Thursday, January 8, 2009

GED Resources

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Handout: Top 10 Things GED Students Should Know About the Library

  • Search the CBC Library Catalog with the keyword “GED” to find relevant books. View results
  • You can also browse the LOC/GED books on the Reserve Reference shelf near the reference desk.
  • GED books from the Mid-Columbia Library (38 items as of 5/2011)

Online Library Reference Databases
(You don't need a password to use these on CBC campus, but you can login from home with the quarterly library password)
Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
Oxford Reference Online
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Daily Life Online Essays about the domestic, economic, religious, and other aspects of people's daily lives, ancient to modern.
CultureGrams Concise, readable information about countries and cultures.

Online Test Prep
1. Free online practice tests from Mid-Columbia Library
  • Go to their Electronic Resources page;
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Learning Express Library;
  • Click on "New User" to register for free;
  • The Username should be your 14-digit mid-columbia library ID card number;
  • Make up a Password for yourself;
  • Once logged in, click on GED tests to practice
2. Free online practice tests from Steck-Vaughn Adult Education. It has practice tests with immediate feedback.
3. GED Practice Tests from (Scroll down until you see the list of "Self-Assessment Modules".)

Taking the Test at CBC
  1. Pay the testing fee at the Cashier's office ($150 as of Oct. 2012)
  2. Make an appointment for an orientation at the Assessment Center in the HUB near Admission/Registration. Phone: 509-542-4860
  3. Take the orientation and set the testing date
  4. Take the test
General Info on the Web
More GED Online Resources
(Based on list provided by the CBC ABE/GED department from the orientation packet, links updated Feb. 2010)
English, Sentence Skills, Reading
Other Useful webpages:
updated by y.y. 4/2014

Monday, January 5, 2009

Drama - Finding Plays at the CBC Library

1. Select titles are held in the Reserve Reference Shelf (behind the Reference Desk)
List of Plays on Reserve (1 week check-out; click on the titles to find out the call numbers.)

2. Most drama is found with other forms of literature in the Main Collection. Use the map and guide below to assist you. Hint - individual plays are small books.

ML48-ML50librettos – script only, no music43
PN6112-PN6120 miscellaneous drama collections55
PR1241-PR1273English drama collections58
PR2411-PR3195English literature 1500-164058-59
Christopher Marlowe
William Shakespeare
PR3291-PR3785English literature 1640-177059-60
PR3991-PR5990English literature 1770-190060-61
PR6000-PR6049English literature 1900-196061-62
PR6003 .E282
Samuel Beckett
PR6005 .O85
Noel Coward
PR6050-PR6076English literature 1961- 62-63
PR6051 .Y35
Alan Ayckbourn
PR6069 .T6
Tom Stoppard
PS627-PS634American drama collections64
PS991-PS3369American literature 19th century65-66
PS3500-PS3549American literature 1900-196066-70
PS3525 .I5156
Arthur Miller
PS3537 .I663
Neil Simon
PS3545 .I5365
Tennessee Williams
PS3550-PS3576American literature 1961- 70-72
PS3557 .U82
A.R. Gurney
PS3563 .A323
Terence McNally
PS3563 .A4345
David Mamet
PS3564 .O623
Marsha Norman
PS3569 .H394
Sam Shepard
PS3573 .A798
Wendy Wasserstein
PS3573 .I45677
August Wilson
PQ1222-PQ1240French drama56
PT1258-PT1266German drama72

Searching - Perform a keyword search on the catalog using the word “playscript.” All titles you find with this search contain scripts. To search for an individual play, add keywords from the title, as 'playscript death of a salesman.' To search for works by a playwright, add keywords from their name: 'playscript marsha norman.' Hint - Don't perform an AUTHOR or TITLE search - you will miss the many plays we hold in collections. For example, the keyword search 'playscript death of a salesman' locates 9 copies of the play in collections. 
Our ebrary database also includes many ebooks on the topic, including play collections.  These may be read off-campus, either online or by downloading to compatible e-readers, and substantial portions (scenes, monologues) may be printed.  Instead of using the 'cbchawk' password for remote access it will prompt you for your student ID number so it can create an individual account for you.