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Free Resources by State: Guide Home

State library provided free resources for residents.

Free Resources by State

Residents in each state have access to suites of databases and other online resources available through state consortia groups or universities. These databases cover discipline-specific resources that are appropriate to the curricula offered at all South College campus locations. 

Free State Provided Resources

Tennessee Electronic Library

Tennessee residents have access to Tennessee Electronic Library, a collection of over 60 databases, through the state of Tennessee.  

Career & Test Prep Resources

In addition to general library databases, TEL includes resources for career prep and test prep.  Use the Career Tools section to explore careers, build a resume, and improve workplace skills. The Test Prep section provides resources and practice tests for occupational exams including those for many South College programs (CDA, PRAXIS, PTA, TEAS, etc.). 

Peterson's Career Prep included personalized career assessments, comprehensive career information, and resume editing software. 

Peterson's Test and Career Prep includes full-length, timed practice exams, diagnostic pre-tests for preparing for an exam, college planning resources, and career development tools. 

NC LIVE

North Carolina residents have access to NC LIVE, a collection of over 90 databases and other online resources, through the state of North Carolina. NC Live registration is available to students and faculty through membership in their local public library.  

Career & Test Prep Resources

In addition to general library databases, NC LIVE includes resources for career and test prep.  Use the Career, Jobs, & Test Prep section to explore careers, build a resume, and access practice tests for occupational exams including those for many South College programs (PRAXIS, PTA, TEAS, etc.). 

Recommended:

  • Cypress Resume 
  • Ferguson's Career Guidance Center
  • LearningExpress Library Complete & PrepSTEP Academic
  • Open Education North Carolina Collection (free, open textbooks)

GALILEO

Georgia residents have access to GALILEO, a collection of over 100 databases and other online resources, an initiative of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. GALILEO registration is available to students and faculty through membership in their local public library. 

Career & Test Prep Resources

In addition to general library databases, GALILEO includes resources for career and test prep.  Recommended resources include:  

  • Ferguson's Career Guidance Center
  • Job and Career Accelerator 
  • LearningExpress Library

INSPIRE

Indiana residents have access to INSPIRE, a collection of over 70 databases and online resources, through the state of Indiana. INSPIRE is a collection of online academic databases and other information resources that can be accessed by Indiana residents. 

Career & Test Prep Resources

In addition to general library databases, INSPIRE includes resources for career and test prep.  Recommended resources include: 

Florida Electronic Library

Florida residents have access to Florida Electronic Library, a collection of over 70 databases and other online resources, through the state of Florida. Registration is available to students and faculty through membership in their local Florida public library. 

Career & Test Prep Resources

In addition to general library databases, Florida Electronic Library includes resources for career and test prep.  Use the Career & Jobs section to explore careers, build a resume, and access practice tests for occupational exams. 

Pennsylvania residents have access to POWER Library, a collection of 35 databases and online resources, through the State Library of Pennsylvania. POWER Library registration is available online to all Pennsylvania residents or through membership in participating public libraries. 

Career & Test Prep Resources

In addition to general library databases, POWER Library includes resources for career and test prep.  Use the PA Jobs Resources section to explore careers, build a resume, and access online job skills training.