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Survey: Do you use Pratt Library's databases?
The Library offers customers free access to over 60 research databases. They contain scholarly journal articles, reports, images, newspapers and more, on a variety of topics. Here are a few examples:
  • Baltimore Sun Archive
  • Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest
  • Auto Repair Reference Center
  • Value Line (investing research)
  • Learning Express Library
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Academic & Professional Testing

Test Proctoring

If you are taking an online class and need a proctor for a test, here are some places that may be able to help you. Before planning to take a test anywhere, be sure to contact the school or library to inquire about its proctoring conditions and requirements.

Proctoring for a Fee

Community College of Baltimore County
Provides secure testing for students from other colleges/universities or businesses seeking a proctored testing environment.
National College Testing Association--Institutions in Maryland
Provides information about local colleges and universities that proctor tests.
Harford County Public Library
Provides test proctoring.


Free Proctoring

Howard County Library
Offers free test proctoring.  Please call the branch for more details.
Anne Arundel County Public Library
Offers free test proctoring. Please call the branch for more details.
Carroll County Public Library
Offers free proctoring, select Proctoring Guidelines.
 

Test Study Guides at the Pratt Library
List of the circulating study guides for a wide variety of civil service, professional, and academic tests.


Internet Sites

ASE: National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence
Educational materials, registration information and training resources.
College Board - SAT Preparation
Applying for college? The SAT exam is a college admission test.
Educational Testing Services
Find out about testing dates, how to register, and how to prepare. Explore practice test questions online. Information on AP, CLEP, GMAT, GRE, PRAXIS, SAT, SLS, TOEFL, and TOEIC.
GED Testing in Maryland
Learn more about the GED with this guide put together by the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
Information on how to register, testing dates, preparing for the GMAT and more from the Graduate Management Admissions Council.
Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)
Information on registration, testing dates, resources for preparing for the test, including sample questions.
Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
Interested in law school?  Learn more about the LSAT.
Maryland Home Improvement Exam
Provides candidate information brochure, information on where to purchase a study manual and exam application. From Psychological Services, Inc. a licensing and examinations service provider.
MCAT & Medical Licensing Exams
Overview and registration dates. Information on Princeton Review's preparation materials. Includes discussion of the most recent administration of the MCAT's, trends and changes.

Databases

Learning Express Library
(Formerly Learn-a-Test) A source of test preparation materials and interactive practice exams, based on official tests, that will help you improve your scores on academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams. Immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and individualized analysis of your score are provided.

maintained by the staff of the Job & Career Information Center, State Library Resource Center, Enoch Pratt Free Library

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