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Books & Reading

  • Amazon.com: Amazon.com’s Teen Section
  • Cyberteens: artwork, poetry, fiction, games, plus contests for you to enter.
  • No Flying, No Tights: a website reviewing graphic novels for teens.
  • Novelist Fiction Guide : allows readers to use a favorite author or title as a template to locate other authors and titles of interest.
  • Reading Rants: out of the ordinary teen booklists for guys and gals looking for a good read.
  • RE-act Magazine: online edition of the popular teen magazine–full of news, contests and more.
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy Genreflecting Science fiction and fantasy novels reviews.
  • Teen Ink: published both on the Web and in print, and seen by hundreds of thousands of teenagers. Send your work to them!
  • TeenReads: book reviews, author interviews, newsletter, message board for teens.

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College & Careers

  • ACT Assessment Register and prepare for the test designed to assess high school students’ general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work.
  • Collegeboard.org: Visit this site for information from the people who bring you the SATS.
  • CollegeNet: an award-winning site that allows you to research colleges and scholarships, take virtual tours of campuses, and apply online.
  • College Source Online: 23,389 College Catalogs in complete cover-to-cover, original page format.
  • College Opportunities Online: a direct link to over 9,000 colleges and universities in the US.
  • Educational Testing Service (ETS): a gateway to information about the big tests: ACTS and SATS.
  • EduPrep: free online SAT preparation.
  • FinAid: a comprehensive annotated collection of information about student financial aid on the web.
  • 4Tests.com: free online practice for tests such as the SAT, GED and GRE.
  • Learn a Test: visit Learn a Test to take practice tests and tutorials. There’s immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results.
  • Mapping Your Future: a guide to planning your life.
  • Peterson’s: information about colleges and universities, career schools, graduate programs, distance learning, executive training, private secondary schools, summer opportunities, study abroad, financial aid, test preparation, and career exploration.
  • U.S. News & World Report College Ranking: includes a step-by-step guide to college admissions.

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Advice & Health

  • About Teens Now: a wide array of issues from relationships and family to school and health.
  • AL-ANON and ALATEEN: support and information for families, friends and others needing the services of Alcoholics Anonymous and Teen Al-Anon.
  • Fast Food Facts: find out nutritional information from a number of popular fast food restaurants.
  • FDA on the Teen Scene: articles from the Food and Drug Administration relating to teens.
  • Fitness.com: articles on nutrition and fitness
  • Freevibe: find out drug facts and myths at this site.
  • Go Ask Alice: teen questions on a variety of topics are answered through Columbia University’s Health Education Program.
  • Something Fishy: pro-recovery website all about eating disorders.
  • Talklisten.org: feeling lonely, frustrated, depressed? Visit talklisten.org.
  • Teencentral.net: a help-line site for teens and by teens.
  • TeensHealth.org: answers and advice on a range of topics.

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Music, Movies & TV

  • American Idol: the official America Idol website.
  • Billboard: music ratings, current top ratings and songs.
  • Internet Movie Database: look up movie show times, watch trailers, or search the database of thousands of titles.
  • IPL Teenspace: arts and entertainment links for teens form the Internet Public Library.
  • Movie Mistakes: find out what movies contain the most mistakes and report on ones that you find.
  • MP3.com: download music in MP3 format.
  • MTV Online: the Music Television Station on the web.
  • MusicNet: samples of hits you can listen to from rock to rap and beyond.
  • Mxtabs.net: guitar tabs, drum tabs and bass tabs.
  • TabCrawler: search for all kinds of music tinfo and tons of guitar, bass, keyboard and drum tabs.
  • UBL: the ultimate band list

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Games

  • Addicting Games: lots of fun games to play online or download to your computer.
  • Bored.com: sites for all ages and interests; new and funny sites updated frequently.
  • Candystand.com: online games, both single player and multi-player plus puzzles and more.
  • Cool Quiz!: trivia, games, puzzles, and more
  • Cyberteens: artwork, poetry, fiction, games, plus contests for you to enter.
  • EA Sports: look under each sport to find some free games like NHL 97.
  • Electrotank: online gaming.
  • Freearcade.com: over one hundred free online games.
  • Gamespot: where gamers go to know.
  • Game Genie: a complete gaming site.
  • Jippii!: ringtones, graphics and games to your mobile phone and lots of online games.
  • Miniclip: free games and shows.

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News & Issues

  • Amnesty International: get involved in helping to ensure human rights around the world.
  • Do Something: Change the world. Do something.
  • ABC News: all the news, sports and weather you can handle.
  • SERVEnet: enter your zip code, city, state, skills, interests, and availability and be matched with organizations needing help.

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Schools & Libraries

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 Updated April 2006.

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