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Biography

Biography
Biographies of famous people.

Biographies for Kids
Mostly presidents and other important people.


College & Career Info

10 Finance Hacks for College Students
This article will give you 10 tips for how to make the most of new devices, apps, and strategies that will stretch your dollar, organize your wallet, and plan your finances.

About.com’s Guide for Students

Sample résumés, cover letters, and reference letters for students.

College Board
Choosing a topic, recipe for a draft, and sample questions.

College Bound
A detailed directory of more than 5,000 school profiles highlighting four-year colleges and universities, community colleges, and career schools.

EduTrek
Search the database for schools by state, degree, and subject.

GED Testing Service
Start here for accurate and reliable information about the GED testing program.

Mapping Your Future
Learn all about your student loan rights and responsibilities.

My First Paycheck
Employment help and job listings for teens.

MyFuture.com
Get the facts about the benefits and requirements of military service — with careers and programs spanning the five military branches.

Quintessential Careers
Writing the Successful College Application Essay.

Working Papers
NYS Working Papers: Facts for Teenagers under 18 / New York State Department of Labor, Division of Labor Standards, 2008


College Entrance & State Exams

100 Most Common SAT words
Play this matching game and improve your SAT vocabulary.

5000 Free SAT Vocabulary Words
The title says it all.

ACT Assessment
FAQs and online registration.

The College Board
Register for the SAT online.

Education Testing Service
Practice Tests and a whole lot more.

Free Test Prep
Freetestprep.com offers a comprehensive system to guide you through exactly what you need with ACT, SAT and GED test preparation and the college admissions process.

NYS Regents Exams
Previous regents exams available from the NYS Education Department.

Regents Exam Prep Center
From the Oswego City School District.

Testing and Education Reference Center
Take online practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.
[Be prepared to provide your library card number to access this library database.]


College Guides & Financial Aid

FAFSA [Free Application for Federal Student Aid]
Federal Student Aid, and office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school.

FinAid! Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
Scholarships, loans, grants.

Paying for College
Financial Aid Calculators. Figure out how much your education is going to cost!

Peterson’s Colleges and Universities
Search for a college by major, location, tuition, etc.

Student Guide: Financial Aid
From the US. Dept. of Education.

US News & World Report
America’s Best Colleges. Loads of other good resources.


Colleges [Local]

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

College of Saint Rose

Hudson Valley Community College

Sage Colleges (Russell Sage College; Sage College of Albany; Sage Graduate School)

RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

Union College

University at Albany


Economics

Council for Economic Education
EconEdLink is a source of classroom-tested, Internet-based economic and personal finance lesson materials for K-12 teachers and their students.

Economic Lowdown Videos
These brief videos use clear, simple language and graphic elements so that students can better visualize the economic concepts being presented.

FederalReserveEducation.org
Games, simulations, and videos assist students who want to learn more about banking, economics, money, and personal finances.


English & Literary Criticism

Citation Machine
Citation Machine automatically generates citations in MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian! How easy is that?

Critical Reading: A Guide
Guide to analyzing literature from an English college professor.

IPL Online Literary Criticism Guide
Your first stop when looking for criticism on the web.

MLA Guide
Answer all your MLA questions — even how to cite a Tweet!

Research Paper
A guide to writing research papers from the Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab).

Writer’s Handbook
From the Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.


Foreign Language

DuoLingo
Learn Spanish, French, Italian, German, or Portuguese with no fees, no ads, no gimmicks. “A college-quality education without the pricetag.”

Language Learning Library
A comprehensive language learning portal on the web offering highly relevant and useful language learning related resources. Learn Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, & Portuguese.

Language Learning Tips
A collection of advice, suggestions, tips and techniques for learning languages.

LiveMocha
Free online language learning with lessons, courses and other language-learning activities. Available in 35 languages. Registration, lessons, and access to native speakers are FREE!


General Homework

Avoiding Procrastination
Simple steps to help you beat procrastination!

Cliff’s Notes
Study guides and test prep for a variety of subjects.

Columbia High School Library
Lots of links to helpful stuff, including summer reading lists/assignments.

HackCollege
“Work smarter, not harder.” They have lots of great tutorials, and the first one every student should check out is “Get More Out of Google”… Trust me!

High School Ace
Based in NY, this site offers homework help and interactive learning.

Homework Center
The Multnomah County Library has a great site with homework help broken down into common categories.

Homework Spot
Find K-12 homework resources organized by subject and grade-level.

How Stuff Works
They “figure out the world, one idea at a time.”

Internet Public Library Teenspace
Find resources on topics related to school, jobs, and getting the education help you need.

Make Writing Papers Easier
Makeuseof.com put together this list of websites that will help you learn how to cite sources in the quickest way possible.

Opposing Viewpoints [Database]
Contains a range of perspectives on many important issues, with over 13,000 pro/con viewpoints. Includes a variety of resource types: reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more. [You will need to use your library card number to access this database from outside the library.]

Study Skills
HowToStudy.org helps you to study more effectively by providing organizational tools and tips on library research, memory improvement, notetaking, textbook reading, stress management, time management, text anxiety and more!

Study Stack
Flashcards help students quickly learn facts. StudyStack takes flashcards to a new level.


Government

Electoral College
Everything you’ve wanted to know about the Electoral College since the 2000 election craziness.

FactCheck.org
A nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. They monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.

New York State Assembly
Official Website for the New York State Assembly.

New York State Senate
Official Website for the New York State Senate.

Rock the Vote
Rock the Vote’s mission is to engage and build political power for young people in our country.

United States House of Representatives
Official Website for the United States House of Representatives.

United States Senate
Official Website for the United States Senate.

USA.gov
As the U.S. government’s official web portal, USA.gov makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web.

Vote Smart
At Project Vote Smart, Americans young and old volunteer their time, take no money from special interest groups, and have committed themselves to an extraordinary effort that, if successful, will provide their fellow citizens with the tools for a reemergence of political power not known for half a century.

White House
Learn about our government, the current administration, and what happens at the White House. It’s easy to stay up to date via links to the briefing room, “issues” summaries/updates, photos/videos, the White House blog, White House petitions, and more.


History/Geography

A Chronology of US Historical Documents
Historical documents arranged into 13 time periods.

Geography World
Information, games, puzzles, quizzes, and trivia.

History Central
Complete timelines of major events in American history and world history.

KidsClick!
KidsClick! has a great subject directory for History and Geography. Rather than me duplicate it, why don’t you just check them out? Including world history.

Mr. Dowling’s Electronic Passport
Everything you need to know about history from a real teacher!


Math

A+ Math
Helps students develop their math skills interactively.

AAA Math
Over 1700 pages of free online interactive arithmetic lessons, problems and games for grades K-8.

Algebra.Help
Need help with algebra? Try this!

Graph Paper
Print your own graph paper!

Logical Reasoning
Everything you’ve always wanted to know about logic but couldn’t find anywhere else. (I know, I tried!)

Math Expression
Math videos, study tips, practice questions, and step-by-step solutions.

Math Goodies
Features interactive lessons, homework help, worksheets and forums.

Math Worksheets
Free worksheets arranged by specific topic and skill area.

Scientific Calculator
Just in case your forgot your calculator.

Unit Converter
The universal assistant for all your conversion needs — designed to be a quick and easy way to convert between hundreds of different units of measure!

World of Math Online
Free math lessons and math homework help from basic math to algebra, geometry and beyond.


Mythology

Ancient Greek World
The artifacts you will see here tell a vivid story of life in ancient Greece.

Ancient-Mythology.com
Provides a reference to the many stories that have been formed by peoples from all over the Earth, throughout all of time — from the fascinating legends and myths of the Greeks to the warrior gods in Norse mythology.

Encyclopedia Mythica
Contains information about Greek, Roman, Norse, Celtic, and Native American mythology.

GodChecker.com
The Godchecker Mythology Encyclopedia features over 3,700 weird and wonderful Supreme Beings, Demons, Spirits and Fabulous Beasts from all over the world. Explore ancient legends and folklore, and discover Gods of everything from Fertility to Fluff.

Greek Mythology
CliffsNotes presents a summary of Greek Mythology.

Roman Mythology
CliffsNotes presents a summary of Roman Mythology.

The Truth About Myths
Explains how Greek and Roman mythology differ, how they are similar, and gives examples of both.


Quotations

Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations
Find quotations to spruce up that term paper!

LitQuotes
Features quotations from the great works of literature — which you can search for in a number of ways.


Science

The Biology Project
Developed at the University at Arizona, this site will help high school and college students.

By Kids, For Kids (Teen Inventors)
Inspires young innovators to create and share their ideas. Various competitions to win amazing prizes with big time innovators.

Chem4Kids
Basic Chemistry.

Chemicool Periodic Table
Periodic Table of Elements.

ChemTutor
Begins with the fundamentals and gives expert help with the most difficult phases of understanding chemistry.

Frank Potter’s Science Gems
Great links to great science resources.

Geothermal Energy Facts
From the Geothermal Education Office, check out the rest of the site too.

Inventions and Discoveries
Figure out who made your life easier!

NASA for Students
Stories, images, videos, podcasts, and more!

On-Line Biology Book
Yup! It’s exactly what it sounds like.

Periodic Table of Videos
Videos about the elements.

Physics Classroom
Multimedia Physics Studio.

Scientific Calculator
Just in case you forgot your calculator.

Unit Converter
The universal assistant for all your conversion needs — designed to be a quick and easy way to convert between hundreds of different units of measure!

What is Geothermal Energy?
From the US Department of Energy.


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