INDIANAPOLIS - INSPIRE (http://inspire.in.gov), Indiana's Virtual Library, now provides Hoosiers with the tools they need to take their studying to the next level.

With the Testing & Education Reference Center, students and professionals have access to in-depth information on colleges and universities, graduate and professional programs, distance learning, corporate training, available scholarships and awards, preparatory entrance tests and more. This free online education resource provides everything one needs to further their education and make informed decisions on their future.
"Students, professionals and continuing learners face challenges in preparing for their future and not knowing where to begin," said Roberta L. Brooker, Indiana state librarian. "Education success begins with preparation. TERC allows students to discover what to expect, and how to prepare and excel at the next level."

The Testing & Education Reference Center helps users prepare for higher education and the working world by teaming with Peterson's, the most comprehensive and heavily traveled education resource on the Internet, to deliver detailed information on private high schools, undergraduate and graduate programs and executive education programs, searchable by location, major, tuition, sports and more. TERC also features interactive online practice tests for preparatory examinations including entrance exams and certification and licensing tests.

"Whether preparing for an SAT or GRE, or working toward a GED, TERC has something for everyone," said Brooker. "Additionally, TERC is much more than test preparation; it includes résumé builders, interviewing tips and other useful career resources."

Professional and career resources are available through a new feature called TERC with Careers. This resource includes tools to help users match their personality to suitable occupations, build outstanding and appealing résumés, and learn valuable cover letter, interviewing, and salary negotiation tips specific to their career stage.

To access the Testing & Education Reference Center, either go directly to www.inspire.on.gov and click on the TERC logo or access INSPIRE through the Warsaw Library Web site's home page and click on the INSPIRE logo.

Once you are ready to begin using online practice exams and other interactive TERC features you will be asked to create an individual user account. This account enables you to track course progress and save test results. For more information about TERC, including a complete listing of testing and career resources, tutorials, and search tips, visit online at www.gale.cengage.com/Testing&Education