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English Language Learning: College Success

The Library has many online resources that you can use to help you succeed in your classes and beyond.

Many of these tools are only available to COD students and COD Library card holders - you will need your COD Library card to access these resources from off-campus.

Practice Tests and College Skills Preparation

 GCF Learn Free
http://www.gcflearnfree.org
Self-paced tutorials can provide quick answers or in-depth instruction on topics such as "Technology Basics," "Living in the Online World," "Microsoft Office," "Essential Skills," and "Work & Career."

TOEFL
http://www.ets.org/toefl/
The official Web site for the Test of English as a Foreign Language

Library Databases

You can find magazine articles, newspaper articles, encyclopedia articles and more using the Library's databases. Here are a few databases you might want to use for your classes or to learn more about subjects that interest you.

You must have a valid College of DuPage library card to access databases from off-campus.

Research in Context
An easy-to-use research resource designed to help you learn more about cultures, government, people, U.S. and world history, geography, literature, science and social issues.

Credo Reference
A full-text online reference service that includes dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, encyclopedias and more.

Library Databases
Choose a database according to your subject of interest.

Newspaper Databases
Includes Chicago TribuneNew York TimesChristian Science MonitorWashington PostWall Street Journal and more

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