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Studying & test prep

Your library card gives you 24/7 access to a variety of extremely helpful databases. (You can also access these in the library even if you don't have a GPLD Card!) Below are a selection of tools specifically geared toward studying and test preparation, but you can see our complete list of resources here.

Also included are a few resources to help first-time job seekers prepare resumes, get ready for interviews, and get help with planning their career path.

College Preparation Center

Prepare for your SAT, ACT, or PSAT; get help with your college admission essays; practice for your AP exams and more tools you'll need to get ready for college application time. Includes interactive tutorials, ebooks, and video help guides.


Create your own study schedule for preparing for most standardized tests. With ePrep, you can take practice exams and tutorials, expand your vocabulary, and go over problem sets until you're an SAT/ACT pro. It will help keep you on track until your scheduled exam.

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

Contains information on on jobs, industry overviews, internships and scholarships to help get you on the career path you want. Watch live Q&A sessions with professionals, find out how to plan your college career for the best possible advantage, look at resume examples and get advice on applications and interviews.


HelpNow! offers live one-on-one tutoring every day except Saturday from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. They also provide a writing lab to help with your essays (although they need 48 hours of lead time, so no last minute work!), video tutorials, a language lab to help your verbal and writing skills, study plans, flash cards, and a library of skill building lessons.


The career-focused equivalent of HelpNow!, featuring live resume advice, templates and resources; interview coaches and tips; and career assessment. Live job coaches are online to help you with your questions Monday through Friday from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

LearningExpress Library

Features preparation centers for career, school, college prep, and college assistance. Each center has a variety of resources including video tutorials, practice exams, samples of resumes or essays, and other tools to prepare you at all stages of your education and career.