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  • 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
  • Core Concepts: Chemistry
    Core Concepts: Chemistry informs and inspires learners about key chemistry topics including atoms, elements, chemical reactions, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and the properties of matter. Biographies of key scientists take learners behind the discoveries that have transformed chemistry. Core Concepts: Chemistry 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: Education, Science, Teen Homework Help
  • Core Concepts: Periodic Table
    Core Concepts: Periodic Table informs and inspires learners about the 118 elements that make up our world, the scientists integral to their discovery, and how the elements impact biology, chemistry, and physics.
    Browse related subjects: Education, Science, Teen Homework Help
  • Digital Literacy
    Digital Literacy is an online digital literacy and cyber citizenship resource specifically designed for students in grades 7–12. Digital Literacy informs and inspires learners about key topics including entrepreneurship and careers; communication, cyberbullying, and safety; privacy and ethics; research skills and tools for the digital age; social networking; and gaming.
    Browse related subjects: Business, Computers, Education, Etiquette, Games, Technology, 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
  • PebbleGo
    PebbleGo is specifically designed for your beginning researchers. Four helpful areas of study are available: animals, earth & space, biography, and social studies. Articles are enriched with spoken-word audio, text highlighting and audio and video clips.
    Browse related subjects: Animals, Biology, Education, People
  • PowerKnowledge Earth and Space Science
    PowerKnowledge Earth & Space Science informs and inspires learners about key earth and space science topics including earth cycles, ecosystems and biomes, energy and matter, landforms, maps, natural disasters, rocks and minerals, environmental issues, the scientific method, space, water, and weather and climate. Designed for learners in grades 3 to 6.
    Browse related subjects: Education, Environment, Geography, Maps, Marine Science, Science
  • 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
  • PowerKnowledge Physical Science
    PowerKnowledge Physical Science informs and inspires learners about key physical science topics including atoms and molecules; elements and the periodic table; energy and matter; force and motion; and temperature and measurement. Designed for learners in grades 3 to 6.
    Browse related subjects: Education, Science
  • Rosetta Stone
    Rosetta Stone and EBSCO Information Services have combined to offer library users the first level of Rosetta Stone courses for 30 different languages. Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone pioneered the use of interactive software to accelerate language learning. Today the company offers courses in 30 languages, from the most commonly spoken (such as English, Spanish and Mandarin) to the less prominent (including Swahili, Swedish and Tagalog). Note: You will need to register with an email address and password to use this service. It is also recommended that you have access to a computer microphone for the full immersion experience.
    You can also use the Rosetta Stone app on a device or tablet. Once you've installed the app, you'll choose Enterprise and Education Learners. You'll be prompted for your username and password (which you create when you click through to Rosetta Stone above), and the Enterprise portal which is scruz.

    Browse related subjects: Education, Languages
  • 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

Recommended Websites

  • ALISON
    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 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 Health, Teen Homework Help, Tests, Transportation
  • Coursera
    Coursera is an education company that offers massive open online courses (MOOCs). Coursera partners with top universities from around the world (including UC Santa Cruz) to offer courses in a wide range of topics including humanities, mathematics, computer science, and medicine.
    Browse related subjects: Colleges and Universities, Education, Schools, Technology
  • edX
    EdX is a non-profit created by Harvard and MIT. EdX offers massive open online courses (MOOCs) and interactive online classes in subjects including law, history, science, engineering, business, social sciences, computer science, public health, and artificial intelligence (AI).
    Browse related subjects: Colleges and Universities, Education, Schools, Technology
  • 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
  • MIT Open Courseware
    Free access to lecture notes, exams, and videos from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. OCW provides the educational opportunity for motivated people everywhere to improve their lives and change the world.
    Browse related subjects: Colleges and Universities, Education, Schools
  • Skillshare
    Skillshare is a community where you can learn real skills from real people. Classes include anything from programming iPhone apps to fashion illustration to meatball making. Some classes are free, and many are between $5 and $35.
    Browse related subjects: Education, Technology
  • Udacity
    Udacity is a private educational organization offering massive open online courses (MOOCs). Instructors are professors from universities including University of Virginia, San Jose State University, and Stanford University. Courses are mostly computer science related and include Introduction to Statistics and Artificial Intelligence for Robotics.
    Browse related subjects: Colleges and Universities, Education, Schools, Technology

Did You Know?

Cowell Ghost

On May 14, 1903, Sarah Agnes Cowell, the youngest daughter of Henry Cowell, was killed in a buggy accident at the Cowell Ranch. Sarah and the ranch housekeeper were riding in the family buggy along the upper kiln road on the Cowell ranch (now the campus of University of California ... [More]

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