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Sites for students to explore for homework -- and just for fun!)
Find facts about the schools of your choice and use "LikeFinder"
to find colleges that are
similar. "The Side-by-Side" feature lets you compare
two or three colleges at a time!
CollegeNET (http://www.collegenet.com) Search for colleges and
universities by name, location, tuition and majors -- plus
financial aid information!
College Rankings (http://www.library.uiuc.edu/edx/rankings.htm) Links
to sites that rank undergraduate, graduate, business, law
and international college programs (NOTE:
of Illinois librarian Daniel Burgard does not endorse any
of the sites; he also includes sites that argue against college
(http://granthelp.clarityconnect.com/school.htm) A course
in seven lessons: types of proposals, money sources, what
the funding sources are looking for, needs documentation,
resource invetigation, grant writing and "After The Application
Has Been Submitted".
Tips for K-12 school programs
(http://www.schoolgrants.org/tips.htm) Includes a directory
of foundations and agencies offering grants in this sector.
How to select funding agencies and prepare a winning proposal.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (http://www.cfda.gov)
"A government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects,
services and activities which provide assistance or benefits
to the American public" with "financial and nonfinancial
assistance programs" administered by Federal agencies.
Features include "Applying
for Federal Assistance" and "Developing and Writing Grant Proposals".
Council of Foundations (http://www.cof.org/)
See what role foundations play in your community, how to start
your own foundation -- and what the Council does to support
Development Resource Center
(http://www.drcharity.com/) Fund raising,
marketing & public relations ideas, and other non-profit
information and resources.
Foundation Center Online
(http://fdncenter.org/) Do you have a project that needs funding?
Try the these at-your-fingertips resources: Electronic
Reference Desk / Frequently Asked Questions / Online Librarian
/ Links to Nonprofit Resources / Orientation / The Foundation
Center's / User-Friendly Guide to Funding Research and Resources
/ Prospect Worksheet / Proposal Writing Short Course / Glossary
/ Common Grant Application Forms /
Tips for K-12 school programs
(http://www.schoolgrants.org/grant_tips.htm) Includes a directory
of foundations and agencies offering grants in this sector.
(http://www.guidestar.org/) A searchable database of more
than 700,000 nonprofit organizations in the United States.
Internet Nonprofit Center
(http://www.nonprofits.org/) "Home to donors and volunteers.
Information on more nonprofits than any other site in the
Joseph and Matthew Payton Philanthropic Studies Library
The Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Library's
comprehensive coverage of fund raising, voluntarism, and nonprofit
organization management can be located throughout this web
National Charities Information Bureau
Consumer information about charitable organizations in the
National Institutes of Health (http://www.nih.gov/)
for a wide variety of information on health, grants and funding opportunities,
news and events, scientific resources and agencies.
Philanthropy Journal Online (http://www.philanthropyjournal.org/)
News and articles about foundations, fundraising, nonprofit
organizations, volunteers, relevant technology ... and much
Navigator (http://www.charitynavigator.org/) "Your
Guide to Intelligent Giving," the site works to advance
a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace
by evaluating the financial health of America's largest charities.
(http://www.guidestar.org/) "Connecting people with nonprofit
information" with specific areas for businesses, grantmakers,
nonporofit organizations, government, donors, media, researchers
and higher educational institutions.
Idealist (http://www.idealist.org) Search for activities, services
and publications of 16,000 nonprofit organizations.
Advisory Service, (http://www.give.org) a core program
of the Council of Better Business Bureaus' Foundation, provides
donors and potential donors with information on nationally
soliciting charitable organizations and advice on sound giving
Search 200,000 scholarship awards across
"two of the most comprehensive scholarship databases
available." NOTE: Registration
is required, but is free of charge.
FAFSA on the Web (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov)
Apply directly online for Federal Student Aid on this U. S.
Department of Education site, which includes a list of frequently-asked
(The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid) For loans, scholarships
(and other types of aid), applications, answers to questions,
"Beyond Financial Aid" (testing, admissions &
career placement) -- even calculators for funding!
Aid Resource Center (http://www.theoldschool.org/) A resource
for every type of student, with many types of financial assistance
(federal, state and scholarships). Tools include calculators
for college costs, loans and total payments.
for College (http://www.collegeboard.com/paying) Advice
from Collegeboard.com on saving money for college, obtaining
financial aid and scholarships, and what do once you receive
the assitance. The "Education Loan Center" guides
you through the process of borrowing money for your education.
is an online
handbook to success in winning scholarships. You'll find advivice
on college costs, types of scholarship, judging the application,
personal assessment, identifying and evaluating opportunities,
preparing the essay, letters of recommendation, interviews,
and scholarship renewals. This site also includes and Internet
guide and a college directory by state.
Financial Aid (http://www.studentaid.ed.gov)
Financial Aid from the U.S. Department of Educatio, wnhose
Student Financial Assistance programs are the largest source
of studentaid in America (over $60 billion a year in grants,
loans, and work-study assistance). Here you'll find help for
every stage of the financial aid process, whether you're in
school or out of school.
(http://www.students.gov/) opens "the
student gateway to the U. S. government." An initiative
of the U. S. Department of Education, the site is "one
place to find what you want, instead of searching the entire
web. We've done the legwork, so you save time and have more
success finding what you need.
(http://www.medlineplus.gov/) from the National Library of
Medicine, contains information of dozens of diseases and conditions,
with links to quality, readable health information. MEDLINEplus
can help you locate
health-related dictionaries, databases and libraries, and
to MEDLINE, the worlds largest collection of references
abstracts from medical journals.
(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed/) provides free access
to the MEDLINE medical abstracts. Searching is user-friendly
anddoes not require special training or a medical background.
(State and Local Resources)
C. State Legislation
Click on logo above
to access the website, which provides legal information
on 23 major topics. Includes a referral finder for legal help
by zip code,
plus a statewide "Legal Aid Directory."
South Carolina General Assembly
(http://www.scstatehouse.net/) (for state Senate and House):
Bills, sponsors, committees and past legislation.
South Carolina Bar Association
(http://www.scbar.org/) Among the reference resources are
"Law Links" by category, a lawyer directory and
locator, as well as a by-topic "Lawline" page.
Carolina Reference Desk (http://www.law.sc.edu/refdessc.htm)
(Coleman Karesh Law Library, University of South Carolina
School of Law) The state-information pages include "The
Courts and the Bar", "The Legislature", "The
Executive", and "Reference Sources" (with links
to items such as the Children's Law Project, directories,
bibliographies, SC Reference Room: Libraries list, and Law
Reviews, and to sites such as South Carolina Government and
the South Carolina Bar).
Ordinances and Planning
also: Aging and Disabilities (Services
Complete Works of Shakespeare Online (http://www.tobeornottobe.com/shakespeare)
Can't find a copy of Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet,
or Macbeth? Never fear -- this Web site has all Shakespeare's
plays at the click of your mouse!
The English Server (http://eserver.org)
Search the web site of the Carnegie Mellon University English
Department for over 30,000 works on a wide range of disciplines
and interests. See especially the links for full texts of
and Reader's Advisory (http://www.genreflecting.com)
Match your favorite type of fiction to the authors who write
it best! This site covers many genres (Adventure/Suspense,
Christian Fiction, Crime and True Crime, Fantasy, Historical,
Horror, Mystery and Detection, Romance, Science Fiction and
Western) as well as
reading that goes "Beyond Genres"
(African American, Children's Fiction,
Easy Reads, Native American, Recreational Nonfiction, Teen
Fiction, Transborder/Latino and Women's Fiction).
Public Library (http://www.ipl.org/div/subject/browse/hum60.60.00/)
Links to selected sites offering full texts classic works.
Project Gutenberg (http://ibiblio.org/gutenberg)An online "virtual
library" of thousands of electronically stored books
-- mostly classics -- that can be downloaded for
Representative Poetry Online (http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/display/index.cfm)
(University of Toronto English Department) Search for full
text of over 2100 poems by poet, first line, timeline, days
of the year, or keyword. Includes a glossary and classic works
of poetry criticism.
What's Next! (http://www.kdl.org/libcat/whatsnext.asp) This Kent District Library page helps you search adult
fiction in series (a "series" is two or more books
linked by characters, settings, or other common traits). Great
source for sequels!
Fair Projects and Experiments
Experiments Archive (http://www.madsci.org/experiments)
The experiments cover most of the main branches of the sciences
and are designed for elementary through high school students
(and especially for homeschooled students).
in the Classroom
experiements from the U. S. Water Conservation Laboratory.
(http://www.explorescience.com) Find experiments from optics
to life sciences, with fun and games along the way.
Ideas for Science Fair Projects (http://www.mathforum.com/teachers/mathproject.html),
for project ideas, collections of suggestions, and information
on math and science fairs.
Mad Scientist Lab (http://www.spartechsoftware.com/reeko)
Experiments from easy to advanced on just about everything!
Hobbyist (http://eskimo.com/%7Ebillb) Link to a large
selection of links science topics, science
fair projects, science
education Web resources, homeschooling links and online science
More than 60 experiments with explanations of the scientific
Science Fair Project Resource Guide (http://www.ipl.org/youth/projectguide)
helps students understand the scientific method, choose a
project, and find URLs for science experiments.
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