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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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Academic Search Premier Arts, humanities, science, social sciences, business, and technology journals, some with full text, and other electronic resources from 1887 to the present. *Online access to Consumer Reports from 1991 to the present. Help
from EBSCOhost

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AccessScience Authoritative and comprehensive, AccessScience provides students with an up-to-date, easy-to-use gateway to scientific knowledge, from basic introductory material to extended article entries and live journal citations in key scientific areas including biology, Earth and environmental sciences, chemistry, physics, and beyond.

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Career Cruising Online career guidance and planning system. Find the right career, explore education and training options, and build your own portfolio.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library Instantly access reference eBooks on many subjects. These trusted, authoritative reference works are available 24/7!
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LearningExpress Library A comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass.
*User may be required to create an online account. If you are under the age of 13, a parent or guardian should open this account.

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Literary Reference Center With full text of literary journals and respected literary reference works, LRC contains plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of thousands of poems and short stories. Research an author, novel, or poem for school or personal interest.
from EBSCOhost

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Transparent Language Online (TLO) A powerful language learning system using flashcards to teach you a set of words or phrases.
*User may be required to create an online account. If you are under the age of 13, a parent or guardian should open this account.

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Web Links

ACT
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.

College Profiles
Search colleges and course descriptions with ease. Nearly 40,000 two-year, four-year, graduate, and professional colleges are listed.

Coursera
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.

FAFSA
Online form for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Also includes information about application deadlines, eligibility, and contact information.

FastWeb
Free scholarship search engine, access to available internships, college comparison, career planning, and more.

FinAid
One of the most comprehensive sites for student financial aid information, advice and tools.

FreeTestPrep.com
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.


GED
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.

GMAT
Official site for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).  Also provides dates, fees, and test preparation tips.

GRE
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.

OhioMeansSuccess
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.

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