Reference Blog Entries

Going Abroad this Summer?

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Torii in Miyajima

If you're thinking of international travel this summer, the UA Library has tons of resources to help you plan. If you want useful tips and information about the country you’ll be visiting, check out Global Road Warrior, where you’ll find some great advice on what to wear, points of interest, and critical notes on security, climate, and health. Be sure to check out the State Department for urgent travel warnings, and consider signing up for their STEP program. If English isn’t one of the official languages in your destination country, take a look at Mango Languages, which has over 70 languages that you can learn, so you’ll be confident communicating no matter where you go. For even more resources, check out our subject guide on Travel. Safe travels!

Future UAHS Seniors: Investigate Colleges this Summer

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Johns Hopkins campus

Summer might not be the preferred time to think about school, but if you’re going to be a high school senior next year, it is a great time to think about where you might want to go to college, and perhaps plan a few campus tours for the fall. If you want to learn more about a particular school, check out the College Blue Book. This resource will let you know how difficult it is to get into your favorite schools, which degrees are offered, and what the campus is like. You can also find information about occupational schools and scholarships. If you know you want to stay in Ohio, you can learn more about private colleges or public institutions online. If you’re not sure where to start, check out Peterson’s College Search, and “get matched” with a school that has majors that interest you, or take a look at some of our other recommended websites.

A big factor in choosing your school will likely be how to pay for it. For more on scholarships, check out Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans. This resource is most effective if you jump to the final volume and check the indexes, which will give you a listing of scholarships by field of study, place of legal residence, place of study, or your membership or affiliation with a particular group. Use your browser’s find tool (Ctrl+f) to jump to whatever interests you in an index. There are many, many resources on financial aid available online as well. And, naturally, the fabulous UAHS College Center has many helpful forms and guides on what else to consider when deciding where to apply.