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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Education

PREMIUM DATABASES
LearningExpressLibrary.com
- Use this test preparation Web site to sharpen your skills and improve your score with online practice tests, instant scoring, personalized evaluations, and self-paced courses. Users must set up an account using their library card number as the username from within a library before being able to access this database remotely.

FINANCIAL AID
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- From the U.S. Department of Education.
FinAid - Comprehensive guide to scholarships, loans, savings, military aid, and more.

HOME SCHOOLING
American Homeschool Association (AHA)
- Include an online news and discussion list which provides news, information, and resources for homeschoolers, media contacts, and education officials.
Florida Home Schooling

Florida Parent-Educators Association - Provides support for the legal right to homeschool, local school board education and interaction, support group networking, a state convention, local conferences and events, informative communications, and by giving individual encouragement.

READING LISTS FOR CITRUS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Elementary Schools & Middle Schools
Read the Books
~Accelerated Books & Reading Counts

RESOURCES
Internet Public Library 
- Library services for Internet users. Activities include: finding, evaluating, selecting, organizing, describing, and creating information resources, and direct assistance to individuals through the "Ask A Question" Service.

Awesome Library - Organizes the Web with 31,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education.
EduHound
- Everything for education K-12.
FCAT Explorer -
Interactive practice site available for all students in Citrus County. Log in is required. Student sign-in name is their last name and first initial; password consists of the first four letters of their last name and their month and day of birth.
           
For example: John Smith born April 26 would sign-in as Smithj and use the password smit0426.
Florida Sunlink
- Database of all Florida k-12 media center.
Learning Network Blog - Teaching and Learning with The New York Times.
Students.gov - An official U.S. government web site designed for college students and their families, providing easy access to information and resources from the U.S. government.

SCHOOLS
Citrus County School District -
Citrus County K-12 public schools.
Distance LearningFrom About.com.
Florida Private Schools

Greatschools.net - A national, independent nonprofit organization committed to helping parents choose schools, support children's education, and improve community schools.
National Association of Independent Schools - Locate schools, access a free career center, and browse thousands of items by topic.
School Districts in Florida

Search for Public Schools - From the National Center for Education Statistics.

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
Bethune-Cookman University
Braintrack University Index
- A worldwide university-index on the Internet. Contains information about universities, polytechnics, colleges and other higher educational institutions from all over the world.
College of Central Florida (CCF) - With campuses and centers located throughout Marion, Citrus and Levy counties.
CollegeNET
- Over 1500 customized Internet admissions applications built for college and university programs. When applying to more than one program, save redundant typing since common data automatically travels from form to form.
Eckerd College
Edward Waters College
Florida Community Colleges & Workforce Education
New College of Florida
Saint Leo University
University of Miami
Withlacoochee Technical Institute

UNIVERSITIES IN FLORIDA (State University System)
Florida A&M University
- Tallahassee
Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton
Florida Gulf Coast University - Ft. Myers
Florida International University - Miami
Florida State University - Tallahassee
University of Florida - Gainesville
University of Central Florida - Orlando
University of North Florida - Jacksonville
University of South Florida - Tampa
University of West Florida - Pensacola

WRITING & STYLE GUIDES
APA
  APA Formatting and Style Guide - From OWL at Purdue (University).

  APA Style Guide, 5th Edition - From the University of Southern Mississippi Libraries.
  Citation Style Guide - Guidelines for preparing your paper. From CitationOnline.net.

  Electronic References - Covers commonly asked questions regarding how to cite electronic media. From APA Style.org.
MLA
  MLA Formatting and Style Guide - From OWL at Purdue (University).

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Our Mission

The mission of the Citrus County Library System is to promote the pursuit of knowledge and deliver education to the community.