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With a Wheaton library card, you can take advantage of these useful tools at your own pace from the comfort of your favorite study spot, wherever that may be. Don’t have a Wheaton library card? Stop by the library and use these databases from one of our desktop computers or checkout a laptop for in-house use.
Whether you need a few key phrases to use daily, or a more in-depth understanding of a language, Mango Languages is a great place to start. Features 71 languages, including Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Biblical Hebrew, Igbo, or even Pirate! Create an account to keep track of your progress in the lessons, or choose to login as a guest.
Studying for the SAT? Practicing for your Commercial Driver’s License? Thinking about changing careers? The Learning Express database can help with all of these and more. Learning Express has preparation tutorials and practice tests for the ACT, SAT, AP Tests, and TOEFL tests. In addition, there are practice exams for medical assistants, civil servants, culinary arts, law enforcement, real estate and more. The Job Search and Workplace skills module offers tips for conducting a successful job search and interviewing with confidence.
Lynda.com provides access to online courses on hundreds of topics. Sharpen your sales acumen, become proficient with Microsoft Excel, or improve your management skills. Lynda.com breaks the course into easy to digest chapters and remembers where you stopped, so you can learn at your own pace. Practice files are available for download, and most courses offer certificates of completion. Requires a Wheaton library card both in the library and from home.
Shopping for a new car, appliance, gadget, or almost anything else? Consumer Reports provides ratings and advice that can help you figure out which product you want to buy. The Consumer Reports database has ratings, reviews, articles, videos, and buying advice on thousands of products, including content that never made it into the print magazine. The library carries copies of Consumer Reports magazine in print, but you can also read current and back issues online from anywhere with Flipster.
Many online courses require students to take proctored exams. Staff from Adult Services are available to serve as proctors. Check with your university or college to see if WPL is listed as a proctoring location. Contact Adult Services at 630-868-7520 if you have questions.