Research & Reference: Learning, Exams & Education

Subscription-Based Library Resources:

The following resources are available from GHPLD remotely or within the Library. A Library card is required.


Access life-enhancing brain fitness exercises with hundreds of levels of training organized around the six core cognitive areas: attention, brain speed, memory, people skills, intelligence, and navigation.

Career Online High School

Looking to advance your career, prepare for workforce entry, and/or continue your education?  Find out more about Career Online High School, a new program from GHPLD that offers adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate.

Free DMV practice tests for drivers of all ages, written specifically based on the state DMV materials. Includes accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests.

Learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals.

Placement Tests at Moraine Valley Community College

Find out about Moraine Valley Community College’s  ACCUPLACER placement test, upcoming workshops, online test preparation, and other helpful information for new students. Adult Education Center

Find GED and citizenship preparation tools.  Going back to school after a long (or short) break?  Brush up on basic education skills.  Tutors are available everyday from 2:00pm – 10:00pm. College Center

Get help with college assignments, papers, and exams on a number of subjects including Math, English, Science, and Social Studies.  Tutors are available everyday from 2:00pm – 10:00pm. ProofPoint Writing Center

Real-time help on reports, essays, and papers.  Tutors explain the writing and proofreading process.  Get your document reviewed by a live English tutor.  Tutors are available everyday from 2:00pm – 10:00pm. Test Preparation 24/7

Prepare for the SAT, ACT, standardized tests in all 50 states, graduate school entrance tests, civil service, GED, and much more.

Free Resources:

The following resources are recommendations that may be helpful to you. These resources are not created or controlled by GHPLD.

College Navigator

Find the college that’s right for you!  College Navigator consists primarily of the latest data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), the core postsecondary education data collection program for NCES – the National Center for Education Statistics.


Take college courses entirely online!  Classes can be accessed 24/7 from home.  Anyone can take them, you can learn on your own time, and most classes provide you with a certificate of completion.

Federal Student Aid

Provides straightforward and easy to understand information about planning and paying for college.  The site combines content and interactive tools from several websites.