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.
American Memory from the Library of
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
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.
Code to Careers - Coming soon! A board-game-style roadmap will show you various paths you can take to learn programming skills. Meanwhile, try Code.org for free online computer coding lessons using fun game-like tools.
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
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
This is the site for applying for Federal student aid, with step-by-step instructions.
IPL Teenspace A+ Research &
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.
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
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
The OWL (online writing lab) at Purdue University, containing free writing assistance, ESL conversations, MLA and APA guides and more.
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.
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.
A multilingual online collaborative encyclopedia whose content is contributed and edited by its users.
This site is a resource for finding employment in summer camps.
On this site you can find Internships for college students and entry level jobs for recent graduates.
A network of urban communities featuring classified ads for jobs, housing, personals and forums on a variety of topics.
This site is an online resource focusing on part-time and hourly employment.
A source for locating not only summer employment, but also seasonal jobs in amusement parks, hotels, resorts and other locations.
A teen resource for locating full and part-time seasonal, volunteer or vocational jobs.
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.
Free typing games, lessons and tests.
A Web-based course in typing from easy to advanced levels, the site includes both free and registered versions.
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.
Free online course for children and adults, with games, music and timed tests.
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.