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Career & Education Help


LearningExpress Library
LearningExpress Library is an e-resource that supports those looking to improve core academic skills, pass the GED®, prepare for college, join the military, obtain occupational certification, find a job, change careers, become a U.S. citizen and much more. LearningExpress offers interactive tutorials, practice tests, flashcards, and articles for academic skill building and career development.

LinkedIn Learning 
LinkedIn Learning, formerly known as Lynda.com, is an online educational site that features thousands of courses and video tutorials in business, software, technology, and creative skills, taught by industry experts. Courses are offered in English, Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish.

To log in, please click on "Get Started" and enter your Cambridge Public Library card number and PIN/password. 

Please note that you can only access course content through the CPL's LinkedIn Learning login page, and not by directly visiting the LinkedIn Learning homepage.

Peterson's Test Prep contains over 300 practice tests and courses, dozens of ebooks containing valuable study material and practice tests, information on over 4,000 accredited schools, scholarship search featuring $8 billion in available scholarships, resume builder with over 1,000 brainstorming phrases to get you started, career modules covering subjects from career change to salary negotiations.

Leadership and Management provides access to authoritative periodical content covering topics such as 21st-century skills, organizational dynamics and leadership, adult learning and continuing education, and more. Updated daily, this library resource is useful for researchers or any professional interested in career development. 

Other trusted online resources:

Cambridge Employment Program
Free employment assistance to Cambridge residents.

College Board
Everything about the College Boards. The most useful section may be sat.collegeboard.com/home, where you can work on practice questions.

Trade Schools
Source for trade schools in US and Canada. Look by subject, location. Includes online courses and remote access courses. Included is a large library of articles about various trades and careers.

A very useful way to look up information on all the elementary and secondary school districts in the US. Search by state.

Department of Education/Massachusetts
All kinds of links to issues pertaining to elementary and secondary education in Massachusetts. The source for local school district sites. Many articles on education, administration, etc.

All kinds of information on obtaining different kinds of financial aid for college. There are even calculators for figuring colleges costs.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Guidance for applying for the. Includes the college codes necessary to complete the application.