A-Z list of library resources for teens
You will need a Yolo County Library card to use the resources below.
College Admissions Test Preparation*: Prepare for your ACT, SAT, and AP tests. Practice your college essay writing.
DMV Practice Tests: Get a head start on getting your driver’s license with these free practice tests. Russian and Spanish included.
Encyclopedia Britannica / Encyclopedia Escolar*: This wonderful learning resource offered in both English and Spanish includes a wealth of information for all grade levels. Access articles, biographies, geographical facts, and much more.
Environmental Studies*: Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content.
Explora*: Find information on thousands of topics including resources for teachers and students, popular magazines, professional journals, reference books, images, AP news video clips, and primary sources. This short video will review some of its features.
HelpNow*: Offers live tutor access for homework help, skills building and test preparation.
Homework Central – Research Companion: Authoritative information on a variety of topics to assist student research.
Interactive Science*: Manipulate 3D interactive models to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth, and space science.
Learning Express Library*: Get ahead of the curve by using study guides and practice tests for the SAT, GED, and ACT.
NoveList: Read-alike recommendations, series information, book reviews, reading lists, and more.
The New York Times Online*: Click on the “REDEEM” button, then create an account or log in with your email address and password. For more information, please watch these short videos on onsite access and offsite pass activation. If you have questions about accessing the NYT, please contact NYT@library.ca.gov.
PBS Video Collection*: A collection of over 1,500 streaming videos which provide full-episode access to PBS documentary series and documentaries. Content topics range from art and Shakespeare to business and economics.
School Center: The Middle School and High School Learning Centers are designed to help teens do their best in math, reading, social studies, technology, logic, and high school prep tests.
A-Z list of additional resources for teens
- Live Cams: Monterey Bay Aquarium, San Diego Zoo, and Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve. Change up the scenery by enjoying live footage from these entertaining creatures and views.
- Road Trip From Home: Virtual Field Trips
- Virtual Zoology: The Animal Kingdom Branch of Biology
- WideOpenSchool 9-12: Daily plans for teens plus tips for parents and caregivers on how to make the best of distance learning. Includes helpful information on testing your technology to get it ready for online lessons and a customizable “digital learning pledge.” Recursos en Espagnol.