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Books & Authors
Books & Authors makes exploration of genre fiction and essential non-fiction fun! By leveraging our entire award-winning What Do I Read Next? collection, patrons and students alike can be sure that their next big read comes with a BIG recommendation.
ProQuest Research Library: Arts
This resource covers publications on the arts for researchers of all levels. Subject coverage: music, theatre, film, TV, dance, architecture, art, and design. This database can also be searched as part of ProQuest Research Library.
ProQuest Research Library: Literature & Language
This resource covers publications on literature and language for researchers of all levels. Subject coverage: English, American literature, world literatures, and linguistics. This database can also be searched as part of ProQuest Research Library.
Student Resources In Context
Student Resources In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a broad range of topics, people, places, and events. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user- friendly portal experience combined with new features such as Search Assist and quick fact boxes.

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Art Websites

Meez: Create avatars
NGA Kids: Interactive creative art site (National Gallery of Art hosted)
Storybird: Create picture books
Wordle: Create word art
Xtranormal: Create movies

Language Arts Websites

The Amanda Project: Become a character, get published.
Blink: a blog of young adult book reviews
The Elements of Style: the classic short guide to grammar and writing.
Favorite Teenage Angst Books: Book reviews, author interviews, message board.
Flamingnet Book Reviews: Young Adult books reviewed by young adult reviewers.
InkPop: A site connecting aspiring young writers with publishers
Internet Public Library 2 Teen Space
Poetry 180: A poem a day for teens
Reading Rants!: Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists.
Reads4Teens: Reviews written by teens of books written for teens.
Shmoop Literature: Smoop's mission: "To make learning and writing more fun and relevant for students in the digital age." Each entry provides a nutshell description of the book, plot summaries, themes, study questions...a valuable resource for students and for those who just love to read and learn.
What's Next?: Teen Series and Sequels, listed by series name and by author.

Authors' Websites
Francesca Lia Block Celia Rees
Meg Cabot Darren Shan
Esme Raji Codell Sonya Sones
Ursula K. LeGuin Gary Soto
Robin McKinley J. R. R. Tolkien
Jess Mowry Jean Ure
Stephenie Meyer Chris Wooding
Georgia Nicholson Paul Zindel
Garth Nix  

Music Websites

Audacity: Edit audio, create podcasts, etc.
The Freesound Project: Source for audio clips
CC Mixter: Another source for audio & mixing
Big Huge Labs: Make CD covers for audio mixes/DVDs Create music online


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