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    Test Prep

    Testing & Education Reference Center is a start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape the rest of your life. Get help with the GED, SAT, ACT, GRE, Postal Exams, and many, many more!
        • Over 300 practice tests and courses
        • Dozens of ebooks containing valuable study material and                    practice tests
        • Information on over 4,000 accredited schools
        • Scholarship search featuring $8 billion in available scholarships
        • Resume builder with over 1,000 brainstorming phrases to get          you started
        • Career modules covering subjects from career change to salary       negotiations

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    Mitchell Manuals:

    Car repair manuals are now available on line through Mitchell Manuals website. Their site offers instruction and diagrams to aid in your auto repair needs.

    Mitchell Manuals can be found at Contact the Information Desk at (309) 697-3822 x13 for password details.

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    Full Text Articles

    EBSCO (WilsonWeb)
    Full text articles in areas of science, medicine, current events and more. Recommended for research papers and homework.
    OCLC FirstSearch
    (Full-text databases) For authorization name and password, please call the library at (309) 697-3822 X13 (IL state grant guidelines prevent posting.)
  • An open book with a link to the Illinois Talking Books site,

    Talking Books
    Opening the world of reading for the people of Illinois who cannot read print due to a physical or visual limitation. Contact the Information Desk for more details (309) 697-3822 x13
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    CARLI (Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois)

    CARLI allows users to search the online catalogs of 138 university, college, and specialized libraries in Illinois, including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield. Also available is access to many digital collections of university and college records, including school histories, yearbooks, and specialized collections on a variety of topics.
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    Basic Computer Skills

       • Microsoft Word
       • Microsoft Excel
       • Facebook
       • Basic Computers
       • Basic Internet
    And more …. Offered at your library!
    Contact the Information Desk for details on upcoming classes (309) 697-3822 x13.

    Other trainings & classes offered in the area:
       • Goodwill
       • Senior Net – local organization that promotes computer literacy among seniors (800) 457-1089.
       • Illinois Central College Adult Community Programs
       • Illinois Central College Corporate & Community Education

    Online trainings:
    Goodwill – FREE online trainings available at

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