Online Learning

Title Description Use @ home?
Computer eBooks (3M)
Includes titles from popular series such as  "Dummies" and "Teach Yourself Visually."
Computer eBooks (Overdrive)
Includes titles from popular series such as  "Dummies" and "Teach Yourself Visually."
Free online tech training on topics like basic PC/Mac skills, Word, Excel, using the web, job searching, etc.
NEW: Practice tests and FAQs to help get and renew your driver's license.
Gale Courses
In-depth, instructor-led, 6-week classes on tech topics, health-care training, business/accounting, personal development, law, test prep, and more. Some classes can lead to certification. Arlington Heights cardholders only.| More Info
Little Pim
Language learning for kids, pre-K to Grade 2; covers Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, English, German, Arabic, Russian.
Video tutorials on software, web design, business/management skills, financial literacy, job/career skills, social networking, etc. Includes Microsoft Office, Windows, and Mac OS. Requires free account creation. Arlington Heights cardholders only.
Mango Languages
Languages/cultural awareness. French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese German, English (for Spanish, Portuguese, and Polish speakers) and more, plus Little Pim for kids. Apps.
Miss Humblebee's Academy
NEW:  An award-winning, online curriculum for children preschool through kindergarten, providing strength in core subject areas: math, science and social studies, language and literacy, art, and music. | FAQ
Natural Medicines (formerly Natural Standard)
Information on the effectiveness herbs, supplements, vitamins, minerals, diets, nutrition, and exercises. Includes a Continuing Education section for medical professionals and a "Colleagues Interact" discussion forum.
NEW: US citizenship preparation course from the makers of the Pronunciator language-learning product.
Lessons in over 80 languages, focusing on pronunciation. Also teaches English from 50 source languages. | App
Testing & Education Reference Center
Prep/practice tests for GED, ACT, GRE, GMAT, SAT, AP, job-related tests, TOEFL, citizenship and more. Search for colleges/scholarships or use the online resume builder and career exploration tools. | See also: Access My Library App.
Treehouse: Online Training
Learn web design, coding, mobile app development and more. Earn points/badges to track your progress and create a showcase for potential employers. Arlington Heights cardholders only. | iPad App | About Treehouse
Yes Live Homework Help & More
Live tutors online to help with math, science, English, social studies etc., as well as standardized tests (ACT, SAT, GRE, etc.) and career help (1-on-1 resume reviews, etc.) | App (iOS)
Visual Thesaurus
Explore words using an interactive map; great ESL tool. | Tutorial.
Schedule an appointment to get help with these and other interests:
  • downloading eBooks
  • researching genealogy
  • finding a job
  • computers and technology

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