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GED Adult Education Success

A collection of South Mountain Community Library resources to help you prepare for the GED exam.

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Welcome to the GED/Adult Education Success research guide!  This research guide will help you find resources and classes to obtain your High School Equivalency (HSE) or General  Educational Development (GED) certificate.

The scope of the materials and resources are focused on improving your skills in: reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.

You will also find information about where to take classes and tools to assist you with making contacts, GED and HSE preparation, study skills, and basic computer literacy.

If you don't find what you are looking for, don't hesitate to ask.  We want to help you!  Resources include the GED Liaison Librarian and the Ask for Help tab, located at the top.

Unauthorized GED Testing Center

South Mountain Community College (SMCC) is not an authorized GED testing center for the Arizona Department of Education, Adult Education Services. However, SMCC has collaborated with Friendly House to assist adult learners to quality educational opportunities to support GED success.

For authorized testing centers, use navigation tabs on your left labeled Classes and Testing Locations.

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Make Research Appointment - South Mountain Community College

with Lora Largo, Faculty Librarian.  Fields of Interests liaison: Career Exploration, Culture and Society, and Health Sciences.  Library Subject liaison:  GED & American Indian Studies. 

Hi there!

When scheduling, please be sure to provide an email address or leave a voice message on my office phone voice mail.  If you'd like to schedule a session after 5pm, this can be arranged!  Just email me at or call me at 602. 243. 8345. Your call will be transferred to another number.  Then, please, leave your voice message to that transferred phone number.

Just a heads up, due to COVID-19 concerns, all research help will be done through video conferencing using Google Meet, Google Hangouts, Webex Personal Meeting, Zoom or by phone -whichever works best for you!  If you choose the video option, you'll receive another email from me with directions. Thank you! See you soon.

NOTE:  Briefly describe your research topic or information requested. Please list library resources, such as books, databases, articles, or websites you have consulted (if any). This will help me prepare for your research appointment. Below, click on the Schedule Research Appointment button and upload a brief description of your research assignment. Thanks!

South Mountain Community Library (SMCL) also offers research and informational service assistance throughout the week, even on Sunday through Ask a Librarian 24/7 Chat.  You may also get research or reference help: 

South Mountain Community Library is now open to the public.  MASKS are recommended for all vaccinated and non-vaccinated library users.  This includes staff, faculty, students and community members.  

Everyone needs a little help sometimes.


You don't have to research alone.  Librarians are research experts.  They are available to help you with a research question, choosing articles and books, citing sources, and other resources.
You can reach a South Mountain Community Library Librarian by:

South Mountain Community Library is now open to the public.  MASKS are encouraged for all vaccinated and non-vaccinated library users.  This includes staff, faculty, students and community members.