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Use library tools and resources to research online, search for online colleges in Texas, research internship opportunities, take an English language course, peruse book lists, view news sites, and more

Tuition Resources PosterTuition Assistance

Tuition Funding Sources   The TFS  link is now available as a free internet resource to all libraries in Texas. The website represents 24 years of scholarship research and has been displayed in the Smithsonian Institute.

The website is free of charge and 100% non-commercial.  A private website, it is designed to help students find scholarships, college, and career information. TFS offers students the largest scholarship database in the world with over $41 Billion in scholarship awards along with a career personality test and detailed college and career information.

Goodcall Scholarship Search Engine

This unique site contains on of the largest databases of scholarships on the web.  Unlike similar sites, it requires no personal information and it's free to use.

Best Online Colleges

This is an exciting time for education as most public and private not-for-profit colleges and universities in America are incorporating online degree programs.  The Best Online Colleges website helps students and families to figure out the best educational route to take, evaluate available programs, and research scholarships at online colleges.   The following links go directly to your area of interest.

Top online schools home page.

Accredited online associate degree programs.

Accredited online bachelor's degree programs.

Online colleges by state.

Financing your online degree.

Resources to help you succeed.

Scholarship Help

This guide from is focused on what students should know before they apply for scholarships using the platforms available online.

Internship Opportunities

Check out this guide from a that provides greater insight, offers more information, and sorts through all the different internship platforms available to students.

Need Help With Lesson Plans?

ForeverCurious are a group of educators and libraries who find and create lesson plans and other resources for others.  Check out these links.

Lesson Plans for Military Kids
Practical Money Skills for Special Needs Kids
How to Teach Kids about Contract and Rule of Law
Real Estate, Math, and Financial Literacy for K-12
Classroom in the Kitchen Lesson Plans
Smithsonian Lesson Plans
Teaching Kids Organizational Skills
Math Lesson Plans for Shopping

Planning to Become a Teacher?

Education Outlook, a company focused extensively on teaching and Higher Education Policy, has spent several months analyzing data in Texas making these websites' search features the best of their kind on the web. 

Teacher degrees.

Masters in Education guide.

Students and visitors can compare multiple teaching programs in Texas at one time, researching how each stacks up when it comes to cost, accreditation, available programs, and more.  You may also select other states from these websites.

Financial Literacy

These financial literacy guides help parents promote positive credit awareness and responsible financial habits throughout their children's development.

Securing Your Child's Credit Future.

Securing You College Student's Credit Future.

General Resources

English for Spanish Speakers View up to ten websites, some with a focus on listening, some on vocabulary, others on grammar, and some with a range of activities.  A variety of learning levels are presented. 

English Homework Help Resource Guide If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by English homework assignments, find most of the resources you need by looking through this guide. There are tools to help make sure you’re following the fundamentals, digitized versions of reference texts, help with writing, opportunities for tutoring, and more. 

TexShare Databases These robust and comprehensive databases include over 27,000 journals, over 171,000 e-books, and over 15 million images, videos, and interactive resources to use in your research projects.  Databases are available in both English and Spanish. Please see your librarian for a password. 

University of North Texas Digital Collections   Hundreds of out-of-state institutions - museums, universities, state and local libraries - now have their collections published on the Web. A number of cultural heritage sources are recommended by UNT.  It is suggested that researchers begin with institutions that have very large collections covering a range of subject areas, followed by ones that focus on state and local history.

Texas Sites This collection of recommended Web sites will makes it easy to find information on the Internet on a wide variety of Texas-related topics.  Be sure to visit the new Portal to Texas History link.

Medical Information  Locate health, medical, drug, and dietary supplement information on leading websites.

Encyclopedias   Credible answers from published reference works – all in one place: 49 encylcopedias, such as Oxford University Press and Columbia University Press, as well as 73 dictionaries and thesauruses.

Social Security Online Services  Looking for information about Social Security benefits and services?  Do you need a replacement Medicare card?  Check out this great site before driving to your local Social Security Office.

Internal Revenue Service  Need help from the IRS?  You can usually find it online! 

Community Directory Visit the official website of the City of Clifton for information concerning the community, city

Clifton Chamber of Commerce Thinking about relocating or visiting Clifton?  The Chamber's website has comprehensive information about the city's art community, festivals and events, relocation information, Chamber newsletter, economic development, and the city directory of local businesses. 

Book Resources

Titles of Note  Looking for definitive bestselling book lists of all types?  You'll find an amazing selection of lists at the New York Times.   

Teachers' List of the Best Children's Books   Great site for those looking for quality children's books.

News Resources

Headline News

Interested in the latest news headlines?  Visit these links to several newspapers and television news sites.