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What should I read?

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Best Books for Young Adults Listing of all of the books awarded with the YALSA award for Best Book for Young Adults.

Book Spot Young Adult Lists Themed booklists from Book Spot.

Literature Bibliographies Kids and teens bibliographies from Cynthia Leitcich Smith.

Guys Read Website dedicated to what guys read.

 Outstanding Books for the College Bound Listing of all the books awarded with the YALSA award of Outstanding Books for the College Bound.

Teens Top Ten Listing of all the books awarded with the YALSA award of Teens Top Ten.


 Fantastic Fiction Database of fiction works and authors.

Juvenile Series Listing of what is next in juvenile series from Midcontinent Public Library.

KDL What is Next? Kent District Library’s What is Next? database.

Young Adult Series Listing of what is next in young adult series from Bettendorf Public Library.

Homework Help

Websites | Databases

General | Dictionaries | Encyclopedias | Biographies | Citing Sources | Writing | English/Literature | Monologues | Math | Science Fair Projects


Teen Research Research tips from Colorado State Library.

Literature Searching Site that allows searches of reference, verse, fiction, and nonfiction.

Infoplease Site that provides access to an atlas, encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus, and more.

 Answers Site that provides searching of more common and popular questions.

RefDesk Fact checker for the internet.

Study Tips Study guides for a wide variety of topics.


 Dictionary.com Online dictionary that includes thesaurus.

Merriam Webster Online dictionary that includes thesaurus, medical dictionary, Spanish Dictionary, and encyclopedia.

Foreign Language Dictionary Directory of different foreign language dictionaries and free translation links.

Free Phrase Dictionary Dictionary search site that allows for searching of phrases and word patterns.


Smithsonian Institute Encyclopedia from the Smithsonian Institute with Online Resources from A-Z.

Encyclopedia.com Public On-line encyclopedia.

Encyclopedia of Life Global access to knowledge about life on Earth.


Biography.com Site dedicated to compiling biographies of popular and famous people.

Biography of America eBook chronicling United States History.

Biography Website Database Websites broken down in different categories compiled by Canton Public Library.

Time 100 Site of Time Magazines 100 most influential people.

 Citing Sources

Citation Machine Provides free citation creation in APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian.

Duke Explanations on how to cite sources using APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, and CSE from Duke University Libraries.

 OWL Information on citation from the Purdue Writing Lab.

 EasyBib Free citation generator.


 6+1 Writing Model Explanation of the 6+1 trait writing model.

Writing Resources Guide to writing resources to improve your writing and editing.

A+ Researching and Writing Tips for teens on writing and researching.

5 Paragraph Essay Outline of a five paragraph essay.

Basic Essay Guide to writing a basic essay.

 English and Literature

Literary Terms Glossary of literary terms.

Rhetoric Devices Glossary of rhetoric devices.

 Literary Criticism Searchable criticism on works and authors.

 Literary Resources Literary resources on the net.

Shakespeare’s Works Complete works of Shakespeare.

Sparknotes Popular site with notes on many classic and popular works of literature.


Monologues Archive of popular monologues.

Monologues for Teens Selection of monologues specifically for teens.

 Monologue Database Database of monologues searchable by age, length, and genre.


 Introduction to Algebra Practice problems and explanation for algebra.

 Dr. Math Math problems from Dr. Math.

College Preparatory Mathematics Curriculum from College Preparatory Mathematics.

 Science Fair Projects

 All Science Fair Projects Hundreds of free illustrated guides to science fair projects.

Science Buddies Science fair projects, ideas, answers, and tools.

Science Fair Project Guide Science fair project resource guide.

Science Fair Projects Hundreds of free illustrated science fair project ideas and science project experiments.

Science Fair Adventure Science projects broken down by different science disciplines.

Science Fair Project Ideas Science projects searchable by grade level and subject.


EBSCOhostEBSCO Host Use these resources to access magazine, newspaper, and encyclopedia articles, study current issues, and search for health and business information, and much more!

middlesearchplus Middle Search Plus This database contains full text for a variety of popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays.

Points of View Reference Center Points of View Reference Center Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

Science Reference Center Science Reference Center A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text, science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student researcher’s needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.

Student Research CenterStudent Research Center Search interface designed for secondary school students.

Your Future

 Test Prep | College Info | Careers

Free Practice Exams Site with free practice exams for popular college admission tests and career tests.

College Exams Site with prep for college exams.

Colorado Test Prep Site specific to Colorado schools including test prep, college information, and financial aid information.

ACT/SAT/GRE Prep Site with free test prep specific for ACT, SAT, and GRE.

Free Test Practice Site with free practice tests for a  wide range of college admission and career tests.

 College Info

College Rankings Rankings from US News and World Report.

College Navigator Search site that allows you to limit your search by type of college and degree seeking.

College View Search site that allows you to limit by location, tuition, and type of college.

College Scholarships Search site that limits your search to colleges within Colorado.

My College Guide Site that provides information about college life, getting into college, and majors.

Next StepU Site that provides information on how to get started and walks you through the steps towards applying for admissions to your college of choice.

Peterson’s College Guides Site for the well known Peterson’s College Guides.

Colorado Colleges’ Course Catalogs Site providing links to all of the college’s in Colorado with online course catalogs.


Career Key Site with quizzes and information about possible career paths.

Military Careers Site with information about all the different branches of the military.

Occupational Outlook Handbook Site with information on the numerous occupations as well as salary information and education required.

My Future Site that provides information on the different education and requirements necessary for different careers.

Your Health, Your Life

Websites | Phone #’s

Advocates For Youth This site is dedicated to advocating for youth that don’t have the resources they need.

CDC Bam Site aimed at young adults to help understand a wide range of topics including diseases and relationships.

Kids Health Site providing information on topics related to teen health.

Love is Respect Site aimed at preventing abusive teen relationships.

Cyber Relationships Site aimed at bringing awareness to cyber bullying in relationships.

Teen Suicide Site aimed at preventing and bringing awareness to teen suicide.

Teen Suicide Awareness Site aimed at ending teen suicide.

Phone #’s

Alateen and Alanon ~ 719-632-0063

Child Abuse ~ 719-444-5700

Eating Disorders ~ 719-578-9730

Emergency ~ 911

Mental Health Crisis Hotline ~ 719-635-7000

RUNAWAY ~ 719-630-3223

SAFE TEEN ~ 719-578-3210

SAFEZTELL ~ 877-542-SAFE (7233)

Self Injury ~ 800-DONT-CUT

Suicide Prevention Hotline ~ 719-596-LIFE

Teller County Department of Health ~ 719-687-6416





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Contact us

Woodland Park Public Library

Julie Wood-Wilson ~ Children’s Librarian (719) 687-9281 x137

Children’s Desk (719) 687-9281 x112





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