Homework Helpers and Fun Sites
300 Social Science
BLS Career Information (http://stats.bls.gov/k12/html/edu_over.htm) For those looking for sample job profiles of careers in their field of interest, this is the site to visit.
(http://www.fofweb.com/Direct2.asp?ID=15478&ItemID=WE34) The library subscribes to this database, which will provide you with information about academic programs, non-academic programs, scholarships,and career and industry resources.
A Guide to the Business of Babysitting (http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/babysitting/) The purpose of this guide is to prepare potential babysitters, ages 14 - 19, with the knowledge and skills necessary to care for children.
Career Key (http://www.ncsu.edu/careerkey/index.html) Learn what careers fit yout personality traits and interests.
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center (http://www.fofweb.com/Direct2.asp?ID=15478&ItemID=WE34) Facts On File has created this database to aid in researching various career fields. Information about necessary training educations, prospects, job descriptions and much more infromation is available. Just remember, you will need your library card number to log in.
Interview Tips from Monster.com (http://interview.monster.com/) With tips about being nervous tohow to answer questions to following-up on an interview, this site is chuck full of info that will help you shine at a job interview.
Job Corps (http://jobcorps.doleta.gov) Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 though 24 get a better job, make money, and take control of their lives.
Mapping Your Future (http://www.mapping-your-future.org) This site provides information on selecting a school, financial aid, and mapping a career.
Occupational Outlook Handbook (http://stats.bls.gov/oco) Ever wonder what it takes to get a certain type of job. This resource provides information on the educational requirements necessary for each position and the average salary as well as other similar information.
Smart Career Moves Resume Generator (http://www.careersonline.com.au/smartmoves/resumegenerator.html) This site provides information on selecting a school, financial aid, and mapping a career.
Teens4Hire (http://www.teens4hire.org) This site is great for teens ages 14 and older who are looking for a job and the employers who want to hire them.
Teen Workers Health Information (http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/teenworkers/) There are many ways for teens to be hurt while on the job. This site is a great way to learn about them as well as your rights and responsbilities as a teen worker.
College and Scholarship Information
ACT Assessment (http://www.act.org/) Information for taking the ACT Assessment, including exam dates, fees, and how to prepare for the exam.
College Board Online (http://www.collegeboard.com) Find information about the SAT exam, including test dates, the registration procedure, and tips on how to prepare for the exam.
College Bound Network (http://www.collegebound.net) This site provides access to information and links that will interest anyone getting ready to head off to college
College.net (http://www.collegenet.com/)A source for college information, scholarships, and financial aid.
College View (http://www.collegeview.com) This is a database of over 3,000 two- and four-year colleges that you can search by criteria.
Common Application Online (http://www.commonapp.org) The Common Application is the recommended for of 255 selective colleges and universities for admission to their undergraduate programs.
Community College Web (https://www.68.maricopa.edu/) This site, composed by the Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction, provides access to websites for community colleges in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere around the world.
(http://www.fafsa.ed.gov) At this site you can fill out your FASFA form to apply for student financial aid directly on-line
Financial Aid Information Page (http://www.finaid.org/) Search scholarship and fellowship databases at this site.
How To Choose A College (http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/cohome.htm)From US News and World Report On-line... select a college on criteria such as location, academics, demographics and extracurriculars. Find a scholarship, predict college costs, compare financial aid awards and more.
Kaplan (http://www.kaplan.com) This is the nationally know ACT and SAT preparation site that also offers college informaiton, personality tests, and a mock job interview.
Peterson's Guide to Colleges (http://www.petersons.com) This on-line counterpart to the print guide to colleges provides information about the schools that every applicant wants to know.
Scholarship Research (http://www.fastweb.com) This database provides information on more than 400,000 scholarships.
Visit the official websites for Rhode Island's various colleges and universities:
- Brown University - (http://www.brown.edu) Providence, RI
- Bryant University - (http://www.bryant.edu) Smithfield, RI
- Community College of Rhode Island - (http://www.ccri.edu) Warwick, RI (main campus)
- Gibbs College - (http://www.gibbsri.edu) Cranston, RI
- Johnson and Wales University - (http://www.johnsonandwales.edu) Providence, RI (main campus)
- New England Institute of Technology - (http://www.neit.edu) Warwick, RI
- Providence College - (http://www.providence.edu) Providence, RI
- Rhode Island College - (http://www.ric.edu) Providence, RI
- Roger Williams University - (http://www.rwu.edu) Bristol, RI
- Salve Regina University - (http://www.salve.edu) Newport, RI
- University of Rhode Island - (http://www.uri.edu) Kingston, RI (main campus)
US News and World Report College and Career Center (http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/rankings/rankindex_brief.php) The great site provides college rankings, financial aid information, information about college life, worksheets to calculate costs, career invormation, and much more.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (http://www.cns.gov) This services provides Americans of all ages and backgrounds to serve their communities and country through a number of community service programs such as AmeriCorps.
Department of Education Title IV School Code List (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/fotw0304/fslookup.htm) This site provides access to information about Title IV requirements
Kids Count Census Database (http://www.kidscount.org/census) Kids Count has compiled indicators of child will-being from the 2000 U.S. Census and created and interactive online database with information on geographic areas, demographic summary profiles, geographic rankings and access to raw data.
The Schools of Smithfield:
The Teen Homeschooler (http://www.eatbug.com/homeschool/) This site is an electronic magazine and support community by and specifically for those who homeschool teens.
Choose or Lose (http://www.mtv.com/chooseorlose/) For those wanting to get more involved in using their right to vote, MTV has pulled together resources to help you make the right choice.
Declare Yourself (http://www.declareyourself.com) Declare Yourself is a national nonpartisan, nonprofit campaign to energize and empower a new movement of young voters to participate in the election process.
Directory of the U.S. Political Parties (http://www.politics1.com/parties.htm) This directory provides access to the Democrat and Republican Party websites as well as to the sites of more than 25 "third" parties.
RI Secretary of State Public Information Kiosk (http://www.state.ri.us/) Find your state senator or representative. Search for legislation.
Project Vote Smart (http://www.vote-smart.org) From this site, users can gain access to information about voter registration, government information, election information, and information about politicians at the state, federal, and international levels.
Rock the Vote (http://www.rockthevote.org) Some of music's most popular stars try to get teens involved in the electoral proces at this site.
Youth Vote Coalition (http://www.youthvote.org) Youth Vote is the nation's largest non-partisan coalition working to increase the political involvement of 50 million Americans, 18 - 30 years old.
Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network (http://www.glsen.org) GLSEN (pronounced "glisten") is the largest national network of parents, educators, and others ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in primary and secondary schools.
Matthew's Place (http://matthewsplace.com) Matthew's Place, which is dedicated to Matthew Shepard, features up-to-date national and LGBT news, advice columns and affirming resources, and information hub for youth access critical resources such as safe and inclusive direct-service providers and youth serving organizations.
Rhode Island Alliance for Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights (http://members.aol.com/RIAlliance) This is the official website for one of the primary organizations to promote civil rights for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered people.
Youth Pride, Inc. (http://www.youthpride-ri.org/youth/default.asp) Youth Pride, Inc. provides a safe space where gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth and young adults can express themselves freely. Browse through their site to see all of the great programs and activities we have to offer.
The Armed forces each have their own web sites to allow visitors to learn about their organizations and to find out how to make a career with them:
Ben's Guide (http://bensguide.gpo.gov) This site, which is hosted by a virtual Ben Franklin, explores the branches of the United States government as well as the symbols of America, citizenship, the Presidents, and much more.
RI Secretary of State Public Information Kiosk (http://www.state.ri.us/) Find your state senator or representative. Search for legislation
Statistical Abstracts of the United States (http://www.census.gov/statab/www/) This is the on-line version of the book published by the federal government that provides statistical information and demographical information about the population of America.
U.S. Constitution (http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/constitution/) This site provides the full text of the Constitution with annotated notes to accompany it.
U.S. House of Representatives (http://www.house.gov) This site provides information on current members, committees, and House events.
U.S. Senate (http://www.senate.gov) This site provides information on current members, committees, and Senate events.
White House (http://www.whitehouse.gov)Useful site for information about presidents their families and related topics. Current as well as historical information.
Supreme Court of the United States (http://www.supremecourtus.gov) This site includes recent opinions, calendars, cases, court rules, and information about the Supreme Court Justices, past and present.
Teenvestor (http://www.teenvestor.com) This site provides in-depth information about investing, starting your own business, the stock market, and the economy.
Secrets of Making Money (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/moolah/) Learn all about money, where it came from, and how it is made.
Young Biz (http://www.youngbiz.com) Visitors will find information and links related to stocks, careers, money, and general business.
Boy Scouts (http://www.scouting.org/) Information and links on everything from Boy Scouts of America.
Girl Scouts (http://www.girlscouts.org/) Just for Girls page from Girl Scouts USA and cool links for girls.
Girlzone (http://www.girlzone.com/) This site is geared specifically to teenaged girls.
National Women's History Project (http://www.nwhp.org) Excellent source of information. Good links.
Women's History Resources (http://www.northnet.org/stlawrenceaauw/herstory.html) Contains information relating to important people and events in U.S. women's history.
Women's History Month (http://www.feminist.org/other/womenshistorymonth/default.asp) Women's History Month web site sponsored by the Feminist Majority.
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