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Teen Resources

Biography in Context delivers outstanding research support with 600,000+ biographical entries — on more than 528,000 individuals — spanning history and geography.

Full-text Des Moines Register newspaper articles for you to read and print. 1999 - present.

Designed for students in grades 6 through 12. Student Research Center provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up articles and facts for class projects or everyday studies.

Funk & Wagnalls provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Gale Virtual Reference Library is an engaging e-reader system that gives you quick access to nonfiction e-books. These trusted, authoritative titles are available 24/7, wherever and whenever you need it.
Getting into college is an important step to building a strong future. First, you must do well on your college admission tests and write a personal essay that highlights your special talents.
The resources here can help students in elementary, middle, and high school prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in important subjects.
Looking for your next great read? Novelist offers reading advice for all ages.

Pronunciator is a fun and easy way to learn any of 80 languages. Register for free and start learning — at your own pace! All you need is a web browser with JavaScript enabled, and Flash version 10.0 or higher.

World Book Online Info Finder includes all the articles from the print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources, and research tools.

World Book Timelines offers hundreds of timelines across eight broad topics that cover various time periods in history, or span the lives of historical public figures.

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