Resources to Explore

Check out these new or updated resources available on our Database pages:

LearningExpressLibrary (LearnATest)*
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The new, expanded LearningExpressLibrary now offers tutorial courses as well as practice tests with immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. New test and course resources include TOEFL, practice courses for reading, writing and math skills, and elementary, middle, and high school skills improvement. Other tests included are the SAT, GED, U.S. citizenship, professional licensing and certification exams, and many others. Something for everyone! Click here for a list of online test and course resources available.

Home access for this database is available only to Newton residents. Note: Because of the way LearningExpress configures access to their database, Newton residents whose library card barcode begins with a prefix other than 21323 will not have access to the LearningExpress database. As a Newton resident, if you would like to use this database, exchange your library card for a card with the 21323 Newton prefix at the Circulation desk. Please tell the Circulation staff you need a Newton card because you’d like access to LearningExpress.

Rosetta Stone
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The Rosetta Stone’s dynamic immersion method takes you inside the new language from the very beginning. You learn to speak, write and understand new languages using your natural language-learning abilities and fully interactive technologies. The Rosetta Stone gives ESL and foreign language students what they need to speak in today’s world. Twenty-eight languages are available to choose from!

Access in the library is limited to the Language Lab on the third floor. Home access for this database is available only to Newton residents.

If you are a Newton resident using a Minuteman library card and cannot gain access when clicking on Rosetta Stone Home Access above, reexamine the setup for any firewall or antivirus program you may have. If you still can’t gain access, call Rosetta Stone, Mon-Fri, 9am to 6pm EST, at 1-800-788-0822 and choose Product Support Assistance.

Looking for a book for your book club to read next or a book to bring on vacation or the hottest new business title or award winners for young adults and children? Try BookLetters. BookLetters is a reader’s advisory service providing opportunities for Newton patrons to sign-up to receive free email-newsletters with comments and reading recommendations in varied fields of interest. The service also includes Newton Free Library news and activities including author talks, bestseller and award lists, book discussion guides, author directories and other helpful information.

Science Resource Center
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Infotrac’s Science Resource Center provides topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations, as well as articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites. The database covers curriculum-related science topics, and offers teachers an easy-to-use tool to identify content directly correlated to state and national standards.

Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage
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Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage is a business analysis package that includes industry surveys, stock and bond reports, company profiles, articles, and the Register.


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