Good Starting Points

See also Professional Collection database from Gale, which contains more than 300 full-text journals for educators.
  • ERIC Database
    Education-related documents and journal articles, many of them full text. The Education Resources Information Center website is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Special Education

    • Mason LIFE Program
      "The Mason LIFE Program is an innovative post-secondary program for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who desire a university experience in a supportive academic environment. The program is supported by the Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities (KIHd) within the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) of George Mason University."

    • National Center for Learning Disabilities
      Provides online tools, resources and information for parents, educators and people with learning disabilities.

  • TeachersFirst
    A collection of original material, Internet resources and lesson plans organized by subject matter and grade level, and designed for teachers of K-12 students. Provided by The Source for Learning, a nonprofit learning and technologies corporation.

  • U.S. Department of Education
    Provides information about funding opportunities, federal student aid, college accreditation, education statistics, applying for grants, etc.

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Adult and Vocational Education/Lifelong Learning

See also English language classes. To learn English and more than a dozen other languages through the library's online language-learning system, see Mango Languages. For online practice tests and tutorials to help adult learners pass academic or licensing tests, see LearningExpress Library database.
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College Planning

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Free, Online Courses (Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs)

MOOCs are free, online, college-level courses from universities and other providers worldwide. The following sites organize lists of available MOOCs, and provide direct links to them, making course selection easier.

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