The Credo Reference Complete Core Collection is the ultimate general reference resource for researchers at any level. Curated by subject-matter experts to address over 100 topics, the Complete Core Collection provides a launch pad for every lifelong learner. Complete Core offers a growing list of over 1,100 titles to help users answer their immediate research need and engage their curiosity. Content – from major reference works, to multi-volume subject encyclopedias, to field guides, to scholarly handbooks, to animations and countless other award-winning sources – spans across all disciplines with something for libraries of all types. Also included are nearly 2,000 short reference videos, more than 550,000 high-resolution art images, photographs and maps across all subject areas.
Click on TexShare.net, Login, and use the Resources A to Z tab to find Credo reference. To use the Texas State Library databases, Texshare.net, you must have a Burleson library card. Please contact us at 817-426-9207 to request the password.
Achieve Your Educational Goals With LearningExpress Library
LearningExpress is a collection of interactive tutorials, practice tests, articles, flash cards and e-books you can use to improve academic skills in reading, writing, math and science as well as prepare for high-stakes exams. Included are resources for high school equivalency, college admissions test preparation, homework resources, and computer skills.
Click on TexShare.net, Login, and use the Resources A to Z tab to find LearningExpress. To use the Texas State Library databases, Texshare.net, you must have a Burleson library card. Please contact us at 817-426-9207 to request the password.
Practice Driving Tests
Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, offers free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests specifically based on the state’s DMV materials. It is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that let users hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask portions of the screen for greater visibility on the practice tests.
The service includes:
11 car practice tests
9 motorcycle practice tests
12 CDL (commercial driver’s license) practice tests
3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL)
A FAQ section with detailed answers to over 100 DMV-related questions
Skillshare is now available for checkout to adult cardholders of the Burleson Public Library. This online learning platform offers more than 22,000 classes on a myriad of topics including design, business, technology and more.
If you would like access, simply complete the online form and request to checkout Skillshare. We’ll verify your email address and send you an invitation at which time you’ll create a unique account that will give you access to the entire Skillshare library for the length of your checkout. Skillshare will save your account information and class progress between library checkouts, and you’ll still be able to use the account to access their catalog of free classes. Checkouts will be rotated on a first-come, first-serve basis, but customers will have at least three weeks of access. If no account is available, you will be placed on the waiting list and notified when your checkout is available.
Visit Skillshare’s blog to learn more about classes.
TeachingBooks.net is an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. It includes thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.
Click on TexShare.net, Login, and use the Resources A to Z tab to find Teachingbooks.net. To use the Texas State Library databases, Texshare.net, you must have a Burleson library card. Please contact us at 817-426-9207 to request the password.
Other Online Resources
New to computers
The Palm Beach County Library System presents this resource to help beginning computer users become familiar with using a mouse.
Use this free interactive course to go from hunting and pecking to touch typing.
Many courses are free, but please be aware that some have a cost.
Learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more—GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 200 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, more than 1,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free.
UniversityWebinars.org is a collection of videos, speeches, lectures, seminars, webinars, online courses and presentations related to business, innovation, marketing, design thinking, education, and more.
CreativeLive is a skills-based, continuing education platform helping creative entrepreneurs figure out how to turn their passions into careers. Free live and on air events.
Learn 100% online with world class universities and industry experts. Develop hobbies, new skills and career-changing expertise with flexible courses. You can view classes for free.
Build skills with courses, certificates, and degrees online from world-class universities and companies. Free classes.
Together with founding partners Harvard and MIT, millions of learners, the majority of top-ranked universities in the world, and industry-leading companies are on one online learning platform that supports learners at every stage of their lives.
Free online courses from the world’s leading experts.
Kadenze brings together the world's leading colleges, universities, and industry partners to provide the best online courses in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Design, Music, and Math. Free classes.
Free classes from Stanford University
Udacity partners with leading technology companies to learn how technology is transforming industries, and teach the critical tech skills that companies are looking for in their workforce. Classes may be attended for free with limited support.