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Weslaco Public Library
525 S Kansas
Weslaco, TX 78596
Phone: (956) 968-4533


ONLINE DATABASES

TexShare Databases - http://www.libraryoftexas.org/texshare

  • Full-text articles from popular periodicals
  • Medical resources and health information
  • E-books and literary criticisms
  • Newspapers articles
  • Transcripts from television news shows and National Public Radio
  • Research on public and private companies, here and abroad
  • Consumer marketing data and emerging technology reports
  • Genealogy resources
  • Latest breaking news and daily updates from newspaper wire services
  • Hundreds of popular periodicals, including Business Week, Rolling Stone, and Smithsonian


Learn-A-Test - www.learnatest.com
Prepare for success with LearnATest.com's exclusive learning method, combining our proven practice tests with our unique test preparation study materials. Leading educators, top-notch career experts, and the LearnATest.com professionals give you the most effective tools possible to learn exactly what you need to know.

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SAT, ACT Preparation, College Information


Online Colleges- http://www.onlinecolleges.net

  • Overviews of schools that offer online programs, state by state.
  • Guides on what it’s like to be an online student, from researching schools, to the application process, to life after graduation. You’ll get information on applying to the best schools, registering for classes, completing assignments, working with students across the country, communicating with your professors, balancing school, professional, and personal life, and where you can go after graduation.
  • A regularly updated blog filled with features, news stories, trivia, fun facts, and more, about college traditions, trends in education, tips about thriving in school, and more.
  • Reports and research on ed reform and policy that also feature survival and success tips for students, written by our resident PhD, on Inside Online Learning.

Affordable Schools Online!-  www.affordableschoolsonline.com

 

  •  College comes with a pretty steep price tag. This website helps you with the information to find the best college at the best price.   

FAFSA - www.fafsa.ed.gov/

  • General and specific help for each page of the application as you go
  • Access to worksheets that automatically calculate and enter information for you
  • You can save your application at any time
  • Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the application from other students like you.
    * You can use your PIN to electronically sign your FAFSA on the Web application

Quint Careers - www.quintcareers.com/teen_college.html
Job-hunting tools, post your résumé, career articles, and college planning advice.

Window On State Government - www.window.state.tx.us/scholars/schools
A listing of Texas colleges, admission requirements, and tuition costs.

50 States - www.50states.com/college/texas.htm
Search through the websites of Texas colleges, universities, and community colleges by name or even by offered majors.

ACT Test Prep - www.actstudent.org/testprep
Free practice test questions, test tips, and test descriptions for the ACT exam.

U.S. Department of Education - www.ed.gov
Information centers for financial aid, grants and contracts, policies, programs, and research and statistics.

Texas Mentor - www.texasmentor.org
Find and apply to any private school in Texas.

Apply Texas - www.applytexas.org
Research your information on every Texas Public University, plus some private and two-year schools. Complete and submit admission and scholarship applications online. Copy a completed application and use it to apply to another school.

GRE: Graduate Record Examinations Information - www.gre.org
GRE test details, register online for the GRE, and free official test preparation materials.

GradSchools.com - www.gradschools.com
Search for graduate schools and programs by subject, school, or location.

Graduate Management Admission Council - www.mba.com
Self-assessment tests for business students and articles promoting MBA. You can also register online for the GMAT.

College for Texans - www.collegefortexans.com
Advice on preparing for college, applying, and career planning for Texans.

College Board - www.collegeboard.com
Register online for the SAT and use the online preparation materials. You can even view your

American Council on Education - www.acenet.edu
The major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions. ACEnet can help you search for the nearest GED testing center.

College Net - www.collegenet.com
College applications, scholarships, and a monthly contest in which you vote for the best discussions on the website and the winner gets $5,000, $3,750, $2,500, or $1,250! Not a student? Check out the candidate discussion forums, take a look at candidate profiles, and sign up for a free Voter account so you can help determine which candidates deserve scholarship money.

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ENCYCLOPEDIAS, ALMANACS, DICTIONARIES AND WRITING

Merriam-Webster Online - www.merriam-webster.com
Online search for definitions, thesaurus entries, and Word of the Day.

Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus - www.bartleby.com/62
Containing 35,000 synonyms and over 250,000 cross-references in an easy-to-use format, this thesaurus features succinct word definitions and an innovative hyperlinked category index.

Columbia Encyclopedia - http://reference.allrefer.com/encyclopedia
An online encyclopedia of information.

Librarian’s Internet Index - www.lii.org
Reviewed and trusted internet sites for information and research.

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LITERATURE AND WRITING

Young Adult Books - www.bookspot.com/youngadult.htm
Lists of suggested reading for young adults.

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HOMEWORK ALERT

Country Reports - www.countryreports.org
Learn about different countries!

50 States - www.50states.com
A listing of all 50 states and their capital cities.

Biography - www.biography.com
Online biographies of famous people.

Social Studies School Service - http://socialstudies.com/online.html
Help with social studies research for elementary and middle school.

Homework Spot: Math - www.homeworkspot.com/high/math
Discussions where you can find answers and ask questions about math.

Homework Spot: Reference - www.homeworkspot.com/reference/referencedesk
Find atlases, biographies, calculators and more online.

Library Spot: Grammar - www.libraryspot.com/grammarstyle.htm
Advice on correct grammar and writing styles.

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GOVERNMENT SITES

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services - www.uscis.gov
Apply for citizenship, check on an application, print out a passport form, or schedule an appointment online with your local immigration office.

Fed Stats - www.fedstats.gov
Statistics from more than 100 federal agencies available to citizens everywhere.

USA.gov- http://www.usa.gov/
Government resource for information important to consumers.

Library of Congress - www.loc.gov
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.

U.S. Census Bureau - www.census.gov
Current publicly available information on the United States population.

Hoover’s Company Information - http://hoovers.com/free
Search Hoover’s profile database for free information on companies, industries and executives.

U.S. Gazetteer - www.census.gov/cgi-bin/gazetteer
This gazetteer is used to identify places to view with the Tiger Map Server. You can search for places, counties or MCDs by entering the name and state abbreviation, or 5-digit zip code.

Library of Congress: Thomas - http://thomas.loc.gov
In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, legislative information from the Library of Congress

Education Index - www.educationindex.com/
Make informed choices about education by viewing submitting ratings and reviews for schools, universities and colleges. Education Index also has up-to-date contact details for every educational institution in the country

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ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBERS

Internet 800 Directory - http://inter800.com/index.html
An online listing of toll-free phone numbers.

AT&T’s AnyWho - www.anywho.com
Searchable White Pages, Yellow Pages, maps and directions provided by AT&T.

Switchboard - www.switchboard.com
Searchable White Pages, Yellow Pages, maps and directions provided by InfoUSA.

SuperPages - www.superpages.com
Online search for the Yellow Pages directory.

Map Collections - http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/gmdhome.html
The focus of Map Collections is Americana and Cartographic Treasures of the Library of Congress. These images were created from maps and atlases and, in general, are restricted to items that are not covered by copyright protection.

Embassy World - www.embassyworld.com/maps/maps.html
A compilation of each nation's maps, including cities.

Atlapedia Online - www.atlapedia.com
Contains full color physical maps, political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.

Pub List - http://www.library.pitt.edu/
A database of over 150,000 magazines, journals, newsletters, and other periodicals. Find FREE in-depth information on familiar and hard-to-find publications from around the world, representing thousands of topics.

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TEXAS SITES

Governor’s Job Bank - http://www.jobbankusa.com/
A listing of state agency job openings in Texas. Downloadable state employment application.

Hire Texas - www.workintexas.com
Applicant job search.

Texas Labor Laws - www.twc.state.tx.us/ui/lablaw/lablaw.html
Labor law material here for both employer and employee.

Texas Business - www.texasbusiness.com
Trade associations, the Texas 100 list, etc.