Teen Loft Links

Homework Help

General

Homework Spot
Start here for almost any help you need; lots of links
Homework Central
Another good general site



Research

Using Primary Sources on the Web
How to find, evaluate, and cite primary resources available on the Web

Math

Math Guide
Math tips, formulas, and calculators
Wolfram Alpha
Great when you need a math answer, but also good for general questions, statistics, and comparisons



Webmath.com
Solve your math problem
Math.com
The world of math online

Science

Exploratorium
Quick and easy science experiments


Amusement Park Physics
The forces behind the fun

History & Geography

Library of Congress: American Memory
Digital collections of historic photographs and documents
Country Studies
Concise info on countries from the Library of Congress
History.com
From the History Channel
CIA World Factbook
Facts on every country, dependency, and geographic entity in the world.



National Geographic
Official site
Digital History
Includes timeline and primary sources
American Rhetoric
Famous speeches
National Atlas
Customizable maps

Sports

Boston Red Sox
New England Patriots
Boston Bruins
Boston Celtics
Olympic Games

Media and Entertainment

Pandora
Free internet radio
IMDb
Internet Movie Database
Rotten Tomatoes
Movie reviews
TV.com
What’s on tonight?
Buzzfeed
News stories, quizzes, and more!
Game Spot
Video game news
Spotify
Free internet radio

Education

Newburyport Public Schools
GED
General Educational Development
CampusTours.com
Virtual Tours
College and University Rankings
From US News
Financial Aid
FAFSA forms
Student Aid on the Web
Choosing a college, federal financial aid, and more
GoodCall Scholarship Engine
Free scholarship information

Jobs, Working & Money Matters

VolunteerMatch
Connect with organizations offering volunteer opportunities.
Idealist
Connect with a community of people and organizations dedicated to causes that you care about.
Military.com
Decide if it’s right for you
Public Health Volunteering

Cars, Driving & Safety

Massachusetts Driving Manual
Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles
AAA’s Teen Drivers’ Webpage
SADD
Students against drunk driving
Teen Drivers
Buying and insuring a car, safe driving tips, and more
Driving Tests

News

NPR
From National Public Radio
World News
From the BBC
CNN
Fox
MSNBC

Find A Good Book

Which came first?
Series and sequels
KDL What’s Next
More series and sequels
TeenReads
Book reviews and author interviews by and for teens
Reading Rants
Out of the ordinary reviews by topic
No Flying, No Tights
graphic novel reviews
Booklists and Book Awards
The latest from YALSA

Library catalog

Find it in the library



Biography

A & E Biography
Nobel Prizewinners
Time's 100 Most Influential People

Language Arts

Vocabulary.com
Games and puzzles
Thesaurus.com
Grammar Girl
Tips for writing, answers to all your grammar questions, and advice on tricky grammatical  problems
Purdue Online Writing Lab
One-stop resource for research papers, citation formats, and writing instructions

Dictionaries

Merriam–Webster
Dictionary and thesaurus
RhymeZone
Rhymes, synonyms, definitions, & more
Dictionary.com

Art and Art History

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Timeline of Art History
A history of art including maps, images, essays, and timelines for different countries and artistic styles

Your Body & Your Brain

Recovery Connection
Help for alcohol and drug users
TeenHealthFX
Real answers for real teens on lots of topics
Above the Influence
A place to help teens resist the pressure to use drugs and alcohol
Center for Disease Control
Information on common disease and public health
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
SAVE
Suicide awareness and prevention
Go Ask Alice
A health resource from Columbia University
The Trevor Project
For GLBTQ teens; 24/7 suicide prevention
Youth Resource
Peer to peer support for GLBTQ young people
Substance Abuse
If you need help for yourself or dealing with a friend
Alcoholics Anonymous
Some links for teens
"It Get's Better" Project
Support for struggling LGBTQ+ Teens

Citizenship

Mass.Gov
Official site of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

For Fun

Games, polls, pop culture, random fun

Instructables
Creative projects by and for geeks, techies, crafters, and hipsters
Snopes.com
Rumors and urban legends
Addicting Games
Play free on–line games
How Stuff Works
It's good to know
Web Sudoku
Billions of free puzzles
Scratch
Create stories, games, and animations
Sporcle