Databases | Websites | Computer Software Help | Web 2.0 Tools



LearningExpress Library | Check out LEL's new look! To access a tutorial, take a test, or download an eBook for the first time, you'll need to register a personal account by confirming your library, providing your first name and email address, and by creating a password. Your email address will become your username. After registration, all you have to enter is your username and password. LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.

Mango Languages | Includes Spanish, French, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese and ESL courses for those learning English and a translation tool for written text. Create a Mango account to keep track of your progress in the lessons. MPLD cardholders only.



Websites Empowering People, an Official Website of the United States Government | is a good source for student reports or business or general information purposes.

Shah Center for Corporate Training | and the Illinois Small Business Development Center, McHenry County College - training and assistance for area businesses and individuals. Services range from one-on-one counseling for entrepreneurs to customized on-site employee training seminars.

Study for the US Citizenship Test | Online study aid for the US Citizenship Test.

Tuition Funding Sources | The largest source of scholarships in the world.



Computer Software Help

LearnFree | quality, innovative online learning opportunities to improve technology, literacy, and math skills.

Mousing Around | practice using a computer mouse. From the Palm Beach County Library.

Basic Online Skills | a short, easy-to-master, web-based course on basic online skills including KEYBOARD & TYPING TIPS, computer skills, E-mail, word processing , and Internet.


Web 2.0 Tools

Dvolver Movie Maker  | You do not need to be a member to use the MovieMaker.

Forvo  | a pronunciation guide.

Penzu  | a personal journal and online diary.

VoiceThread  | group conversations are collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world.

Wordle  | generate “word clouds” from text that you provide. Print them out or save them to the Wordle gallery to share.



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