- Learning Express Library – database with resume help, SAT & GED test prep, and much more!
- Vocations and Careers – provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.
- Accredited Colleges in Oregon – info about accreditation of colleges and degree programs
- College Board
- College Navigator
- College Prep Resource page – links to lots of helpful sites
- Computer skills for college students – info and links
- Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA)
- Financial Aid Toolkit – financial aid resources and content
- Help Choosing a Career – A guide created by the US government
- HowToBecome.org – rich resource of practical info when considering a career field
- Internet Public Library – School & College Student
- OnlineCollege.org – online degree guides and more
- Online Colleges & Universities in OR – complete list of accredited online schools
- Planning ahead
- The Riley Guide – A central site for career research
- SAT test prep – resources from Khan Academy and the College Board
- State of Oregon – Student Assistance
Essay and other contests
- Fire Escape Writing contest – for poetry or short fiction written by students who they themselves, or their parents, were born outside of the U.S.
- JFK Foundation
- “Letters About Literature Contest”
- Louise Louis/Emily F. Bourne Student Award – (scroll down to “Award 6″), this prize is awarded for the best unpublished poem by a student in grades 9 through 12 from the United States, $5 entry fee
- Northwest Perspectives – essay contest from the Oregon Quarterly
- National STEM Video Game Challenge – STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math; find resources right on the website to build your own video game and enter the competition
- Zonderkidz Cake Contest – To celebrate the release of Cake by Joyce Magnin, you’re invited to submit your recipe for a good “cake;” be it A Good Grades Recipe, A Recipe for Tolerance, A Good Neighbor Recipe, A Strong Friendship Recipe, or a recipe all your own, we’re looking for all different flavors!
Chat with a librarian on Answerland to find the answers to your questions.
- Discovering Collection – Assists students to get the “whole
picture” on any curriculum topic.
- InfoTrac Junior Edition – Now with over 330 titles, this periodical database is designed for students in junior high and middle school.
- InfoTrac Student Edition – With over 1100 titles, this periodical database is designed for high-school students; includes access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books.
Homework Hint: Need a magazine or journal article for your research? Use one of the InfoTrac databases above to find one.
Junior Reference Collection – online reference for homework and research; designed for middle school and junior high students
Student Resources in Context – The ultimate in homework help; includes selection of reference, thousands of full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary documents, creative works, and multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips and podcasts.
- Accredited Colleges’ online Writing Center – make the transition into college-level, academic writing
- BJ Pinchbeck’s help with homework
- Ask an expert
- Multnomah County Library
- My Virtual Reference Desk
- Information Please Almanac
- Purdue OWL – Online Writing Lab with resources and instructions for academic writing
- Albany WorldCat – Find books and articles in libraries around the world with a local interface.
- Literary Index – Index to authors and their writings; good resource for obscure authors.
- NoveList Plus – Your guide to what to read and what to read next. If you like to read, read this.
- Pronunciator - Want extra practice with your Spanish or French? Use this database to have fun learning a language. Supports 75 languages.
For more about books and reading, please visit the Young Adult Books page.
- Academic OneFile - Peer reviewed database to academic type journals.
- General OneFile – Database of popular periodicals – a good starting point for homework and research.
- Popular Magazines – Features full-text coverage of 1,000 of the most searched magazines.
Magazine Hint: You can read Teen Vogue, Seventeen, Ride BMX, Game Developer and literally hundreds of other magazines online in the above databases. Use Popular Magazines and General OneFile for fun stuff and Academic OneFile for school research.
- Linn County Kids Create
- NY Times Learning
- Shonen Jump
- Teen People
- Teen Voices
Music & Movies
- Fine Arts and Music – Periodical database with emphasis on the arts.
Science and health
- Health and Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Health Module – information to help you make informed decisions about your health.
- Mental Health
- Tween and Teen Health from the Mayo Clinic
- Kids Health Teen site
- Healthy Children Teen site from the American Academy of Pediatrics
- Opposing Viewpoints – Pro and Con viewpoints on current social issues
- US History in Context – Comprehensive, contextual, media-rich search results
- Atlapedia Maps and Stats
- Background Notes
- Flags of the World
- Foreign Government Resources on the Web
- Gender Statistics
- Gourmet Recipes
- Governments on the WWW
- United Nations
- World Bank
Homework Hint: Can’t find what you’re looking for? Ask a librarian! When the library’s open come to a Reference Desk, call us at 541-917-7580, or email us at AskAlbany@cityofalbany.net. If you need help after hours leave us a message or chat online with a librarian 24/7 through Answerland.
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Academic OneFile – Peer reviewed database of academic type journals.
148,000,000 documents (scholarly and magazine article, newspaper articles, reviews and much more)
|Student Resources in Context – Selection of reference, thousands of full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary documents, creative works, and multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips and podcasts.|
NEW! Opposing Viewpoints – Pro and con viewpoints on current social issues.
Learning Express Library – GED tests; Computer tutorials; vocational tests; PRAXIS, SAT and many, many more.
Discovering Collection – Assists students to get the “whole picture” on any curriculum topic.
|Junior Reference Collection – eReference materials that will support many homework assignments.
Info Trac Student Edition – With over 1100 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this periodical database is designed for high-school students with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books.
|Pronunciator - Language program to learn 75 different languages, including English as a second language. Taking a trip? Get ready with Pronunciator.|
|NoveList and NoveList K-8 – Your guide to what to read and what to read next. If you like to read, read this.||Literary Index – Research authors, get a list of their titles, find citation information for reviews.||
US History in Context – Comprehensive, contextual, media-rich search results.
|Vocations & Careers – Providing content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.|