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CollegeNet: The largest guide to colleges & financial aid on the web. It allows you to search by state or geographic region, public/private university, cost, and major, with many other features including a large scholarship database.
U.S. News & World Report College Rankings: Select a college on criteria such as location, academics, demographics and extracurriculars. Student editors contribute to this site.
Princeton Review: Counselor-O-Matic and Find-O-Rama, how to choose a school, campus life, admissions policies. Sections about graduate, law, business and medical schools also.
FinAid: An extensive site where visitors register, complete a profile, and then receive a list of all relevant funding sources. It offers extensive information on how to apply, where to apply, how to calculate costs, etc.
FAFSA: free application for federal student aid
College Board Online: Managed by the organization who administers SATs, this site provides a variety of searching including colleges, careers, and scholarship information. It also provides test dates and preparation information.
Sallie Mae: Sallie Mae is the Student Loan Marketing Association, the major provider of loans to college students. It has an online course to walk visitors through the financial aid process. There are calculators to assist in computing college costs and loan applications to download.
Peterson’s Education Center: Information from the "Peterson’s Guides" is on the web, with information on how to write college application essays.
Student Guide from the Dept. of Education: Provided by the US Dept. of Education, this site will help determine eligibility for financial aid, government loans, and Pell grants.
College-Scholarships.com: An all purpose college and scholarship information site with links to scholarship databases, college websites and online applications, and test prep information.
Get-Recruited.com: Try to make the colleges come to you!
Your Link to Educational Opportunities in Connecticut: Posted by the State Board of Governors for Higher Education. Here are two links for colleges, program majors, student aid, national service programs, career schools, job training, job search skills information, Veterans' programs, Alternate Route to Teacher Certification, and research information.
Infoline for Teens
Sponsored by the United Way of Connecticut
Just dial 2-1-1.
Infoline provides crisis intervention as well as information about community services available. It operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Dial 1-800-203-1234 outside of Connecticut..
State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families
To report suspected child abuse or neglect call the:
DCF Hotline at 1-800-842-2288
National Runaway Switchboard
Informative Website on Dating Violence
Resources for the Study of Art History
This site, maintained by a college art history professor, links you to all sorts of information on art through the ages.
New York Public Library Picture Collection
Looking for an image of ancient headdresses? Snakes? 1830s French clothing? Find it all, and much more, here!
Information about Shakespeare and his writings.
Out of the ordinary booklists for teens
Young Adult Authors & Illustrators
Like an author? Find out more about him or her with these links.
Book reviews and criticism.
His works, biography, and an Elizabethan glossary.
Animation World Network
Information from the industry, plus new comic strips.
See the sites you read about, from the Cave of the Sibyl to Harper Lee's house.
Literary Resources on the Net
Information to help you write that lit-crit paper.
Writing and artwork by and for teens.
Internet Movie Database
info on movies from wherever and whenever.
up to date news on filmed science fiction.
the official Star Wars web site.
Ultimate Band List
links to official and unofficial band sites
find your favorite shows
CIA World Factbook
Information & statistics on countries.
Country Profiles from the BBC
Up-to-date information and history on the countries of the world.
Curious about when certain foods became popular and available? Looking for an interesting idea for a history paper or a way to make sure your dinner scene in your short story isn’t anachronistic? Look no further!
What would $100.00 in 1900 buy today? Use this calculator to find out.
On This Day in History
from the New York Times.
Portals to the World
Information about the history, geography, and culture of nations and areas of the world.
Presidents of the United States
An archive of how the Election of 2000 and the events of September 11 were covered on-line.
Printable maps for school reports.
The Internet Public Library
a library of sites from all over the internet.
High School Ace
a non-commercial learning portal with links to free on-line educational learning resources.
Learn about great ideas that failed and bad ideas that somehow were supported.
More than you ever wanted to know.
Peter’s Evil Overlord List
Avoid all the mistakes all sci-fi, espionage, and fantasy villains make!
BBC World News Service
A great source for information from all over the globe.
Poems & Poets
find biographies, themed poems, and writing tips.
Need ideas for science class? Check out these sites.
Design a roller coaster and other park rides.
How Stuff Works
Simple to understand explanation of how stuff works--and not limited to science and technology!
Searchable database of plants & animals.
Science of Cooking
Learn about the chemical composition and how different food products are created.
A teen started this site after noticing many of his friends involved in accidents. It contains common sense tips on safe driving, learning driving skills, and getting a car.
An online magazine of teen writing.
This site keeps an eye out for neologisms - new words.