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Teen Lifestyles


Whether you're into cooking, manga, or fitness you'll find lots of useful knowledge on those and many other topics!

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Featured Databases

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AtoZ Food America

from World Trade Press
AtoZ Food America contains recipes in all course categories for six US regions, all 50 states, and 33 ethnic cuisines.

AtoZ World Food

from World Trade Press
Food culture & recipes for 175 countries.


Brain fitness exercises to improve memory, visual, and auditory processing.
Online account is required. Children under the age of 13 should have a parent or guardian open this account.

Chrome browser is recommended.

Ohio-specific study exams to prepare for driving exams including car, motorcycle and Commercial Driver's License practice tests.

Fiero Code Club (previously Prenda)

from EBSCOhost
For ages 8 to 18! Have fun and learn how to code through a self-guided, gamified learning experience!
Online account is required. Children under the age of 13 should have a parent or guardian open this account.


from Brainfuse
Job coaching service and resume builder. LIVE Career Tutors are available every day from 2p.m. to 11p.m.
Online account is required only if you want to save your past test results or sessions.

Web Links

Resources to deal with internet harassment.

Food & Fitness
Great articles on fitness goals and nutrition. As well as general fitness information for teens.

Girls Health
Developed by the Office on Women's Health in the Department of Health and Human Services, this site gives girls ages 10-16 reliable, current health information.

Love is Respect
National teen dating abuse helpline.

Nutrition for Kids and Teens
A trusted non-profit guide to mental health and well-being.

Sex Etc.
By teens, for teens website and magazine discussing sexual health and relationships.

Teen Health
Up to date and reliable health information for teens.

To Write Love on Her Arms
A non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self injury, and suicide.

Young Mens Health
The purpose of the website is to provide carefully researched health information to teenage boys and young men.

Your Life Your Voice
Provides support and help day or night for teens facing issues such as depression, abuse, or suicidal thoughts.