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:
This is the second blog covering all the resources available in liLI's LearningExpress Library. To learn about the other sections that are available, please refer to the first blog, which covers - Career Prep, the High School Equivalency Center, College Admissions Test Preparation, and the School Center.
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.
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.
This section reviews all the topics that you will encounter while you are in college. These topics include: Math, reading, grammar, writing and science. The math review includes: Algebra, basic math, calculus, geometry and measurement, trigonometry, statistics, logic and reasoning, and quantitative comparison and word problems. You can take the practice tests and get the answers at the end, or you can take the practice exam in learner mode and get the answers right away, along with an explanation. Reading includes practice tests and an eBook for reading comprehension, vocabulary and spelling. Grammar, writing, and public speaking come with tutorials, eBooks, and practice sets. Science reviews chemistry and biology. You can also prepare for graduate school entrance, college placement, and CLEP exams with various practice exams, tutorials, practice essays, and eBooks available.
Adult Core Skills
Sometimes it is hard to know where to start when you are an adult and you are interested in building up your core skills for job development or to prepare for higher learning opportunities. The Adult Core Skills section breaks down the skills you need to develop, and helps with building math, reading, writing, speaking, and grammar skills. Within these sections, you will find a lot of important tools and resources, such as flash cards, eBooks, and practice tests. There is also a section on becoming a US citizen. In this section you will find a great eBook that helps with the process of obtaining a green card. There are also resources available in Spanish.
Recursos Para Hispanohablantes
Herramientas de aprendizaje, carrera y ciudadanía en español. The sections include: Mejore sus habilidades escritas, orales y gramaticales, Sea mejor lector, Desarrolle sus habilidades matemáticas, Prepárese para el examen de GED®, and Sea ciudadano estadounidense.
We hope that you find some of these resources useful and that you can use them to help enhance your skill set and to develop your career. Stay tuned for another blog on our various e-resources that we have available and we hope that you continue learning and growing!