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College
Colleges & Universities
www.blinn.edu/
Campuses in Brenham, Bryan, Schulenburg, and Sealy; the oldest county-owned junior college in Texas.
www.shsu.edu/
Sam Houston State University.
www.tamu.edu/
Texas A&M University.

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Exam Preparation
www.collegeboard.com/
Register and prepare for the SAT exam.
www.ets.org/gre
Register for the Graduate Record Examinations® as well as answer practice questions.
www.texes.ets.org/texes/
Testing requirements, testing centers, registration information and preparation materials for the TExES™ and ExCET exams.

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Financial Aid
apps.collegeboard.com/cbsearch_ss/welcome.jsp
Online tool to help you locate scholarships, internships, grants, and loans that match your education level, talents, and background.
www.fafsa.ed.gov/
Fill out and submit your FAFSA application online.
www.fastweb.com/
Helps students choose a college, pay for college, and find jobs and internships.
www.finaid.org/
Comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools.
www.texastomorrowfunds.org/
Allows families to prepay for college at today’s prices.

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Plan & Apply for College
www.acenet.edu/AM/Template.cfm?Section=CIP1
K-16 youth development program; motivates middle and high school students from underserved communities to seek a college education.
www.adventuresineducation.org/
Nonprofit, public benefit program developed by TG that helps students plan and complete their journey through higher education.
www.applytexas.org/index.html
Allows prospective college students to apply for admission to any Texas public university and participating community and private colleges.
www.petersons.com/
College search, test prep and financial aid.

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Computer & Internet
Safety
ipac.bcslibrary.org/polaris/
Books in our catalog about internet safety.
www.bcslibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/guidetofacebook.pdf
Parents’ Guide to Facebook, courtesy of the Lighted Candle Society.
www.missingkids.com/
Brochures about internet safety provided by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

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Tutorials
Computer Operations
www.internet4classrooms.com/format_disk.htm
Format a floppy disc.

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Computer Programs
www.internet4classrooms.com/on-line.htm
Tutorials of various computer programs and software.
www.ischool.utexas.edu/technology/tutorials/
Tutorials on various computer programs such as Office, graphics, multimedia, and web development.

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E-mail
help.yahoo.com/tutorials/cg/
How-to-guide on using the new Yahoo! Mail service.
www.ischool.utexas.edu/technology/tutorials/email_tutorials.php
Tutorials on some of the most used e-mail programs including Webmail, Mozilla Mail, and Eudora.

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Internet Browsers
www.ischool.utexas.edu/technology/tutorials/internet_tutorials.php
Tutorials on Firefox and Mozilla Browsers as well as security programs such as antivirus and spyware stoppers.
www.lakeland.cc.il.us/online/tutorials/Browsers/safari/index.htm
Tutorial for the Safari browser for Macintosh computers.
www.newbie.org/firefox/
Mozilla Firefox browser guide and tutorial.
www.tutorialguide.net/internet/internet_explorer/
Tutorial on Internet Explorer browser.

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Mouse
tech.tln.lib.mi.us/tutor/welcome.htm
New user tutorial; practice using the mouse and learn other basic computer skills.
www.fonerbooks.com/r_mouse.htm
Learn to clean a mouse.
www.learnstuff.com/learn-about-computer-mouses/
Learn about different types of mice and how to use them.
www.mouseprogram.com/
Learn how to use a mouse and practice your mouse skills.
www.pbclibrary.org/mousing/games.htm
Mousing around games; practice using the computer mouse.
www.pbclibrary.org/mousing/intro.htm
Mousing around; practice using the computer mouse.
www.skyways.org/central/mouse/page1.html
Mouserobics; practice using the computer mouse.

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Surfing the Internet
www.internettutorials.net/
Offers guides on basic Internet, research, search engines, subject directories, and deep web searching.
www.ischool.utexas.edu/technology/tutorials/internet_tutorials.php
Tutorials on Firefox and Mozilla Browsers as well as security programs such as antivirus and spyware stoppers.
www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/FindInfo.html
Tutorials on various topics such as e-mail, office programs, web development, and more.

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Typing
games.yahoo.com/game/typer-shark
Improve your typing speed while having fun – Zap sharks and piranha as you dive for sunken treasure. Available from Yahoo!
nimblefingers.com/
Online typing test tutorials that will help you learn the basic keystrokes.
powertyping.com/
PowerTyping is an online free typing tutor. Click on Qwerty to begin.
sense-lang.org/typing/
Touch Typing Online will lead you through learning how to type correctly and evaluate your progress.
typeonline.co.uk/
Presents a structured touch typing course for motivated individuals looking to develop their keyboard skills.
www.goodtyping.com/
Try this free online typing course with 27 guided lessons. Free registration is required.
www.gopromocodes.com/keyboarding-resources-for-your-computer
A guide to the importance of keyboarding & keyboarding resources.
www.investintech.com/content/freekeyboardingresources/
List of free keyboarding resources.
www.softactivity.com/monitor-your-computer-keyboarding.aspx
Online games and tests that can help you build up your typing skills and have fun at the same time.
www.testmytyping.com/typing-tutorial.php
This typing tutorial is easy to use and comes with a ton of options to help your improve your typing speed.
www.typingweb.com/
TypingWeb is a free online typing tutor & keyboarding tutorial for typists of all skill levels.

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Virus & Hoax Information
us.norton.com/security_response/index.jsp
Updated information on computer viruses as well as ways to safeguard and protect your computer from the makers of Norton Anti-Virus software.
vil.nai.com/vil/default.aspx
McAfee Avert® Labs Threat Library; detailed information on viruses, Trojans, hoaxes, vulnerabilities and Potentially Unwanted Programs.
www.hoaxbusters.org/
Describes some of the warnings, offers, and pleas for help that are filling our mailboxes and clogging our mail servers.
www.snopes.com/
Urban legends reference page.

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Consumer Information
www.bryan.bbb.org/
Better Business Bureau of the Brazos Valley.
www.consumeraffairs.com/recalls/recalls.htm
Allows you to view the most recent recalled products.
www.consumersearch.com/
Web-based publishing company that helps consumers find answers about what products are top-rated or best bets in their class.
www.thomasnet.com/
Online version of the Thomas Register series; comprehensive resource for industrial information, products, services, CAD drawings, and more.

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Credit Reports
www.annualcreditreport.com/cra/index.jsp
Official site to help consumers to obtain their free credit report.

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Dictionaries
www.bartleby.com/
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language.
www.businessdictionary.com/
Features over 20,000 definitions and over 115,000 links between related business terms.
www.merriam-webster.com/
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.

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Divorce
lawyers.findlaw.com/
Directory of lawyers by state and legal issue.
public.findlaw.com/
Helps you find solutions to your legal issues including accidents and injuries, civil rights, criminal law, divorce, and immigration.
www.divorcenet.com/
Offers state-specific articles, an online community and a nationwide directory of divorce lawyers, mediators and financial professionals.
www.lanwt.org/txaccess/lf.asp
Online resources for non-custodial parents and their rights concerning their children’s lives.
www.nolo.com/index.cfm
Provides do-it-yourself legal solutions for consumers and small businesses.
www.texaslawhelp.org/
One stop online resource for free and low-cost civil legal assistance in Texas.

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Driver’s License
www.txdps.state.tx.us/DriverLicense/index.htm
Texas Department of Public Safety Driver License Division.

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Education
Parents
mansfield.tea.state.tx.us/tea.askted.web/Forms/Home.aspx
Provides information on schools, the administrative personnel employed, and various statistical data about each school district in Texas.

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Teachers/Education Majors
www.educationindex.com/
Annotated guide to the best education-related sites on the Web.
www.educationworld.com/
Lesson plans, practical information for educators, information on integrating technology in the classroom, and articles written by education experts.
www.thegateway.org/
Free, comprehensive resource that will make your lesson planning easier.

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Embassies
www.embassyworld.com/
Comprehensive list of contact resources for all of the world’s diplomatic offices.

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Emergency Preparedness
www.disasterassistance.gov/
Provides news, information, and resources to prepare for disasters, help keep your family safe during an emergency, and to recover afterwards.
www.ready.gov/
Assists individuals in preparing emergency supply kits, family emergency plans, and appropriate responses to emergencies.
www.texashomelandsecurity.com/
Information for preparing for emergencies and making your home, community and state safer.
www.texasprepares.org/
Guide to building an emergency plan including family strategies, checklists, and special needs considerations for the disabled, elderly and pets.
www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/index.htm
Assists cities, counties, and state agencies in planning and implementing their emergency management programs.

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Employment
collegestation.craigslist.org/
Craigslist for the Bryan/College Station area.
csjobs.cstx.gov/
City of College Station online employment site.
jobstar.org/tools/salary/sal-surv.php
Links to general and career specific salary surveys.
sclc.resumemaker.com/
Use ResumeMaker to compose a resume (provided by CTLS, AALS, STLS, and TSLAC).
www.bls.gov/oco/
Occupational Outlook Handbook online.
www.bryantxjobs.com/
City of Bryan online employment site.
www.greencareersguide.com/
Provides job-seekers a go-to resource for careers within the wind, solar, and geothermal industries.
www.jobbankinfo.org/
Helps you find the job that’s right for you; thousands of new jobs posted daily.
www.job-hunt.org/
Provides the most comprehensive listing of useful Internet-accessible job-search resources and services on the Web.
www.jobhuntersbible.com/
Supplement to the What Color is Your Parachute? manual for job-hunters and career-changers.
www.jobweb.com/
Career development and job-search advice for new college graduates.
www.rileyguide.com/
Lists many online sites and services that are useful for your job search; do not post jobs or resumes but instead point you to the places that do.
www.salary.com/
Job salary calculator; free basic salary reports and salary comparisons available.
www.theeagle.com/classifieds/
Classified listings for the Eagle.
www.twc.state.tx.us/
Texas Workforce Commission.

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Encyclopedias
en.wikipedia.org/
Online free-content encyclopedia that anyone can edit; not always authoritative.

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Entertainment
www.imdb.com/
Internet movie database.
www.tv.com/
Covers just about every show, episode, actor, line, opinion, bit of trivia, and programming option on television.

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