Internet Resources - Education
Outside the Library: BookFlix Access from Home
Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource for children in grades PreK-3. It pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks (some in Spanish). It includes read-aloud supports so students can hear each book narrated and also hear definitions of key words. Specifically created to support non-, beginning and reluctant readers.
Browse related subjects: Audio Books, Authors, Children's Literature, Education, Games, Spanish Language
- Brainfuse HelpNow
Free Academic Help at All Levels. Brainfuse offers live online tutoring in elementary, middle school, high school, college, and adult education. SAT/ACT/GED/Citizenship test help is also available. Writing a paper? Send your paper to a tutor and receive a response within 24 hours. Job seekers can also get resume and job finding assistance in the Adult Learning Center. Maestros en español disponible.
Browse related subjects: Education, Employment, Jobs, Schools, Spanish Language, Teen Homework Help, Tests
- Core Concepts: Biology
Core Concepts: Biology informs and inspires learners about key biology topics including animals, cells, ecology, evolution, genetics, the human body, microbes, plants, and reproduction. Biographies of key scientists take learners behind the discoveries that have transformed biology. Core Concepts: Biology supports STEM learning and delivers curriculum-correlated content; promotes digital literacy and 21st-century learning skills; and offers research, report, and homework help.
Browse related subjects: Agriculture, Animals, Biology, Education, Environment, Marine Science, Plants, Science, Teen Homework Help
- Discover & Go
Discover & Go provides instant online access to free and low-cost tickets to museums, science centers, zoos, theaters and other fun local cultural venues.
Browse related subjects: Art, California, Directories, Education, Environment, History, Inventions, Local History, Marine Science, Performing Arts, Poetry, Primary Sources, Recreation, Science, Social Issues, Technology, Theater
- Education Research Complete
Education Research Complete is a bibliographic and full-text database covering scholarly research and information relating to all areas of education. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.
Browse related subjects: Education
- enki Library
The enki Library is a shared open source eBook Network that allows California libraries to own and store eBooks for access by library patrons. eBooks are available in PDF and EPUB formats with your Adobe ID. Content is currently focused on smaller and independent publishers. It includes fiction, biography, health cooking & craft, and more -- see the Advanced Search for a list of included subjects.
Browse related subjects: Children's Literature, Cooking, Crafts, Education
The Education Resources Information Center provides the world's premier database of journal and non-journal education literature.
Browse related subjects: Education, Indexes, Schools
- Gale Virtual Reference Library
Includes e-books on the following topics: General Reference, Education, History, Nation and the World, Religion, Science, and Social Science.
Browse related subjects: Countries, Education, History, Religion, Science, Social Issues
The OneClickdigital collection includes Recorded Books' exclusive/subscriptions titles -- about 9000 audiobooks as of 1/12/2016 for adults, beginning readers, kids and young people, as well as many titles in Spanish. It also includes distributed titles by major audio publishers. In addition, OneClickdigital boasts a large eBook collection of classical literature and popular titles available with Adobe Digital Editions. The service is PC and Mac compatible as well as is iPod and iPhone compatible. The OneClickdigital mobile app is available via the iTunes App Store. You'll need your library card number and pin to access the service from outside the library.
Browse related subjects: Audio Books, Education, Languages, Literature, Pronunciation, Recreation, Spanish Language
- Oxford English Dictionary Online (OED)
A guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of more than 600,000 words — past and present — from across the English-speaking world.
Browse related subjects: Dictionaries
- PowerKnowledge Life Science
PowerKnowledge Life Science informs and inspires learners about key life science topics including animals; classification; endangered and extinct species; food chains and food webs; green living; habitats and ecosystems; the human body; life cycles; plants; and survival and adaptation. Designed for learners in grades 3 to 6.
Browse related subjects: Animals, Biology, Education, Plants, Science
Combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students in grades 4 through 9
Browse related subjects: Animals, Biology, Education, Environment, Marine Science, Plants, Science, Technology
- Student Research Center
Full text search on popular magazines aimed towards high school students. Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays.
Browse related subjects: Education, Magazine Articles
- Testing and Education Reference Center
Testing & Education Reference Center is a start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape the rest of your life, from high school to college and beyond. The site offers practice tests and courses, information on over 4,000 accredited schools, scholarship search tools, a resume builder, career models, and more.
Browse related subjects: Careers, Colleges and Universities, Education, Employment, Schools
- Total BooX
Instantly access a wide range of fiction and nonfiction titles from top publishers. Download anytime and read at your own pace, eBooks never disappear from your device. Total BooX is compatible with iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire and Android devices.
Browse related subjects: Art, Cooking, History, Literature, Poetry, Religion, Science, Technology, Travel
TrueFlix offers introductory videos, leveled texts, voice-over reading features and lesson plans for a wide variety of social studies and science topics.
Browse related subjects: Animals, Biology, Education, Environment, Geography, Government, History, Maps, Science
- California Driving Permit Tests
In partnership with Driving-Tests.org, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries is proud to offer FREE California Driver Permit practice tests. The tests cover both automobile and motorcycle, and the site contains the Driver Handbook for each.
Browse related subjects: California, California Codes, Driving, Education, Teen Homework Help, Tests, Transportation
The Education Data Partnership is a collaboration of the Alameda County Office of Education, the California Department of Education, EdSource, and the Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team. Ed-Data provides Base API reports at the school, district, and statewide level. You can also "Compare Schools" and "Compare Districts" to see how your school or district stacks up against others in the state. The School Characteristics Index (SCI), a number used to identify a school's demographics and challenges, is now available in each school's Base and Growth API reports.
Browse related subjects: California, Education, Schools, Statistics, Tests
The Santa Cruz Public Libraries is pleased to be participating in Webucator's Library Partner Program. Webucator provides many online self-paced courses on Web Development, Microsoft, Adobe, Java and more, completely free for our library cardholders. All you need to get started is the SCPL voucher code. Choose any of Webucator's Self-Paced Courses. At the billing form, choose "Webucator Vouchers" as your method of payment and enter the code 9440246. After filling out the registration form, you will receive email instructions for logging in and accessing your course.
Browse related subjects: Business, Careers, Computers, Education, Employment, Teen Homework Help
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