Resources

Upcoming Teen Programs at the Indy PL.

Entertainment

Homework Help

  • IndyPL Info Guides – Contains a variety of resources to help you find the information you are looking for.
  • iLibrary – Indy PL databases.
  • Academic Search Premier – multi-disciplinary database.
  • Ask Rose – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology free homework hotline assists with math and science homework questions for Indiana students.
  • BibMe – free citation-maker for your works cited page. Free to use without an account.
  • Biography in Context – Full-text articles on notable people.
  • Culture Grams – Provides detailed cultural information on over 200 countries, all 50 states and Canadian provinces and territories.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context – Useful for debates or pro/con papers.
  • Purdue OWL – Free writing resources and instructional materials. Includes general writing, research and citation, subject-specific writing, job search writing, and ESL.
  • Spark Notes – Free literature study guides.

Personal Development

  • Code Academy: Great site for learning coding. Learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, jQUERY, and more! All for free. Earn badges as you go.
  • GCF Learn Free: A good site to learn the basics of all sorts of things. This site offers free self-paced courses on all the MS Office programs, resume-building help, math, reading, and a bunch of other tech and everyday living topics.
  • Indiana Online Academy – High School Classes Online.
  • Khan Academy: This is an EXCELLENT free site that has SAT and other test preps, computer programming, science, math, and more.
  • Learn More Indiana – Plan, prepare, pay for college completion and career success.
  • TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) – Formerly known as the GED (General Education Diploma). Indiana residents can click here to find a test center near you.

Employment & Volunteering

  • Career Ready – Get real-world experience to prepare for your future career.
  • My Job Scout – Free online learning platform that will teach you the basic Internet skills you need to find a job.
  • WorkOne Central Youth – “Access to internet links for job searches, workshops, and classes to help you build the skills necessary to set you apart from other job seekers, resources to help you plan a career path doing something you enjoy, and a Youth Career Coach who can guide you on the roadmap to success.”

College Planning and Prep

  • Ca$h for College – Learn how to pay for education beyond high school.
  • College Go! Week – Plan your path to college and career success.
  • Fastweb – Matches scholarships to each individual profile and on colleges one has applied to. Alerts individuals when new scholarships are available. Scholarships can range from a few $100 to full tuition. (Recommended by Indy PL teen Corajean Medina, Southport Library Teen Advisory Board member)
  • Next Step U – All-in-one resource to planning your life after high school. “Personalized resource for students, parents and counselors to find information about pursuing a career, joining the military, applying to and attending a two-year or four-year college or university and developing essentials life skills.”
  • Scholarship Experts – Gives great advice for how to answer scholarship interview questions. (Recommended by Indy PL teen Corajean Medina, Southport Library Teen Advisory Board member)
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