Sites by Subject · Education

Research Databases

Career Online High School
Earn accredited high school diplomas and career certificates. A limited number of scholarships for qualified adults are available. More details.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Search the full-text of hundreds of electronic reference books on a wide range of subjects, including: the arts, business, education, history, law, medicine, and science.
Award-winning library of video tutorials designed to support learners who want to gain specific software, technology, creative, or business skills. Tutorials include 3D and animation, CAD training, and programming.
Professional Development Collection
Highly specialized collection of more than 550 full-text education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. Designed to serve the needs of professional educators.
Testing & Education Reference Center
Detailed information on private high schools, undergraduate, graduate, vocational schools, and executive education programs; online practice tests for preparatory exams (including college and military entrance exams and civil service exams); and PDF versions of respected college and career handbooks. Research career choices and build a high-quality resume to share with potential employers. Save your resume as a Word document or email it directly from the site.
Courses on a variety of advanced technology related topics--including coding, web design, and app creation.

General Sites

Homework HelpNow
Students (K-Adult) can get live online homework help, skills building, writing assistance, test prep help, and more from expert tutors. If you haven’t used the service before, please read through the Homework HelpNow FAQs.
Library of Congress - Professional Development for Teachers
The Library of Congress "Teaching with Primary Sources" program provides primary source-based staff development to teachers across the country. Offers online modules, training for small groups, and training with their educational consortium.
National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES)
Comprehensive subject directory of federal information on a wide range of education-related issues.
Ohio Department of Education
Statistical profiles of Ohio school districts, job postings, teacher certification information, and state legislation.
Peterson’s Education and Career Center
Wide range of educational resources based on the Peterson's guides, including advice on career and education decisions.
PLCH Yearbook Collection
List of holdings in the Library's collection of high school and college yearbooks.
Study Abroad
Directory of study abroad programs, searchable by country and subject, with contact information but no program descriptions. General advice about travel and study.
Terra Lingua USA
A not-for-profit, educational organization dedicated to promoting language education and international understanding by providing family homestay immersion experiences. Offers academic, outbound, and summer programs.
U.S. Department of Education
Site for federal information on education, with online full-text publications.

Adult & Continuing Education

General Educational Development: Ohio High School Equivalence
The Ohio Department of Education's website for the high school equivalency exams.
Outward Bound
Information on a wide variety of outdoor education experiences. · The Study Abroad Channel
Peterson's online guide to study abroad programs, searchable by country, field of study, or sponsor.
PLCH · Adult Education in Cincinnati
The Library's index to adult education classes in the Greater Cincinnati area.
Road Scholar
Affordable education opportunities throughout the world for people over age 55.
Shaw Guides
Searchable directory of educational travel and career programs in cooking, golf, tennis, foreign languages and other areas of study.
TimeOut Associates
Organization offering experimental education for high school graduates not yet ready for college.

Colleges & Financial Aid

ACT Home Page
Information and online registration for the ACT test.
American Indian College Fund
The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships and other support for the nation's 32 tribal colleges and universities.
American Universities
Access to official college and university home pages.
Cincinnati and the Tristate · Colleges & Universities
Use this directory for local resources.
Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation
Lists scholarships for Cincinnati students.
College Board Online
SAT and GRE test information and online templates for career, college and scholarship search.
College search template with links to college home pages.
COMPASS college placement tests help educators evaluate incoming students in reading, writing, math, and ESL skills for placement decisions.
Educational Testing Service
Information on tests administered by ETS, including SAT, GRE, TOEFL, and AP examinations.
Matches student profile with large database of scholarships.
Federal School Code Search Page
Easy access to the Title IV school codes needed to complete the federal financial aid forms (FAFSA).
Broad and deep collection of financial aid information and links covering all aspects of scholarship search.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Complete information about FAFSA including forms, links, FAQS, and submission tips.
Scholarship database offering free searching.
Office of Postsecondary Education
Current information on legislation affecting education, including government student aid.
Ohio Higher Ed
This site provides information for Ohio residents trying to choose a college and major and search for state scholarship programs.
Princeton Review
College selection site which offers the creation of a personal college search file that can be saved and revised online.
Student Aid on the Web
Federal student aid information from the Department of Education.
US News Best Colleges Index
This year's college rankings, detailed school directory, interactive tools, college admission guide, and brief articles. From US News and World Report magazine.
US News Colleges and Career Center
Online edition of college issue of US News and World Report, including information on school rankings, financial aid, career and graduate study.
USA Jobs
Information about student employment, internships, and volunteer opportunities in the Federal government.

Distance Learning

Distance Education and Training Council
Formerly the National Home Study Council, this organization monitors home correspondence courses offered by a number of agencies.
Distance learning courses searchable by class, school and state; maintained by educators from Harvard and MIT.
Ohio Learns
A "one stop site for anyone interested in college level distance or e-learning in Ohio." Includes information about courses, degrees, and resources/tools to help prepare you for distance learning.

Free Online Lectures & Courses
This site is funded by the Goodwill Community Foundation and offers basic computer classes, including tutorials for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and Publisher. Also offers classes on career planning and math & money skills.
Harvard @ Home
Explore more than fifty programs linked from the "Program List," covering subjects ranging from the arts to social sciences, from history to current affairs, from literature to science and math.
iTunes U
Oxford University, Duke University, Cornell University, Stanford University, museums, research institutes, and more (offers free lectures, but you must download the iTunes software first).
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Open Courseware
Offers free publication of 1,900 MIT course materials that reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT.
Online College Classes
"A free compendium of educational multimedia content from around the web."
Open Yale Courses
Provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University.
University of California Berkley on YouTube
Offers courses, lectures, events, guest speakers, and more.
University of California Berkley Webcasts
Provides webcasts of lectures for the current semester and archived webcasts.

Homeschooling Homeschooling
Links to a variety of homeschooling topics; clicking on “Homeschooling in the USA” displays a clickable map for Ohio resources, including Christian homeschool organizations.
Christian Home Educators of Cincinnati
Seminars, support groups, reviews, legislative news, and other information for local homeschoolers.
Eclectic Homeschool Online
Topical index for lessons plans plus instructional forms and charts that can be downloaded.
National Home Education Research Institute
Research, statistics, facts, demographics about homeschooling, maintained by the editor of Home School Researcher.


American Montessori Consulting
Provides useful information for Montessori educators, including lesson plans, newsletters, and a chat room for sharing ideas.
Archdiocese of Cincinnati Schools Links
Directory of diocesan schools with links to school websites.
Cincinnati and the Tristate · Indiana K–12 Public School Districts
Use this directory for local resources.
Cincinnati and the Tristate · Kentucky K–12 Public School Districts
Use this directory for local resources.
Cincinnati and the Tristate · Ohio K–12 Public School Districts
Use this directory for local resources.
Cincinnati Public Schools
School information for the Cincinnati public school district with news releases and calendar.
Education Week on the Web
Current issue of weekly education newspaper plus searchable archives from 1981, with daily news from major newspapers.
Education World
Directory of resources for teachers and administrators, including curriculum materials, educational policy, and current events.
Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything
Links to websites for ideas to enhance the curriculum, carefully selected and updated daily.
New York Times curriculum resources related to current events, for grades 6-12.
Montessori International Index
Basic information on Montessori philosophy and list of accredited teacher preparation programs.
National Public School Locator
Federal database of public elementary and secondary schools, including data on staff, enrollment, and ethnic composition.
PBS LearningMedia
Teaching modules and resources related to PBS programming.
State Teachers Certification and Licensing Resources
State-by-state teacher certification requirements with links to state agencies and job postings.
A regional partnership, supported by the business, education, non-profit, philanthropic, and civic sectors, "to develop the best educational system in the world, from preschool to college” for kids in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.


National Center for Families Learning
Supports family literacy services through programming, training, research, advocacy and dissemination.
Sites by Subject · Literacy
Find information on adult basic and secondary education, English as a second language (ESL), family literacy, GED sites, learning disabilities, and Ohio proficiency tests.

Ohio Achievement Tests

High School Graduation Tests
Directory of useful links and resources from the Ohio Department of Education.
Kindergarten Readiness Assessment – Literacy (KRA-L)
Learn about the KRA-L, which is required of all children entering kindergarten in Ohio.
Ohio Proficiency Practice Tests
This site, maintained by the Ohio Department of Education, contains links to practice tests for Ohio proficiency tests.