safe:
A teen driving website center for parents and future teen drivers needing solutions, instruction, statistics and education on everything about safe teen driving.
Go Ask Alice:
The mission of Go Ask Alice! is to increase access to, and use of, health information by providing factual, in-depth, straight-forward, and nonjudgmental information.
How Stuff Works:
Find out how stuff works!
High School Hub:
A free online interactive learning center for high school students.
Preventing Plagiarism: Keepin' It Real:
This page on plagiarism, created by UC-San Diego, features 10 sections addressing plagiarism-related issues and provides scenarios for students to ponder.
 
Directories:
Ask Jeeves:
Just type in your question and click ASK!
B.J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper:
Terrific links to educational sites on the Internet.
Google:
This search engine is designed to get you useful information quickly.
Information Please: Online Dictionary, Internet Encyclopedia, & Almanac Reference:
An online version of the popular almanac. Includes an encyclopedia, dictionary, and an atlas.
Refdesk:
A multitude of quality Internet sites.
 
English, Literature & Foreign Languages
APlus Research & Writing for High School and College Students Home Page:
A resource for how to research and write a report.
Banned Books On-Line:
Discusses censored & banned books.
Foreign languages for travelers:
Basic language lessons for travelers.
Foreign Language Dictionary:
Word-by-word translator.
HTI American Verse Project:
Texts of selected American poets.
Human-Languages Page:
Links to dictionaries, language lessons, schools, translators and jobs.
Native American Authors:
Online texts of selected Native American authors.
On-Line Literary Criticism:
Links to critical works of selected authors.
Shakespeare's Works:
Complete works of Shakespeare.
SparkNotes:
Study guides similar to CliffsNotes.
 
Fine Arts
Exploratoruim: the museum of science, art and human perception:
Online exhibits and science for the layperson.
National Civil Rights Museum:
Comprehensive overview of the Civil Rights Movement.
National Gallery of Art:
Online tours of collections.
Smithsonian Institution:
Links to the research centers and museums of the Smithsonian.
 
History & Biography
American Memory from the Library of Congress:
Collections of historical documents and photographs.
American Presidency:
Biographies of Presidents, Vice Presidents and their spouses. Also includes articles about the Presidency, voting rights, and some quick facts. From Grolier Online.
Any Day in History:
Enter month and day to see who was born or died on that day. Also select events by year and month.
Best of History Web Sites:
Contains annotated links to over 1000 history web sites, as well links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more.
Biographical Dictionary:
Very brief biographies of notable people from ancient to modern times.
Biography.Com:
Short bios on people from ancient times to the present.
Celebration of Women Writers:
Collection of biographies of selected women writers.
Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences:
Searchable by name or by discipline.
First Ladies of the White House:
Listing of the United States First Ladies.
Inventor's Hall of Fame:
Biographies of 19th & 20th century inventors in America.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project at Stanford University:
Collection of his papers, sermons, and speeches. Also has articles about and by him, as well as biographical information.
Masters of Photography:
Selected modern photographers with bios, samples of their works, and links to galleries and articles.
Supreme Court Justices:
A general site about the Supreme Court, its history, and decisions both past and present. It has links to bios of past and present Justices, as well as other information about their decisions and the Court in general.
U.S. Presidents:
Listing of Presidents of the United States.
U.S. Presidents:
Has background information, cabinet members, notable events, election results, with links to bios, historical documents, and sound and video clips.
Women Mathematicians:
List of selected women mathematicians searchable by name or date.
World History: HyperHistory:
Timelines with links to brief bios, events and maps.
 
Math & Science
Alaska Volcano Observatory:
Find out about volcanoes in Alaska and current volcanic activity.
Animal Resources from Sea World & Busch Gardens:
Links to selected animals and sea life. Has some fast facts, pictures, and tropical forest information.
Botany Encyclopedia of Plants:
Sponsored by a seed company, this site is meant for gardeners. It is very selective but good for what it covers. Plants can be searched by their common or scientific names.
CELLS alive!
A graphic presentation that covers both plant and animal cells.
Division of Endangered Species, Threatened and Endangered Wildlife and Plants:
Sponsored by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Has charts and brief technical information. Some tables may require Acrobat. Not easily understandable by younger students.
Earthquake Information from the USGS:
Has FAQ's, links to other resources, and basic information about quakes. There are also some sound files and links to information about specific quakes.
Endangered Animals:
Has lists of selected endangered animals primarily residing in the U.S. The information is very brief. There is a link to fact sheets that tell more about selected animals.
Endangered Species:
Has links to brief information about selected endangered creatures, why they are endangered, and what is being done. Note that selected picture does not refer to the creature shown.
Health Information:
From the National Library of Medicine. Has links to various sites for locating health data. Links are arranged by topic and are searchable.
Human Anatomy Online:
A graphical interface to information about the body. Requires frames. Also has animations and images and can be searched.
Intellicast Dr. Dewpoint Main Page:
Has articles, questions and answers, weather almanacs, and general information about weather.
Math Forum - Ask Dr. Math:
This site has math questions with their answers arranged by grade level. Students submit questions that are answered by experts then archived for others to review. Might be a useful "how to" site.
Nine Planets:
Has information about the planets, their myths, history, characteristics, discovery, and so forth. Multimedia presentation with nice pictures.
Virtual Frog dissection:
A multimedia, interactive, step by step presentation that requires Movie Player.
Scientific American: Ask the Experts:
This is part of the online version of the magazine. It has answers to questions submitted by readers/students. Previous questions are archived by topic. The entire site is searchable but can be limited to specific sections.
Weather Channel:
Has basic daily and weekly forecasts searchable by place, name or zip code. There are also links to articles about weather. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for links to resources for teachers and students.
WebElements periodic table of the elements:
Online version of the Periodic table. Click on desired element for in-depth information about the element.
WebMath: Solve your math problems today:
Has step by step instructions for solving various types of problems. They are arranged by personal math, finance, algebra, trigonometry, calculus, etc.
Windows to the Universe:
Basic astronomy information about the planets, solar system, rockets, and space missions. There are some biographies of scientists and astronauts.
 
Mythology
Godchecker:
Godchecker's Mythology Encyclopedia currently features over 1,600 deities. Browse the pantheons of the world and explore ancient myths.
 
Social Sciences
African-American Mosaic:
Guide to Library of Congress collections. Covers all aspects of Afro-American experience.
American FactFinder:
A searchable source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data
Atlapedia Online:
Political and geographic maps, basic facts, and statistics about countries.
CIA - the World Factbook:
Basic information about countries. Similar in format but more extensive in information to the Background Notes.
CNN.com:
Good site for current events, news, and in-depth analysis.
Country Studies: Area Handbook Series (Library of Congress/Federal Research Division):
In-depth studies of political, economic, social, military, and geographical status of selected countries. An online version of the Area Handbooks
Facts for Families:
Information in pamphlet style on various aspects of family relations.
FindLaw: Supreme Court Opinions
Searchable current and historical decisions going back to 1840's.
A Chronology of US Historical Documents:
A selection of historical U.S. documents from Pre-Colonial times to the present- Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and others.
How Laws are Made:
A step-by-step explanation of the process with links to hearings and bills.
InfoNation:
Allows comparison of statistical data in the areas of geography, economy, population, and social indicators between selectable United Nations Countries.
Key to the City - Names of all Fifty States:
A commercial site that has brief and basic information about cities in the U.S. Search by state and then by city.
Native American Authors:
Links to biographical, bibliographic and critical analysis of authors and their works. Covers mostly modern authors. Can be searched by name, title of work or tribal affiliation.
State Government Homepages:
Links to state homepages. Some states have fact pages.
Thomas Legislative Info on the Internet:
Searchable full text Congressional Record, committee reports of 103 to date. With links to other legislative and historical documents some going back to the 1770's.
U.S. Census Bureau Home Page:
Get statistics and news from the Census Bureau on people, business and geography.
U.S. Government Printing Office:
Provides some access to documents and publications of various government agencies. It is searchable by keyword.
 
Style Manuals
Son of Citation Machine
An interactive web tool designed to assist teachers and students in producing reference citations for crediting information from other people. Does MLA & APA citation styles.
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Sports

Auto Racing
Indianapolis 500:
Find out the latest on Indy 500 racing.
NASCAR Online:
A racer's paradise. This site has the latest news, information on race schedules, point standings and more.
 
Baseball
Indianapolis Indians:
Find out schedule and ticket info on the Indianapolis Indians baseball team.
Major League Baseball:
Major-league baseball's official site, includes statistics, links to teams and leagues. Offers special links to a Young Fan section and a merchandise catalog.
 
Basketball
Conseco Fieldhouse:
Home of the Pacers. Find out about events, tickets, gifts, and the Pacers.
Indiana Pacers:
Official site of the Pacers, featuring news, schedule and scores, players, stats, ticket information, and more.
Minor League Baseball:
Minor-League baseball's home page links readers to most minor-league clubs and provide statistics, standings, and information on players and trade shows.
National Basketball Association (NBA):
This is the official site of the NBA which provides links to teams and players, news and features, scores and statistics as well as the NBA Store.
Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA):
The official site of the Women's National Basketball Association. Provides game highlights, information about the players as well as ticket information.
 
Football
Colts Home Page:
Find out the Colts' schedule, game and team statistics, and draft picks.
National Football League (NFL):
The official site of the NFL offers information on schedules, merchandise, teams, and history.
 
Olympics
Olympic Games:
The official site of the Olympic Games.
 
Other Sports
Cardinal Greenways:
Includes a map of the Cardinal Greenway in Marion.
ESPN:
A great sports site with schedules and scores for college and professional sports.
Indiana High School Athletic Association:
Gives a calendar for all high school sports in the state plus licensing procedures and test dates for officials. Also has IHSAA forms for students.
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA):
Leads to various NCAA divisions and conferences.
The Sports Network:
Provides sports scores, news and statistics transmitted via satellite from many news sources. Information on all major sports with headlines and scoreboards updated every 15 minutes.
Yahoo! Sports Directory:
This is an overall index to sports and related activities such as officiating and coaching. Also provides information on baton twirling, cheerleading, and sports collectibles.
 
Wrestling
The World Wrestling Entertainment:
Find out more about your favorite wrestlers.
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Just for Fun

Anime Turnpike:
Index to thousands of Japanese Animation websites.
Bored.com:
Bored? Visit bored.com's top-rated sites.
Comic Book Resources:
Links to comic related information.
Comics.com:
Home of comics on the web - over 90 different cartoons.
DC Comics:
Tons of information on DC Comics.
Disney TV:
Learn more about your favorite Disney shows and movies, and play games.
How Stuff Works:
Find out how stuff works!
Teen Hollywood:
Find out what's going on in "Teen Hollywood" and hang out with the stars.
Temporal Comics and Sci-Fi:
The Facebook page for Marion's local comic store.
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