Riverside Public Library

Riverside Public Library

Teen Start Page

Use this page of helpful websites and tools, including job search, writing/research help and typing tutors as your portal to the Web.

Teen Favorites

American Memory from the Library of Congress
This historically rich site compiled by the Library of Congress documents the American experience in history and creativity. Collections include photographs, sound recordings, maps, sheet music and motion pictures along with a link to the “Ask a Librarian” online question answering feature. Excellent for students.

APA Formatting and Style Guide
APA style is one of the common formats for research papers. Connect to the American Psychological Association (APA) style sheet and guide at Purdue University.

College 311
Completion Counts is Riverside's partnership working to raise college graduation rates. The citywide initiative is driven by the City of Riverside, Riverside City College, Alvord Unified School District, Riverside Unified School District, Riverside County Office of Education, UC Riverside, and the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce to make a college degree an attainable goal for every Riverside student. .

EasyBib Free Automatic Bibliography Composer
Look here to find a free online tool that creates a formatted bibliography in MLA (Modern Language Association) style.

FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid
This is the site for applying for Federal student aid, with step-by-step instructions.

IPL Teenspace A+ Research & Writing
Internet Public Library’s free help for high school and college students in writing research papers.

Dome SAT Review
Free comprehensive SAT Test Prep program online with a catalog of material including over 100 study guides, a database of 5,000+ SAT vocabulary building flashcards, practice quizzes, and simulated practice tests.

Library of Congress Photos on Flickr
The Library of Congress is offering over 3,000 high-resolution, copyright-free photos on Flickr: News in the 1910s and 1930s-40s in Color. Great for History Day projects or other school reports.

MLA Formatting and Style Guide
MLA style is one of the common formats for research papers. Connect here to the Modern Language Association (MLA) style sheet and guide at Purdue University.

Operation Safe House
A site for teens who need help, with connections to emergency housing, intervention, resources and outreach services.

OWL Handouts Professional Writing
The OWL (online writing lab) at Purdue University, containing free writing assistance, ESL conversations, MLA and APA guides and more.

PostSecret
An anonymous art participation project where participants submit a postcard. The submission should contain a secret never disclosed to anyone before. The site includes a nonjudgmental commentary area.

Son of Citation Machine
Interactive web tool that formats information sources to encourage students, teachers and independent researchers to acknowledge where they obtained it. Formats in APA, Chicago, MLA styles, with Turabian under construction.

SparkNotes
Online study guides similar to the Cliff’s Notes format, offering summaries of classic literature as well as test preparation guides and more.

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb)
A site with thousands of summaries and production data for movies along with merchandise, filmographies, biographies and trivia.

Wikipedia
A multilingual online collaborative encyclopedia whose content is contributed and edited by its users.

Job Searching

CampJobs
This site is a resource for finding employment in summer camps.

CollegeRecruiter
On this site you can find Internships for college students and entry level jobs for recent graduates.

CraigsList Inland Empire
A network of urban communities featuring classified ads for jobs, housing, personals and forums on a variety of topics.

SnagAJob
This site is an online resource focusing on part-time and hourly employment.

Summer Jobs
A source for locating not only summer employment, but also seasonal jobs in amusement parks, hotels, resorts and other locations.

Teens4Hire
A teen resource for locating full and part-time seasonal, volunteer or vocational jobs.

Typing Tutors

Dance Mat Typing
A touch typing course from the BBC, aimed at children ages 7-11. The site includes segmented levels to advance skills, with song and dance for learning enjoyment.

FreeTypingGame
Free typing games, lessons and tests.

GoodTyping
A Web-based course in typing from easy to advanced levels, the site includes both free and registered versions.

NimbleFingers
An online typing tutorial, both free and paid versions, with typing tests to measure learning.

Peter's Online Typing Course
typing course, no registration required, for beginning to advanced learners.

PowerTyping
Free online course for children and adults, with games, music and timed tests.

Typeonline
Typeonline is a site for those typists who already know how to type, but need to practice and test their skills.

Typing Tutorials and Typing Games
Keyboarding skills are a necessity of life.This site offers links to many typing tutorials and games to improve your typing speed and accuracy.

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