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Gale Online Learning Portal

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Determine which online learning platform is right for you based on your goals, whether it’s test prep, career growth, or learning a new skill. Contains links to Gale CoursesPeterson’s Test & Career Prep, and Udemy

 

How to use it

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BrainFuse HelpNow

HelpNow from Brainfuse

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Get live, one-to-one, Illinois-aligned, skill-building, homework and test preparation help for everyone, from kindergarteners to adults. English as a second language and Spanish foreign language assistance are included, as well as Microsoft Office help and Career Resources. Available seven days a week, from 2PM-11PM with 24-hour access to Writing Lab, SkillSurfer and more.

 

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Online Classes Research Materials

Career Online High School

Career Online High School (COHS)

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Career Online High School (COHS) is a program to earn a high school diploma provided by the St. Charles Public Library for adults who are at least 21 years old and reside within the St. Charles Library District.

See our Career Online High School page for more information, or click the link below to see if you’re ready to start the program.

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Creativebug

Creativebug

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Unlimited access to more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

 

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Gale Courses

Gale Courses

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor-led courses that you can take entirely online. Learn a new hobby, improve your job skills, or your life skills. As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks, and new sessions begin every month.

 

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Gale Online Learning Portal

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Determine which online learning platform is right for you based on your goals, whether it’s test prep, career growth, or learning a new skill. Contains links to Gale CoursesPeterson’s Test & Career Prep, and Udemy

 

How to use it

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BrainFuse HelpNow

HelpNow from Brainfuse

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Get live, one-to-one, Illinois-aligned, skill-building, homework and test preparation help for everyone, from kindergarteners to adults. English as a second language and Spanish foreign language assistance are included, as well as Microsoft Office help and Career Resources. Available seven days a week, from 2PM-11PM with 24-hour access to Writing Lab, SkillSurfer and more.

 

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¡Mira cómo funciona!

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EBSCO Learning Express Library

Learning Express – Career Preparation

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Learn more about various career fields, improve your interview and job search skills, and prepare for many career certification tests such as NCLEX and Praxis.

 

The library’s subscription to this resource expires July 31, 2024.

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EBSCO Learning Express Library

Learning Express – Computer Skills Center

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Learn computer and internet basics as well as more about many popular software programs from Microsoft and Adobe.

 

The library’s subscription to this resource expires July 31, 2024.

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EBSCO Learning Express Library

Learning Express – Recursos Para Hispanohablantes

¿Usar en casa? Sí

Descripción: Mejore sus habilidades escritas, orales y gramaticales, sea mejor lector, desarrolle sus habilidades matemáticas, prepárese para el examen de GED®, sea ciudadano estadounidense.

 

The library’s subscription to this resource expires July 31, 2024.

EXPLORAR LEARNING EXPRESS – RECURSOS PARA HISPANOHABLANTES
EBSCO Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Provides interactive practice tests, including the SAT, ACT, GED, civil service, military, real estate, teacher certification, and more. Also includes computer skills training and United States citizenship.

 

The library’s subscription to this resource expires July 31, 2024.

 

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LinkedIn Learning with Lynda.com Content

LinkedIn Learning

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

 

Our library code is “scpld” (all lowercase).

 

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Mango

Mango Languages

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Mango offers access to over 70 foreign language courses and 20 ESL courses. Mango can be accessed at the library, remotely, or even on-the-go with apps for iPhone® and Android™.

 

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Niche Academy

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Find short, easy-to-follow tutorials to many of our online resources as well as equipment located in STC Creative.

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O'Reilly

O’Reilly for Public Libraries

Use at Home? Yes

Description: On-demand access to a vast collection of titles (including O’Reilly books in early release), videos, case studies, learning paths, expert playlists, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 other computer science and technology publishers.

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Peterson’s Test & Career Prep

Use at Home? Yes

Description:

Description: Test and career prep software to help you practice for the GRE, GMAT, SAT, ACT Assessment, ASVAB, TOEFL, and more.

In addition to our core products for college search and selection, test preparation, and financial aid, Petersons offers online services for career exploration as well as resume writing.

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ProCitizen

ProCitizen

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Comprehensive citizenship prep course that contains 100 videos, plus interactive drills, and quizzes.

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Pronunciator

Pronunciator

Use at Home? Yes

Description: You can learn 163 languages, including the largest ESL curriculum on the planet. Simply use your library card number to create an account and start learning through a variety of vocabulary exercises, quizzes, culture and business notes, and grammar review. Also includes lessons for 3 to 6 and 7 to 12 year-olds.

 

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Tutor.com a Service of The Princeton Review

Tutor.com

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Free online help from tutors for students, as well as resume, ACT/SAT test prep, GED, and citizenship assistance for adults. Hours: Every day from 10:00 a.m. to midnight.

 

Ayuda gratis, en línea, de tutores para estudiantes, y también para resumen, preparación para la prueba ACT/SAT, GED, y asistencia de ciudadanía para adultos. Diariamente de 10:00 a.m. hasta la medianoche.

 

iOS App  Android App

 

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The library’s subscription to this resource will expire on July 1, 2024. Please check out HelpNow! from Brainfuse for an alternate online tutoring resource.

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Gale Presents Udemy

Udemy

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Nearly 20,000 up-to-date online video business and technical courses, including 7,000+ courses taught by native speakers in more than 12 different languages. Udemy takes a learner-first approach so that users can select the instructor and content that best addresses their skills need and learning preferences.

 

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