Subject Guides

College Guides

Academic Ranking of World Universities - An annual publication. You can look at previous years beginning in 2003.

American Universities - a directory of Web links. Also provides links to international, canadian, and community college sites.

America's Best Colleges(Ref 378.73 Am354) Washington DC: U.S. News and World Report, Annual.

Barron's Profiles of American Colleges: Descriptions of the Colleges. (Ref 378.73 B278) Hauppauge, NY: Barron's, 2001.

College Board Book of Majors. (Ref 378.73 B278) New York: College Board, Annual.

College Board Getting Financial Aid (Ref 378.3 C686) New York: College Board, Annual.

College Handbook. (Ref 378.73 C686) New York: College Entrance Examination Board, Annual. 

Includes: College Blue Book

The Global Classroom: An Essential Guide to Study Abroad. (Ref. 370.115 L295). Boulder, CO: Paradigm, 2010.

Gradschools.com - More than 50,000 graduate programs. Browse by subject and school, or by online distance learning, certificate, McNair, and miniority program offices throughout the US.

HEP: Higher Education Directory. (Ref 378.73 H100) Washington DC: Higher Education, Annual.

Insider's Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical Psychology. (Ref 616.89 M454) New York: Guilford, 2000/01.

Military Guides - "The standard reference tool used by most U.S. colleges and universities to award academic credit for military learning. Contains more than 8,000 courses offered by the U.S. armed services and defense department."

Peterson's Education Center - Search for graduate programs, financial aid, or download test preparations. This is a very comprehensive resource that incorporates grad schools, private schools, and distance learning information.

Peterson's Graduate and Professional Programs(Ref 378.1553 P442) Princeton, NJ: Peterson's. Annual.

Peterson's Guide to Four Year Colleges(Ref 378.73 P442f) Princeton, NJ: Peterson's, Annual.

General Financial Aid

How to Find Out About Financial Aid and Funding.  (Ref 378.3 Sch36ho) El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service, Annual.

Peterson's Annual Guides to Graduate Study.  (Ref 378.1553 P442) 6 vols. Princeton, NJ: Peterson's Guides, Annual.

Includes: Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans; College Blue Book Vol. 5: Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Loans

College Student's Guide to Merit and Other No-need Funding(Ref 378.3 Sch36f) San Carlos, CA: Reference Service, 2002/04.

Don't Miss Out(Ref 378.3 L532d) Alexandria, VA: Octameron Associates, Annual.

FAFSA on the Web - Determine eligibility, federal school codes, and fill out a free application for Federal Student Aid.

FinAid - For "a free, comprehensive, independent, and objective guide to student financial aid."

Financial Aid - Yahoo's link page to over 120 sites for college and graduate student financial aid and grants.

Financial Aid for Research and Creative Activities Abroad(Ref 378.3 F490r) San Carlos, CA: Reference Service, Biennial.

Financial Aid for Study and Training Abroad(Ref 378.3 F490s) San Carlos, CA: Reference Service, Biennial.

Financial Aid Resource Publications - A "most comprehensive resource for student financial aid" from the U.S. Department of Education.

Foundation Grants to Individuals. (Ref 378.3 F825) New York: The Foundation Center, Annual.

Getting Financial Aid. (Ref 378.3 C686) New York: College Board, 2012.

Peterson's How to Get Money for College. (Ref 378.3 P442) Princeton, NJ: Peterson's, Annual.

Study Abroad(Ref 378.3 St94) Paris: Unesco. Triennial.

Financial Aid for Specific Groups

Directory of Financial Aids for Women(Ref 378.3 Sch36) Santa Barbara, CA: Reference Service, 2003/05.

Financial Aid for African Americans(Ref 378.3 F490af) El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service, Biennial.

Financial Aid for Asian Americans(Ref 378.3 F490as) El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service, Biennial.

Financial Aid for Hispanic Americans(Ref 378.3 F490h) El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service, Biennial.

Financial Aid for International Students - Information on possible sources, colleges, and publications.

Financial Aid for Native Americans(Ref 378.3 F490n) El Dorado Hills, CA: Reference Service, Biennial. .

Financial Aid for the Disabled and Their Families(Ref 378.3 F490d) Redwood City, CA: Reference Service, Biennial.

Test Preparation

DSST: Students/Adult Learners - "DANTES Subject Standardized Test Program allows you to receive college credits for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom... "

Educational Testing Service - Provides information and study guides for major tests such as the GRE, LSAT, PRAXIS (by state), etc. Includes some sample questions from tests, and test taking hints.

Graduate School Essays - Tips on writing the application essay for grad school. From Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Peterson's Test Prep Channel - Tips, and some online examples of selected tests.

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