Thursday, August 25, 2011


OK, so you need access to sample questions for GED preparation or college assessements and all the "good" books at the Petawawa Public Library are already checked out.  Or perhaps you just can’t make it in to the library to see what we have in the way of study guides.  Give these online options a try:

By taking and passing the General Educational Development (GED) Test in Ontario, you will earn your Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate.  The Independent Learning Centre  (ILC) website provides complete information on registering and preparing for the GED test.  It also provides access to sample questions.  Scroll to Hints and Sample Questions and select Language Arts – Reading, Language Arts – Writing, Mathematics, Science or Social Studies.
ALGONQUIN COLLEGE TEST CENTRE (part of the Algonquin College website)
Some college programs require applicants to prove a certain level of proficiency in basic academic skills.  The Test Centre section of the Algonquin College website provides information on the types of assessments necessary for gaining admittance and includes some sample test questions for English and Math. 
E-BOOKS ON EBSCOHOST (Petawawa Public Library Online Database)
Just because we don’t have a book on our shelves doesn’t mean you can’t read it.  Many books are now available electronically!  eBooks on EBSCOhost (formerly known as NetLibrary) is a service that allows you to read an eBook on your computer at home.   A recent search of the eBooks on EBSCOhost database revealed 2 useful titles:

Curvebreakers. McGraw-Hill's LSAT. McGraw-Hill Professional, 2005. eBook Collection. EBSCO. Web. 18 Aug. 2011.  Click here.

Hasik, James, Stacey Rudnick, and Ryan Hackney. McGraw-Hill's GMAT : Graduate Management Admission Test. McGraw-Hill Professional, 2009. eBook Collection. EBSCO. Web. 18 Aug. 2011.  Click here.

Just log into eBooks on EBSCOhost using your library card number and then create a folder in order to read the eBook on your computer.
PETAWAWA PUBLIC LIBRARY CATALOGUE (for those who really like the idea of a “real” book and don’t mind waiting for books to be returned or replaced)
Try one of the following searches in our Online Catalogue:

Subject Search:  “General educational development tests—Study.”
Subject Search:  “High school equivalency examinations Study guides.”
Words or Phrase Search:  “Study guides.”

Then use your library card number and PIN to place a hold one of the books at the library and we’ll let you know when it’s available!  (Don’t have a PIN?  Ask us for one the next time you visit the library.)
Remember, "the sooner the better" when it comes to test prep.  Hopefully these resources will help you get off to a good start.  Good luck with your studies!