Online Databases: Online databases available through the AEA that include:  GALE Database, SIRS Issues Researcher, Britannica Digital Learning, Atomic Learning, AccuWeather, AP Images, BookFLIX, CultureGrams, iCLIPART, Learn360, soundzabound and Teen Health & Wellness

CIA:  The World Factbook– Includes information from countries around the world.

Lonely Planet Online– If you are planning a trip or need information about a specific country for a report, this is the place to go.– This site includes biographies for over 25,000 of the greatest lives both past and present.

Cite Your Sources: Properly credit the information you use.  Citation Machine makes that easy to do either in MLA or APA format. for both MLA and APA guidelines

APA Basics__8th grade

Online Newspapers:

Telegraph Herald–

Quad City Times–

Cedar Rapids Gazette–

Des Moines Register–

Teen Interests:

How Stuff Works––

Free Rice– challenge your vocabulary while donating rice to the World Food Programme

The Internet Public Library–The Internet Public Library is a public services organization and a learning/teaching environment currently at Drexel University, College of Information Science and Technology. Includes a Teen Division.– It is the largest and most trusted free dictionary on the Web.  It includes a Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Translator, etc.

Teen Ink– Contains fiction, nonfiction, art work, poetry, etc. that was submitted by teens.  Also includes college information.  Check out the summer writing program available in NY City.

Smithsonian Education for Students–

Health Information– and

Iowa High School Book Award List– The books on this list are nominated by students and selected by teacher and library media specialists to encourage student to read more books.

Community Resources: Eastern Iowa Community College District–Provides information to current adnprospective students on course schedules, athletics, financial aid, etc. Kirkwood Community College–Offers more than 100 career and college transfer programs.  Campuses in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Monticello. Northeast Iowa Community College–NICC, located in Peosta, Calmar and Dubuque, IA is dedicated to the students educational success.  A campus is close to your home and work, featuring high quality programs with a price tag you can afford.

Free e-book collections for middle and high school students

This list is a part of a book: No Shelf Required: E-Books in Libraries by Sue Polanka (p. 43-44) 2011 (American Library Association).