Online Learning

Children’s Resources

Britannica Library: Children’s Research

Britannica Library: Tweens & Young Adult Research

Your library card is your ticket to the award-winning Encylopedia Britannica, where you’ll find encyclopedia articles, multimedia, e-books and other learning resources, with a kid-friendly, easy-to-navigate interface. The links above are perfect for elementary and middle-grade students, but you can access all of Britannica Library here.


High School and Adult Resources

Britannica Library: Reference Center

Britannica Library brings a wealth of information right to your computer, with comprehensive, in-depth articles and multimedia on a wide variety of subjects. Britannica Library: Reference Center is perfect for high school students, college students and adults, but you can access all of Britannica Library here.

Consumer Health Complete

Learn more about key topics across the health and wellness spectrum — from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine. Searching for the name of a drug or herb provides information in English and Spanish about why it is prescribed, how it should be used, precautions and side effects to watch out for, and much more. Tools in the detailed records let you save, print, or cite information for reports. You can also listen to any HTML full text resource with the built-in text-to-speech function or have it automatically translated into dozens of different languages.

Consumer Reports

Known as the most trusted source for information and advice on consumer products, this website contains information on making better buying decisions. Users will find advice on saving money, home improvement, personal finances, improving health, and more.


CreativeBug offers access to thousands of arts and crafts tutorial videos, including crochet, sewing, jewelry making, bookbinding, and more.

ERIC – US Department of Education

The Education Resources Information Center, or ERIC, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, is the most complete bibliography of educational materials available. This database of peer-reviewed journals and professional magazines is the perfect place for education students to start their research on a new subject.


Learn about new people, places, and ideas with Explora! This is a great place to discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects.  You’ll find full-text articles and illustrations from popular magazines, academic journals, and newspapers, as well as book chapters, reviews, and more. Use the tools in the detailed record for each article to save, print, or cite it for reports.  You can also listen to any article with the built-in text-to-speech function, or have it automatically translated into dozens of different languages.


HelpNow offers personalized homework help in core subjects (math, reading, writing, science and social studies) from kindergarten through college.  Students can communicate with live, online tutors (in English or Spanish) using an interactive, virtual whiteboard to chat, write, draw, copy/paste text or images, and graph homework problems.  HelpNow also offers skills building and test preparation where after taking a quiz, the user can then connect directly to a live tutor to review the topics and questions covered in the quiz.  Users can submit papers and other assignments through the Writing Lab and Send Question Center for detailed feedback without a live tutor.

For students who prefer to work independently and form their own online study group, HelpNow offers a set of collaborative tools – Meet and Brainwave. Meet allows students to schedule their own online sessions using the Brainfuse Meet whiteboard, which is specifically designed for a group setting. Brainwave is a recordable whiteboard where students can draw, write, and chat, and send it to others for feedback.

The Adult Learning Center is the adult learners’ version of HelpNow where patrons access GED prep, U.S citizenship test prep, resume assistance, Microsoft Office support, and Career Resources. Microsoft Office support allows patrons to ask questions about Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. The Writing Lab, Send Question Center and the Skills Building are also included in the Adult Learning Center suite.


JobNow features live online coaches who, among other things, assist in resume/cover letter preparation, and help patrons prepare for job interviews.  In addition, patrons have 24/7 access to interview tips and career resources.

Legal Information Reference Center

Get assistance with legal matters from full-text eBooks and reports, as well as forms for basic documents such as wills, bills of sales, and rental agreements. Some forms are available in Spanish as well as English. Tools in the detailed records let you save, print, or cite information for reports.


Mango is an online language learning system that teaches English speakers real conversation skills for practical communication in 38 languages (from Arabic to Vietnamese).  Through fun and engaging interactive lessons, Mango makes learning a new language fast, easy and incredibly effective.   Those interested in learning English are taught in 15 languages.


Access 3,500 professional medical journals. This database covers all areas of medicine and includes journals from 1965 to the present.

Niche Academy

Niche Academy has online tutorials on a wide range of topics.  You can learn how to use many of the resources on this page, sign up with Facebook, learn the ins and outs of Pinterest, and much more!  Tutorials are added and updated regularly.


OAIster is a union catalog of more than 19 million digital resources from over 1,000 organizations developed by the University of Michigan and harvested using OAI-PMH (the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting).


VetNow provides information and assistance about VA benefits and community resources for veterans and their families.  In addition to veteran-specific information, VetNow has many of the job-hunting and college tools from HelpNow and JobNow



Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition is available only in the main library and Hinkston branch.

Access an unprecedented online collection of information about individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more!  Answers await everyone—whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist or historian—inside the more than 7,000 available databases. Here, you can unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.


Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.  With content from the Revolutionary War onward, this continually-growing collection is an invaluable research resource for historians, genealogists, researchers, military enthusiasts, veterans, and their families, teachers, and battle reenactors.  The Fold3 name comes from a traditional flag folding ceremony in which the third fold is made in honor and remembrance of veterans who served in defense of their country and to maintain peace throughout the world.



Discover the amazing history of you with this comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.  With more than 4.4 billion records, it delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.




Mango es un sistema de aprendizaje de idiomas en línea que enseña habilidades de conversación reales para la comunicación práctica en inglés e otros lenguajes. A través de la diversión y lecciones atractivas e interactivas, Mango hace que el aprendizaje de un nuevo idioma sea rápido, fácil y muy eficaz.