Library Tips: Test Preparation

Posted by Carolyn Caffrey Gardner

Spring semester is a time when many students are preparing for entrance tests for graduate and professional school. The USC Libraries can help you prepare for these tests by providing study guides and a variety of places to study.

Search Tips: From the libraries' homepage, try searching for the name of your test, like GRE. Then use the refinement options on the left side of the page to select Book/eBook for test guides or the date slider to ensure that you are finding current test materials. Once you find a book that interests you, find more just like it using the linked subject headings (e.g., "Graduate Record Examination--Study guides").

These study guides can be accessed either online as ebooks or you may find them as a print book in one of our libraries. Leavey Library's second floor lobby collection features many test preparation guides that you can use in that library; as part of the reference collection, they aren't able to be checked out.

We have guides for many entrance tests, including: GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, TOEFL, DAT, and more.

Study Spaces: The libraries offer a variety of quiet study spaces and group study rooms. Explore them all and see photos on the Spaces Overview page. Group study rooms are available in Leavey Library, the Architecture & Fine Arts Library, and Doheny Memorial Library. View a short video about the reservation process and learn more here.

Have questions? As always, feel free to ask a librarian. For more library tips, check out our post archives.