Internet Resources - Education



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  • Academic OneFile
    Peer-reviewed, full-text articles for academic research from the world's leading journals covering the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, technology, literature, and many other subjects.
    Browse related subjects: Education, Encyclopedias, Environment, Government, History, Public Health, Science, Travel
  • Access Video On Demand
    Enjoy instant access to world-class documentaries, award-winning educational films, independent films, and helpful instructional videos. All you need is Internet access and a valid library card number! iPad, Android, PC and Mac friendly.
    Browse related subjects: Art, Business, Consumers, Do-It-Yourself, Education, Environment, Geography, History, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Recreation, Religion, Travel
  • BookFlix
    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
  • ChiltonLibrary.com
    ChiltonLibrary provides automotive repair information for do-it-yourself (DIY) people. You'll find exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site.
    Browse related subjects: Consumers, Do-It-Yourself, Education, Transportation
  • 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
  • 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
  • ERIC
    The Education Resources Information Center provides the world's premier database of journal and non-journal education literature.
    Browse related subjects: Education, Indexes, Schools
  • Explora for Middle School Students
    With Explora, you will discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health and sports.
    Browse related subjects: Art, Authors, Education, Encyclopedias, Environment, Geography, Government, History, Science, Teen Homework Help
  • Explora for Teachers
    A fun, easy-to-use tool that helps students complete research and classroom assignments. Helps in finding primary source documents, informational texts, and curriculum support materials. Reliable information on thousands of topics that cover a wide range of subjects and support STEM to STEAM initiatives.
    Browse related subjects: Education, Encyclopedias, Environment, Government, History
  • Gale PowerSearch
    Discover a great collection of articles from thousands of Gale resources – magazines, journals, newspapers and books along with videos, images and podcast content. PowerSearch allows you to search all our Gale resources at once.
    Browse related subjects: Directories, Education, Encyclopedias, History, Magazine Articles, News, Science
  • Global Issues in Context
    Global Issues in Context uses a wealth of resources to explain the historical and contemporary conditions necessary to understand global issues, conflicts and events. Global Issues in Context supports research in virtually every corner of the library and in a wide variety of subject areas, including sociology, current events, civics, politics, science, economics, cultural/religious studies, women’s studies, human rights, English composition and many more.Use the interactive map to search by geography, or browse by issue, country or region.
    Browse related subjects: Education, Environment, Government, News, Politics
  • Learning Express
    A powerful online learning resource for academic and career development. Learning Express offers basic skills improvement in reading, writing, math, science and academic and career test preparation, thereby helping students and adults prepare for success in school and in life.
    Browse related subjects: Careers, Education, Employment, Jobs, Tests
  • 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 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
  • ScienceFlix
    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
  • 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
    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
  • 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
  • Ed-Data
    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
  • GCFLearnFree.org
    Goodwill Community Foundation International has put together helpful tutorials for getting familiar with a wide range of technology tools, with tutorials covering Google, Microsoft Word, Facebook, and more.
    Browse related subjects: Computers, Education
  • 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
  • Physics
    Physics highlights a selection of papers from the American Physical Society's Physical Review journals. Physics features three kinds of articles: Viewpoints are commentaries written by active researchers, who are asked to explain the results to physicists in other subfields. Focus stories are written by professional science writers in a journalistic style and are intended to be accessible to students and non-experts. Synopses are brief editor-written summaries.
    Browse related subjects: Education, Science
  • PhysicsCentral
    PhysicsCentral communicates the excitement and importance of physics to everyone by answering questions, exploring the latest research, and providing daily updates on physics in the news. Sponsored by the American Physical Society.
    Browse related subjects: Education, News, Science
  • Social Studies Fact Cards: California Edition
    Fact Cards are a series of research resources designed for quick reference for students in grades 4 through 8. For the past ten years, printed Fact Cards have been used extensively in California elementary and middle schools, as well as in public libraries. A presentation style that offers quick facts in manageable portions makes Fact Cards the ideal reference resource for students who are just beginning to learn research procedures.
    Browse related subjects: California, Education, History
  • USA.gov
    The official portal to the Unites States Government. An astounding compilation of information, services, and publication on a variety of topics.
    Browse related subjects: ADA, Agriculture, Blind, Business, Careers, Consumer Health, Consumers, Countries, Directories, Drugs, Education, Employment, Environment, Finance, Government, History, Internships, Inventions, Jobs, Labor, Medicine, News, Nutrition, Politics, Public Health, Schools, Science, Social Issues, Transportation, Travel
  • Webucator
    Webucator provides many online self-paced courses on Web Development, Microsoft, Adobe, Java and more, completely free for our library cardholders. To register for a course:
    • Go to the Self-paced Courses page.
    • Browse through the courses and select a course you are interested in.
    • Click the Register Now button under "Self-paced 24/7 Training".
    • Fill out your information.
    • In the Payment box, at the bottom, select "Webucator Vouchers" and enter the voucher number 9440246.
    • Click Register.
    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
  • 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, Computers, Education, Employment, Teen Homework Help

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Filmed in Santa Cruz

On Location in Santa Cruz County is an extensive list of films shot entirely or partially in Santa Cruz County. The time period covered is 1911 through June, 1998. There are two lists, one in alphabetical order by the film title and the other in chronological order. The period ... [More]

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