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Online Resources: Education & Test Preparation

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Premium Resources

These resources are available in the library, and can also be used by Morton Grove Public Library cardholders from home, work, or mobile devices


ArticleFirst / FirstSearch


An index of articles from nearly 12,500 journals covering topics in business, science, humanities, medicine, science, technology and popular culture.


Clase Periodica / FirstSearch


Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities.
Driving_Tests_org_logo In partnership with, the Morton Grove Public Library offers free online practice tests for anyone preparing for their Illinois driver’s license test. Included are: 11 car practice tests, 8 motorcycle practice tests, 4 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice test, and 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, and CDL).
A collection of sixteen databases covering business, education, medicine, academic topics, government publications, popular periodicals, and more.
Help Now by Brainfuse
Interact with live tutors for test preparation, resume writing, group study, and much more! New users need to create a free login account. Available 3:00pm - 10:00pm CST.
Learning Express Library
Instruction and practice exams for 85 education and career tests, including GED, TOEFL, SAT, GMAT, Real Estate, Civil Service, U.S. Citizenship, and many more. 

Instructional videos covering the latest software, technology, creative and business skills taught by experts. Video tutorial.


OAIster / FirstSearch
A union catalog of millions of records that includes more than 25 million records representing digital resources from more than 1,100 contributors.


PapersFirst / FirstSearch


An index of papers presented at conferences worldwide, from 1993 to the present.
ProceedingsFirst / FirstSearch
An index of proceedings from conferences worldwide, from 1993 to the present. 
WorldCat Dissertations / FirstSearch
A catalog of dissertations available at all member U.S. libraries.



General Websites

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ACT Test Prep
Find test dates, fees, and tips and tricks for taking the ACT exam.
Emergency Closing Center
Check the status of Chicagoland area schools, businesses, daycare centers & organizations in the event of bad weather or other emergency situations.
The official site of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Morton Grove Schools
A comprehensive list of schools, school districts and school report cards in Morton Grove.
PARCC - Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers
The official site of the Illinois State Board of Education's page explaining PARCC.
SAT College Board
Find test dates, fees, and tips and tricks for taking the SAT exam.
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