Education & Careers
Available to Central, City and Suburban Libraries
Online math and reading practice for 4th and 5th grades, math, reading and writing skills improvement for 6th through 8th grades and high school entrance exam preparation. Many titles are also available as e-books. Also includes a wide array of computer skills tutorials for MS Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. New users should enter their OCPL library card number as the user name.
- Learning Express has rolled out a new platform with enhanced features.
- All users must register as new users on the LearningExpress Library 3.0 platform.
- Existing logins for LearningExpress Library 2.0 will not work on LearningExpress Library 3.0 and will expire on June 1, 2014.
- Users who have saved resumes and cover letters in Job & Career Resources should download and then upload to LearningExpress Library 3.0 once they have created a new account
Instructions for Current Version 2.0
- How to Use Learning Express [PDF]
- LearningExpress Guided Tour
- Finding tests, courses and ebooks
- About My Center
[Expires 4/30/2014] *all class sessions must be completed by this date*
Over 500 free high-quality personal enrichment and non-credit online courses. Offers engaging video-based lessons, a collaborative learning environment, graded lesson tests, certificates of achievement and Continuing Education Units for selected courses. Users need an email address to create their personal Universal Class account. Users can register for up to five classes at one time, but there is no limit to the overall total number of classes a user can take. Users have six months to complete any class and can sign up more than once for the same class.
Personalized, step-by-step job search assistance—from exploring and matching suitable occupations from over 1,000 detailed occupation profiles to finding over 5 million up-to-date job postings. Easily create professional and effective resumes and cover letters, master interviewing and networking techniques, improve your work skills, and prepare for occupation-related exams. Users can also plan, tailor, and track their individual progress for multiple job searches. If you are already a registered Learning Express Library user, you do not need to register again. Use your LE login for this resource. List of computer classes in Job & Career Accelerator.
Job & Career Accelerator has rolled out a new platform with enhanced features. All users must register as new users on the Job & Career Accelerator platform. If you have saved resumes, you can download from the old platform and then upload into the new Job & Career Accelerator platform. Existing logins and any work saved in the old Job and Career Accelerator will expire May 31, 2014. Please ask librarian if you need assistance with saving your files.
Provides content from over 300 largely full-text publications from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.
Includes 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.
Gale Virtual Reference Library - ebooksCross-search, read, download, and email chapters from a growing collection of reference books, including study guides : PRAXIS, CLEP, GED, GMAT, GRE, and SAT. There is no loaning or checking out - the books are always available to be read on your computer or portable device. GVRL has ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology built in for 19 languages and on-demand translation for 11 languages.
Available to Central & City Branch Libraries*
*Branch Libraries - Beauchamp, Betts, Hazard, Mundy, Paine, Petit, Soule, White
If your library card was issued by a suburban library, check that library's website for access.
Last updated March 7, 2014