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[[#databases|Databases]] for online resources available through the library (home access with a Forbes Library card number).\\
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#web|Web resources]] For a selection of recommended web sites.\\
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#forbes|Forbes materials]] for a selection of relevant library materials at Forbes library.\\
[[#wmass|Catalog searches]] for relevant searches in the C/W Mars Catalog for Western Massachusetts Libraries.
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'''National Home Education Network''' \\
[[http://www.nhen.org/]]
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The mission of NHEN is "to encourage and facilitate the vital grassroots work of state and local homeschooling organizations and individuals by providing information, fostering networking and promoting public relations on a national level." The site provides news, articles about homeschooling, information about finding support groups, and discussion forums

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[[http://wmars.cwmars.org/search~S41/t?SEARCH=The+librarian%27s+guide+to+homeschooling+resources|The librarian's guide to homeschooling resources]] [electronic resource]\\
Susan G. Scheps.
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'''Advocates for Home Education in Massachusetts'''\\
[[http://www.ahem.info/]]

'''Massachusetts Home Learning Association'''\\
[[http://mhla.org/]]

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Designed for students in junior high and middle school. Provides access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

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This online edition of the magazine features essays, articles, and op-ed pieces about homeschooling. Features a FAQ that answers questions about legislation, teaching, networking with other families, and students with special needs. Also recommends books, curriculum resources, links to state laws and regulations, and links to other related sites. Includes archived issues of both the magazine and online newsletter and a printable homeschool guide.

'''A to Z Homeís Cool'''\\
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Developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

'''[[http://www.forbeslibrary.org/ref/databases.shtml#learning|LearningExpress]]'''
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Find links to "the best and most interesting and useful sites and articles about home education on the web." Features homeschooling laws, lesson plans, advice on homeschooling teens, support group and community networking resources, distance learning programs, ideas for field trips, and much more. Maintained by a parent with homeschooling experience.

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A community service project of Michaelmas Farm, a grassroots family-owned initiative with related programs and services based in MA. ďOur primary purpose is to act as a vehicle to help foster personal connections, share practical resources, and nourish a sense of community among home learning families who are inspired by Waldorf education and the work of Rudolf Steiner.Ē

'''Massachusetts Department of Education'''\\
[[http:
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'''National Home Education Network''' \\
[[http://www
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'''Advocates for Home Education in Massachusetts'''\\
[[http://www.ahem.info/]]

'''Massachusetts Home Learning Association'''\\
[[http://mhla.org/]]

'''Home Education Magazine'''\\
[[http://www.homeedmag.com/]]
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This online edition of the magazine features essays, articles, and op-ed pieces about homeschooling. Features a FAQ that answers questions about legislation, teaching, networking with other families, and students with special needs. Also recommends books, curriculum resources, links to state laws and regulations, and links to other related sites. Includes archived issues of both the magazine and online newsletter and a printable homeschool guide.

'''A to Z Homeís Cool'''\\
[[http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/]]
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Find links to "the best and most interesting and useful sites and articles about home education on the web." Features homeschooling laws, lesson plans, advice on homeschooling teens, support group and community networking resources, distance learning programs, ideas for field trips, and much more. Maintained by a parent with homeschooling experience.

'''Waldorf Family Network'''\\
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'''Massachusetts Department of Education'''\\
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The home school manual : plans, pointers, reasons, and resourcesTheodore E. WadeIKE+W119h+1995

A Beginnerís Guide to HomeschoolingPatrick FarengaIKE.F223b 2000

The homeschooling handbook : from preschool to high school, a parent's guideMary GriffithIKE.G875h 1999

Family matters : why homeschooling makes sense David GutersonIKE.G982f 1993
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Theodore
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A Beginnerís Guide to Homeschooling\\
Patrick Farenga\\
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The homeschooling handbook : from preschool to high school, a parent's guide\\
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Family matters : why homeschooling makes sense\\
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'''Massachusetts Department of Education'''
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'''Massachusetts Department of Education'''\\
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!!!ON THE WEB

''National Home Education Network'''
[[http://www.nhen.org/]]
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The mission of NHEN is "to encourage and facilitate the vital grassroots work of state and local homeschooling organizations and individuals by providing information, fostering networking and promoting public relations on a national level." The site provides news, articles about homeschooling, information about finding support groups, and discussion forums

'''Advocates for Home Education in Massachusetts'''
[[http://www.ahem.info/]]

'''Massachusetts Home Learning Association'''
[[http://mhla.org/]]

'''Home Education Magazine'''
[[http://www.homeedmag.com/]]
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This online edition of the magazine features essays, articles, and op-ed pieces about homeschooling. Features a FAQ that answers questions about legislation, teaching, networking with other families, and students with special needs. Also recommends books, curriculum resources, links to state laws and regulations, and links to other related sites. Includes archived issues of both the magazine and online newsletter and a printable homeschool guide.

'''A to Z Homeís Cool'''
[[http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/]]
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Find links to "the best and most interesting and useful sites and articles about home education on the web." Features homeschooling laws, lesson plans, advice on homeschooling teens, support group and community networking resources, distance learning programs, ideas for field trips, and much more. Maintained by a parent with homeschooling experience.

'''Waldorf Family Network'''
[[http://www.waldorffamilynetwork.com/]]
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A community service project of Michaelmas Farm, a grassroots family-owned initiative with related programs and services based in MA. ďOur primary purpose is to act as a vehicle to help foster personal connections, share practical resources, and nourish a sense of community among home learning families who are inspired by Waldorf education and the work of Rudolf Steiner.Ē

'''Massachusetts Department of Education'''
[[www.doe.mass.edu/]]


!!!DATABASES (home access with a Forbes Library card number)
 
'''Gale InfoTrac'''
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Professional collection
Full-text periodicals for teachers and school administrators

'''Junior Edition K-12'''
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Designed for students in junior high and middle school. Provides access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Kids InfoBits
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Developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

LearningExpress
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Provides an online, interactive learning platform of practice exercises and test, diagnostic tools, and tutorials in math, language arts and Spanish language acquisition.

SIRS
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A digital teaching and learning resource providing multimedia and interactive content.


!!!ON THE SHELF

The home school manual : plans, pointers, reasons, and resourcesTheodore E. WadeIKE+W119h+1995

A Beginnerís Guide to HomeschoolingPatrick FarengaIKE.F223b 2000

The homeschooling handbook : from preschool to high school, a parent's guideMary GriffithIKE.G875h 1999

Family matters : why homeschooling makes sense David GutersonIKE.G982f 1993
 
!!!E-BOOKS (electronic books available online - search Forbes online catalog by title)

The librarian's guide to homeschooling resources [electronic resource] Susan G. Scheps.

 
!!!SUBJECT HEADINGS (search in all Western Mass. Libraries)

Home schooling
Home schooling handbooks, manuals, etc.
Home schooling juvenile literature
Home schooling United States
Home schooling United States handbooks, manuals, etc.    
 

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