Expert tutors help you finish your homework, study for tests and write essays (read more about Tutor.com). Use a whiteboard and chat box (with optional audio), share files, even drop off a math problem or essay. You can use five sessions per week, tag and reconnect to your favorite tutors, store your assignments and documents in your virtual locker and go back to review your previous sessions when studying. Start with a video overview and a practice session. The SkillsCenter offers subject quizzes and other self-study tools (such as preparation for ASVAB, AP, ACT, and SAT exams) that are always available and do not count against your weekly limit.
Study guides, courses, and practice tests; how to do library research; help writing term papers; tutoring; and resources for educators.
More than 50 education topics are treated with substantive (over 500 words) articles in Newsbank Access World News. Tip: After selecting a topic, limit results to the United States using the country limiter in the left-hand column.
Format: Topic within database
A digital library of education research and information. The ERIC website offers another search interface plus additional resources.
(Formerly Testing and Education Reference Center) Find all the tools you need to discover your passion, ace your exams, and excel in your career. Search thousands of college and graduate schools, identify scholarships that meet financial needs, take online practice tests and use test prep ebooks to obtain education and career goals. Users will register a personal account. Provided by the Tennessee Electronic Library.
Format: Interactive online service
Related File: Peterson's Test and Career Prep guide
(Formerly Lynda.com) Offers thousands of courses in business, technology and creative subject areas in several languages. Tutorials are segmented and indexed into tasks for just-in-time learning, and course playlists can map to specific job roles or competencies. New courses are added weekly. Many courses include downloadable practice files.
Format: Downloadable or streaming media
Provides sections on education theory, psychology, law, government, school safety, diversity, curriculum, counseling, teaching methods, technology in education, testing, alternative education, teacher education, historical and international perspectives.
Format: Online reference
Hundreds of volumes of encyclopedias and other ebooks covering all subject areas. Gale eBooks is included in Gale Power Search which searches the content of the ebooks along with magazines and other resources. If you want to browse the ebooks as books, this Gale eBooks interface is the better choice.
Format: Database of books
A collection of tens of thousands of ebooks and videos on essential and high-demand topics for business, coders, educators, makers, gamers, and those simply looking to grow personally and professionally. Books are fully searchable and always available, no "on hold" waiting.
O'Reilly for Public Libraries was purchased for the Library through the Shelton Bequest and Friends of the Library.
Format: Database of books
Related File: O'Reilly tip sheet
Covers a variety of programs in all educational areas, including area and ethnic studies, business, computer science, education, liberal arts, medicine, physical sciences, theology and religion, and more. Intended for students and others interested in education funding.
Format: Online reference
The American Association of School Librarians honors websites and apps of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning.
An accessible books program supported by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. People with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers can customize their experience to suit their learning style and find virtually any book they need for school, work, or the joy of reading. Application for membership requires documentation of an eligible disability. Free for students with qualifying reading barriers, annual membership fee for adults.
Analysis of college costs and value, including national data on the earnings of former college graduates and data on student debt.
Helps parents and educators discover, use, and share the best movies, television shows, books, apps, games, websites, and digital curricula for children.
The best source for freely available images is the new CC Search Project, on the link above. But for music and other media, use the old CC Search.
A directory of websites, mobile apps, and desktop programs for education that are rated and reviewed by parents and educators.
A directory of camps accredited by the American Camp Association. Lawson McGhee Library has a subscription to Camping Magazine published by the association.
From cooking to 3D printing, to making just about anything fly, Instructables document countless hours of tinkering, soldering, stitching, frying, and fun, making just about anything.
Helps parents get acquainted with the Tennessee public school system by providing general information about how to enroll, understand the school system, and get involved with their child’s education.
A federal agency that produces statistics, reports, and reviews on education activities, including internationally. Provides a search engine for schools and colleges.
The best in free ebooks, audiobooks, movies, online courses and educational resources scattered across the Web.
Format: Digital archive
Directory presenting facts, basic descriptions, and contact information for private schools.
Publications, fact sheets, and other resources to help you prepare and pay for college or career school.
The publisher of the Guide to Summer Programs hasn't updated the reference book, but the publisher is associated with this online directory of summer programs. See also Find a Camp.
An information and referral service for persons with disabilities, family members, service providers, and advocates. Topics include arts and recreation, assistive technology, disability etiquette, disaster and emergency preparedness, education, employment, health care, housing, law, mental health, religion and spirituality, support for families, and transportation.
Compare college tuition and "net price."
This short guide (PDF) presents the basic steps of working on a research project for school, with recommendations specific to the resources of Knox County Public Library.