Children, Family and Education
Algebra - math homework solvers, lessons and free tutors online, includes Pre-algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and Physics
Animals - Site has webcams, quizzes to see how much you know about animals, and fact files on different animals (these might help if you have a report)
Canadian Museum of Nature: Natural History Notebooks - This is a site that explores fascinating facts about a wide variety of animals. You'll learn about diversity, and why it is important to protect all the animals on our planet.
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence - annotated directory of hundreds of federally supported teaching and learning resources, searchable and browsable by subject
High School Ace - a web guide to free quality educational resources for teens
Homework Center - Multnomah County Library
How Stuff Works - explains in simple terms with diagrams or pictures how many common appliances, machines, and technologies work, also covers health, home and animals
Information Please - includes contents of the Information Please Almanacs , a biography database, a dictionary, an atlas, and articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia
Learning Express Library - a comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help you succeed on academic or licensing tests
My Virtual Reference Desk - a one-stop site for all things Internet including news, weather, sports, reference, encyclopedias, facts on file, FAQs, tutorials, and search engines – indexes quality, credible and timely resources
Readers' Guide Select - through the POWER Library, Children's Resources
100% full-text database containing indexing, abstracting, and full text of 200 of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and Canada. Among the topics covered are current events, hobbies, politics, business, sports, recreation, news, cooking, popular music, entertainment, transportation, travel and more
SIRS Discoverer - through the POWER Library, General Reference
includes full text articles and images from over 1,600 domestic and international newspapers, magazines and government documents - an excellent student resource
U.S. State Dept. - Background Notes - full text of the U.S. State Department publication on geographic entities and international organizations -includes history, government and political conditions ,economy, foreign relations, and basic travel information and principal
AARP - (American Association of Retired Persons ) provides news, tips, and information about health, leisure, and money
KidSource Online - an excellent resource for news and information on children's health, education, and safety. Included are articles, newsletters, forums, book and software reviews, and more.
Idealist.Org - Volunteer Opportunities Worldwide, a nonprofit organization that promotes the sharing of ideas, information and resources
National Network for Child Care - an Internet source of over 1000 publications and resources related to child care. Publications are research-based and reviewed.
PA Advocates for Nutrition & Activity - Links to Keystone Health Zones, PA Growth Screening Program & more health, nutrition & activities for parents & families
EatRightPA - PA Dietetic Association links to PA Growth Screening Program Information & other nutrition information – it is the advocate of the dietetics profession serving the public through the promotion of optimal nutrition, health and well being
PA School Health Program - Information on PA's School Health Program & Resources for parents
Family.com - provides answers for every family's needs. Find resources on parenting and raising healthy children, activities, entertainment, recipes, family travel and attractions, budgeting, shopping, coupons, and answers from the experts, other moms.
ReferWeb - is the Information and Referral Internet application for the Chester County Department of Human Services. Refer Web is for anyone who would like to or needs to gain more information about health and human services available in Chester County.
GetNetWise - is a public service which tries to help ensure that Internet users have safe, constructive, and educational or entertaining online experiences. The GetNetWise coalition wants Internet users to be just "one click away" from the resources they need to make informed decisions about their and their family's use of the Internet.
PBS Parents - trusted online resource that's filled with information about your child's development from birth through the early school years. Created with input from experts in child psychology, early childhood education, media and other fields, PBS Parents provides the answers you need to be your child's first, best teacher.
Penn State Cooperative Extension - gives local residents easy access to the resources and expertise of the Pennsylvania State University. Through educational programs, publications, and events, cooperative extension agents deliver unbiased, research-based information to Chester County citizens.
SingleFather.org - A forum for custodial and non-custodial single fathers. A resource and support for responsible single fathers.
Young Mommies Website - Supporting, informing and connecting young mothers so they can better face the challenges of parenting. A safe space on the web for young moms and pregnant women in their teens and twenties
Chronicle of Higher Education -Weekly news and job-information source for college and university faculty members, administrators, and students. Articles from the Chronicle of Higher Education are only available to subscribers
Department of Education - This site includes FAFSA, Funding your Education and Student PIN requests.
National Center for Education Statistics - NCES collects, analyzes and makes available data related to education in the US and other nations. Includes annual reports on: The Condition of Education, The Digest of Education Statistics, Indicators of School Crime and Safety and Projections of Education Statistics. Searchable
Pennsylvania Dept. of Education - Includes information on the department, teaching in the state, education reform initiatives, libraries, teacher certification, school profiles, home pages for schools and colleges and how to obtain a GED.
Colleges and Training
College Board Online - Guides you through practicing for, scheduling, and taking the SAT I and II, PSAT/NMSQT, CLEP, and AP tests. Includes planning for college, including choosing, getting accepted, and obtaining financial aid. Also has data and research on college pricing, student aid, standard tests, living expenses, and other issues.
College Navigator - College Opportunities On-line Search for U.S. colleges by name, location, type of institution, and programs/majors. Provides information about expenses, financial aid, enrollment, admission, athletics, and more.
Coursera - An educational technology company partnering with the world’s top universities to offer free online college courses for anyone to take.
A Guide to Pennsylvania's post secondary career schools - A guide to career education in Pennsylvania. "Career schools are postsecondary, occupationally oriented, education institutions.” Searchable by school name, county or career.
I Need A Pencil - Free lessons and full practice exams for the SAT.
Mapping Your Future - A site "for students and parents with information on financial strategies, career options, and college planning." Also available in Spanish. Searchable
MIT Open Courseware - web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content, open and available worldwide.
Online College Database - Directory of colleges, universities, community colleges and vocational schools at the local city and state level.
Open Education Database Free Online Classes - Free open courses and interactive resources from top universities around the world.
Peterson's Guide to Schools -information about colleges and universities, career schools, graduate programs, distance learning, executive training, private secondary schools, summer opportunities, study abroad, financial aid, test preparation, and career exploration
Peterson’s StudentEdge - A free site that allows high school students to find scholarship money, prepare for exams, search for colleges, and explore career interests.
School Profiles from PA Department of Education -Includes all schools in PA
Technical Schools Guide -A complete resource covering all the technical schools and programs in the US includes career guides and resources to help people discover career paths that match their skill sets and life goals.
U. S. College Search -A complete resource covering all the colleges and program offerings in the US including occupational guides, financial aid resources and FAQ’s on all the different programs.
Financial Aid, Student Loans and Scholarships
FAFSA - Federal Student Aid -Federal Student Aid : Determine eligibility, find the federal school codes, fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online and electronically submit it, and check on the status of a submitted application. Includes deadlines for applying and instructions for making corrections to an application
FastWeb - Financial aid search through the Web - Search a database of hundreds of thousands of U.S. scholarships, fellowships, internships, grants, and loans. Free registration allows you to set up a profile and mailbox that will automatically send you the latest scholarship information to fit your profile
FinAid - Smart student guide to financial aid -Advice on and links to sources of information about student financial aid. Covers topics such as loans, scholarships, military aid, federal and state aid, fellowships, grants, prepaid tuition plans, study abroad, financial aid consultants, and scholarship search services.
Guaranteed Scholarships - Lists scholarships guaranteed by individual colleges to all enrolled students who meet the specified criteria.
PHEAA - Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, a full-service financial aid organization developing innovative ways to ease the financial burdens of students and borrowers
PNC Bank Education Loan Center - helping students and their families find federal student loans, private loans and or financial aid information
Scholarstuff - "More Stuff for scholars than anywhere else on the Net." - this site includes information about SAT, GRE and financial aid sites, also find Internet education resources - higher-education - special-education - physical-education - grants - bilingual - nursing -college – university etc.
Jon's Home School Resource Page - includes home school handbooks, curriculum and support sources
Pennsylvania Homeschoolers - Offers legal information, calendar of upcoming events and listing of support group, markets homeschooling resources, publishes quarterly magazine, message board
Education World - supports K-12 school administrators and teachers by providing information on lesson plans, curriculums, books in education, school administration, special themes, and educational Web site reviews
Educator's Reference Desk - provides high-quality resources and services to the education community, includes 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses across a wide variety of educational topics
Pennsylvania PTA - provide a central informational source for parents, educators and school officials on an array of issues facing Pennsylvania schools
Teacher Reference Center - through the POWER Library Education
This index contains over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals and books. This database provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science & Mathematics and more.
Last Modified: 8/27/13