May 29, 2012
The Marathon County Public Library offers a world of information through various electronic databases the Library subscribes to. The Library offers over 40 databases on a wide variety of subjects ranging from genealogy to consumer health, hobbies to languages and free eBooks to small engine repair.
One of the most helpful databases is the Learning Express Library. This is an interactive, educational database offering access to over 800 practice tests, tutorials, eBooks and other information.
*Among the tests found in Learning Express are the ACT, ASVAB, GED, GRE, CDL, CLEP, TOEFL and U.S. Citizenship test along with tests to help 4th and 5th graders improve their math and reading skills.
*Job seekers can find tutorials and eBooks that help them write resumes, prepare for an interview or polish their employment skills.
*Anyone interested in learning Adobe PhotoShop, Microsoft Excel, Corel WordPerfect, etc. can take self-paced tutorials and then check their skills with instantly-scored exams.
To use Learning Express, you need to create an account or Center. Simply type in a Username and Password at the Learning Express homepage and click on Register. Once you have an account, you can save tests, eBooks or tutorials to that account and use them at your leisure. Delete them when you're done.
Learning Express is a wonderful, easy-to-use educational tool of great value to people of all ages. Whatever your educational needs, it can help! Check out the Learning Express Library and other databases at the Marathon County Public Library homepage (mcpl.us) under Research and then Online Resources. And not only is it available at the Library, customers can access it from home using a library card at https://www.mcpl.us/research/online.
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