Resources for Choosing a College
Choosing a college is an important decision. The Poughkeepsie Public Library District has materials to help you select the right school for you. Using this guide will help you locate the resources you need to help you make your best choice. Although the collections at the Central Reference Library and Poughkeepsie Public Library District are highlighted here, you can expand searches in the online catalog to include your local Library and/or other Mid-Hudson Library locations.
Ask at the Adriance Reference Desk for Doctoral and Post-Graduate resources.
College Blue Book (volume 6-Distance Learning)
Best 361 Colleges (Princeton Review )
Use our online database
Testing & Education Reference Center from GALE
for test preparation and as an instructional web site with more than 300 online practice tests that cover civil service and other career exams, college entrance and placement exams, citizenship exams, and more.
Colleges in the area
Financial Aid information
Print copies of catalogs for colleges in Dutchess County are available for viewing at the Adriance Memorial Library's Reference Desk. To obtain your own copy of a catalog, or to view one online, visit the school's Homepage. You may also view a directory of U. S. Universities by State. There is usually a link to both the catalog and schedule of classes available at each institution.
You can search in the Mid-Hudson Library System Public Access Catalog under the following related subjects for more specific information. For additional Subject Headings, ask a Librarian.
Remember that the online catalog contains the holdings of 70 Mid-Hudson Libraries. If what you want is not owned locally, click the green "Request-a-Title" button in the item's record and follow the instructions on the screen. Materials will be sent to whichever library you request.
Note: a book is a reference book, and must be used at the owning library if it says "In Library Use" or "Non-Loan" in the status column and the call number is preceded with an "R".
Most materials on higher education are located in the Dewey Decimal number range beginning with 378. You can browse public and community college collections using this number.
Contact (845) 485-3445 x3303 with any questions.