College And Career Resources

Premium Resources

Foundation Grants to Individuals (Available at Central Library Only)

Find sources for scholarships, fellowships, grants, awards and other financial support for individuals.

Gale Courses

Free online instructor-led courses on a variety of topics such as business, technology and computer applications, college prep, healthcare, writing, and personal development, and sign language. 6-week courses begin monthly. A valid library card is required to register.*

Learning Express Library

Interactive practice exams as well as a Job and Career Center. Include TAKS, GED, SAT, civil service, ASVAB, law enforcement, real estate and basic skills tests.*

Lynda.com / LinkedIn Learning

A vast library of video tutorials covering software, technology, and business skills taught by recognized industry experts. Lynda Library / LinkedIn Learning provides 24/7 access to online learning to help you achieve personal and professional goals. If you need to reset your Lynda.com password please call Lynda.com at 888-335-9632 Monday--Friday, 8 am to 7 pm, or Saturday--Sunday, 9 am to 6 pm. *

Vocational & Career Collection

This collection provides full text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals.*

Recommended Websites

Braintrack University Index

Links to colleges and universities worldwide.

Career Outlook

Articles providing data and information on a variety of topics including occupations and industries, pay and benefits, and more for students, career counselors, jobseekers, and others planning careers.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.

CareerOneStop

Wage and salary information, career resources, and job bank for employers and job seekers.

CareerZone

Career and resume information for grades 6-12.

College Board

Dates and registration for the SAT. Information about colleges and subject majors.

College Navigator

Colleges and universities by location, type of institution and areas of study.

College Possible

Advice on preparing for college, choosing the right college, and getting financial aid.

EduMed.org

Directory of quality higher education programs in the medical and allied health fields. Includes information about careers, how online and hybrid programs work, key information about accreditation, financial aid, and scholarships and issues faced by health care professionals such as compassion fatigue.

FAFSA

Submit your federal financial aid application electronically.

FAFSA Houston

FAFSA application support and resources.

FAFSA School Codes

Search or verify federal school codes

FinAid

A comprehensive financial aid information website.

GRE Online

Dates and registration for the the GRE.

Medical Field Careers

A free resource for careers in the medical field and offer deep insight in to healthcare careers. Features career field overviews, school ranking lists, videos, and other information.

Monster.com

Comprehensive international online job search and recruitment site. Resume posting and relocation material available.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Job outlook information for hundreds of occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Open Education Database

Open Education Database is a comprehensive collection of online college rankings and free courses online.

Peterson's Real Guide to Colleges and Universities

Information about colleges, graduate school, financial aid, careers, private secondary schools, and much more.

Sallie Mae College Planning Calculator

Finding the right way to pay for college just got easier with Sallie Mae's Education Investment Planner. This free online tool offers easy-to-follow guidance on paying for college based on your budget and financial goals.

Sallie Mae Scholarship Search

Information about scholarship and financial aid.

Texas Common Application for College Admission

Use this on-line application to apply for admission to any public college or university in Texas.

Texas Educator Certification Program

Preparation manuals and study guides for the TExES, TExMaT and TASC.

Texas Trade Schools

A listing of trade and vocational schools in Texas with information on their programs.

Texas Tuition Promise Fund

Prepay for college tuition at today's prices.

TOEFL

Dates and registration for the TOEFL.

University HQ

Unbiased source of independent news and comprehensive information about universities and vocational training and certification programs, entrance requirements, ACT and SAT test registration and prep, financial aid and scholarships, career paths, and other topics for individuals wishing to pursue higher education or move up the career ladder.

Work for Good

Job listings and career information for the non-profit sector.