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October 25, 2014

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Books and Reading

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Literature Resource Center
Biographical information about authors and literary criticism.

NoveList Plus
An extensive database of fiction and nonfiction for adults, teens and children, offering enhanced subject access and full-text reviews, Author Read-alikes, awards, theme-oriented book lists, Book Discussion Guides, Book Talks, and Feature Articles for a wide range of reading interests.

ProQuest Learning: Literature
Full-text poetry, prose, and drama from around the world.

Reading Lists
Compiled by librarians at the Seattle Public Library

 

 

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

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Britannica Online Reference Center
Find authoritative articles on a broad range of subjects. For high school students and adults. Includes the complete encyclopedia, world atlas and data, timelines, dictionaries, quotations, Britannica Kids encyclopedia and more.

Encyclopedia Americana
Search for in-depth articles within a broad range of subjects. For general use by a wide range of researchers from high school to university levels. Available in a text-only format that is 100 percent ADA-compliant.

Grolier Online Passport
Explore the Encyclopedia Americana, the Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, Lands and Peoples, and The New Book of Popular Science, and America the Beautiful.

Oxford English Dictionary
Guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words.

Science in Context
Science information from reference books, magazines and newspapers. Includes experiments, biographies, illustrations and more.

 

 

Health & Safety

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Go Ask Alice!
A health question and answer Internet service produced by Alice!, Columbia University's Health Promotion Program.

Health & Wellness Resource Center
Hundreds of health and medical journals, and many books including the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, the Alternative Health Encyclopedia and the Medical & Health Information Directory.

Info for Teens: Planned Parenthood
Award-winning website with information on sexual health for teens and caregivers.

Natural Standard
High-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies, diets, exercise and nutrition.

NSTeens: Making Safer Online Choices
Learn more about online dangers, including sexual solicitation.

ProQuest Family Health
Magazines and journals related to health and medicine.

Scarleteen
Sexuality and health education and support for teens.

TeensHealth
Information and advice about health, relationships, and growing up. For teens and caregivers. In English and en español.

 

 

History, Biography & Geography

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American Memory
Audio and sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. From the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions.

AP Images
The Associated Press's history of the world in photographs from the 1840s to as recent as a minute ago.

AtoZ the World

Information about 175 countries including culture, history, customs, food, religion, maps, and other facts.

Background Notes
Country and regional reports from the U.S. Department of State.

Biography in Context
Information about people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.

CIA - The World Factbook
Country information from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.

CultureGrams
Country reports deliver an insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.

History Study Center
History references, full-text journals, primary sources, pictures, maps, and videos.

HistoryLink
The online encyclopedia of Washington state history.

Our Documents
100 milestone documents, compiled by the National Archives and Records Administration. The documents chronicle United States history from 1776 to 1965.

 

 

Homework

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826 Seattle
826 Seattle is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to helping youth, ages six to 18, improve their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

Citation & Writing Guides
A collection of citation, grammar and style guides maintained by the University of Washington Libraries.

Online Homework Help for K-12 Students
Use your library card to get free online homework help from expert tutors in math, science, English and social studies. Available in English seven days a week from 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. Tutors are not available on holidays but you still have access to online resources and tests. Online Homework Help disponible en español 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. siete días a la semana.

Teens Homework Help
Information about The Seattle Public Library's drop-in Homework Help Centers and other resources.

 

 

Jobs, Internships & Volunteering

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AmeriCorps
A national service program open to U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens age 17 and older. Members serve full or part time over a 10- to 12-month period. AmeriCorps members earn an education award that can be used to pay for college or to pay back qualified student loans.

Career Bridge
Washington State government website with education programs, career quiz, and labor market data.

Cool Works
Find seasonal jobs all over the world.

GrooveJob.com
Find part time, hourly, and seasonal jobs in the U.S. and Canada.

Resume Builder

Create a resume using an easy, step-by-step resume wizard. Watch our video.

Seattle Parks & Recreation: Teens
Information for teens in Seattle on volunteering and getting work experience, how to get grants and funding, and things to do.

Seattle Youth Employment Program
The City of Seattle Human Services Department's employment and career training program for Seattle residents aged 14-21.

The Seattle Public Library: Volunteer Opportunities for High School Students
The Library offers a limited number of volunteer projects for high school students who are at least 14 years old. Teen volunteers typically must be able to commit to a minimum of two hours per week for at least three months.

The Vera Project
The Vera Project is a music and arts center run by and for youth. Click on "Volunteer" to learn how you can become involved as a volunteer.

United Way of King County - Youth Volunteer Opportunities
Youth volunteer opportunities in King County.

Volunteer and Donate - City of Seattle
Volunteer opportunities with the City of Seattle and community organizations.

VolunteerMatch
Local and national volunteer listings.

WOIS/The Career Information System

Washington state information on current salaries, educational programs, schools and training requirements for various occupations. Includes tools to help you choose a career. Remote access is available - call Quick Information at 206-386-4636 for login information.

Youth at Work
An initiative of the Workforce Development Council Youth Programs of Seattle - King County that sees to create summer jobs for youth.

 

 

Magazines & Newspapers

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General OneFile
A one-stop source for magazine articles on a wide range of topics.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
An online library of current event topics--facts and arguments for and against.

ProQuest
Magazine and newspaper databases in all subject areas.

 

 

Schools, Scholarships, Testing

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ETS - Educational Testing Service
Links to official test sites for SAT, AP, CLEP, GRE, TOEFL and more.

Finding & Choosing a School (colleges)
The Seattle Public Library's links to resources on choosing a college.

General Education Development (GED)
Washington state information on eligibility, preparing for the test, testing center locations, and records requests.

LearningExpress Library

Online learning with test preparation guides for the ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT, TOEFL and U.S. Citizenship. Learn software, skills for carrer advancement, and more.

Scholarships & Financial Aid
The Seattle Public Library's links to Web sites with scholarship information.

WashBoard.org: Washington Scholarship Coalition

The Washington Scholarship Coalition (WSC) is a public/private partnership that includes nonprofit organizations, private foundations and state agencies committed to increasing access to scholarships and financial aid for Washington students.

 

 

Social Services

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Lambert House
Located on Capitol Hill, Lambert House is a center for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning youth and their allies that encourages empowerment through the development of leadership, social and life skills.

Seattle Homeless Youth Housing
Links to local agencies and services that provide shelter, transitional housing and related services to young people.

Teen Link
If you're a teen and want to talk with another teen anonymously and confidentially about whatever is on your mind, call or email the Crisis Clinic's Teen Link.

 

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