School Resources for Teens

Web-Based Ebooks Available 24/7

A growing collection of web-based eBooks from the Gale Virtual Reference Library on a variety of subjects. These titles are also useful for homework help and curriculum support for upper elementary through community college students. 
You can search all titles at once, or individually. They can be accessed at the library, or remotely over the internet 24/7. They are also accessible from searches made in the library’s catalog. You can email, print, or download results, as well as send PDF copies of chapters or articles to your mobile device. Printable brochure

Log on with your McKinney Public Library card number or call the Library at 972-547-7300 for the password. How to Get a Library Card.

Titles of Interest from the Gale Virtual Reference Library
Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans: A Guide to Education-Related Financial Aid Programs for Students and Professionals, 2015
Provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies. Covers a variety of programs in all educational areas, including area and ethnic studies, business, computer science, education, liberal arts, medicine, physical sciences, theology and religion and more. Intended for students and others interested in education funding.
The College Blue Book, 2011
Guide to thousands of two- and four-year schools in the U.S. and Canada. Covers the expected listings and detailed descriptions, degree programs offered, scholarships and occupational education programs.

Scholarships, College, and Career Information

Tuition Funding Resources

Tuition Funding Sources is designed to help students find scholarships, college and career information. TFS offers students the largest scholarship database in the world with over $41 billion in scholarship awards along with a career personality test and detailed college and career information. is provided to library patrons free of charge. Library patrons should register and login through the above link to use the TFS website.

Register as a new member by clicking on the "login" button and then "click here to register". Select your state, enter your email address as your username and create your own personal password. You only need to register the first time you use the service.

Additional Resources