Testing / Education

Practice tests and study guides for standardized tests, skill building, financial aid, information on colleges and schools, and information on choosing the right school.

Brainfuse VetNow
Assists veterans and their families with navigating Veterans Affairs and provides academic tutoring and employment transition assistance. Provided courtesy of the Missouri State Library, a Joplin Public Library card number is not required for login.

Computer Skills Center
100+ self-directed video tutorials for getting started a using a computer and for commonly used software applications from Adobe, Microsoft and the Windows operating system.

Digital Literacy
Resource designed to give the knowledge and skill set needed to safely and effectively navigate the digital world. Topics include communication basics, cyberbullying, social media, privacy, research skills, and gaming.

Free driver education program for Missouri; includes practice tests for vehicle , motorcycle, and CDL licenses, plus online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL) and FAQs.

The Education Resource Information Center provides citations to education literature and resources.

Gale Directory Library
Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media: newspapers, magazines, television and radio stations, and other media around the world.
Encyclopedia of Associations: National Organizations of the U.S.: organizations in the U.S.
American Wholesalers and Distributors Directory: wholesalers and distributors in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans: education-related financial aid.

Learning Express Library
A library of test preparation materials and interactive practice exams based on official tests including the HiSet, GED, ACT, and ASVAB, Occupation Practice Tests, College prep and U.S. Citizenship.

Language learning software for over 70 languages with ESL courses for more than 20 languages. Learn the most asked for languages such as Spanish, French and German as well as Hungarian, Yiddish and how to talk like a pirate.

Professional Development Collection
Professional Development Collection includes full text for nearly 520 high-quality education journals.


Information on scholarships, colleges, internships for students, and part-time jobs for students.

Federal Student Aid
Apply for federal student aid online, get help with preparing for college, choosing a college and with applying for admission.

United States Department of Education
Website of the U.S. Department of Education with help for students, parents, teacher, and administrators.