Research Databases

Learning Express Library Learning Express Library

Use Learning Express Library to take practice tests for various types of formal exams (ex. GED, PSAT, GRE, MAT), use tutorials to improve skills including reading, writing, and math, and update your computer and software skills. Use Job & Career Accelerator to access current job listings from over 5 million job postings, create professional resumes and cover letters, as well as mastering interview skills and networking techniques.

You must have a Washington County Public Library card to use this resource.

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Literary Reference Center Literary Reference Center

Full text of literary journals and respected literary reference works. Contains plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of thousands of poems and short stories.

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Lynda.com

Lynda.com has more than 6,600 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. Learning paths are step-by-step structured courses, supported with quizzes, practice, and learning reminders to encourage you and support you as you make progress towards your goal. Examples of learning paths include how to become a web developer, manager, bookkeeper, project manager, small business owner, digital marketer, or digital illustrator.

Thousands of Courses Available

With a public library card, you can access free training in: 3D, Animation, Audio, Business, Creative Inspirations, Design, Developer, Home Computing, Photography, Video, Web & Interactive, and more!

How to Access Lynda.com’s Continuous Learning Resources

To access resources through Lynda.com, you will need a library card from an Ohio public library. Once you have logged into Lynda.com with your library barcode you must create a personalized account by entering your name and email address. This account can help you manage your course history, playlists, bookmarks, and Certificates of Completion. Many courses also feature files for you to practice your skills with, so that if you're watching a tutorial about Microsoft Excel you can follow the activity with downloadable, pre-populated Excel spreadsheet files.

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