Testing and Education Reference Center Updates

Testing and Education Reference Center Updates


Gale is pleased to announce upcoming enhancements to Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC) in the coming months. This invaluable education and career database will receive interface updates to the online courses (summer), practice tests (fall), and have a responsive design by year end.

Users will experience:

  • Intuitive navigation
  • Standardized terminology
  • Popular web iconography
  • Improved readability
  • Uniform design across the platform


TERC continues to be the most reliable test prep, college readiness, and career development resource available for students and job seekers alike.


Research and Writing Tips for Students

Research and Writing Tips for Students


Writing a research paper? Download these handy resources with tips for conducting research and writing more efficiently.



Job & Career Accelerator Upgrade Notice

We are excited to announce that Job & Career Accelerator™, the award-winning job search and career exploration platform from LearningExpress, is now better than ever with the newest available version 5.0.

All Job & Career Accelerator 4.0 customers will automatically be upgraded to the new version in late June. In the upcoming week(s) you will receive email reminders with the specific migration date and time. There is nothing that needs to be changed or implemented on your part for your organization’s subscription. Here’s a look at the migration details:

How will migration work?

  • Current version 4.0 customers will be migrated seamlessly to version 5.0.
  • Users’ saved work from version 4.0 will be migrated to the version 5.0 “My Career Dashboard.” This includes saved interest profile matches (occupation matches), occupation cards, resumes, letters, and job searches.
  • “Create a task” functionality has been discontinued so saved 4.0 tasks will not be migrated.
  • Users of both JCA 4.0 and another LearningExpress platform (LearningExpress Library, PrepSTEP) can continue to access their non-JCA saved work through “My Center.”
  • Job & Career Accelerator 5.0 now appears in the LearningExpress platform, with the same look and feel as LearningExpress Library, providing easier access through a Job & Career Accelerator center.

What will be different in version 5.0 from version 4.0?

  • New home page with a sleek new design – displays all categories so that users can easily see the content areas available in the platform
  • Easier navigation – uses the same LearningExpress platform format of Centers, Categories, and Subcategories, which enables users to navigate seamlessly between each of these sections and access the resources quickly and easily
  • New and expanded guidance pages
  • New resource: career articles
  • New tool: skills assessment
  • Improved resume and letter builders
  • Additional sample resumes including entry-level positions
  • Responsively designed for easy access through mobile devices

We are dedicated to providing your users with the best online learning resources available and are pleased to provide your organization with this new version. An upgrade announcement will appear in the Job & Career Accelerator product so that users receive notice of this upgrade. If you have any questions, or need assistance, please contact Customer Support at support@ebsco.com.

[NEBRASKACCESS] EBSCO Databases – Enhancements, changes and issues

The following information is provided by Allana Novotny, Technology & Access Services Librarian – Nebraska Library Commission

This month EBSCO announced an enhancement and change to some of the databases available through NebraskAccess. Please see the information below to learn more.

NoveList Plus & NoveList K-8 Plus

Accelerated Reader (AR) information has been added to both of the NoveList databases. AR is a program used by schools. AR levels are used to determine the appropriateness (Interest Level score) and text difficulty (Book Level score) for a book. When AR information is available for a title it will be displayed on the search results screen and in the record view.

To learn more about AR click on the AR information listed in the record to be taken to the help page.

Two AR limiters are also available on the Advanced Search screen in both databases.

MasterFILE, Primary Search, Explora Public & Explora Primary

These databases include the Associated Press (AP) Video Collection. In the past, whenever you performed a search that matched one or more videos the AP Video Carousel would always be displayed after the second item on the search results screen.

EBSCO has made a small change to how this works. The AP Video collection is still available; however, if you apply certain limiters the AP Video Carousel will no longer appear in your search results list. The limiters that will cause the carousel to be suppressed include: Peer Review, any Source Type (except Video), Collection, Publisher, Publication, or Content Provider.

MyHeritage Library Edition

Recently we have encountered a couple of issues while searching the MyHeritage Library Edition database. These issues have been reported.

Search Records by Location

The Search Records by Location option on the main search screen is not working correctly. After selecting a location and performing a search, your search results should be limited to that location. Currently search results are not being limited to that location.

Even though this feature is not working correctly, using it is still a great way to see what collections are available for a particular location. For example, you can click on Europe and then select Liechtenstein. Along the right side of the screen, it lists the collection that is available for Liechtenstein. Click on “Liechtenstein, Births and Baptisms, 1650-1875” to search just that collection.

1870 United States Federal Census

The 1870 US Census is missing the navigational tools that allow you to move from one page of the census to the next. Normally these navigational tools would appear above the image of the census record. While these navigational tools may not be used a lot, they can come in handing when you want to see who lived near someone or when you are having problems locating someone. Here is a screenshot of the navigational tools.

(Illustrations have been deleted from this version.)