Teen Online Resources

Our online resources may be accessed using your Oswego Public Library District’s 14-digit library card number as your password/user ID, unless otherwise indicated. Some are available for use only in the library.


Access World News
Find information on topics related to current issues and events, education, government, politics, and more from a variety of news media including newspapers, videos, and web-only content.

America’s News
Complete electronic editions of more than 2,700 news sources nationwide. Includes the Aurora Beacon-News, Chicago Sun-Times, Joliet Herald-News, and the Naperville Sun.

Auto Repair Reference Center
Repair and maintenance information for vehicles from 1954 to 2015. All of the content has been created by ASE-certified technicians.

Beacon News (1997-Current)
Find information on Aurora area community issues and events, business, education, government, sports and more.

Chicago Tribune Historical Archive
Full-text Chicago Tribune articles from the 19th and 20th centuries, including obituaries and death notices.

EBSCO General Topics & Health Searches (MasterFile Premier)
Access full-text articles for nearly 1,750 general reference publications, including Consumer Reports Magazine. Covers virtually every subject area of general interest and contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and 164,424 primary source documents.

EBSCO General Topics & Health Searches
(en español)

Índices y resúmenes periódicos, así como los artículos a texto completo de cientos de publicaciones periódicas.

Find information on thousands of subjects in full-text articles and abstracts from scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, reference books, and more.  Also includes 60,000 videos from the Associated Press.

Heritage Quest
A genealogy resource that includes U.S. federal census records from 1790 to 1940, Revolutionary War pension records, Freedman’s Bank records, the Periodical Source Index (PERSI™), genealogy and local history books, and more.

OCLC FirstSearch Databases
A wide range of databases, including indexes, abstracts, online full-text articles, nationwide library holdings, and Web resources. All the databases listed below are available via the OCLC FirstSearch Website.


Other Resources

Young Men’s Health – Health information for teenage boys produced by the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Center for Young Women’s Health – Health information for teenage girls produced by the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  – National network of crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration  – An agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services which supports individuals and families affected by substance abuse and mental illness.

National Eating Disorders Association – Organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders.

Love is Respect – Resource for young people experiencing dating/relationship abuse.

Safe Horizon – Victim’s assistance organization providing information and support for victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking.

Trevor Project –  National organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth.