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Web Sites

Children's Sites

(Internet Sites for students to explore for homework -- and just for fun!)

Colleges and Universities
[See also Student Financial Aid ]

  • College Board ( Find facts about the schools of your choice and use "LikeFinder" to find colleges that are
    similar. "The Side-by-Side" feature lets you compare two or three colleges at a time!

  • CollegeNET ( Search for colleges and universities by name, location, tuition and majors -- plus financial aid information!

  • College Rankings ( Links to sites that rank undergraduate, graduate, business, law and international college programs (NOTE: University of Illinois librarian Daniel Burgard does not endorse any of the sites; he also includes sites that argue against college ranking sources

Funding Sources

Grant Proposal Writing

  • Basic Elements of Grant Writing (
    The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, provides this online handbook for beginning grant writers

  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (
    Features include
    "Applying for Federal Assistance"
    and "Developing and Writing Grant Proposals".

  • EPA Grant-Writing Tutorial (
    Though specifically a guide for environmental programs, this site offers many general principles, including effective presentation of the proposal and completing the paperwork.
  • GrantHelp ( A course in seven lessons: types of proposals, money sources, what the funding sources are looking for, needs documentation, resource invetigation, grant writing and "After The Application Has Been Submitted".
  • Grant-Writing Tips for K-12 school programs ( Includes a directory of foundations and agencies offering grants in this sector.

  • Grant Writing Resources
    How to select funding agencies and prepare a winning proposal. Includes
  • How to Write a Winning Proposal and Get Those Grants! ( Sound advice for beginners. The Web site's reverse calendar program helps you keep track of your grant activities up to 40 days before the application deadline.

Grant Resources

  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (
    "A government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects, services and activities which provide assistance or benefits to the American public" with "financial and nonfinancial assistance programs" administered by Federal agencies. Features include
    "Applying for Federal Assistance" and "Developing and Writing Grant Proposals".

  • Council of Foundations ( See what role foundations play in your community, how to start your own foundation -- and what the Council does to support foundations.

  • Development Resource Center ( Fund raising, marketing & public relations ideas, and other non-profit information and resources.

  • Foundation Center Online ( Do you have a project that needs funding? Try the these at-your-fingertips resources: Electronic Reference Desk / Frequently Asked Questions / Online Librarian / Links to Nonprofit Resources / Orientation / The Foundation Center's / User-Friendly Guide to Funding Research and Resources / Prospect Worksheet / Proposal Writing Short Course / Glossary / Common Grant Application Forms /

  • Grant-Writing Tips for K-12 school programs ( Includes a directory of foundations and agencies offering grants in this sector.
  • GuideStar ( A searchable database of more than 700,000 nonprofit organizations in the United States.

  • Internet Nonprofit Center ( "Home to donors and volunteers. Information on more nonprofits than any other site in the world!"

  • Joseph and Matthew Payton Philanthropic Studies Library
    The Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Library's comprehensive coverage of fund raising, voluntarism, and nonprofit organization management can be located throughout this web site.

  • National Charities Information Bureau (
    Consumer information about charitable organizations in the United States.

  • National Institutes of Health ( for a wide variety of information on health, grants and funding opportunities, news and events, scientific resources and agencies.

  • Philanthropy Journal Online (
    News and articles about foundations, fundraising, nonprofit organizations, volunteers, relevant technology ... and much more.

  • Charity Navigator ( "Your Guide to Intelligent Giving," the site works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of America's largest charities.

  • ( "Connecting people with nonprofit information" with specific areas for businesses, grantmakers, nonporofit organizations, government, donors, media, researchers and higher educational institutions.

  • Idealist ( Search for activities, services and publications of 16,000 nonprofit organizations.

  • Philanthropic Advisory Service, ( a core program of the Council of Better Business Bureaus' Foundation, provides donors and potential donors with information on nationally soliciting charitable organizations and advice on sound giving practices.

Student Financial Aid

  • Absolutely Scholarships ( Search 200,000 scholarship awards across "two of the most comprehensive scholarship databases available." NOTE: Registration is required, but is free of charge.
  • CollegeNET ( Search for colleges and universities by name, location, tuition and majors -- plus financial aid information!

  • FAFSA on the Web ( Apply directly online for Federal Student Aid on this U. S. Department of Education site, which includes a list of frequently-asked questions.

  • FinAid ( (The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid) For loans, scholarships (and other types of aid), applications, answers to questions, "Beyond Financial Aid" (testing, admissions & career placement) -- even calculators for funding!

  • Financial Aid Resource Center ( A resource for every type of student, with many types of financial assistance (federal, state and scholarships). Tools include calculators for college costs, loans and total payments.

  • Paying for College ( Advice from on saving money for college, obtaining financial aid and scholarships, and what do once you receive the assitance. The "Education Loan Center" guides you through the process of borrowing money for your education.

  • Scholarship ( is an online handbook to success in winning scholarships. You'll find advivice on college costs, types of scholarship, judging the application, personal assessment, identifying and evaluating opportunities, preparing the essay, letters of recommendation, interviews, and scholarship renewals. This site also includes and Internet guide and a college directory by state.
  • Student Financial Aid ( Financial Aid from the U.S. Department of Educatio, wnhose Student Financial Assistance programs are the largest source of studentaid in America (over $60 billion a year in grants, loans, and work-study assistance). Here you'll find help for every stage of the financial aid process, whether you're in school or out of school.
  • ( opens "the student gateway to the U. S. government." An initiative of the U. S. Department of Education, the site is "one place to find what you want, instead of searching the entire web. We've done the legwork, so you save time and have more success finding what you need.

Health and Medicine

  • MEDLINEplus, ( from the National Library of Medicine, contains information of dozens of diseases and conditions, with links to quality, readable health information. MEDLINEplus can help you locate
    health-related dictionaries, databases and libraries, and includes links
    to MEDLINE, the world’s largest collection of references to and
    abstracts from medical journals.

  • PubMed ( provides free access to the MEDLINE medical abstracts. Searching is user-friendly anddoes not require special training or a medical background.

Law and Legislation
(State and Local Resources)

S. C.


and Planning


S. C. State Legislation

South Carolina Centers for Equal Justice Law Help dot Org website. Click here for South Carolina's guide to free legal resources.
Click on logo above to access the website, which provides legal information
on 23 major topics. Includes a referral finder for legal help by zip code,
plus a statewide "Legal Aid Directory."

  • Code of Laws of South Carolina (
    Full-text access (minus annotations) to the state laws of South Carolina!
    See also:
    and South Carolina General Assembly
    Current Legislation (

  • South Carolina General Assembly ( (for state Senate and House): Bills, sponsors, committees and past legislation.

  • South Carolina Bar Association ( Among the reference resources are "Law Links" by category, a lawyer directory and locator, as well as a by-topic "Lawline" page.

  • South Carolina Reference Desk (
    (Coleman Karesh Law Library, University of South Carolina School of Law) The state-information pages include "The Courts and the Bar", "The Legislature", "The Executive", and "Reference Sources" (with links to items such as the Children's Law Project, directories, bibliographies, SC Reference Room: Libraries list, and Law Reviews, and to sites such as South Carolina Government and the South Carolina Bar).

Local Ordinances and Planning

Library Services for Users with Disabilities

See also: Aging and Disabilities (Services and Resources)


  • Bibliomania ( Hundreds of searchable, online full texts of Fiction / Poetry / Non-Fiction ~ (Important classic works) / Reference (Literature and Language).

  • The Complete Works of Shakespeare Online ( Can't find a copy of Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, or Macbeth? Never fear -- this Web site has all Shakespeare's plays at the click of your mouse!

  • The English Server ( Search the web site of the Carnegie Mellon University English Department for over 30,000 works on a wide range of disciplines and interests. See especially the links for full texts of poetry and fiction!

  • Genreflecting and Reader's Advisory ( Match your favorite type of fiction to the authors who write it best! This site covers many genres (Adventure/Suspense, Christian Fiction, Crime and True Crime, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Mystery and Detection, Romance, Science Fiction and Western) as well as reading that goes "Beyond Genres" (African American, Children's Fiction, Easy Reads, Native American, Recreational Nonfiction, Teen Fiction, Transborder/Latino and Women's Fiction).

  • Internet Public Library ( Links to selected sites offering full texts classic works.

  • Project Gutenberg ( online "virtual library" of thousands of electronically stored books -- mostly classics -- that can be downloaded for free.

  • Representative Poetry Online ( (University of Toronto English Department) Search for full text of over 2100 poems by poet, first line, timeline, days of the year, or keyword. Includes a glossary and classic works of poetry criticism.

  • What's Next! ( This Kent District Library page helps you search adult fiction in series (a "series" is two or more books linked by characters, settings, or other common traits). Great source for sequels!

Science Fair Projects and Experiments

  • Edible/Inedible Experiments Archive (
    The experiments cover most of the main branches of the sciences and are designed for elementary through high school students (and especially for homeschooled students).
  • Experiments in the Classroom ( Agricultural experiements from the U. S. Water Conservation Laboratory.
  • ( Find experiments from optics to life sciences, with fun and games along the way.
  • Math Ideas for Science Fair Projects (, for project ideas, collections of suggestions, and information on math and science fairs.
  • Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab ( Experiments from easy to advanced on just about everything!
  • Science Hobbyist ( Link to a large selection of links science topics, science fair projects, science education Web resources, homeschooling links and online science museums.
  • Science Mini-experiments (
    More than 60 experiments with explanations of the scientific principle involved.

  • Your Science Fair Project Resource Guide ( helps students understand the scientific method, choose a project, and find URLs for science experiments.

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