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College Prep


Do you need help preparing for college? The Library can help! All of your college research needs can be found at the Library or on the Library's website. The following books, databases, and web links can help in searching for scholarships, preparing for entrance exams, comparing tuition costs, and much more.

The first step in the financial aid process is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. This video lesson will take you through everything you need to know, step-by-step.

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Brain fitness exercises to improve memory, visual, and auditory processing.
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Fiero Code Club (previously Prenda)

from EBSCOhost
For ages 8 to 18! Have fun and learn how to code through a self-guided, gamified learning experience!
Online account is required. Children under the age of 13 should have a parent or guardian open this account.


from Brainfuse
On demand, anytime, anywhere live tutoring for students K-12. Included is a Writing Lab and Send Question Center.
Online account is required if you wish to save prior test results or view prior sessions. Children under the age of 13 should have a parent or guardian open this account.


from Brainfuse
Job coaching service and resume builder. LIVE Career Tutors are available every day from 2p.m. to 11p.m.
Online account is required only if you want to save your past test results or sessions.


from EBSCO and OhioMeansJobs
Access to practice educational exams such as PSAT, GED, and career specific training, as well as the official ACT and SAT practice tests.
Online account is required to save test scores. Children under the age of 13 should have a parent or guardian open this account.

LinkedIn Learning for Libraries

More than 6,600 courses! Learning paths are step-by-step courses, supported with quizzes, practice, and reminders.
Get assistance logging in via the LinkedIn Learning App.

OhioMeansJobs Assessment & Training Center

from EBSCO LearningExpress
A highly-acclaimed, comprehensive selection of interactive online tutorials, practice tests, articles, and eBooks all modeled after official tests.

Oxford Research Encyclopedias

World-class experts give you an overview of a subject that you can understand in half an hour of reading or less.

Very Short Introductions

The perfect introduction to subjects you previously knew nothing about.

Web Links

College Scholarship & Financial Aid
Test prep tips, searching for scholarships and links to colleges by state.

College Scorecard
U.S. Department of Education provides reliable data concerning annual costs, graduation rates, and salaries after graduation for every institution of higher education in the United States. Compare schools based on the measurements that are most important to you.

Money Geek
This guide can help you sort through the maze of options, exploring loan costs, requirements and repayment plans so that you can choose your loan wisely.

Federal Student Aid
The US Department of Education has check lists for students in all grades to help them prepare for college, tips for choosing colleges and careers, information about types of financial aid, the FAFSA form and more.

Financial Aid Info Page
Loans, scholarships, military aid and more.

Next Step Magazine
Information on college, careers, and scholarships in an online magazine format.

Princeton Review
Info on law schools, med schools, internships and more.

College Tuition Compare
Compare cost to schools across the country.

National Center for Education Statistics
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.