Use these products to prepare for standard exams, such as college entrance exams and civil service exams. Atomic Learning and LearningExpressLibrary.com also have tutorials to help learn computer skills and programs.
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Atomic Training contains short videos explaining specific tasks in many of the most popular software applications in use today. The videos may be watched in sequence like a course, or watched individually to learn a specific part of a program.
Based on official tests, LearningExpress Library provides online practice
examinations for the SAT, ACT, ASVAB, GED, and Civil Service careers, along
with Adult Basic Skills quizzes covering reading, grammar, and math.
Tests are scored immediately and evaluations highlight strengths and
weaknesses. Software tutorials for Microsoft Office programs are also available.
Skokie Public Library's guide to this database
Lynda.com provides access to over 8,000 video courses in technology and business.
Please note: First time users should click the "Create a profile" link to set up a password.
Safari Books Online offers access to the full content of over 1,600 books primarily in the field of computing and information technology. You can search the electronic versions of books from leading publishers such as O'Reilly, Sams, Microsoft Press, Que, and IBM.
Learn how to build websites and apps, write code, or start a business through self-paced video lessons. Users also can create projects and earn badges to demonstrate their mastery of topics.