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Teens

Reading a Book

The Teen area of the library has books, magazines, and post high school information.

Sites that offer help and information to Grades 5 -12 and Post-High School are shown below.

WVInfoDepot

WVInfoDepot is great site that has tons of useful information. Some of the items available include:

Explora Middle and High School - For 5th-12th grade students. Articles from magazines, books, primary source documents, images, videos, and newspapers.

Points of View Reference Center - Middle school through college undergraduate and General user. Features information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. Continuously updated pro/con viewpoint essays, topic overviews, primary source documents, biographies, court-case overviews, periodical articles, tables/charts/graphs, and more.

World Book Advanced – Specifically organized for high school and pre-college users. Contains all of the resources of World Book Student plus primary source materials.

NoveList Plus K-8 and NoveList Plus - Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, Lexile Reading levels, State standards; even books made into movies, and much more. Read reviews and learn about the author.

Niche Academy - Online tutorials for databases and web applications, like Gmail, Pinterest, and more.

LearningExpress Library - Online academic and career practice tests. Areas covered include SAT preparation courses, SAT practice exams, elementary, middle and high school skills improvement (including math and English) and more.

Practice Tests

LearningExpress Library - This site is part of WVInfoDepot and has online academic and career practice tests. Areas covered include SAT preparation courses, SAT practice exams, elementary, middle and high school skills improvement (including math and English) and more.

https://www.khanacademy.org/ -- Free access to over 3,100 learning videos for test prep, math, biology, chemistry, physics, finance and history. Each video is approximately 10 minutes long, and especially purposed for viewing on the computer.

 

After Graduation

Student Aid on the Web - The US Dept. of Education's federal student aid site; apply for FAFSA online

USA Jobs - For high school students and recent college graduates interested in federal careers

FastWeb - Free scholarship search for fellowships, loans and grants

OnLine Colleges - Resources for students considering an on-line college

CollegeNet - Search engine enabling you to narrow search by region, sports, major, tuition, etc. 

College Board - Official site for PSAT/NMSQT/SAT registration, test dates, and test-prep assistance

Peterson's - Search for college programs; apply to participating colleges online

Trade Schools, Colleges & Universities - This guide to Trade Schools, Colleges and Universities can help you connect with schools across the US and Canada.

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Federal government source of career information; search by pay, training requirements, education; details fastest growing, best paying careers 

 

Skills Training

LearnFree.org - From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more. The site offers 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, videos, and interactives, completely free.