Education

Books and Media College Information Homeschool Resources Local Schools Online Resources Research Assistance Writing Assistance Disclaimer
In an effort to make it easier for our community to find useful, free online resources, we have collected some resources related to education and learning below.

Resources that say they are part of GALILEO require the GALILEO password to access from home. Please visit your local library for the password—it cannot be given out online or over the phone. The passwords expire each January, May, and August.

 

Books and Media

RBDigital Part of Georgia Download Destination (GADD) with eBooks, eAudiobooks, and magazines for download using the RBDigital app; requires registration via a computer and a valid library card
Common Sense Media A media review site that focuses on appropriateness of media by age and breaks down the content for caregivers and kids
OverDrive Popular eBooks for download using the OverDrive or Libby app; requires a valid library card and PIN
TumbleBooksCloud Part of the Database Offerings in GALILEO, Georgia’s Virtual Library  eBooks and other media for teens and adults including novels, videos, graphic novels, foreign language titles and more that are available without downloading; requires the GALILEO password
TumbleBooksPart of the Database Offerings in GALILEO, Georgia’s Virtual Library eBooks and other media for grades K-6th including talking picture books, videos, graphic novels, foreign language titles and more; requires the GALILEO password

 

College Information

Affordable Colleges Online A rating system for online colleges across the country, including Georgia
GAfuturesPart of the Database Offerings in GALILEO, Georgia’s Virtual Library Information about going to college in Georgia, including FAFSA forms, scholarship criteria, college profiles and more; requires the GALILEO password
GradReports Student reviews of various colleges and universities throughout the country
 

Homeschool Resources

Georgia Department of Education Rules for homeschooling in Georgia, including links to the Intent form
Georgia Home Education Association A faith-based resource for home schooling families of all kinds, faith-based or otherwise
Georgia Virtual School Available for home school students to use with a tuition fee as well as for public and private school students.

 

Local Schools

 

Online Resources

ConsumerEdPart of the Database Offerings in GALILEO, Georgia’s Virtual Library A Georgia-specific resource from the Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs that hosts consumer information, including how to avoid scams and tips on making financial decisions
Consumer Health CompletePart of the Database Offerings in GALILEO, Georgia’s Virtual Library Access to health reports, physician-created videos, medical images and articles on topics including diabetes, fitness, nutrition and more from 1992-present; requires the GALILEO password
Digital Public Library of AmericaPart of the Database Offerings in GALILEO, Georgia’s Virtual Library A virtual library featuring American heritage with millions of photographs, manuscripts, books, and other records; requires the GALILEO password
Digital Public Library of GeorgiaPart of the Database Offerings in GALILEO, Georgia’s Virtual Library A virtual library featuring Georgia history through digitized manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, maps, and more; requires the GALILEO password
LearningExpress LibraryPart of the Database Offerings in GALILEO, Georgia’s Virtual Library Learn new skills or practice old ones using free eBooks, tutorials, and practice tests. Courses include topics such as Microsoft Office, math, and SAT/COMPASS/GED practice tests. Requires the GALILEO password and account registration
Mángo LanguagesPart of the Database Offerings in GALILEO, Georgia’s Virtual Library 72 languages including Spanish, Japanese, Pirate, and English as a Second Language; requires the GALILEO password and account registration
Natural Science Digital LibraryPart of the Database Offerings in GALILEO, Georgia’s Virtual Library A collection of online books, articles, and websites that are geared towards Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM); requires the GALILEO password and each resource has conditions of use.
 

Research Assistance

Academic Search CompletePart of the Database Offerings in GALILEO, Georgia’s Virtual Library A database with full-text articles with research about a variety of topics like archaeology, chemistry, engineering, law, food science, mathematics, theology, and more from 1911-present; requires the GALILEO password
Explora for Public LibrariesPart of the Database Offerings in GALILEO, Georgia’s Virtual Library An easy-to-use, topic-based gateway for many of the EBSCOhost research databases, providing quick access to reliable information; requires the GALILEO password
History Reference CenterPart of the Database Offerings in GALILEO, Georgia’s Virtual Library A database with full-text articles, books, and documents about historical events such as the Civil War and World Wars I and II; requires the GALILEO password
 

Writing Assistance

APA Citation Formatting The Owl at Purdue website teaches simple techniques for citing papers
MLA Citation Formatting The Owl at Purdue website teaches simple techniques for citing papers
Guide to Writing & Grammar An old, but useful guide to grammar and writing that is still accurate and includes sentence parts, forming paragraphs, and avoiding plagiarism

Disclaimer

The external links on this page are provided for convenience and informational purposes. Northwest Georgia Regional Library System neither supports nor opposes points of view of the third-party websites on our resource pages. While we do our best to ensure the websites are functioning, safe, and appropriate for all ages at time of listing, we bear no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links.

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