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College Success: Home

Welcome to the LibGuide for College Success!

Class Textbook

For more information about course reserves, please see our Course Reserves Guide.

Useful Databases

Electronic resources to help you succeed:

Testing and Education Reference Center (Gale) 
This resource offers ebooks on the latest high school, college and graduate entrance exams, as well as practice tests. Note: you will be asked to create a personal profile so that you can track your progress.

Virtual Reference Library (Gale)
This database contains encyclopedia articles and other tools that provide background information on a wide range of subjects.

English Language Learner (EBSCO)
A resource for students who are new to the English language; topics including literacy, researching, note-taking and academic writing.

Computer Basics

Try these resources if you are new to using computers:

Researching Colleges

Study Skills

Library books and ebooks

Researching Careers

Harold Washington College Student Resources

The Writing Lab provides tutoring support in writing specifically, or provides students with the opportunity to make an appointment with their classroom tutor.  


Tutoring Services                      
Tutoring Services supports student success through peer, professional, and embedded tutoring. Specialized tutoring is available for the Arts, Math, Science, etc. List specific resources/locations per discipline.


Wellness Center      Room 1041
The Harold Washington College Wellness Center provides mental health and other social services to support your personal well-being and academic success.


The Chicago Legal Clinic works directly with students to identify their legal needs and provide community based quality services.