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.

CultureGrams provides country reports that deliver a perspective on daily life and culture, including the background, customs, and lifestyles of the world’s people. Individual reports covering 200+ countries, all 50 United States, and the Canadian provinces, are written and reviewed by in-country experts and are updated as new information becomes available. Special features include: a worldwide photo gallery, slideshows, video clips, famous people collection, Faces of the World interviews, “life as a kid” reports, a unique recipe collection, and sortable data tables.

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.

Fiero Code
Fiero Code is designed for kids ages 8-18 to learn computer programming skills through a series of tutorials and projects. Skills introduced include building websites, video games, phone apps, animations and more while learning how to become better problem solvers and critical thinkers.

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.

NoveList K8 Plus
This resource provides reading suggestions for children in Kindergarten through Grade 8. Features include: fiction and nonfiction reading lists created for teens and kids, suggested reading lists from similar authors (read-alikes), lists of award-winning books, age limiting tools to ensure appropriate results, and more.

NoveList Plus
This database of reading recommendations is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

OhioMeansJobs – Student’s Learning Kit
Tools, information, and targeted content to help K-12 students explore 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.

What Tree Is It?
Ohio tree identification guide.

What’s That Snake
Ohio snake identification guide

What’s The Point?
Identifying flint artifacts.

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