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
Mass Answers
Ask a librarian 24/7

Research

Internet Public Library
Teen Space
Where to do 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
Ask Dr. Math
High school archive
Ask Dr. Math
Middle school archive
IMO
Interactive mathematics online
Golden Number.Net
Phi, Fibonacci, and lots more
CoolMath.com
An amusement park of math
Webmath.com
Solve your math problem
Math.com
The world of math online
Math Forum
Ask Dr. Math
Algebra Help
Lessons for students and teachers

Science

Science Fair Project
Resource guide from the Internet Public Library
Exploratorium
Quick and easy science experiments
Amusement Park Physics
The forces behind the fun
Real Climate
From real scientists
Biology Project & Interactive site

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
Cyberschoolbus
Global teaching and learning from the United Nations
Visual Geography Series
Maps, flags, up–to–date info, and more
HyperHistory
3,000 years of world history
Cultural Maps
historical maps, mostly American
Mapping History
Historical maps of Europe and the Americas
History.com
From the History Channel
National Geographic
Official site
Core Documents of U.S. History
Digital History
Includes timeline and primary sources
American Rhetoric
Famous speeches
In the First Person
Letters, diaries, and other primary sources
POTUS
Presidents of the United States
History World
Make history make sense
National Atlas
Customizable maps

Sports

Boston Red Sox
New England Patriots
Boston Bruins
Boston Celtics
Olympic Games
Official site of the Olympic Committee

Music, Celebrities, Movies & TV

Television without Pity&reviews
Pandora
Free internet radio
IMDb
Internet Movie Database
Rotten Tomatoes
Movie reviews
TV.com
What’s on tonight?
MTV
Music, shows, news, and more
Lyrics search
Find lyrics to your favorite songs

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

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.
Teenagers Guide to the Real World
Military.com
Decide if it’s right for you
GrooveJob.com
Getting your first job as a teen
TeenBiz
The teen’s guide to business, careers, investing, & entrepreneurship
Motley Fool for Teens
To educate, amuse, and enrich
Servenet.org Volunteering made simple
Teen Consumer Scrapbook
By teens for teens; covers many issues

Cars, Driving & Safety

Parts Geek: Teen Driving Issues
Information, articles, and tips that promote safe driving.
Teen Driving Tips
Quick tips for safe driving in inclement weather, on the highway, and in school zones
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
YARR
Youth against road rage

News

NPR
From National Public Radio
NewsDirectory
World newspapers
Newspapers
Yahoo directory by country
Newspapers
Yahoo directory by state
The Daily Show
With Jon Stewart
World News
From the BBC

Find A Good Book

TeenFire
A social network for teen readers and writers
Which came first?
Series and sequels
What comes 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
authors4teens
The latest news about your favorite authors
Booklists and Book Awards
The latest from YALSA
Grouchy Café
Favorite teenage angst books
TeenLit
Book reviews and writing from teens

Library catalog

Find it in the library

Biography

A & E Biography
Nobel Prizewinners
Time Magazine
People who Shape our World

Language Arts

Bartleby.com
Strunk & White’s elements of style online
Figment
An online community dedicated to reading and writing in a myriad of ways
Vocabulary.com
Games and puzzles
Web English Teacher
Gazillions of links to gazillions of topic
High School Ace
French, Spanish, German, and Italian

Dictionaries

Merriam–Webster
Dictionary and thesaurus
One Look
500 dictionaries, including foreign translations
RhymeZone
Rhymes, synonyms, definitions, & more LexicalFreeNet
Find connections between words; thesaurus & dictionary

Art and Art History

Art History Resources
On the Web
ArtCyclopedia
Guide to the great art on the internet
Artchive
Explore by artist, region, or movement
Incredible Art Department
Lots of lessons and links

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
As seen on TV; a very cool site
Health
Information on lots of health issues
Diseases
Disorders & general links
Exercise
be healthy
SAVE
Suicide awareness and prevention
Nutrition
Eat Healthy
Sexuality
General links
Friends First
It’s okay to wait
Go Ask Alice
A health resource from Columbia University
Scarlet Teen
Sex ed for the real world
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
RAINN
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network
Teen Space
Teen issues from the Internet Public Library

Citizenship

Declare Yourself
Voting info, polls, and news for teens
Mass.Gov
Official site of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
League of Women Voters
Non–partisan info about candidates and issues

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
Eric Conveys an Emotion
Make a request
Make a Flake
Design a snowflake
Web Sudoku
Billions of free puzzles
Scratch
Create stories, games, and animations
Simpsonize me
See yourself as a Simpson's character
LineRider
Send a virtual sled down a course you design
StarDoll
Make a virtual paper doll of yourself
Online Manga University
Drawing tutorials and more
MorphThing
Combine 2 faces into one; celebrity pics or some of your own
Hero Machine
Create your own superhero

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