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Teen Study Skills





Citing Sources

  • Style Guides for Citing Sources
    From the Cook Library of Towson University comes easy-to-follow, specific examples of how to cite sources using MLA, APA, ASPA, and Chicago Style--all bases covered!




  • BCPL - Testing and Education Resource Center
    Features interactive online practice tests including GED, SAT, ACT, Praxis, NCLEX, postal exams, law enforcement, occupational tests, certification and licensing tests, and more. Also includes scholarship and financial aid information, plus detailed information on private high schools, undergraduate and graduate programs, executive education programs, and technical and specialty schools.




Financial Aid and Scholarships

    Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid online to apply for federal student aid such as grants, work-study, and loans as well as apply for most state and some private aid.




Homework Help




Maryland AskUsNow! is a 24/7 live online interactive service for the residents and students of the state of Maryland. It uses the expertise of trained librarians to provide answers to questions, research guidance, and help navigate the Internet!


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Expert help with homework and writing assignments. Live chat-based tutoring in math, writing and reading is available from 2:00pm until midnight seven days a week including Saturday and Sunday.



  • Astound Your Teachers
    Teen homework help available 24/7.  Check out Baltimore County Public Library's links to dozens of different web sites that offer homework help on a wide variety of topics.


  • Exploratorium
    Visit this "museum of science, art and human perception" where you can learn just about anything!


  • Research Databases
    **Note to teachers: Not the same as the Internet, our databases are electronic versions of the print magazines or journals. We use them to save space and trees. **  Find everything from archived newspaper articles to journals on your topic!  Many of these indexes have full text articles.  For access outside of a BCPL branch, enter your library card # at the prompt.



  • Spark Notes.com
    We know you read the book; this is just to make sure everything happened the way you remember!  Brush up, reconnect, or get acquainted for the first time.


Study Skills



  • A+ Research and Writing
    Guide from the Internet Public Library on research methods and writing tips for papers and essays. 


  • Super Study Skills
    Sessions offered by the Towsontowne Recreation Council on topics such as time management, organization, and memory skills.


Revised: March 1, 2018