College Preparation Research Guide - Databases, Books & Web Links
Whether you are a high school student preparing for college or a non-traditional student returning to school after a break, the following resources will help you improve your test skills, research ways to fund your college education, and plan for your future in higher education.
Use Learning Express Library to prepare for the SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT and more. Take practice tests, then improve your results by using the many skill-building resources.
The Career Cruising database can help you discover the fields that match your academic or personal interests. Find out how much experience or education is required to obtain your dream career and what kind of salary you can expect.
Use the Academic Search Premier database to get journal articles for use in writing research papers. The database contains over 4,000 full-text scholarly journals.
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Official website of the ACT test. Provides information and tips for the test.
College Board Online
SAT prep and registration, college information, and student loans and scholarships are all available here.
Search colleges and course descriptions with ease. Nearly 40,000 two-year, four-year, graduate, and professional colleges are listed.
Free online courses offered by world-class professors from some of the most prestigious universities in the world. Courses are not credit-bearing, but can help expand your knowledge base, add to your resume, and advance your career.
Online form for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Also includes information about application deadlines, eligibility, and contact information.
Free scholarship search engine, access to available internships, college comparison, career planning, and more.
One of the most comprehensive sites for student financial aid information, advice and tools.
Free online resource for students to prepare for the ACT, SAT, and GED featuring 700 practice questions, 1100 flashcards, and 1500 real college admissions essays.
Get your Ohio High School Equivalence Diploma - or GED. Find testing center locations, preparation classes by county, and other information for Ohio residents seeking a GED.
Official site for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Also provides dates, fees, and test preparation tips.
Official site for the Graduate Record Exams (GRE). Extensive information about test dates, testing software, and a practice test.
High School Ace
Web guide to free quality educational resources for teens. Includes subject guides, interactive quizzes, and college guidance assistance.
Law School Admission Council (LSAC)
Official site for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Provides test dates, fees, and registration information.
Information about college and career options from the Ohio Board of Regents. Includes valuable information about college costs, financial aid, AP credits, and more.
Online College Databases: Directory of U. S. Colleges
Provides helpful information about colleges, universities,community colleges, and vocational schools at the local, city, and state level. Includes data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Census and the American Fact Finder.
Online Schools Ohio
Search for higher education options based on your finances, location or educational needs. The site also offers information about online schools, financial aid, and projected salaries for various careers.