Susan Bartel

A new book on my desk, “Nursing School Entrance Exams”, got me thinking about all the
resources the Library has for helping people prepare for exams, be they for school or careers.



A new book on my desk, “Nursing School Entrance Exams”, got me thinking about all the
resources the Library has for helping people prepare for exams, be they for school or careers.
Many of these resources not only have practice tests and questions, but test-taking tips and
strategies. Here are some of the acronyms for which there are study guides on Newton Public
Library shelves: ACT, SAT, GED, ASVAB, TOEFL, GRE, NLN, FE, VET, CDL, LSAT,
NMSQT, PSAT, LSAT, CCNA, PCAT, MAT, MCAT – a regular alphabet soup!

In addition, the State Library of Kansas makes Learning Express available to Kansas citizens.
What the Library doesn’t have on its shelves, Learning Express can provide via a computer,
whether your own home computer, or at one of the Library’s computers. This free resource is
available 24/7 and can be found through the Library’s website at http://www.newtonplks.org/
online-resources/search-databases/. (You cannot get there by doing a general Internet search –
the site will ask if you want to subscribe and the State Library of Kansas already did that for you!
) Consider creating a profile if you would like to track your progress taking the practice tests.

Being prepared is easier with the Library’s resources!