General Resources for Students

Each program and/or department maintains its own media resources in an area available to students. Additional resources are available here.

Purdue University hosts the Purdue Online Writing Lab that contains lessons on writing, grammar, academic research and report writing, ESOL, and job search resources:
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/ 

Learn how to keyboard by touch and increase your speed with typing tests:
http://www.freetypinggame.net/Default.asp

A website hosted by Goodwill Industries, mini lessons and courses on essential skills you need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 180 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos, and 55+ interactives and games, completely free:
https://www.gcflearnfree.org/

Lake Technical College’s Employability Skills Online Course contains lessons on conducting job searches, job search documents, job specific requirements, goal setting, professional skills, and even advice on how to change jobs.  There are 10 lessons in this course:
https://www.softchalkcloud.com/lesson/serve/vPiwVmsHUYQ43x/html

Bureau of Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook:
https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

Join this online newsletter for tips on job searching and career advice:
https://www.themuse.com/

Job Searching

Some example Internet job sites are:

Search engines for jobs:

Additional Resources

Lake County Library System: http://www.mylakelibrary.org/ 

Lake Tech Student Services webpage: http://www.laketech.org/current-students

Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Encyclopedia: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/dictionary.htm 

Study Skills for Students: http://www.educationcorner.com/study-skills.html 

Google Scholar (citations and articles for research papers): https://scholar.google.com/

Student Apps: http://www.laketech.org/student-center/surf-report-students-these-free-apps-make-the-grade

Career Services: http://www.laketech.org/current-students/career-services