Much of our world today is driven by the need to learn new things. Often we attempt to learn a new skill set to become more marketable for future employment. Others seek knowledge because of the joy of learning something fresh and different. Our first inclination is to read a book or take a class. However, time and money can sometimes be a hindrance when attempting to find the knowledge we seek. Kent District Library offers a number of free online databases that are great tools for preparing for a test or learning a new skill:
A completely interactive online learning platform providing instant access to a comprehensive collection of test preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources. Includes over 1,000 online practice tests and interactive skill-building tutorials to prepare for the GED, ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT tests, as well as AP exams and professional certification and licensing tests in a range of occupations.
Unlimited access to Lynda.com's vast library of high-quality, current, and engaging video tutorials taught by recognized industry experts. More than 3,000 courses are available to help anyone learn business, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.
Mango is an online language learning system that teaches practical conversation skills for real communication. It's a fast, easy, and effective way to learn to speak a foreign language. Courses are offered for 63 foreign and 18 ESL languages. Also features Mango Premiere, which teaches language and culture through feature films.
To use these databases or any of the other online resources provided by Kent District Library, go to http://www.kdl.org/research.