Language Arts

OverDrive for Teens
Thousands of popular e-books and audiobooks just for teens, including many required reading list books!
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Free Booknotes
Comprehensive guide to free book summaries, literature notes and study guides (like "Cliff's Notes") for over 250 books.

Grade Saver
Offers free study guides, literature essays, college application essays, editing services and free writing resources.

Novel Guide
Provides an educational supplement for understanding classic and contemporary literature, metaphor and theme analyses, and author biographies.

Purdue Online Writing Lab
Offers handouts and exercises on grammar, spelling, and punctuation, as well as PowerPoint presentations related to grammar, and an entire section of handouts and resources for English as a Second Language learners that might also prove useful.

Poetry 180
Poetry 180 is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem on each of the 180 days of the school year.

Visual Arts

MoMA Collections
Images and information on artworks and exhibits at the Museum of Modern Art in NY.

Digital Photography Resource Guide 
Resources for digital photography novices, online digital photography classes, digital photography blogs and many more.

Teen Ink Magazine
Art, photos, poetry and reviews written by teens.

AIGA Design Archives
One of the richest online resources available to those who practice, study and appreciate great design.

Archives of American Art
Images and exhibits on American Art from the Smithsonian Institution.

Google Art Project
Google has partnered with hundreds of museums, cultural institutions, and archives to host the world’s cultural treasures online.

Google World Wonders Project
World Wonders brings modern and ancient world heritage sites online using Street View, 3D modelling and other Google technologies.

LIFE Photo Archive
Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today.

Artist's Books Collection
Search the Otis College of Art & Design collection of Artist's Books.

Performing Arts

All Music Guide
Gallery on all types of recorded music.

Essentials of Music Theory
Reference resources and teaching tools to learn sight reading and theory concepts.

Music Database
Information on America's Music Masters from

Dance Interactive
Video clips from Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival of top dance performers from the 1930s to today.

America's Irreplaceable Dance Treasures
Photos and information on artists and dance forms that comprise the history of dance in America, compiled and presented by the Dance Heritage Coalition.

Jacob's Pillow YouTube Channel
Video clips of dance performances and interviews conducted by historians during the summer season at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.

Internet Broadway Database
Official database for Broadway theatre information.

Playbill Vault
The largest Broadway database on the internet.