Once You Become a Student

Community and Campus Based Programs

  • 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, ext. 829.
  • 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 bobinski@binghamto.edu or 607-777-2315.

Campus Services

  • 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.
  • Binghamton University Continuing Education & Outreach Older Adult Auditor Program.

Academic Support

  • 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.

Choosing a Major

Other Tools

  • Tips for Learning a Foreign Language
  • Student Tools and Resources - Collection of helpful student resources
  • 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 complexity.
  • 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
Improving Your Writing
Improving Your Math Skills
  • 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 message board. 
  • 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 exercises. 

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 of interest.
  • 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.
  • The Online Education Database's article, "Research Beyond Google: 119 Authoritative, Invisible, and Comprehensive Resources,"details Google alternatives ranging from the invisible Web to search engines specializing in things like art, government data and transportation.

Top sites for Scholarly Sources Online

For Articles...
  • 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.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals provides free access to full-text online journals. Search by title or by subject to perform research or just explore.
For books...
  • 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. 
For statistics...
  •  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 your references.
  • 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.

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Last Updated: 6/18/15