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Education & Careers

Available to Central, City and Suburban Libraries


Learning Express Library

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.

Get started with Learning Express 3.0, or view the Learning Express 3.0 User Guide videos to learn how to register, search the database, take a test, download an ebook and more.


Job & Career Accelerator

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.


Vocations, Careers & Technical Education Collection

Provides content from over 300 largely full-text publications from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.


Culinary Arts Collection

Includes 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.


Gale Virtual Reference Library - ebooks

Cross-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

star iconIf your library card was issued by a suburban library, check that library's website for access.

Last updated June 25, 2014