Parents who want some guidance to make parenting the best it can be, contact a PACT
Home Visitor at 607-240-2014.
Parents with children under age 5 can go to the the Family Resource Centers (call
607-772-8953) in Binghamton, Johnson City or Endicott and meet other parents, attend
workshops and allow children to play.
Child care information is available at the Family Enrichment Network, 607-723-8313,
McNair Scholars are low-income or first-generation college students and/or students from groups historically
under-represented in doctoral study who desire to pursue a doctorate degree.
Educational Opportunity Outreach to Disadvantaged Students - The TRIO program assists low-income, first-generation college students and students
with disabilities to progress through to post-baccalaureate programs. TRIO's Student
Support Services provides academic support and counseling for Binghamton University
students in conjunction with Educational Opportunity Program.
Binghamton University MBA program in NYC: Binghamton's School of Management is initiating
an 18-month executive MBA program in midtown Manhattan that will begin in September
2011. SOM faculty will serve as instructors in classes on Saturdays. Participants
will enter together and serve as resources to each other. Space is limited. An undergraduate
degree in business is not required; however, applicants should have a minimum of five
years of full-time business or professional experience. For more information, or to
apply, contact Associate Dean George Bobinski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 607-777-2315.
BUC$ (Binghamton University Card System) - The BUC$ account is a declining debit account accessed by the student's Binghamton
University ID card. All purchases are automatically deducted from each personal account.
It is a great way to eliminate the need to carry cash. Books, school supplies, munchies,
and snack and soda vending may be purchased using the BUC$ account. In addition, the
card may now be used in the Bartle and Science libraries for photocopying and printing,
the academic PODs for printouts, the University Unions shops (Munchies, Take One Video),
the Commons Cafe, the Food Co-Op, the University Health Service and off-campus merchants.
It's easy to use; just swipe your card in the available slot on or near the machines
and receive your merchandise.
UC Irvine Provides Free Online Science Information Tutorial - The Science Information Tutorial (three sections "Creating, Sharing and Finding
Science Information," "Science and Engineering Sources and Resources" and "Reading,
Evaluating and Citing Information") will offer participants an understanding of the
fundamental processes of knowledge creation and scholarly communication in the basic
and applied sciences. Available to learners nationwide free of charge.
Mind Tools - A site that deals with career-related skills, offers information and tools on stress,
memory, project planning, creativity, information and study skills, and mastering
Taking Notes From a Textbook - Athabasca University website, Get the Most From Your Textbook, provides a general
overview on how to be more effective in taking notes from your textbook.
Marking a Text - George Washington University Academic Success Center demonstrates techniques for
taking effective notes.
Other Note-taking Systems - Cal Poly's Academic Skills Center provides examples of note-taking methods such
as mapping, charting and the Cornell Note-taking Method.
Reading Textbooks Effectively - Using a time-tested study method (the SQ3R0 to read college textbooks, the Dartmouth
College Academic Skills Center provides guidance on how to read effectively and efficiently.
Improving Studying, Note Taking and Test Taking Strategies
Success in Mathematics: Tips on how to study, how to approach problem-solving, study for and take tests.
Developed by the mathematics department at St. Louis University.
MyMathTest: Developed by Nassau Community College, this site has users install a very short
plug-in software for an interactive assessment. Part one of the test covers basic
math skills. Part two covers introductory algebra. This site provides test takers
with a test score, the option to review answers and a study plan.
Are you ready for calculus? This is a test with 36 questions and answers compiled by the University of New Brunswick to determine
mastery of high school math skills essential to college level calculus.
Math Problem Solver - Identify the type of basic arithmetic problem, enter your math problems and click
for an explanation and answer. This site also includes story and word problems. Look
at the home page.
Math Reference Tables - This site by Dave Manura of Math2.org features math formulas for basic arithmetic
and other topics. It includes links to Spanish and French versions, and an interactive
Created by the math department at the University of Saskatchewan, these exercises test many math skills. Choose an area from the main menu. Then click directly on
the math topic for a brief review, or click on an exercise button. A green button
is introductory exercises, yellow is for moderate exercise or red button is for advanced
Scholarly Sources Online
Most standard sources of information aren't adequate for academic purposes; what you
need is the information and in-depth research found only in scholarly sources. Use
the sites below to find scholarly source online that can aid your research or writing.
Insights for Scholarly Sources Online
Scholarly sources aren't meant to be easy to read or understand. They are often first-hand
sources, or come from people and organizations that deal specifically with your topic
Start by checking out library websites. They often have directories and list of useful online tools and resources. For example,
the New York Public Library has a comprehensive directory of librarian-selected and annotated links to sites
with information on a variety of topics.
INFOMINE, compiled by various libraries, is a good resource for university-level research.
Find links to databases, electronic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards, articles,
researcher directories and more.
WorldCat is a bibliographic database. It allows users to locate books in a catalogs from more
than 10,000 libraries around the world. With bibliographic information for thousands
of items, users can also read reviews and summaries.
Google Book Search allow users to discover new books, read reviews and excerpts, and search within the
text of a book. You'll also find links to online stores and actual libraries that
carry the book.
U.S. Census Bureau provides statistics from the Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Bureau
of Economic Analysis and other organizations. You'll find stat on a variety of things
such as income level and household pet ownership.
The CIA World Factbook invites you to select a country or location and then presents that country's flag,
places it on a map and provides a thorough overview. Learn about a country's people,
geography, economy, military, transportation, communications and more.
For a way to share your finds...
Connotea lets you store and share your scholarly sources using keyword tags to organize them
as you like. The tool is free and easy to use, making it a snap to access and share
CiteULike shares your favorite scholarly resources and lets you look through the sources of
other users. You'll also find news, discussion and search groups.
For legal reference...
The Public Library of Law offers a free searchable database of case law, statutes, regulations, court rules,
constitutions and legal forms. Basic searches offer resources from the paid database
Fastcase (also the site's sponsor), and advanced options allow you to search for resources
from specific jurisdictions and ranges.
Interactive Time Management Activities - Louisiana State University's Center for Academic Success provides self=paced online
workshops. This workshop discusses how to incorporate time management into all aspects
of your life. Click on Guest Entry, then Time Management to begin the activity. Note:
you may need to enable cookies or Java Script. If this is necessary, you will receive
Time Management Obstacles - George Washington University's Academic Success Center provides suggestions to
overcome the obstacles of over-scheduling and distractability