Learning Express Library

Do you want to learn Adobe Dreamweaver or Flash? Learn the basics of statistics? Get an electrician's license?  We've got a great new database for Somerville patrons who want or need to learn new skills. LearningExpress is a database of online tutorials and exams geared to the educational needs of children and teens and the vocational needs of adults.  The tutorials and online courses cover school subjects ranging from elementary school reading to AP calculus.   Computer software training includes learning the basics of Windows or the Mac OS, the Adobe family of programs, and runs the Microsoft gamut from basic spreadsheets (Excel) to intranet content management (SharePoint). Anyone who needs to prepare for an occupational exam should check out LearningExpress: it's got practice tests for the Civil Service exam, the Commercial Driver's License test, the ASVAB, the plumber's license and more. LearningExpress also offers lessons on resume and business letter writing, job interviewing, managing your personal finances and GED prep. Finally there's a section for Spanish speakers that includes a guide to getting a green card, citizenship exam prep, and ESL lessons. To get started with LearningExpress, click on the "Databases" link on the Minuteman catalog page. If you're doing this from home you'll be prompted for your library card number. Enter it and you'll be taken to a page with an alphabetical list of databases. Go down to "L." Then register to create a username and password. Then it's off to school!

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