Education

Credo Reference


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.
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LearningExpress Library


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.
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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
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teachingbooks.net


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.
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Other Online Resources


New to computers


DigitalLearn

If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, DIgitalLearn.org has the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.

Using a Mouse


The Palm Beach County Library System presents this resource to help beginning computer users become familiar with using a mouse.

Typing


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.

GFCLearnFree
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


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


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.

FutureLearn


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.

Coursera


Build skills with courses, certificates, and degrees online from world-class universities and companies. Free classes.

EDx
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. 

Alison


Free online courses from the world’s leading experts.

Kadenze


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.

Stanford University 


Free classes from Stanford University

Udacity


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.