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Online Research

Howard County Library System (HCLS) offers access to thousands of full-text journal, magazine, and newspaper articles through numerous specialized online research tools.


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Homework Assistance and Practice Tests
 
LearningExpress Library – Take free online practice tests and courses for school and work, including Advanced Placement, SAT, GED, nursing, and teaching. Get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and analysis of results.

Online Homework Assistance (Brainfuse) – Receive free tutoring in math, reading, science, social studies, English/language arts, and writing from teachers with this online service for students from kindergarten through college. English and Spanish speaking tutors are available seven days a week from 2:00 pm until 11:55 pm.

Testing & Education Research Center - Take a variety of free high school, college and career related online practice exams. Sort through thousands of colleges, graduate schools and vocational schools to identify the school or schools that fit your individual needs. Search for sources of college and graduate school financial aid. Take a career assessment to help identify the careers that best suit your interests and capabilities. View online editions of Petersons and Arco test prep books.

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