Books in the YA Room
Links for Cool
Find a good read!
Stuff to do when
the homework's done
safe! Check out these spots:
GetNetWise.org and SafeTeens.com
High School Ace This
is a nicely organized site. The links to reference tools in basic
subjects are good but it's the "Subject Guides" which
you might find really helpful. This site boasts no advertising!
Haven--Morris County NJ librarians share tips on using search
engines here. We certainly agree with the following advice, though--the
Internet is great, but don't forget "tree-based" info--
"Look, books have been around for 543 years,
Bible. Books are good, books are useful. Sometimes they are
better and faster than the Internet. If you haven't found
what you need on the Net in 20 minutes its time to rethink your
attack or grab a good book. The web, for instance, is not
a great source for literary criticism and analysis of dead authors.
It is good for something like global warming or disappearing
you really get stumped, come to the York Library and ask a real
live librarian for help--we are great info detectives!
Research and Writing, this offering from the Internet
Public Library will help you organize and research those all-important
papers. There's a step-by step tutorial that outlines the whole
process of writing a paper, from choosing your topic to citing your
sources. If you are new to this process, this is a "must
see" Internet site!
Literary Criticism Collection is brought to you by the Internet
Public Library. You'll find high-quality links
to information about authors from all over the world.
Notes Online Study Guides -- SparkNotes is a
collection of summaries of more than 75 works of English and American
literature, written for a fee by a dozen Harvard students. Please
note: Parts of this site may be accessed only after you register
as a member. At this time (4/25/02), membership is free, though
there are many "pop-up" ads.
Citation Styles for Research Papers -- Construct your bibliography
correctly the first time!
Citation Machine--A "Works cited" program--you fill
in the information, click Process, and the proper format is
displayed, ready for you to copy and paste into your bibliography
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for college --Wow! The best site on the web for
financial aid information.
out your FAFSA online!
Rankings--this is the U.S. News and World Report's
site for ranking all things educational. You'll find rankings
for both undergraduate and graduate programs throughout the United
Princeton Review Online--lots of great
information for the college-bound student!
Board's web site. There's tons of useful information here--including
all those codes you need to add to your college applications!
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a good read---
Books for the College-Bound--This newly revised book
list can help prepare you for college, and, in addition, it can
provide hours of rewarding, pleasurable reading. Be sure to follow the
links for additional information on the authors and their books!
Best-Ever Teen Novels
-- A list of books
selected by over 75,000
Rants! A group of booklists for those of you teens
out there who need a good read, but are wondering if there's life
after Judy Blume and Gary Paulsen. Check out "Fanging
around", "Reality Bites," "Gen-X Files" and
more.....new on the site is "Boy meets Book" -- book
recommendations for guys.
Angst Books -- "a special place on the Web where it's
okay to have zits, daydream, feel secret stirrings within, and wonder
what on earth will happen next in your life."
Books in Series Want to know what comes next in a
favorite series? Look no further than this database, where you
can search by author or series title. If York Public Library
doesn't own the book you're seeking, ask a librarian to show you how
to easily request it from another Minerva library!
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to do when the homework's done---
mental health site for teens. This can be a chaotic time in your life.
These are years that shape who you are, your identity. There are hard
times and new pressures. Whether its your appearance, your family,
dealing with the social scene at school, homework, part-time jobs,
pressure to smoke and drink, get high, have sex... Youve got a lot
going on. Head to this site if you need help dealing with the
This Guy: the archive of misheard lyrics
-Lots of fun
for those who have a hard time understanding lyrics. Searchable by
song or artist.
Legends Reference Page -- Lots
of fascinating urban legends, organized in categories and rated true,
false, or of undetermined veracity.
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Disclaimer: York Public Library offers this page for use
primarily by teens. The listed sites cover a variety of topics that
may be of interest to people between 12 and 18. The Library recognizes
that teens develop at different rates and in different ways and
therefore encourages parents to be actively involved in helping
determine the appropriateness of the Internet in general as well as
any particular sites for their individual teen. Recommendations are
for the sites listed, not for sites linked to from the resources