Education & Careers
Available to Central, City and Suburban Libraries
Learning Express Library - New Platform!
*** IMPORTANT ***
- Existing logins for the old LearningExpress Library 2.0 platform will not work on LearningExpress Library 3.0 and will expire on May 31, 2014.
- If you have an existing account in the old Learning Express 2.0 platform, you must register as a new user on the new 3.0 platform.
- Users who have saved resumes and cover letters in Job & Career Resources should download and then upload to Learning Express 3.0 once they have created a new account.
Learning Express Library is an online learning resource for academic and career test preparation, and reading, writing, math, and science basic skills improvement with practice tests, courses and downloadable ebooks in PDF format. New test preparation tools enable users to select viewing answers during testing or at the end, after scoring. Practice in untimed or timed modes.
The Career Center includes practice tests to help you prepare for entrance, occupation and military exams as well as job search and workplace skill development. The Computer Center has tutorials on MS Office products, Windows 7, and some CGI software. There is also an Adult Learning and High School Equivalency Center that includes the TASC. The College Preparation Center has practice tests for AP, ACT, SAT and PSAT. The School Center contains tutorials and downloadable ebooks for 4th grade and up.
[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.
Job & Career Accelerator - New Platform!
*** IMPORTANT ***
- Existing logins and any work you saved in the old Job & Career 2.0 platform will not work on Job & Career Accelerator 3.0 and will expire on May 31, 2014.
- If you have an existing account in the old Job & Career 2.0 platform, you must register as a new user on the new 3.0 platform.
- Users who have saved resumes and cover letters in the old Job & Career 2.0 platform should download and then upload to Job & Career Accelerator 3.0 once they have created a new account. Please ask librarian if you need assistance with saving your files.
Job & Career Accelerator provides 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.
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*
No additional databases currently available to Central & City Branch cardholders.
*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 April 2, 2014