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Resources for Online Learners

ABCmouse Home Access

ABCmouse curriculum is designed to help children ages 2-8+ build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse is 100% educational and fun, with more than 10,000 learning activities (books, puzzles, educational games, science and math videos, art activities, songs, and more) across all major subject areas (Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, and Music)—including more than 2,000 STEM learning activities and 1,200 learning activities in Spanish. Home access includes the Assessment Center which creates customized lessons that are targeted to help a child improve in specific skill areas identified by the assessments.

To use ABCmouse from home, choose Missouri as your state, then St. Louis County Library as your library. Then enter your library card number and PIN. The first time you visit, you will need to provide an email address and create a password.

Brainfuse VetNow

VetNow offers support for veterans and their families with navigating the VA bureaucracy, providing academic tutoring, and employment transition assistance. Work with live, online navigators who are veterans ready to help their peers. Find job tools designed to help veterans at all stages of the job-hunting process. Build academic skills for college and beyond with live tutoring, practice tests, writing review, language learning, and more. Click to read the VetNow User Guide. Click here to watch a video on how to use VetNow.

Creativebug

Over 1,000 art and craft video classes for adults and kids, taught by recognized design experts and artists. Topics include fiber and paper arts, jewelry making, sewing and quilting, food, home and more. Create your free account and enjoy unlimited access to instructional videos, patterns, and access to exclusive documentaries and live video feeds on Creativebug Television (CBTV). Click here for a video tutorial about using this resource.

Digital Literacy

From Rosen Digital, Digital Literacy empowers learners in grade levels 7-12 with digital citizenship skills to navigate today’s digital landscape. Interactive activities guide students through project-based learning activities using digital tools to create podcasts, PSAs, multimedia presentations, digital business plans, social media campaigns and more. Database articles explore cyber bullying, digital research skills, citizen journalism and more.

Financial Literacy

From Rosen Digital, the Financial Literacy database makes economics and personal finance easy to understand and highly engaging. Articles explore macro-, micro- and global economics as well as personal and household finance. Users will learn to manage credit and debt, save and invest with confidence, plan for college and retirement and avoid fraud and scams.  Beneficial for grades 7-12 as well as adults.

Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.  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.  You must click to enter Lessons 1 and 2 within the first two weeks of the class or you will be automatically dropped. Click here for a video tutorial about using this resource.

Headspace

Headspace makes meditation and mindfulness techniques available online so more people can experience the benefits of meditation anytime, anywhere. It's meditation made simple: your personal guide to mindfulness and a restful night's sleep - and St. Louis County Library cardholders get it for free. The next enrollment date is April  1, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. To enroll, go here and click the "Sign up for Headspace" button.

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)

Please use your library barcode and pin to log into the upgraded LinkedIn Learning. If using the app, the library code is slcl.

Previously known as Lynda.com, LinkedIn Learning provides access to thousands of online courses and tutorials in seven different languages to help you learn about leadership, career searching, software, marketing, and many other skills essential to the job market. These self-paced courses include videos that vary from a few minutes long to multi-hour courses with downloadable exercise files. With the new upgrade, you also have access to the LinkedIn Learning app! 

News For You

News for You provides adult ESL students and struggling readers with news and human interest stories that are easy to read and understand. These engaging, timely stories will help students build language, reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Use the password 0EEEB7 to enter.

Statista

Statista provides access to statistics and studies gathered by market researchers, trade organizations, scientific publications, and government sources on more than 600 industries. In addition to tables and charts, Statista also provides infographics and studies on selected industries and topics.

Teen Health & Wellness

This resource provides middle and high school students with up-to-date, nonjudgmental, straightforward curricular and self-help support. Topics covered include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying and LGBTQ+ issues. It has recently been updated to meet the needs of today’s teens and with new content on bullying, suicide, vaping, opioid abuse, gender identity, school safety, sexual harassment, COVID-19 and more. Grade level 7-12.

Tutor.com

Access to Tutor.com will end on July 31, 2022. Please check out Brainfuse for live homework and job help.

Start a live tutoring session any time from 10am to 10pm.  Just enter your library card number to get started!

Work with tutors in over 100 subject and test prep areas including study skills coaching for all ages. Tutor.com also offers 24/7 drop-off for review of written assignments and math questions, over 400 video lessons in math and language including AP classes, and tons of practice quizzes. Use Princeton Review to prep for the ACT, SAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and MCAT exams with practice tests, video lessons, and skill drills. Job seekers can get help creating resumes and cover letters, completing applications, and interview prep. Click here for a video tutorial about using this resource.