Teen Resources

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College Prep

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Use Peterson's College Search to look at different colleges and majors across the country. It also has sections to help you decide which college is the best fit for you, information about the admissions process, and on scholarships.

All about the Books

Mackin Book Talk

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Mackin Book Talk provides book summaries and author information for books that made an award list. You can also rate the books or find other books that you might like.

Lone Star List

The Texas Lone Star list is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table.

Tayshas Project

The object of the Tayshas project is to motivate young adults to become lifelong readers and to participate in the community of readers in Texas.

Alex Awards

This award, sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust, honors ten adult books with special appeal to teens. The Alex committee also publishes its official nomination list after the awards announcement.

Nonfiction Award

The YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award honors the best nonfiction written for teens each year. The Nonfiction committee also publishes its official nomination list after the awards announcement.

Printz Award

The Michael L. Printz Award, sponsored by Booklist, honors the best book written for teens each year.

Maverick Graphic Novels Reading List

The Texas Maverick Graphic Novels Reading List  is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table (YART).

Homework Help

TexShare Databases

If you're doing research online, you know it can be tough to sort out the reliable, accurate information from the crazy stuff or the information that's just plain wrong. How can you be sure what you're reading is trustworthy?

One way is to use the TexShare Databases through the library. The information you find there has been printed in a scholarly journal or newspaper, so you know it's safe to use. Two great databases to start searching through are EBSCO Academic Search Complete and EBSCO Student Research Center.

To get to the TexShare Databases, sign in to your library account, then scroll down and select the TexShare Databases icon.

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The Internet Public Library has compiled links to trustworthy sites in a variety of subjects. Browse through the links or ask the librarian a question.

Middle School Research

Not sure where to get started with that research paper? Middle School Research walks you through the 6 steps of the research project. There are also helpful links on copyright, bibliographies, finding images and presentation ideas.

Citation Creation

Citation Creation is a free to use online citation tool to create and format MLA, APA and Chicago styles easily, with helpful examples.

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Other Resources

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Download digital magazines to your tablet using Zinio. No waiting and no due dates!

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Learn a new language with Mango Languages!

Operation Beautiful

The goal of Operation Beautiful is to end negative self-talk and to remind everyone of their innate beauty and awesomeness.

Codecademy

Learn to code interactively on Codecademy, for free.

For Kids From Kids

Find volunteer opportunities and ways to make a difference in your community.

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