Clark Libraries News
This year, the General Educational Development (GED) test had a makeover. Unlike the previous iteration of the GED test from 2002, the 2014 test is given on a computer and is divided into four content areas.
The four content areas are:
- Reasoning Through Language Arts
- Mathematical Reasoning
- Social Studies
(“A Fighting Chance”, n.d.)
Library Resources for Preparation
In order to prepare for this new test, the library has several resources available. In our Transitional Programs Collection, look for “New GED: strategies, practice & review” from Kaplan Publishing (Call Number: TPC Skills LB3060.33.G45 V36 2014).
We are currently ordering more resources for the updated test as they become available from the publishers, so check back often in the upcoming academic year for even more print book resources.
Another great resource that is fully updated for the 2014 version of the GED Test is Learning Express. This database offers tutorials, full-text ebooks, and practice tests for all parts of the GED. In addition, if you do not feel ready to take the practice tests, Learning Express provides pre-GED level learning material to build up your skills in the four content areas.
For a complete list of resources from the library for GED preparation, please see our Subject Guide for ABE/GED.
“A Fighting Chance at 4 Million Jobs.” GED Testing Service, GED Testing Service, n.d. Web. 18 Aug. 2014. <http://www.gedtestingservice.com/educators/2014test>.
There will be a Discover downtime (approx. 45 minutes) on Sunday, August 3rd, between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. due to a scheduled upgrade. While our Discover Catalog is not available, you can search our library databases individually by selecting “Article Databases” on the Library homepage http://library.clark.edu/. Of course, you can always sleep until 6 a.m. that morning and miss the Discover downtime completely …
Most borrowed items may be renewed online except for items on course reserve, items with restricted renewals, items for which you have been billed and items on which another patron has placed a hold. See complete Borrowing Policy.There are two ways to access your account: From the Clark College Libraries home page
1. Mouse over “My Account” on the top menu bar and click “Clark Libraries”.
2. Select “Sign In” in the upper right corner of the screen.
3. Log in using your Clark username and password (or your library log-in credentials).
4. In the upper right corner of the screen select “My Account”. You will see a list of your borrowed items (list of active loans).
5. Select the items you want to renew by checking the boxes next to the titles and then click “Renew Selected”. If you want to renew everything, click the “Renew All” option.
6. You will see “All loans have been successfully renewed”.
7. If you cannot renew items, a message will appear on the screen. If you are successful, “renewed” will appear in the “Status” column and a new date will appear in the “Due Date” column.From the Discover Library Catalog
1. Select “Sign In” in the upper right corner of the screen.
2. Log in using your Clark username and password (or your library log-in credentials).
3. Select “My Account”. You will see a list of your borrowed items (list of active loans).
4. Select the items you want to renew by checking the boxes next to the titles and then click “Renew Selected”. If you want to renew everything, click the “Renew All” option.
5. You will see “All loans have been successfully renewed”.
6. If you cannot renew items, a message will appear on the screen. If you are successful, “renewed” will appear in the “Status” column and a new date will appear in the “Due Date” column.
The iCommons at CTC has repopulated its browsing collection of books this summer! We may have that perfect item for your research paper or a book for personal reading pleasure. Stop by the iCommons to see what’s new! Learn about all of the collections available to you at Clark.
Cannell Library Hours
Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The iCommons at CTC has new summer hours!
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
We will be premiering our new catalog Discover!
The Clark College Libraries are pleased to present, Discover! The Discover library catalog is a new way for you to search for books, articles and films. Because this system is different from the previous library catalog there are some changes to the way you: