Teen Online Resources

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College Prep

  • The ACT - Register for the ACT on-line; find test prep help
  • Brainfuse HelpNow -  Homework help, live tutors, and college test prep.  
  • CampusToursFind facts and virtual tours for colleges and universities
  • College Board On-line - Register for the SAT on-line; find test prep help
  • Federal Student Aid and FASFA - On-line location to apply for government financial aid
  • FinAid - Learn the difference between different types of loans, directs you on how to search for scholarships, discusses how to apply for financial aid
  • Learning Express via TexShare Databases - Test prep available.  Please request the password for TexShare from the Youth desk at 817-514-5866.  
  • Petersons.com - Get information on planning for college, use a guided search to find colleges, get tips on writing a college admission essay and on college entrance exams
  • RWM Vocational Schools Database - Search for vocational schools by state, city, and trade
  • US News Colleges and Career Center - Find rankings and information on over 1,000 schools; use the search feature to find colleges that match your needs

Driver's Education

Creative Writing for Teens

  • Get Underlined - Create - An online writing community for teens; submit your writing, read and review the writings of others, get the chance to have your writing read by publishing professionals
  • Merlyn's Pen - Fiction, essays, and poems by teens
  • Teen Ink - National teen magazine, book series, and website devoted to teenage writing, art, photos and forums. The print copy is also available at Main Library

Teen Health Information

  • TeensHealth - Provides doctor approved information so teens can make educated decisions about their health
  • Medline Plus - Health Information provided by the National Medical Library and the National Institute for Health; includes a medical encyclopedia and dictionary, information on drugs and supplements, and a directory to help find local doctors
  • Al-Anon/Alateen - Al-Anon helps people recover from the effects of living with an alcoholic relative or friend. Alateen is a recovery group for young people with a drinking problem. Both groups base their programs on the work of Alcoholics Anonymous

Homework Help

  • Brainfuse HelpNow -  Homework help, live tutors, and test prep.  
  • CIA.gov The World Factbook - Get up-to-date information on countries around the world. Find maps and information on population, history, economy, military, transportation, and transnational issues about each country
  • How Everything Works - Physics Professor Louis A. Bloomfield answers questions about how everyday items or actions work. Browse through the most recent questions or browse questions on a specific topic such as computers, nuclear weapons, seesaws, plastics, and more
  • Math.com - Gives a basic overview of subjects such as pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry; provides several types of calculators, practice questions, and math games
  • Purdue Online Writing Lab - Walks students through the process of writing and formatting different kinds of papers; contains a section on proper grammar
  • Year by Year - Find detailed information about a specific year or decade, also includes time-lines

Know Your Rights!

  • National Center for Youth Law - This site links to information about youth health, child support, welfare, fair housing, juvenile justice, public policy organizations, and legislative resources


  • All Music Guide - Look here for info about and reviews of rock, hip hop, country, jazz, classical, blues, world music, folk, rap, reggae, and more
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Know your history! Learn about the Rock and Roll Time-line, This Day in Rock and Roll, and the rockers who are enshrined each year
  • Ricci Adams' musictheory.net - Learn everything from the basics of clefs and staffs to playing keyboard, guitar, or brass-with the help of handy “trainer” screens. You’ll need a Macromedia Flash Player 6.0r65 or higher to view the content on this website
  • Internet Archive Live Music Archive - Find high quality live concerts by trade-friendly artist
  • LastFM - Recommends music, videos, and concert based on what you like; can sync with your media player or iPod to give you stats on your music
  • Pandora - Free internet radio where you can create stations based on your musical taste

Teen Reads

The Arts

  • Marble Magnets - Make tiny marble magnets from tiny photos and other pictures
  • Sock Monkey - Detailed sock monkey making instructions take out the guesswork
  • The Duct Tape Guys - The Duct Tape Guys show you how to make duct tape wallets in eight photo-illustrated easy steps