Internet Resources - Online Learning


  • 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
  • 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
  • Little Pim
    Little Pim is an award-winning multimedia program that introduces children to foreign language in a way they can understand and enjoy. Create an account, if you like, or click the "Start Learning" button to jump in immediately.
    Browse related subjects: Do-It-Yourself, Education, Languages
  • Mango Languages
    Mango Languages provides online courses to help you converse in over 40 different languages, plus English as a Second Language courses for non-English speakers. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application that integrates components of vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture. Create an account, if you like, or click the "Start Learning" button to jump in immediately.
    Browse related subjects: Do-It-Yourself, Education, Languages
  • OneClickdigital
    The OneClickdigital collection includes Recorded Books' exclusive/subscriptions titles -- about 7700 audiobooks as of 8/31/2015 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • TrueFlix
    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

Recommended Websites

    ALISON, or "Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online," is a free online learning resource for basic and essential workplace skills. ALISON provides high-quality, engaging, interactive multimedia courseware for certification and standards-based learning. The mission of ALISON is to enable anyone, anywhere, to educate themselves for free via interactive, self-paced multimedia.
    Browse related subjects: Business, Careers, Computers, Consumers, Do-It-Yourself, Education, Technology
  • California Driving Permit Tests
    In partnership with, 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 Health, Teen Homework Help, Tests, Transportation
  • Khan Academy
    Khan Academy is a non-profit educational website created by Salman Khan. It features over 3000 free educational videos on subjects such as math, science, and history. Most videos are about 10 minutes in length. Need help understanding fractions or how the human heart works? This is the place to start.
    Browse related subjects: Education, Teen Homework Help
  • Webucator
    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, Companies, Computers, Do-It-Yourself, Education, Employment, Internet Domain Names, Labor, Tests

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Flag - Santa Cruz County

The County flag was designed by Ed Penniman, a Soquel resident. In describing the symbolism of the flag design, Mr. Penniman stated that the main symbol of the evergreen tree against a white background represents "reverence for nature and growth, upheld by a foundation of optimism and unity." The five ... [More]

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