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Online Resources

Please note for some of these databases you will need an El Dorado County Library card. If you do not have a library card or have lost your card see our FAQ page for more information on how to get a new card.


Adult Learners & Job Seekers​

Career Online High School logo Career Online High School - Offers adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online. El Dorado County offers free enrollment to a limited number of qualified adult students, click the above link for more information.
Brainfuse HelpNow - Offers patrons of all ages live real-time homework assistance 24 hours a day from qualified tutors using state curriculum and standards. A log in is required, follow the steps to create a username and password, or log in with an existing account. Assistance is available 24/7 in English and Spanish for Language Arts and Mathematics. Assistance for core K-12 subjects is available every day from 10 am - 10 pm in the following languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Tagalog.

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

Coursera - Helps individuals build the skills they need for in-demand jobs. Learners have access to more than 5,000 courses and certifications led by top businesses, universities, and organizations.

Note: To create a new account click the link above, enter your information, choose El Dorado County Library, and click Register Now. If you already have an account, go to coursera.org to login.

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

GetSetUp - An online community for older adults (50+) who want to learn new skills. GetSetUp offers more than 40 live classes every day as well as 25 on weekends. Class subjects include: Physical Health (exercise, healthy cooking), Mental Health (stress, meditation, dementia), Social Health (book club, gardening, pets), and Vocational Health (resume writing, interviewing). Use the coupon code: CSL-ED while booking your class (this will waive your fee for PAID classes).

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

Job & Career Accelerator - Whether you’re looking to find a new job in your current field or pursue a career in an exciting new industry, Job & Career Accelerator has the powerful tools and expert guidance to help you through every step of the process to succeed in today's job market. Don't wait. Get started now!

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

LearningExpress Library - An easy-to-use e-learning platform featuring online tutorials, practice tests and e-books to help you achieve your educational and professional goals. In addition to helping you improve your skills in reading, writing, math and basic science, LearningExpress Library offers tools and resources to help you search for jobs, build workplace skills and prepare for career certification exams. You'll also find college and grad school admissions test prep, GED® test prep and much more.

Also from LearningExpress Library:

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

NorthStar Digital Literacy - Test your computer skills, build new skills in key areas, and demonstrate your knowledge by earning certificates and badges. Prepare for your future now!

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

Skillshare - An online learning community with thousands of classes for creative and curious people, on topics including illustration, design, photography, video, freelancing, and more. 

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

VetNow - Offers tailored support for Veterans and their families from housing and health care to education, mental health, and more. Live navigators also help veterans transition to civilian employment, and brush up on academic skills. 

Download the VetNow User Guide

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

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eBooks, Audiobooks, & Magazines

Libby - Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines using your library card. Download the Libby App from the App Store or Google Play to get started.
OverDrive - Read and listen on your computer! To access eBooks on your mobile device please use Libby or The Palace Project apps.
OverDrive for Kids - Search eBooks and audiobooks just for kids!
OverDrive for Teens - Search eBooks and audiobooks just for teens!
OverDrive Español - Borrow Spanish eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines for all ages using your library card.
The Palace Project - Borrow eBooks and audiobooks using your library card. Download The Palace Project from the App Store or Google Play to get started. Please note Kindle format is not available with this app.
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Homework Help​

Brainfuse HelpNow - Offers resources in multiple subjects for elementary, middle, and high school students. Resources can be found in the Expert Help tab under SkillSurfer.

This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.


Britannica School – Offers thousands of up-to-date, curated, and age-appropriate information resources, including images, videos, audio clips, maps, research tools, and more. Available at three levels; Elementary, Middle, or High.
Britannica Escolar – The Spanish digital learning portal for Elementary and Middle school students. New features make it more valuable than ever for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.
Gale in Context: Biography - An engaging experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people.
Gale in Context: Environmental Studies - Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content. 
Gale Interactive: Science - Manipulate 3D interactive models to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth, and space science. 
Gale Primary Sources: Archives Unbound - Presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars, researchers, and students at the college and university level.
LearningExpress Library: High School Students - Find resources to help you build classroom and homework skills in math, English language arts, social studies, science and technology.

This resource is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act, administered in California by the State Librarian and by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

 

National Geographic Kids - Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Best for children aged 6-14. 
ProQuest Black Freedom Struggle - Find historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom.
ProQuest Research Companion - Helps students do more effective research with access to scholarly journals, books, newspapers and magazines. Also included are supporting materials for educators as they teach the core information literacy principles of finding, evaluating, and using information.

Note: To login click the link above and use the following username and password, which are case sensitive. After initial login, you may create your own individual account.

Username: edclibrary
Password: Love2Learn!

APA Style Guide APA Style Guide - Find APA guidelines and more from Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL).
MLA Style Guide MLA Style Guide - Need help understanding how to cite sources using MLA, or format a Works Cited page and in-text citations for your next research paper? Then check out the MLA Style Guide offered by Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL).
SparkNotes - Need help deciphering Shakespeare’s prose? Not sure how to identify the themes or the symbols of a particular novel? Then check out SparkNotes where they have easy-to-understand guides for hundreds of books and subjects.
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Tools for Students

Accelerated Reader Book Finder - Find the Book Level (BL) or Accelerated Reader (AR) points for a book. You can also use the Advanced Search feature to look for books within a particular interest level or book level.
EduMed - Discover the kind of support that exists for college students facing homelessness and get the information you need to start your journey towards higher education.
Lexile Framework for Reading - An educational tool that links text complexity and readers' ability on a common metric known as the Lexile scale.
College Information - Find helpful links from lists of the best colleges to resources for finical assistance and more to help get you prepared for college.
TeachingBooks - An online resource for children's and young adult books and their authors and illustrators. Use TeachingBooks to search titles, authors and illustrators, and find resources to engage readers.

Also from TeachingBooks:
Award Winning Books
Build Your Own Book Lists
Book Guides & Lesson Plans
Diverse Books
Meet-the-Author Movies Collection
Reader's Advisory
(Find the right book for you)

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Tools for Readers

Fantastic Fiction - Search and browse bibliographies of over 50,000 bestselling fiction authors, with the latest books and series information.

Goodreads - Find and read more books you'll love, and keep track of the books you want to read, and those you've already read.

Literature Map - What else do other readers of your favorite author read? Find out at the Literature Map. Place an author's name in the box and the closer two writers are, the more likely someone will like both of them.

What's Next Books in Series - Looking to find the next book in a series? Trying to find a new book series by a particular author? Does your child want to read a book series in order? Then check out Kent District Library's What's Next database.

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Newspapers & Magazines

Around Here Magazine
Folsom Telegraph

Los Angeles Times
Mountain Democrat

Newspaper Archive (Mountain Democrat archives can be found here)
New York Times
San Francisco Chronicle
Sierra Foothill Magazine
South Tahoe Now

Tahoe Daily Tribune
Tahoe Mountain News
Village Life
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Please note these links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement by El Dorado County Library.