Arrowhead Library System, Janesville, WI


TEEN ZONE


 

Click on the subjects below, or scroll down to browse through dozens of cool sites for teens on the Web!

Art, Books, Movies, Music & More
College and Careers

School Daze - Need help with homework or term papers?
Science and Nature
Sports
Just for Fun


Art, Books, Movies, & Music

ALA Best Books for Young Adults

All-Music Guide -- A complete online database of recorded music. Search by artist, album title or song title.


The @rt Room - Provides a learning environment for exploring the world of art. Includes bibliographies of art books, exhibits of kids' art from different parts of the world, and facts about famous artists.
 
Art Institute of Chicago - Includes activities for children. Excellent opening page with animated changes of the art images. Includes exploring "A Mysterious Mummy" and "Thousands of Dots" (About a painting by Georges Seurat).

BookBrowser: A Guide for Avid Readers - A collection of fiction and non-fiction reading lists. Includes dozens of resources for booklovers on the Internet, subdivided into categories for general fiction, genre fiction, listservs, and publishers.
 
The Internet Movie Database -- Looking for a movie review? You'll find it here.
 
MTV Online - More than just TV - Features reviews, concerts, biographies, and music news.
 
Pollstar - The Concert Hotwire - The Internet's most accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date concert tour database.
 
Reading Rants! - This is no ordinary teen booklist. If you're looking for something good to read -- and you're tired of Sweet Valley High and the Hardy Boys - look here for some great ideas. From the New York Public Library.
 
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- Official site of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio
 
Official Star Wars WebSite - For Star Wars fans everywhere!
 
The Ultimate Band List -- Links to bands, concerts, record labels, lyrics, and more.
 
Warner Brothers' Animation Page - Learn about the process of animating a cartoon for TV, play games, make your own greeting card. Try "Wakko's America" where Wakko Warner helps you learn the states and capitals of the U.S. This site has lots of Warner Brother's cartoon characters for company.
 
World Wide Arts Resource - The largest gateway to arts information on the Internet. 150,000 links to art museums, galleries, artists, publications, schools, antiques, crafts, dance, film & theatre, etc.
 
Yahoo! Entertainment: Music: Artist - A clickable list of websites devoted to your favorite artists.

Zap2it.com-- Wow! Everything's here -- from schedules to episode synopses, email addresses, forums, TV-biz news, foreign TV, and jobs in TV.
 
 

Colleges and Careers

 
Career Paths - A neat site from the Internet Public Library. It contains tons of info to help you choose a career.

Jobs For Kids Who Like... Whether you're interested in music/arts, science, the outdoors, social studies, reading or math, look here to find information about a career that's right for you. Each career listing includes details such as what the work entails, preparing for the job, the average pay scale, and more. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
 
Petersons' Education Center - Online to the Future - A comprehensive guide to colleges, universities, graduate study, study abroad, careers and jobs, summer programs, vocational-technical schools, language study, financial aid, and much more. Whew!
 

Also see many related links at these Arrowhead Library System sites:

Education - Features links to Rock County high school and college home pages, as well as many other sources of college and financial aid information.

The Job & Career Information Source
- Links to thousands of local and national job listings, plus resume help, career planning guides, company home pages, wage and salary surveys, and much more.

 
School Daze

A+ Research and Writing for High School and College Students - Want to do an A+ job without going TOTALLY NUTS? Check out this step-by-step guide to research and writing, and get help finding information in cyberspace and at the library.

APA Style: A Guide to Writing Research Papers - Based on styles recommended by the American Psychological Association.

Ask Dr. Math - Can't figure out your math homework? Ask Dr. Math. (Hint - check the archives first - your answer might be there already!)
 
Common Errors in English - Is it "your" or "you're?" "Its" or "It's?" This clickable alphabetic list of errors is fun to peruse. Sometimes the easiest way to learn proper grammar is to learn what NOT to say.
 
Darling's Guide to Grammar - Don't write so good? This grammar guide can help. Have an unanswered grammar or writing question? Ask Grammar!

Fact Monster - Millions of facts and access to the entire Information Please almanacs on general knowledge, sports and entertainment. Includes Homework Center and Homework Helper.
 
The High School Survival Guide - Links to help with all kinds of school subjects - English, history, art, health, science, math, psychology, foreign languages, and more.
 
Homework Center - Whether you're researching a term paper or just need help with a tough topic, look here for tons of links to reliable information on the 'Net. Brought to you by the Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon.
 
KCTools - helps you become comfortable with the research process
 
MLA Style - The style recommended by the Modern Language Association for preparing scholarly manuscripts and student research papers.
 
On-Line Literary Research Tools - Start your term paper here!
 
Presidents of the United States - Find background information, election results, cabinet members, presidency highlights, and some odd facts on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included.
 
Schoolwork.org - References, biographies, encyclopedia links and hot issues are neatly arranged here.
 
A Science Fair Project Resource Guide - Make it a fair to remember. Take a look at this excellent resource from the Internet Public Library for links to all sorts of exceptional resources for your projects.
 

Find more useful stuff for school (or just for fun) on the Arrowhead Library System History & Biography page , General Reference or the Kids Page.

Science & Nature

Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum - Wanna see stars? This is the home page for the Chicago museum dedicated to interpreting the exploration of the Universe for the broadest possible audience.
 
The Cyber ZooMobile - Your virtual access to the wonders of the animal kingdom. Links to zoos and wildlife parks, animal-related educational materials and scientific research.
 
Exploratorium - Science activities, questions and answers, electronic exhibits from the Exploratorium in San Francisco.
 
Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL - This website strives to build understanding and respect for wildlife and natural lands across the world. Information on over 1,000 animals in their zoo and great photos of animals as well.
 
Sea World/Busch Gardens: Animal Resources - Want to know about Beluga whales or bony fish or gorillas? This is the site to locate information or fun facts about a terrestrial or aquatic animal. It often includes book lists for projects or general reading.
 
A Science Fair Project Resource Guide - Make it a fair to remember. Take a look at this excellent resource from the Internet Public Library for links to all sorts of exceptional resources for your projects.
 

Sports Stuff

Bigleaguers.com - The only place on the Internet where you can find personal web sites for every player in the Major League Baseball Players Association. The players update their own sites: between games, on the road, or whenever. You'll hear it straight from them, in their own words.

Black Baseball's Negro Leagues
- Learn about the origins of the Negro Baseball Leagues. What they were, why they were founded, and why they no longer exist.
 
International Tennis Federation - A comprehensive library of current information including player biographies, results, rankings, Davis Cup, Fed Cup and other team competition results. Excellent section of rules of tennis.
 
Major League Baseball - This is the official site of Major League Baseball and has an enormous amount of information, including both National and American Leagues as well as statistics, photos, and league leaders.
 
NASCAR Online - Race results, standings, teams, tracks, schedules - everything for the racing fan.
 
National Football League (NFL) - Official site of the NFL. Look here for the latest news and statistics.
 
National Hockey League (NHL) Official site of the National Hockey League with statistics, information on players and games.
 
NBA.com - The official site for all the National Basketball Association (NBA) teams containing information on games and players.
 
SkiNet - Skiing news, snow reports, gear, and lots more for beginning and experienced skiers.
 
The United States Olympic Committee Online - All Olympics news, all the time.
 
US Soccer Web Pages - Soccer fans compiled all kinds of information to share with other fans across the United States.
 
WebSwim - Brisk information on a range of swimming sports, including diving, synchronized swimming, lifeguard training, and water polo. Includes links to outstanding swimmers' biographies pages.
 
Women's National Basketball Association - NBA - Everybody knows the NBA, but do you know about the Women's NBA? Find out here.
 

Click here to find direct links to Wisconsin teams on the Arrowhead Library System Sports page.

Just for Fun

CyberTeens - Visit here to play games, surf the 'Net, read an e-zine and connect with other Cyberteens.
 
GirlZone - Where every girl is cool. Real-life stories about girls and their concerns both now and for their futures.
 
The Puzzle Depot - Like puzzles? Don't miss this site - it's loaded with all kinds of mind-blowing puzzles, board and logic games, skill contests and trivia. Also links to more puzzle sites.
 
The Student Center - A place for high school and college students to gather for information and entertainment.
 
Test Your Personality - Are you an introvert? Extrovert? Are you ruled more by your heart, or your head? Use the Keirsey Temperament Sorter (based on the Myers-Briggs system) to learn how your temperament might be suited for different careers.
 

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