Colleges & Schools Research Tips Sub
Research Tip: Local Resources
Monday, March 05, 2012
Visit the Kansas State Department of Education for information on homeschooling, virtual schools, building report cards, parent resources and more. All helpfully located in the “Parents” section!
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
English teachers can use the English Companion site to join online groups, participate in forums and find tools to help teach English.
Research Tip: Transitioning to College
Friday, April 01, 2011
Heading to college in the fall? Make the transition a little easier by knowing what to expect. Southern Methodist University offers a quick comparison chart.
Research Tip: Teacher's Resources
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Students or educators needing to find resources for coursework can find primary documents, such as first-hand accounts of the civil war, in the National Archives Teacher's Resources. Teachers will also find summer teaching workshop opportunities.
Research Tip: Museumpods
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Check out Museumpods, a site dedicated to podcasts from museums around the world.
Research Tip: Take Free ACT/SAT Practice Tests
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Get ready for the SAT & ACT! Create an account for LearningExpress to take online practice exams. Exams are timed and graded and offer 2 practice tests for each exam section. Login to LearningExpress now!
Research Tip: Get the Scoop on Commmunity Colleges
Monday, October 04, 2010
Interested in attending a Community College? Take a look at the Library's subscription to Washington Monthly - a magazine devoted to Community Colleges. The Sept/Oct issues focuses on their 2010 College Rankings.
Research Tip: Financial Aid Fair, Oct. 21
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Need the money to finance your education? To start a degree? To finish a degree? Come to the Central Resource Library and visit with financial aid officers from local colleges, Kansas and Missouri 529 representatives, military and FAFSA representatives to discover your options for paying for college--no matter what age you are!
Oct. 21, 2010, 5-8 p.m., at the Central Resource Library gallery area.
No registration necessary.
Research Tip: Braintrack.com
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Braintrack is an online college and university directory with schools listed worldwide. Users can search by location or degree/certifications. Visit www.braintrack.com.
Research Tip: Study Abroad Resource
Saturday, May 01, 2010
Wanting to go abroad for the summer? StudyAbroadDirectory.com offers plenty of information on finding programs, volunteer work, scholarships, langauge programs and more.
Mark Your Calendar: SchoolGuides.com
Thursday, April 01, 2010
Search for schools, find preparation tips, a college fair calendar, scholarship information and more from SchoolGuides.com
Mark Your Calendar: Financial Aid Fair
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Visit with financial advisors from local colleges, Kansas and Missouri 529 Plan advisors, the military services, banks and a FAFSA representative to discover options for pay for college -- no matter your age.
Financial Aid Fair
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010, 5 - 8 p.m.
Central Resource Library
Research Tip: Exploring Occupations
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Career One Stop has tools to help you match your skills to occupations. They also offer other assessment tools and career tests as well as a certification finder.
Research Tip: Online Tutors for College Students
Friday, September 11, 2009
The Library's access to Tutor.com is now available from 8 a.m. - 11 p.m., and includes a College Center in addition to the middle school/high school help.
Research Tip: For the New Grad
Monday, June 01, 2009
Fresh out of school and into the workforce? Need to create a resume or learn networking and interviewing skills? Check out our LearningExpressLibrary for help in those areas and more. All you need is a library card and PIN.
Research Tip: Exactly How Much Should You Save Now to Pay for College Later?
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
The College Tuition Planner will help you determine what you need to save on an annual basis to pay for college.
Research Tip: Preparing for the GRE
Monday, March 02, 2009
Are you taking, or have recently taken the GRE? The Educational Testing Service offers a library of online preparation materials, including practice tests for easy download, details about how to interpret your score, test taking strategies and more.
Research Tip: Best Colleges
Monday, February 02, 2009
Princeton Review's recently updated Best 368 Colleges is available free online.
Research Tip: Enrich the College Experience Through Service
Monday, December 01, 2008
Many universities and colleges are offering an alternative winter break – an opportunity for students to embark on a week of providing service...
Research Tip: Writing the Personal Statement
Monday, November 03, 2008
Getting ready to apply to college? Before you get started, take a look at this article from the University of North Carolina providing tips on writing a personal statement for college applications.
Research Tip: Study Up on Your Professors
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Heading off college soon? Curious about the professors for your classes? Check out www.ratemyprofessors.com where college students can leave ratings and comments about professors nationwide.
Research Tip: Buff Up Your Application with a Volunteer Position
Thursday, May 01, 2008
Need more experience or activities for your first resume or a college application? Volunteer at the Library -- get all the details. Or head over to Volunteer Match to find more local volunteer opportunities.
Research Tip: Studying a Foreign Language
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Most college-bound students are studying a foreign language. The Library offers many resources to help including books, audio CDs or cassettes and popular Pimsleur Langauge programs for download to compatible MP3 players...
Research Tip: 2008 College Rankings
Monday, March 03, 2008
The 2008 U.S. News & World Report college and university rankings are now available online.
Research Tip: Collegeboard.com
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Visit collegeboard.org to find learn more about planning for college, writing application essays, applying to colleges online, finding scholarships and more.
Research Tip: Federal Student Aid
Monday, December 03, 2007
Are you interested in applying for Federal Student Aid but aren't sure where to start?...
Research Tip: Foreign Language Tutors
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Are you studying a foreign language and need additional help or resources? If you are looking for a tutor, first ask at a local university's language lab. They may have students who tutor or a group you can join. You might also find a local club or organization that can offer referrals to tutors or other opportunities.
Research Tip: Learn About Local Public and Private Schools
Monday, October 01, 2007
The National Center for Education Statistics provides detailed information on local public and private schools including helpful information such as student/teacher ratio, number of students enrolled by grade and more.
Research Tip: Reports on Kansas Schools
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
The Kansas Department of Education provides annual report cards on Kansas schools summarizing important statistics like attendance, enrollment, graduation rates, crime statistics and more. See the descriptions for the Building, Accountability and Assessment reports for an idea of what each report contains and how they relate to each other.