College Days

By FPL_Sheri

Are you heading back to school? The library is your perfect companion tool for those days when you are not on campus. From services like computers, printing, and scanning, to online databases, you’ll want to keep us in mind as you work on acing those courses. Guests can utilize our quieter areas for long study sessions or find a space for group projects. There are books about studying better, testing better, and video lessons, so you can strategize how to learn more effectively and perform better on assignments and tests. Peruse some of these resources ready for you.

Many universities have writing or math labs to help students with their papers or assignments. We offer Brainfuse, opens a new window which has an online writing lab and live tutor help for Algebra, Biology, Calculus I, Chemistry, Geometry, History, Pre-Calculus, and Trigonometry. The online tutors are available 10am to 9pm and all you need is a computer with internet access and your library card number.

In addition to these live tutors, we have resources where you can learn from well-known experts. Great Courses, opens a new window are audio or video lessons from professors at prestigious universities on a variety of subjects. LinkedIn Learning, opens a new window has video lessons in a variety of lengths on the most current topics. Personally, I love the time stamped syllabi for the LinkedIn Learning courses, so I can see what each lesson contains and to just skip ahead if I only want to see one small section. These resources are a great back up if you need some additional exposure to understand a new concept.

The following list links you to databases and books in several fields of study:

Academic Search Complete, opens a new window

Designed for academic institutions, this database is a leading resource for scholarly research.

Business, opens a new window

This link takes you to another blog with business databases and newspaper links to get connected to the most current business news.

DataScience, opens a new window

This LinkedIn Learning video course covers the foundations of data science.

English/Literature, opens a new window

These literature databases have plays, poetry, short stories, and more.

Gale in Context: Science, opens a new window

Gale In Context: Science is an engaging online resource that provides contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic  Edition, opens a new window

Access to a medical dictionary and medical publications.

Study and Learning Skills, opens a new window

Learning how to learn and retain information is often overlooked. Taking the time to learn some learning skills can improve what you retain.

TOPICsearch, opens a new window

Teachers, librarians, and student researchers can use this database to explore current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries, biographies, book reviews, periodicals, and public opinion polls.