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Databases & Online Resources

To search a database, click on the links below. When accessing databases from home you will be prompted to enter your 13-digit library card number (no spaces). Need help using a database? Call your local County Library or email us.

Learning

Online Learning
This page on the County Library's website provides more information about online learning opportunities offered through the Library's website including links to specific classes in Learn4Life and Universal Class.
Gale Courses
Wide range of interactive courses, led by expert instructors, can be taken entirely over the Internet. As a library card holder in good standing, you can take six courses per calendar year at no cost.
Khan Academy
Khan Academy provides free world-class education for anyone anywhere. Learners can study at their own pace wherever they are. Subjects include, math, science, computer programming, humanities and more.
Learning Express Test Prep
Practice tests, tutorials and eBooks for school and career, including college entrance, civil service and citizenship. Includes new GED 2014 information.
lynda.com
lynda.com provides a vast library of streaming online instructional videos covering the latest software, creative, and business skills. Taught by accomplished teachers and recognized industry experts, lynda.com is a high-quality resource for anyone looking to learn new skills in a wide range of subjects including photography, animation, music, web development, software, and project management. You can take an unlimited number of courses with 24/7 access on your computer or smartphone. Create an account with your library card number & PIN and learn at your own pace.
Mango Languages
Free, online language-learning includes 22 languages, including Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Tagalog and Greek. Also has English language courses for speakers of 15 different languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Arabic, and Russian. Learn on the go with the Mango Mobile app for iPhone and Android. More info here.
Powerspeak Languages
Learn Spanish, French, Mandarin, German, or English for Spanish-speakers and Chinese-speakers through a series of stories, activities and innovative learning tools.
Tutor.com's Job Help and Career Resources
Live tutors are available for career help, including resume review, job searching and interview preparation. Choose Job Help from the topic drop down menu to get started. You can also view career resources such as job openings, resume and cover letter templates, and interview guidelines by clicking View Career Resources at the bottom left of the page.
Universal Class
Over 500 online continuing education courses taught by real instructors covering a diverse range of subjects including computers, business, home & garden, health and medicine, and more.