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Attention High School and Middle School Students...

on Sat, 03/30/2013 - 3:37pm


...Where can you find FREE help to improve your skills in math, logic, science, social studies, statistics, trigonometry, vocabulary, spelling, grammar and writing?

Just hover your mouse over "Services" in the menu above, select "Full Database List", then scroll down and select Learn A Test. Enter your library card number, and you'll be on your way to acing tests, writing great essays, and completing assignments in record time!

Planning for College? [updated!]

on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 12:22pm

Where can you find everything you want to know about paying for college?

Visit New Jersey's Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) website to learn how to apply for financial aid, grants, and scholarships.

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Where else can you find great college and career prep tools? 

Visit the Family College Planning Center!

[Roll your mouse over "Services" in the menu above and select "Full Database List". Choose the Testing and Education Reference Center, enter your library card number, and type "family college" in the search box. ]

Check out some of the Family College Planning Center's great features:

  • scholarship search
  • tuition cost finder
  • college savings calculator
  • how to search for and choose your college
  • how to survive the college admissions process
  • find the right career for you
  • build your resume

SAT Registration Deadlines Are Coming Up...

on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 12:32pm

If you're planning to take the SAT this spring, the deadlines are coming up quickly. For information about the tests and to register, visit the official website http://sat.collegeboard.org/. The site explains what the tests are about, helps you create a study plan, and offers some practice tests. They also offer practice tests and guides for sale.

For more great FREE online resources that offer plenty of FREE practice for the SAT, check out these websites:

ProProfs
www.proprofs.com/sat
Lots of free SAT practice exams, study guides, flashcards, quizzes, cram sheets, articles, links and tips, and teacher resources.

I Need a Pencil
http://ineedapencil.com/index.aspx
This  nonprofit CK-12 Foundation offers 60 lessons and more than 800 practice questions. They also have a score projector which predicts how you will score on the real SAT!

Testing and Education Reference Center
Free with your library card - Click the Services link in the menu bar at the top of this page, select "Full Database List", then scroll down to select "Testing & Education Reference Center". You will be prompted to enter your 14-digit library card number. You'll find great SAT study resources under "College Prep Tools".

Need a biography?

on Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:34pm

For your biography assignments, American National Biography Online offers expert, full-length aricles on more than 19,000 people! From sixth grade to high school, students will find substantial biographies on well-known individuals, as well as people who are difficult to get information on. There are easy-to-use search tools, and all sources are carefully cited. To access this free service, select American National Biography from our database list. Enter your library card number and start searching. For additional help, please feel free to call our Adult/Teen Services desk at 973-728-2822.

Free Scholarship Search

on Wed, 12/05/2012 - 8:08pm
Scholarships and grants are an essential part of financial aid for many students. Use our free online search tool to find the awards that are suited for you.
  • Select the Testing and Education Reference Center from our database list. After entering your library card number, click on Career Tools and then Scholarship Search.
  • Answer the questions on the online form to find scholarships that fit your particular profile.

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