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Research and Databases

EBSCO: MasterFILE Premier

Full text of articles, reference books, biographies and source documents in many subjects. Also contains images of maps, flags and photographs.

 

MAS Ultra: School Edition

Full text of popular high school magazines, biographies, primary source documents and reference books. Also contains an image collection of photos, maps and flags. Some magazine coverage dates back to 1975.

 

Vocabulary

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

This extensive online dictionary is not only useful, but has fun features like Word Games and the Word of the Day.

 

Word Dynamo

Studying for the SAT? This site will help you elevate your vocabulary to prepare for the big test!

 

Debate Research and Information

Points of View

Full text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Contains material from newspapers, radio and TV transcripts, primary source documents and reference books.

 

ProCon.org

A great source of independent, nonpartisan information for your debate.

 

Citation Help

Son of Citation Machine

How do I cite a website? What if my reference has more than one author? This website will help you site your sources accurately! Son of Citation covers MLA, APA, Turabian and Chicago styles of writing.

 

EasyBib

EasyBib is also a great site that will help you cite your sources. This site covers MLA, APA and Chicago Styles of writing.  

 

Testing Help

Ask Dr. Math

Don't be fooled: this site may look simple, but the information contained within its pages is priceless. From Kindergarten to College, find help with math here!

 

4Tests

Free practice tests on this site include: SAT, ACT, AP and GED

 

 Media, Music & Games

Music

Pandora

Free, streaming music available anytime with a free account.

 

Lyrics.com

Find the lyrics to your favorite songs at this site!

 

Video Games

Machinima

One of the best video game networks on the Internet brings together video games and entertainment to give you updated gaming news!

 

G4 

Not only is G4 an amazing channel, it also supplies video game cheat codes! While you're there, check out the latest news and reviews in gaming and consoles!

 

Free Online Games

Pogo

Signing up for a free account will give you access to these games.

 

Entertainment

E! Online

Find out the latest gossip on all things entertainment!

 

Fandango

What time does the movie start? Find out at Fandango!

 

Online Videos & Shows

YouTube

Viral videos galore! Upload your own or just search for something fun to watch.

 

Hulu

Catch up on some of your favorite television shows or watch an older movie for free!

 

Information: News & Book Reviews

News

CNN

Up to date news and world events

 

Channel One

News and videos for teens

 

Driving Safety

DMV Driver's Handbook

Study up for your Driver's Test and download the newest issue of the Driver's Handbook.

 

CDC for Teen Drivers

A good driver is informed and safe. Get the facts here!  

 

Book Reviews

Teen Reads

There are a lot of great reviews and information on up and coming titles at this site. Giveaways, blogs and reviews are just a few of the great features of this page!

 

Young Adults Book Central

This gorgeous website has a lot to offer with reviews of new books and great giveaways! Contribute to the site by signing up and writing reviews of your favorite teen titles!

 

Poetry

Teen Ink

Poetry written by teens is exactly what you'll find when you visit Teen Ink. You can also submit fiction and non-fiction entries here.

 

Sports

ESPN

When you need to know what's going on with your favorite team or sports player, this is the place to go!

 

Sports Illustrated

This is the page that puts sports front and center. Find out up to date news on sports here!

 

 Teen Issues

Scholarships & College

FAFSA

Online applications for the Federal Student Aid and Grants are available here.

 

The College Board

Your one stop shop to register for the SAT, PSAT, SAT Subject and AP exams. This site has great information about scholarships and colleges.

 

Federal Student Aid: Grants and Scholarships

Get the facts about finding scholarships and grants. This site will also link you with other government agencies to find money for college.

 

Department of Labor's Free Scholarship Search

Find a scholarship that is tailored for you. Customize your search and apply for scholarships!

 

Top Online Courses and Classes on the Web

Harvard. Yale. Stanford. These universites and many more are offering free online classes through their schools. Find a subject that interests you!

 

Fashion

Alloy

Fashion, dating tips and quizzes all in one place! Find it at Alloy!

 

Seventeen

More fashion, crafts and giveaways!

 

 

LGBTQ Resources

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.

 

Gay-Straight Alliance Network

This group helps to empower teens to make a difference against homophobia and transphobia in their schools.

 

It Gets Better Project

Celebrities, teens, adults and popular companies get together to support LGBT youth through internet videos.

 

High School Support / Health

Above the Influence

A positive influence makes all the difference when you're trying to get through high school. Take a look!

 

WebMD: Teen Health

Find basic information about your health at this site.

 

Teen Wire

Information on teen sexual health provided by Planned Parenthood. 

 

It's Your Sex Life

This site, produced by MTV, has a lot of great information and statistics about teen sexual health. 

 

Job Seeking and Resumes

Teen Worknet

Great resources for teens looking for job opportunities in San Joaquin County. Information on interviewing and resume writing is also covered on this page.

 

Volunteer Opportunities in San Joaquin County

This list covers cities around Manteca, Stockton and Lodi that accept volunteers on a regular basis.