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Back to School Blues

The end of summer can be a little rough. The days start to get shorter, the weather starts to get cooler (although we all know this summer hasn’t been very summery), and text books replace just-for-fun books. But if you or someone you know is prepping for the start of the new school year or just thinking about going back to school, the library is here to help!

The New Berlin Public Library is home to many print and electronic resources that can help make going back to school a little, or even a lot, easier. Not only do we have a wealth of fiction and non-fiction titles to choose from (and Cliff Notes to get you through those long assigned readings), we also have a Career Collection that includes testing guides to prepare you to take the ACT, SAT, GRE, or other standardized tests. The Career Collection even features guide to help you pick a college and apply for financial aid.

But that’s not all! The library provides you with access to several electronic databases designed to help with school work, test taking, and other valueable skills...

BadgerLink provides access to quality online information resources for Wisconsin residents, including TeachingBooks, an interactive literacy tool and LearningExpress Library, an online skill building site complete with practice tests, exercises, and courses designed to help you in school, at work, and in life.

Britannica Online has reference articles, journals and magazines, multimedia resources, and curriculum content divided by grade level.

History Reference Center offers full texts from reference books, encyclopedias, periodicals, and non-fiction books. It also includes historical documents; biographies of historical figures; historical photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical videos. 

LitFinder has primary literature content, including citations and full text of hundreds of thousands of poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays. 

Literary Reference Center contains full text of plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, articles/essays of literary criticism, author biographies, literary journals, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, classic and contemporary short stories, author interviews, and much more. 

Student Research Center is an EBSCOhost search interface designed specifically for secondary school students and includes general topics as well as history and science. 

Transparent Language Online provides courses to help you learn a new language.

To access any of these databases, or get a complete list of the databases we offer, visit our catalog.

TAGS     back to school,  databases,  learning,  test taking,  student,  study,  studying
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June 12, 2017 @ 12:19 am
Temeka McMaster
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This is a very good hints especially to those new to blogosphere, brief and accurate info...
Thanks for sharing this one. A must read post.

June 30, 2017 @ 10:44 am
Emma Cobb
( New Berlin Public Library )

I'm so glad you were able to take something away from this post. Thank you for your encouraging comment!

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