We’ve picked out some wicked cool databases and websites for you. Have your library card handy because you’ll need it to log in to some sites.
|Biography in Context
Find information on people by name, occupations, nationality and other criteria
Browse books by age group; get recommendations; find read-alikes.
Learn a new language or study English as a second language.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Girlshealth.gov features health information for tween and teen girls. In addition to articles on health, fitness and nutrition, girls will also find quizzes, celebrity spotlights and videos with tips on topics such as bullying, relationships and planning for the future.
|Young Men’s Health
Boston Children’s Hospital presents Young Men’s Health, a website designed to provide information about teen health. Teen boys can ask questions or review the question of the week to find information on important health issues. They can also browse in-depth health guides in categories ranging from health and fitness to emotional or sexual health.
|Channel One News
ChannelOne.com is one of the most comprehensive and informative sites for teens. Not only does it keep them up with the latest world news, Channel One offers homework help, fun quizzes, music videos and movie reviews. Teens can learn about their First Amendment rights or what it is like to be a teenager in other parts of the world. Channel One also covers sports and includes a section where teens can write their own blogs.
|Science News for Students
Science News for Kids is designed as a science news site for young teens though the information they provide is interesting enough for anyone. Articles covering space, fossils, physics, weather, the environment and many other things are offered. It’s a great place for science project ideas. Also on hand are brain teasers, inventing puzzles and science fiction compostion exercises.