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Alex Award

American Library Association’s ten best books written for adults that appeal to teens.

Morris Award

American Library Association awarded, outstanding debut teen book published by a first‑time author.

Nonfiction for Young Adults Award

Winner and finalists represent the best nonfiction books published for teens.

Printz Award

Winners selected by the American Library Association as best of the year.

Sunshine State Young Readers’ Award (Grades 6‑8)

Nominations for the best book as voted by Florida students.

YALSA Teens’ Top Ten

A “teen choice” list nominated and voted on by teens.

2013 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults

Best young adult fiction published in 2012.

Guys Read

Book reviews and recommendations by guys for guys.

The Hub

Book reviews, recommendations, best of the best lists and book trailers.

Teen Ink

Book reviews, fiction, nonfiction and poetry written by teens for teens.

Teen Reads

Book reviews, author profiles, interviews, and excerpts from new releases.

Homework Help
Ask a Librarian

Virtual reference services from a Florida librarian through live chat, texting, and e‑mail.

BJ Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper

Connects you to the best online educational resources.

Dictionary.com

Look up the meaning of a word.

Khan Academy

Free video tutorials for math, biology, physics, chemistry, finance and history.

TED‑Ed

A collection of education videos on topics including math, social studies, psychology, science and the arts.

Teen Space— IPL for Teens

Collection of trustworthy websites on topics ranging from homework help to how to handle your finances.

Tutor.com

Live one‑to‑one help available every day from 3 ‑ 11 p.m. (ET)

Biography in Context Gale Cengage Learning

Learn about actors, musicians, politicians, historical figures, writers and people in the news from all over the world.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

Spanish-language student encyclopedia.

LearningExpress Library

Online practice tests, prep courses and eBooks for math, reading, science, writing and AP exams.

General OneFile Gale Cengage Learning

One-stop source for millions of full‑text articles, updated daily.

Literature Resource Center Gale Cengage Learning

Full-text articles and authors’ works, literary criticisms, and biographies related to authors, their works, and literary movements.

NBC Learn Higher Education

Collection of primary source videos, newsreels of historical and current events, and other digital media designed for students.

NBC Learn K‑12

Collection of primary source videos, newsreels of historical and current events, and other digital media designed for students.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context Gale Cengage Learning

Viewpoint and opinion articles, topic overviews, full-text articles, and primary sources on current social issues.

Science in Context Gale Cengage Learning

Reference resources, academic journal and magazine articles, experiments, news and websites on science topics.

InfoTrac Student Edition Gale Cengage Learning

Indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books with information on the arts, science, people, government and history.

Student Resources in Context Gale Cengage Learning

This unique portal provides stellar support for papers, projects, and presentations that reinforce development of skills like critical thinking and problem solving; communication; collaboration; creativity; and innovation.

Testing & Education Reference Center Gale Cengage Learning

Practice questions bank for math, reading and science and practice tests for FCAT and AP exams.

U.S. History in Context Gale Cengage Learning

Primary resources, reference resources, academic journal and magazine articles and news on topics related to U.S. history.

World Book Online—Info Finder

Encyclopedia, articles, learning resources, and research tools for middle school students.

World Book Online—Reference Center

Encyclopedia, multimedia, eBooks, primary sources and citation builder for high school students.

College
Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013
Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013

Edward B. Fiske

Scholarship Handbook 2013
Scholarship Handbook 2013

College Entrance Examination Board

College Handbook 2013
College Handbook 2013

College Entrance Examination Board

Get free Cash for College: Secrets to Winning Scholarships
Get free Cash for College

Gen S. Tanabe

50 Successful Ivy League College Application Essay
50 Successful Ivy League College Application Essay

Gen S. Tanabe

The ACT

Learn all about the ACT including practice questions and upcoming test dates.

BigFuture by The College Board

Plan for your college future by finding colleges, exploring careers and finding ways to pay for college.

FAFSA

Get help paying for college with a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Florida Department of Education
Office of Student Financial Assistance

Information about student loans and state grants, scholarships & applications.

The SAT

Learn all about the SAT including practice questions and upcoming test dates.

Tutor.com

Live one‑to‑one help available every day from 3 ‑ 11 p.m. (ET)

Accredited Schools Online

A comprehensive accreditation resource for anyone in the process of selecting a college.

LearningExpress Library

Online practice tests, prep courses and eBooks for SAT, PSAT, ACT and AP exams.

lynda.com

Teaching hundreds of software, creative, and business skills, lynda.com tutorials are current and effective.

Testing & Education Reference Center Gale Cengage Learning

Online practice tests, prep courses and eBooks for SAT, PSAT, ACT and AP exams. Also, search for colleges and scholarship opportunities.

Careers
First Job Smarts
First Job Smarts

Daniel E. Harmon

Job Smarts: How to Find Work or Start a Business, Manage Earnings, and More
Job Smarts

Sandra Donovan

What Color is Your Parachute? for Teens: Discovering Yourself, Defining Your Future
What Color is Your Parachute? for Teens

Carol Christen

Top 100 Careers Without a Four-Year Degree: Your Complete Guidebook to Good Jobs in Many Fields
Top 100 Careers Without a Four‑Year Degree

Laurence Shatkin

Job and Career Resources for Students

Tools and resources for finding a job.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Source for career information covering hundreds of occupations, describing what they do, the work environment and how to become one.

Summerjobs.com

Resource for finding summer jobs and seasonal staff positions for high school and college students.

Tutor.com

Live one‑to‑one help available every day from 3 ‑ 11 p.m. (ET)

Accredited Schools Online

A comprehensive accreditation resource for anyone in the process of selecting a college.

Job & Career Accelerator

Explore careers, build a resume and search for jobs.

LearningExpress Library

Explore careers, search for jobs, create resumes and cover letters, prep for interviews and more.

lynda.com

Teaching hundreds of software, creative, and business skills, lynda.com tutorials are current and effective.

Testing & Education Reference Center Gale Cengage Learning

Online practice tests and eBooks for career certification exams, resume builder, and career/vo‑tech school search.

Health & Relationships
Body Drama
Body Drama

Nancy Amanda Redd

Relationship Smarts: How to Navigate Dating, Friendship, Family Relationships, and More
Relationship Smarts

Joyce L. Markovics

The Secret to Teen Power
The Secret to Teen Power

Paul Harrington

Sexual Health Information for Teens
Sexual Health Information for Teens

Teen Health Series

Center for Young Women’s Health

Health information for teen girls including guides, quizzes, chats and more.

The Cool Spot

A place for teens to find information about alcohol and resisting peer pressure.

Love is Respect

Safe space for teens to access information about healthy dating attitudes and relationships.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

Find information for you or someone else who is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

Teen Relationships

Learn about healthy relationship tools, ways to identify relationship abuse, and resources available to teens.

Teens Health

A place for teens to find honest information and advice about health, emotions and life.

Young Men’s Health

A website for teen guys about health information.

Volunteering
Camillus House

Volunteers 14 and older assist Camillus House with helping the poor and homeless.

City Year

Young adults 17‑24 with a high school diploma or GED commit 10 months to full‑time service as tutors and mentors.

DoSomething.org

Become a member and join other young people taking action.

Environmentally Endangered Lands Program

Volunteer to help protect and restore natural areas in Miami‑Dade County.

Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden

Volunteers 16 and older can help with the horticulture, visitor services and special events programs.

HistoryMiami

Teens 14 and up are welcome to volunteer with HistoryMiami.

Marjorie Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center

Volunteers 16 and older can help with Restoration Days and Beach Clean‑ups.

Miami Children’s Museum

Volunteers 12 and older can help behind the scenes, be a birthday buddy and more.

Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Miami‑Dade County

Volunteer at one of Miami‑Dade County’s parks.

South Florida SPCA

Volunteers 12 and older can volunteer at the ranch working with the horses or at outreach events.