Teen Resources

American and English Literature Databases
Search a number of drama, poetry and literature database collections.

Biography Reference Bank
Includes 120,000+ biographies from over 60 reference titles, thousands of biographical magazine articles, and over 32,000 printable images.

EBSCOhost Databases
Comprehensive group of databases ranging from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries.

Explora for Secondary Schools
Designed for high school students. Access information for homework or class projects from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

Literature Resource Center
Extensive reference material for literary study, including: biographical, bibliographical, critical, and contextual information on authors and their works.

Mango Languages
Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more.

OhioMeansJobs K-12
Complete recommended activities to help you explore your interests and possible careers.

Points of View Reference Center
Points of View Reference Center contains many topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). Providing a balance of materials from all viewpoints, it also includes over 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from all sides of the political spectrum, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. It also offers guides for writing position papers, developing arguments and debating.

Science Reference Center
Topics covered in Science Reference Center include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. By providing a wide range of topics, Science Reference Center satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards.

Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
1400+ individually indexed tables (with attached spreadsheets), both searchable and browsable. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web.

Transparent Languages
Transparent Language Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. Combining robust courses, supplemental vocabulary, extensive grammar resources, and mobile apps, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system. With over 100 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 26 languages, there is something for every learner.

World Book
The World Book Online Reference Center includes encyclopedia and reference articles, photographs, maps, videos, animations and audio clips.