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Learning Express Library offers software help, test prep and more

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 12:52 -- Kelly Bradish

Whether you are preparing for a test like the Praxis, looking to brush up on math or another subject, or hoping to learn more about programs like Excel, the Learning Express Library has free online tutorials, practice tests and more that you can use.

All you need to do to get started is create an account using a computer on campus. Once you've created an account, you can access the Learning Express Library from anywhere.

Here are just a few examples of some of the tutorials available:

  • Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Microsoft Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word
  • Windows and Mac Operating Systems
  • Test Preparation: ParaPro Assessment, PPST: Praxis I, Praxis II, EMT, Nursing, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MAT, MCAT, PCAT
  • Grammar, reading, writing, math, science
  • Computer & internet basics

Now is a great time to make sure you're on track with the skills you need this semester. Please Ask Us if you have any questions!

Learning Express Library

VITA tax preparation canceled for Saturday, Feb. 15

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 10:24 -- Kelly Bradish

We have been notified that VITA tax preparation for Saturday, February 15 has been canceled. Please help spread the word.

More VITA dates and locations are listed here.

For questions about the schedule, call Trudy at (304) 367-4261.

Campus closed as of noon Thurs. Feb. 13

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 14:01 -- Kelly Bradish

Classes are canceled & campus closed at noon today. This includes the Library. Check your school's website for more info. Stay safe!!

ProQuest maintenance Saturday evening

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 12:45 -- Kelly Bradish

We have been notified by ProQuest of the following upcoming downtime:

On February 15, 2014, ProQuest will make improvements to its internal systems to accommodate a growing number of users and to reduce the need for future downtime.

As a result, ProQuest databases will not be available starting at 10 p.m. Saturday, February 15 for approximately eight (8) hours.

Databases from other providers will be unaffected during this time, and you can access them here.


Database news: Films on Demand Top 10

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 12:26 -- Kelly Bradish

New to Films on Demand? This collection of streaming video and multimedia includes academic, vocational and life-skills topics.

Take a look at what's popular on campus!

You can also create your own custom segment of a video in the Films on Demand collection. This video tutorial shows you how.

Library closed Monday, Feb. 3

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 09:25 -- Kelly Bradish

The Ruth Ann Musick Library is closed today, Monday, February 3, 2014.

VITA tax preparation dates announced

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 12:01 -- Kelly Bradish

FSU accounting students will once again be preparing income tax returns for free as part of VITA.

The full schedule of dates and locations is online here. For easier printing, here's a PDF copy of the schedule.

On the dates when VITA is at our Library, tax preparation will take place in the TabLab on the middle floor - the same place as last year.


  • You must be at the location at least one hour prior to closing time in order to have your return completed
  • Returns are prepared on a first come, first served basis and the number of returns prepared may be limited
  • No appointment is necessary
  • Free electronic filing
  • Please bring proof of ID (Driver's License, Photo ID) and Social Security card

For questions about the schedule, call Trudy at (304) 367-4261. The School of Business website has posted information as well.

Here are the dates for the Ruth Ann Musick Library in 2014:

Tuesday Feb. 11: 4 p.m.-9 p.m.

**CANCELED** Saturday Feb. 15: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tuesday Feb. 25: 4 p.m.-9 p.m.

Friday Feb. 28: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday Mar. 22: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tuesday Mar. 25: 4 p.m.-9 p.m.

Saturday Mar. 29: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Saturday April 5: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Tuesday April 8: 4 p.m.-9 p.m.


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