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Education Resources

A subject guide for people interested in accessing information about education and the US education system.

Some Recommended E-books

ELEMEDE_cover Elementary Education: A Reference Handbook

 World Education Encyclopedia

scholarships Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans

Recommended Print Sources

Anderson, Winifred Negotiating the special education maze : a guide for parents & teachers Bethesda, MD : Woodbine House, c2008. Call # 371.91 NE

Bennett, William J. The educated child : a parent's guide from preschool through eighth grade New York, NY : Free Press, c1999. Call # 371.192 BE

DePino, Catherine 101 ways to help preschoolers excel in reading, writing, and speaking Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Education, c2007. Call # 372.6 DE

Dobson, Linda What the rest of us can learn from homeschooling : how A+ parents give their traditionally schooled kids the academic edge New York, NY : Three Rivers Press, c2003. Call # 371.04 DO

Ferguson, Andrew Crazy U : one dad's crash course in getting his kid into college New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, c2011. Call # 378.161 FE

Gold, LauraMaery and Zielinski, Joan M. Homeschool your child for free : more than 1,400 smart, effective, and practical resources for educating your family at home New York, NY : Three Rivers Press, c2009. Call # 371.042 GO

Harmon, Deborah A. Elementary education : a reference handbook Santa Barbara, CA : ABC - CLIO, c2005. Call # 372 HA

Janesick, Valerie J. Curriculum trends : a reference handbook Santa Barbara, CA : ABC - CLIO, c2003. Call # 375.009 JA

Johnson, Kevin and Manning, Susan Online education for dummies Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, c2010. Call # 374.4 JO

Johnson, Ned & Warner, Emily Conquering the SAT : how parents can help teens overcome the pressure and succeed Eskelsen, NY : Palgrave, c2007. Call # 378.1 JO

Matthews, Arlene Modica Getting in without freaking out : the official college admissions guide for overwheled parents New York, NY : Three Rivers Press, c2006. Call # 378.198 MA

Rowh, Mark Community college companion : everything you wanted to know about succeeding in a two - year school Indianapolis, IN : Jist Works, c2011. Call # 378.198 RO

Shaywitz, Sally E. Overcoming dyslexia : a new and complete science - based program for reading problems at any level New York, NY : Knopf, c2003. Call # 371.91 SH

Snyder, Thomas The community college career track : how to achieve the American Dream without a mountain of debt Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc. c2012. Call # 378.1 SN

Stein, Judith Parent guide to hassle - free homework New York, NY : Scholastic, c2007. Call # 371.302 PA

Strip, Carol Ann Helping gifted children soar : a practical guide for parents and teachers Scottsdale, AZ : Gifted Psychology Press, c2000. Call # 371.9572 S

Villaverde, Leila E. Secondary schools : a reference handbook Santa Barbara, CA : ABC - CLIO, c2003. Call # 373.73 VI

Wana, Jennifer How to choose the best preschool for your child : the ultimate guide to finding, getting into, and preparing for nursery school Naperville, IL : Sourcebooks, c2010. Call # 372.21 WA

Electronic Resources

Chronicle of Higher Education
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Full access to the online edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education

College Source Online
Library Use Only
A virtual library representing over 31,048 College Catalogs in complete cover-to-cover, original page format with 2-year, 4-year, graduate, professional and international schools. Access to the college catalogs is available to anyone in the world with access to the internet.


Curriculum Resource Center

An easy-to-use interface for the On-File binders bringing together thousands of .pdf pages of black-line masters in such subjects as Environment, Geography, Maps, Phys. Ed. and Health, Science, Science Experiments, Timelines, U.S. History and Government, Multicultural History and World History. (This service was partially funded by the South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative.)

Curriculum Resource Center : Junior Edition
Articles on the Environment, Geography, Maps, Phys. Ed. and Health, Science, Science Experiments, Timelines, U.S. History and Government, Multicultural History and World History in an easy-to-read format for kids. (This service was partially funded by the South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative.)

Access from Home - Use library barcode
U.S. Department of Education Educational Resource Center database. Contains citations and abstractions from over 980 educational and education-related journals; as well as full text of more than 2,200 digests.

Learning Express Library

Click on link, click on new user, type in 08226 and your library card # (no spaces), then choose your own password
Learning Express Library provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. Click on a category to the right so that you can start on your path to success right now. Online Tests and Resources include: Academic, Advanced Placement, Basic Skills, Civil Service, College Preparation, Cosmetology, EMS, ESL, Firefighter, GED, Graduate School Entrance, Law Enforcement, Military, Nurse Aid, Real Estate, Skills Improvement Course, Teacher Certification, Technical and Career College, TOEFL Exam Preparation, United States Citizenship.

MAS Ultra - School Edition
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Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for more than 500 popular, high school magazines. MAS Ultra – School Edition also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,639 biographies, 104,481 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 285,912 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.  

Testing and Education Reference Center
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"Taking a college entrance or licensing exam? Looking for a college or graduate school? Need help finding scholarships? Use this database to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet their financial needs. Take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals."

World Wide Web Resources

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
Hundreds of educational resources supported by agencies across the U.S. Federal government are now easier to find.

A database of over 3,000 scholarship sources that are available with a simple search and can be catered to different academic interests. Registration is free and is required to access results.

N.J. Department of Education
The New Jersey Department of Education's official Web site is the gateway to NJ information and services for parents, educators, students, and other residents.

U.S. Dept. of Education
The U.S. Department of Education's Website offers a wealth of information related to parents, educators and students. Budgetary information and press releases are also available.

Financial Aid
FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools -- on or off the web. Find information on scholarships, loans and military information.

National Center for Education
Search for schools, search for colleges, search for libraries, find schools, find colleges, find libraries, locate information on schools, colleges and libraries

Works Cited
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An informational website that provides useful resources to students interested in furthering their educational pursuits.


AccreditedOnlineColleges.org - New Jersey

Local Resources

Ocean City School District
Ocean City Board of Education
501 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 1
Ocean City, NJ 08226
609.399.4161 – (voice)

Atlantic Cape Community College
5100 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing, NJ 08330-2699
(609) 343-4900
(609) 625-1111

Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
PO Box 195
Pomona, NJ 08240

Recommended Videos

Beginning concepts in Algebra [videorecording] Silver Spring, MD : Discovery Education, c2006. Call # DVD 512 BEG

English composition. AP English language & composition exam prep [videorecording] San Francisco, CA : Cerebellum Corp., c2009. Call # DVD 428.007 ENG

Ocean City Board of Education [videorecording] Mays Landing, NJ : Just Right TV, c2006. Call # DVD 330 OC

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