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Basic ESL

Basic ESL is an online English as a Second Language learning course, class software, and study tool to learn English online. Create an account to track your progress.

Biography in Context

Find biographies from Gale sources along with full-text articles from magazines and newspapers, as well as images and links to vetted websites. Search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as keyword and full text.

PDF icon Biography in Context Guide

GALE Courses

Gale Courses offers programming with over 350 courses in personal and professional development. All courses start fresh monthly and run for six weeks. Lessons, discussion boards, assignments, and tests are available to users 24/7. Topics include: computer programs, health, career exploration, college prep, writing, ESL, business, leadership, family, and more.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) is an online library of reference titles for research in a variety of fields. Chapters can be downloaded to your tablet or other reading device.

General OneFile

A 'mega-content' database indexing over 6,000 periodicals, newspapers, and newswires with backfile coverage from 1980 to present, updated daily. The database includes full text articles for 3,000 periodicals, 89 wire services and business press releases. OneFile offers single source searching for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics.

HelpNow Online Tutoring Service

Brainfuse provides affordable online homework help through its HelpNow service -- a unique blend of one-to-one homework help, skills building, test preparation, and writing assistance. LIVE tutoring assistance is available daily from 2-11 PM.

Learning Express College Center

Strengthen your academic skills and prepare for placement tests and graduate school entrance exams here.

Learning Express College Prep

Practice tests, interactive tutorials, and eBooks to help you prepare for college success. Includes ACT, SAT, AP Exams, PSAT, TOEFL, iBT and college admissions essay writing.

Learning Express GED Preparation Center

Earning a high school equivalency credential shows that you have high-school-level academic skills. It can help open the door to a better job or career, and a college education.

Learning Express School Center

Practice, lessons, and study aids to help you do your best in school. Serves Elementary, Middle and High School.

Learning Express Software Skills

Keep up or stay competitive with these popular computer programs. These easy-to-use courses will teach you everything you need to know. All are designed to fit your current skill level and schedule.

LearningExpress Library

Features more than 300 practice tests including ACT, SAT, GED, ASVAB, Firefighter, Police Officer, Paramedic, EMT Basic, U.S.Citizenship, Postal Worker, Cosmetology, and Real Estate Sales Agent & Broker exams. Also includes practice, lessons, and study help in school subjects.  Job seekers can use the Job & Career Accelerator and Career Center modules to find resources for choosing a great career, job searching, resume and cover letter building, and much more.

Literature Resource Center

Research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across several major Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.

PDF icon  Literature Resource Center Guide

Lynda.com Library

Whether you want to learn web design, photography, or Microsoft Word, lynda.com has a training video for you. With over 53,000 tutorials providing detailed instruction, you are sure to find exactly what you need to succeed. 

Mango Languages

An on-line language learning system that offers courses in Spanish, Russian, French, Mandarin, ESL, and more.

PDF icon  Mango Languages Guide

National Geographic Kids

Watch videos, learn about animals, and places, and get fun facts. Designed for kids ages 6 years and up. 

NoveList K-8 Plus

Search K-8 fiction and non-fiction by author, title, series name, and subject.

NoveList Plus

Online reader's advisory database for fiction and non-fiction.

Science in Context

Science in Context features information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects, from earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography.

Student Resources in Context

Covering the major subject areas, including history, literature, science, social studies and more, Student Resource Center provides a selection of reference, thousands of full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary documents, creative works, and multimedia, including video and audio clips and podcasts. From Gale / Cengage Learning.