eBooks for Youth & Teens
Research Help for Youth & Teens
Primary Search - Resources to support elementary school students, including encyclopedias specifically for kids, articles from children's magazines including Highlights and Junior Scholastic, and a large image collection.
Middle Search Plus - Resources to support middle school students, including biographies, magazines, primary source documents, photos, maps, and flags. Includes Sports Illustrated Kids, Scholastic News, National Geographic and dozens more. Articles include reading level indicators (Lexile).
Novelist K-8 Plus - Looking for something to read? Reading recommendations for kids' fiction and nonfiction that you can search by Lexile, subject, and grade level.
Newsbank, America's News - America's News provides access to information on people, issues and events in the local area and around the country. This comprehensive resource offers hundreds of millions of current and archived full-text articles from news sources nationwide in a single, fully searchable online database. It includes the electronic editions of more than 2,700 U.S. news sources with more than 79% of these sources not available in any other library database. Local newspapers include the Chicago Sun-Times, the Daily Southtown, and the Suburban Life.
Biography Reference Center - Full-text articles, images, and abstracts with biographical information. Good for homework help and research.
History Reference Center - Full-text articles to support research in history and genealogy and lesson plans to support student learning.