• Monique Gaddy

Easing into E-Resources: LiLI - EBSCO LearningExpress Library - Part 1


The Hidden Resource:

You may be familiar with many of the materials that you have access to at our library, such as books, CD's, audio-books, magazines, and DVDs. But are you familiar with the array of resources that are available electronically? Do you know what an electronic resource is? For those of you who are willing to take a journey into the vast world of electronic resources, this blog series is for you.


LiLI - EBSCO LearningExpress Library:

The EBSCO LearningExpress Library that is available to all Idahoans through lili.org is useful in so many ways. It is one of the electronic resources that I like to recommend the most, and yet I still feel like not enough people know that it is around. Whether you are trying to prepare for a career, for school, or working hard to enhance your job skills, this resource is available for no cost - as long as you have internet available. Don't forget, if you don't have internet access at home, you can drop by our library and use one of our computers. At this time, we are doing one hour computer appointments per day, so drop in or reserve a computer today and help yourself succeed!


To start with EBSCO LearningExpress Library, enter your zip code and city and log in. To save your work and to access some of the portals fully, you will have to create a log in. Mine is just my email and a password of my choosing. From here, LearningExpress Library will let you save your course progress, e-Books, tests, portals, and flashcards from every section that you learn or explore. You can download files or you can delete files you no longer need as well. Each section available is worth exploring, but if you are looking for specific trainings, certifications, or information, I have more information on each section below. If you run into problems along the way, feel free to call the library, visit, or message us for more information, we have training and familiarity with all of our e-resources.

Sections:

Career Prep:

One of the best things about the materials available on liLi is that the e-books and tests are extremely current and relevant information on various careers and educational opportunities. With your liLI access you can download the e-book and read it on your PC or device instead of having to purchase it or check it out in print form. Some helpful books that are available in the Career Prep section are: the Praxis Core Prep eBooks, the ParaPro Assessment prep eBook, the TOEIC eBooks, and many other eBooks for a variety of career training sections. Also available for a lot of the fields are practice exams or exam prep areas. This can really get you prepared for a career shift or higher education decision making.


High School Equivalency Center:

Speaking of higher education decision making, The High School Equivalency section offers a lot for those who need to gain credentials for the GED, HiSet, or the TASC completion. In this section, you can start off by taking a skill check test, as well as start some reading that will allow you to be more familiar with the test taking structure and format of the TABE Level A test. From there you can narrow down your options to just a section of study that you want to focus on, such as just mathematics or writing. There are eBooks dedicated to those subjects, as well as flashcards, tutorials, and practice tests. Don't forget that the learning portal also saves your work, so you can come back and work on more projects when you are ready!


College Admissions Test Preparation:

There are five tests available in the college admissions sections, and one section dedicated to college admissions essay writing. In the college admissions essay section, there are two eBooks available, one called Proofreading, Revising, & Editing Skills, Success in 20 minutes a Day, and Write Your Way into College: College Admissions Essay. Both books have been revised within the last four years, so the information is fairly current. The five tests that are available to prepare for are the: ACT, SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, the AP Exam, the TOEFL iBT and IELTS tests. All of these sections include either of these or all of these tools: tutorials, practice tests, and test prep eBooks that are current editions and available through immediate access or download.


School Center:

The school center focuses on elementary, middle, and high school. Elementary has two main sections: Mathematical Skills and English Language Arts Skills Improvement. Middle school includes three more sections: Social Studies Skills Improvement and High School Entrance Exams Preparation. High school includes three more sections: Science, Technology, and Logic and Reasoning Skills Improvement. Practice tests, eBooks, and tutorials.

Up Next:

Next on our list of LearningExpress sections to explore will be: College Students, Adult Core Skills, Popular Software Skills Center, and Recursos Para Hispanohablantes. You can check out those sections in the Easing into E-Resources: LiLI - EBSCO LearningExpress Library Part 2 blog coming out next month! In the meantime, explore the learning options available to you through lili.org, there is a lot to offer, explore our curbside services for current reading material needs, book a computer appointment to print or surf the web, and continue navigating and learning as we head into 2021!

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