August 2016

LearningExpress Library

Posted by on Monday, August 29, 2016 - 12:33pm

LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests,and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills
improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep,
GED® test prep, and more. Two sections are geared towards college students:

College Center
This center provides valuable resources that help college students strengthen their academic skills, prepare for placement tests, and get ready for graduate school
entrance exams.

Career Center
Are you preparing for a professional exam? Are you curious about a particular occupation or looking to improve your workplace skills? Choose the Career Center and
begin your path to a bright future.

New titles recently added to the LearningExpress Library:

  • SAT® and ACT® Test Prep 
    Twenty-five (25) new resources were added for 2016 SAT® test preparation, including complete, full-length practice tests in a test-simulation mode that helps students become confident with the format, timing, and content of the official exam. Complete practice tests and two (2) writing practice tests were also added for the ACT® test.

  • New eBooks 
    The eBook collection includes new eBooks for GED® test prep, time management, communication skills, and Praxis II test prep, plus new editions of Nursing School Entrance ExamsNursing Assistant/Nurse Aide ExamPraxis: Core Academic Skills for Educators (5712, 5722, 5732), ASVAB Core Review, and Border Patrol Exam.

  • CLEP® Test Practice
    Two (2) practice tests for the CLEP® College Mathematics exam have been updated to match the latest CLEP® test specifications.

    New Career Center Practice Tests
    Test prep for military exams increased with the addition of practice tests for the SIFT, ASTB-E: OAR, and ASTB-E: Aviation and Nautical Information tests.



Statista - The Portal for Statistics

Posted by on Friday, August 19, 2016 - 8:25am

The Statista database provides immediate access to over one million ststistics and facts, covering over 80,000 topics from 18,000 sources in a single platform. Users have direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets.

  • Access to over one million statistics
  • Export files in PNG, XLS, PPT, and PDF formats
  • Statistics displayed in bar chart, line graph or table format
  • Statista infographics - complex subjects visualized
  • Direct link to source material
  • Detailed source citation

Content includes dossiers and industry reports, industry forecasts, digital markets, infographics, and detailed studies from market researchers, government agencies, and businesses.

Access to Statista

"How-To" -Video

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Welcome to the Library Meet & Greet

Posted by Geri Purpur on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 5:20pm
Welcome to the Library

Stop by the Belk Library for free donut holes and coffee on Tuesday, August 16 between 10 am and noon.  Library workers will be available to answer questions and talk about library services.  There will be lots of free stuff!