Boston Public Library

Education

Electronic Resources


Subject Department: Social Sciences
Further resources may be found in the Library catalog, on the Electronic Resources web page, e-mail or by calling 617-536-5400.


Kindergarten through High School
Colleges and Universities
Community Resources and Adult Education
Educational Resources, Certification, etc.

Kindergarten through High School

  • Massachusetts school profiles (search by town/city or type of school)
  • Boston Magazine reports on best public and private high schools (The Library also has paper copies of Boston Magazine.
  • Search directory for Public and Private Schools and Colleges -- National Center for Education Statistics' database for elementary, middle and high schools and colleges in the United States.
  • Camps for Children, listings from the American Camping Association.
  • Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and MCAS

  • Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks
  • MCAS (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System) Information.
  • MCAS test items, what is covered in the tests.
  • 866-622-7220 (or 866-MCAS220) is a toll-free information number staffed by Department of Education employees during normal business hours. People can ask questions about education reform, or the test.
  • Colleges and Universities

    College catalogs and contact and general information

  • Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education
  • Search directory for Public and Private Schools and Colleges -- National Center for Education Statistics' database for schools and colleges in the United States.

  • College financial assistance

  • FAFSA - Free application for Financial Student Aid
  • College rankings

  • College and University Rankings - Education and Social Science Library - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education Groups institutions according to degree-granting activity.
  • U.S. News college rankings.
  • U.S. News graduate school rankings.
  • Community Resources and Adult Education

  • Literacy:
           Boston Public Library literacy services
           Adult Literacy Programs in Greater Boston
  • Educational Resources, Teacher Certification, etc.

    References found in the ERIC Database that have an ED number are ERIC documents--typically research reports, conference papers, issue papers, or monographs. These documents are on microfiche and can be found in the Library's Microtext Department.

    References found in the ERIC Database that have an EJ number are ERIC journals--articles, reviews, reports etc. that have appeared in a journal publication. To find out if the Library subscribes to these journals, check the Library catalog or call 617-536-5400.

    The Library also provides reference over the telephone 617-536-5400 and electronically.