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ALA User Group

Teen Health & Wellness will hold a User Group at the American Library Association (ALA) Conference in Chicago, IL. The group will meet on Saturday, July 11, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm in the Lake Michigan Room of the Chicago Hilton. Don't miss this opportunity for dialogue with your colleagues. Both current customers and those interested in finding out more about Teen Health & Wellness are welcome! Space is limited, so RSVP to user_group@teenhealthandwellness.com today. Respondents will receive a confirmation email.

Expanded Coverage of Financial Literacy, Green Living, Sexual Health

Teen Health & Wellness is excited to announce the addition of new "hot topic" content areas, including financial literacy and green living. The database tackles these urgent issues by offering expanded coverage of financial literacy and green/environmentally friendly living as w
ell as additional articles on sexual health and disease prevention. New entries cover topical issues such as credit cards, bank accounts, recycling, fair trade, pelvic inflammatory disease, and fertility. As teens turn to libraries in even greater numbers for comprehensive, accessible information on these critical topics, Teen Health & Wellness meets this vital community need.

New Search Widget
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Teen Health & Wellness announces an exciting new way to promote the database on your library Web site: Our new search widget. The widget lets your teen users search the database from any page of your site. Post it on your library Web site to get the most out of your Teen Health & Wellness subscription⎯and make sure your teens know where to find trusted, credible health information 24/7.


Library Spotlight

Knowledge Ontario and Teen Health & Wellness are pleased to announce that the database has been added to the Resource Ontario Library of digital resources.

Lisa Radha Weaver, Unit-Coordinator, Technical Services, Toronto District School Board says: "Knowledge Ontario's province-wide acquisitions committee enthusiastically selected Teen Health & Wellness for use in Ontario's school, public, college, university, and government libraries. This valuable resource directly meets the needs of students, teachers, guidance counselors, and parents, and is unique in its offering of Canadian content and perspective."

Find out more about the Knowledge Ontario partnership. Or, get more information for members of the Knowledge Ontario community.


Reviews, Awards and Testimonials

Sue Polanka, Head of Reference, Wright State University and Chair, Editorial Board, Reference Books Bulletin says on her No Shelf Required blog:

"Wow, this is what I call a reference experience! ... Besides the amazing amount of information in the Teen Health & Wellness database, teens have the opportunity to ask questions, write/share their own feelings, and find out how other teens are dealing with situations. The RSS feeds, polls, and Q/A make this interactive. The attention to detail in citing, writing, reviewing, and updating make the information very authoritative. This should be in every household, not just school."

See the growing list of Teen Health & Wellness accolades.

Teen Talk

In a recent homepage poll, Teen Health & Wellness asked teens: Are you planning to work this summer?

Despite the tough job market, teens are still hopeful they can find work. Almost half of teens polled (45%) said that they planned to work in a part-time job. About one quarter (27%) said they planned to work in a full-time job, while another quarter (28%) said that they did not plan to work.

See what teens are saying in the current homepage poll.


Top Search Terms

What topics have teen users been reading about? Top search terms on Teen Health & Wellness for April and May include:

· Alcohol
· Bullying
· Cocaine
· Depression
· Diabetes
· Marijuana
· Obesity
· Steroids
· Stress
· Suicide
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