For Teens

Resources for middle and high school students.

You may also research by subject or browse our research databases alphabetically by title.


eBooks and eAudiobooks from OverDrive just for teens!  Titles can be downloaded to your computer, eReader, or mobile device or read online in your web browser.



Brainfuse HelpNow: Free on-demand one-to-one online homework help.   Access additional homework tools to help build skills in writing, math, science, digital literacy, ESL, and more. The Adult Learning Center offers skill building, test preparation, and writing assistance adults. HelpNow tutors are available every day of the week from 2-11 pm.

Britannica Library Young Adults: Encyclopedia content for young adults plus multimedia, timelines, world atlas, country comparison, quotations, and primary sources.*

Explora Teens: Contains middle and high school-appropriate magazine, journal, and encyclopedia articles and also includes primary source documents, reference books, and multimedia. Includes Middle Search Plus, MAS Ultra – School Edition, Consumer Health Complete, Health Source – Consumer Edition, and Science Reference Center databases.*

Hoonuit: Online how-to training on common software and devices. Each online training course is made up of short 1- to 3-minute video segments, helping you get the most out of the training. This learn-at-your-own-pace solution offers the flexibility to skip lessons you’re already familiar with and review lessons that prove more difficult. All training is online and on-demand.**

InfoTrac Student Edition: A resource designed for high school students which includes full-text articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books. Also has historical images and maps.*

LearningExpress Library: Interactive collection of tests, tutorials, and eBooks to help with educational and career goals. Learning Centers for Teens include: College Center, College Preparation Center, High School Equivalency Center, and School Center. Create a username and password to access.*

Mango LanguagesMango Languages: A self-paced online language-learning system that teaches conversation skills and cultural awareness for 70+  languages, including English.**

MAS Ultra School Edition: A comprehensive database designed for high school students that contains full-text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines, and includes biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps and flags, and reference books.*

Middle Search Plus: A comprehensive database designed for middle school students that contains full-text for nearly 150 popular middle school magazines, and includes biographies, primary source documents, historical essays, photos, maps and flags, and reference books.*

Research in Context: Created for middle-schoolers, combining the best reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history. *

Student Resources in Context: A resource designed for middle and high school students to help them with their homework and in-depth research assignments. It includes reference works, biographies, essays, overviews, primary works, images, and periodical articles.*

*Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).
**Subscription purchased by East Central Regional Library.