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Test Preparation Resources
Are you going to take a challenge exam, a standardized test -- such as the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, or MCAT -- or a test for entry into nursing school or for professional certification, such as the NCLEX or PRAXIS exams?
This guide includes some of the many library resources to help prepare for such tests and maximize the chance of success on the first try.
Resources on the Web
Testing resources on the web include both free and fee-based resources. Resources include information and study materials available through the organizations that create and administer the tests. Others are publishers of test preparation materials.
Ebooks and Print Books
Ebooks are primarily available through the ProQuest Ebook Central and EBSCO ebook databases.
Location and availability of print books can be found in the Library catalog.
Search keywords include: examination questions, examinations, study guides, test prep, or test preparation.
Credo Reference and Ebooks Credo Reference cover 11,000+ reference topics from all major academic subject areas and is a great starting point for research. Entries include images, quotations, audio files, videos, ebooks and full text articles on a variety of topics.
In addition to reference topics, Credo includes over 700 academic reference books. Credo's Nursing and Allied Health Collection provides access to 23 current nursing ebooks.
EBSCO Ebook Collection Search and view the library's full text ebook collection from EBSCO. The collection of 37,000+ titles covers all subject areas from general studies to allied health and medicine.
Library Catalog Description of this database.
Test Prep Databases and Resources
Check out some of these resources for information on standardized tests and certification exams, as well as basic skills practice in writing, mathematics, and computers.
Peterson’s Test and Career Prep
Provided by the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) for Tennessee residents, Peterson's Test & Career Prep contains basic skill building tools, as well as practice tests and test prep help ebooks for most standardized tests such as the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and MCAT. There are also career categories for Accounting, Law Enforcement, Medical/Nursing, and Military test prep.
Georgia Library Learning Online (GALILEO)
Provided by the University System of Georgia for Georgia residents. Offerings include the Learning Express Library, which contains test prep materials. Please contact the Atlanta Resource Center for more information.
Resources provided by North Carolina public libraries for NC residents. Please contact the Asheville Resource Center for more information.
Challenge Exam Resources
Do you plan to take a South College challenge exam? Challenge Exam study guides can be obtained from Admissions representatives or any South College Library or Resource Center.
Resources by program
Certified Paralegal Review Manual by
Call Number: REF KF 320 .L4 K64 2014
Publication Date: 2013-10-09
Prepare for success on the Certified Paralegal (CP) Examination with the only comprehensive review manual prepared in partnership with the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA). Whether you are an experienced paralegal professional or new to the profession, CERTIFIED PARALEGAL REVIEW MANUAL: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO CP EXAM PREPARATION, 4E offers an indispensable resource for preparing to take the CP Exam administered by NALA . New material covers the latest areas of paralegal practice and technology while detailing the most recent changes in the CP Exam. New examples, extensive outlines, realistic practice tests, and helpful exam tips prepare you for the exam. After an unmatched overview of test essentials, this complete manual dedicates full chapters to examine specific content areas of the test. You'll find the skills and best practices you need achieve your best on today's CP exam.
CP Study Guide and Mock Examination
Call Number: REF KF 320 .L4 N375 2014
Publication Date: 2013-07-03
Developed by the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA), this trusted self-study guide helps you master the format and content of the CP Exams and prepare for certification success. The CP STUDY GUIDE AND MOCK EXAMINATION, Fifth Edition, includes detailed tips and proven techniques to help you sharpen your test-taking skills, as well as a series of self-tests in each exam category to provide invaluable hands-on practice. For even more thorough, realistic preparation, the guide also includes a Certified Paralegal mock exam and answer key, allowing you to simulate a full test experience.
Books from the Catalog
Medical Assistant Exam Prep by
Call Number: R 728.8 .M43 2017
Publication Date: 2017-11-07
Always study with the most up-to-date prep! Look for Medical Assistant Exam Prep, ISBN 978-1-5062-5242-1, on sale November 05, 2019. Publisher's Note: Products purchased from third-party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitles included with the product.
HESI Admission Assessment exam review by
Call Number: R 838.5 .E96 2013
Publication Date: 2012-03-06
Passing your admission assessment exam is the first step on the journey to becoming a successful health professional - make sure you're prepared with Admission Assessment Exam Review, 3rd Edition from the testing experts at HESI! It offers complete content review and nearly 400 practice questions on the topics typically found on admission exams, including math, reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, and physics. Plus, it helps you identify areas of weakness so you can focus your study time. Sample problems and step-by-step examples with explanations in the math and physics sections show you how to work through each problem so you understand the steps it takes to complete the equation. Practice tests with answer keys for each topic - located in the appendices for quick access - help you assess your understanding of each topic and familiarize you with the types of questions you're likely to encounter on the actual exam. HESI Hints boxes offer valuable test-taking tips, as well as rationales, suggestions, examples, and reminders for specific topics. End-of-chapter review questions help you gauge your understanding of chapter content. A full-color layout and more illustrations in the life science chapters visually reinforce key concepts for better understanding. Expanded and updated content in each chapter ensures you're studying the most current content. Basic algebra review in the math section offers additional review and practice. Color-coded chapters help you quickly find specific topic sections. Helpful organizational features in each chapter include an introduction, key terms, chapter outline, and a bulleted chapter summary to help you focus your study. A glossary at the end of the text offers quick access to key terms and their definitions.
Helpful Web Sites
Free Web Resources
NCLEX-RN Questions & Answers Made Incredibly Easy! This book and its accompanying electronic resources feature thousands of questions at the application level or above to prompt active learning and higher-order thinking.
Prioritization, Delegation, & Management of Care for the NCLEX-RN® Exam Over 1,100 questions in the text and on DavisPlus focus only on prioritization, delegation, and management of care issues pertaining to individual and multiple clients with an emphasis on alternate-format-item questions.
Saunders Q&A Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination 6th edition 2015
With more than 6,000 unique test questions that you won’t find in Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, Saunders Q&A Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination, 6th Edition provides the additional practice you need to prepare for and succeed on the NCLEX-RN exam!
Study Tip from AccessPharmacy: First, complete all 1500 questions from the NAPLEX® Review book. Then, go into the NAPLEX® Q&A and test yourself on these 1500 questions. NAPLEX® Review book and the Q/A Review each have 1500 UNIQUE questions. 3000 Plus unique questions between the two products!
PharmacyLibrary's NAPLEX® Review
Questions in PharmacyLibrary's NAPLEX® Review follow the current exam blueprint and powerful test taking functionality provides feedback on your performance.
Pance Prep Pearls, 2nd Ed. by
Call Number: R 697 .P45 W55 2017
Publication Date: 2017-01-19
A medical study and review guide for the PANCE, PANRE & general medical examinations. The second edition to the successful, groundbreaking book PANCE PREP PEARLS has been updated to include: Easy to follow algorithms and charts on high-yield medical information, expanded chapters & useful mnemonics. It covers essential information needed to ACE medical examinations as well as for clinical use. High-yield information packed into one essential book.