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Here are some excellent online resources for learning, divided by subject. 

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Free Courses
Gale Courses
Instuctor-led courses in over 350 different subjects. Courses are around 6 weeks long.
Tutor.com

Live online tutoring service for all ages and education levels, from 4-11 PM. Submit papers, problems, resumes, and more for review 24/7.
180 Skills
Free online courses, available to all Indiana residents, on computer skills, workplace skills, personal skills, and hard skills like machining and manufacturing.
Research
Tutor.com
Live online tutoring service for all ages and education levels, from 4-11 PM. Submit papers, problems, resumes, and more for review 24/7.
INSPIRE!
Free access to thousands of searchable journals and magazines, plus access to Indiana history resources, test preparation, citizenship, language learning, and more!
US Major Dailies (Search 5 national newspapers)
Search archives from the 1980s to today for: New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times.
Academic Journals Search
Searchable archive of thousands of academic journals.
Magazines Database Search
Searchable archives to thousands of general interest magazines.
Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedia
The online searchable edition of the Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedia.
Black Freedom Struggle Primary Sources
Historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence in U.S. history showing the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom.
CIA World Factbook
An excellent government resource for information on countries and cultures.
Music Instruction
Artist Works
Take online video music courses! Professional musicians provide instructions.

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Health
Health Source Consumer Edition
Journal articles on health-related topics
Mayo Clinic
Find information about symptoms, procedures, and tests.
Medline Plus
An updated, easy-to-navigate interface featuring topic portals with curated content on diseases and conditions; drugs; diagnostics and tests; and therapies, treatments, and surgeries.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats.
Languages
Gale Courses
Gale Courses has over 300 monthly instructor-led courses, including many on learning a new language.
Little Pim on Hoopla
Learn languages for kids by checking out these videos on Hoopla.
Mango Languages
An online language-learning system to learn over 50 languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Mandarin Chinese, and more. ESL courses for over 17 native languages available as well.
Rosetta Stone Level 1 Language Courses
Level 1 Language Courses from Rosetta Stone, courtesy of INSPIRE.
Automotive
Driver's Tests and Study Manuals
A database of driving tests and study manuals.
Indiana Driver's Manual- English
Indiana Drivers Manual website
Indiana Driver's Manual- Spanish
Driver's manual in Spanish
Grants and Fundraising
Candid Learning
Candid Learning is your destination for trainings, webinars, and other resources designed to improve your fundraising, overall sustainability, grantmaking, and transparency.
Gale Courses
Gale Courses has over 300 monthly instructor-led online courses, including many on grants and fundraising.
School Help
Tutor.com
Live online tutoring service for all ages and education levels, from 4-11 PM. Submit papers, problems, resumes, and more for review 24/7.
Kids
BCPL Kids page
Click here to go to our library's Kids page
ABC Mouse Home Edition
For children ages 2–8+, with more than 8,500 learning activities that teach reading, math, science, health, social studies, art, and music.
Scholastic Teachables
Worksheets, lesson plans, learning games, and more! Printable activities for math, science, reading comprehension, STEM, writing, and beyond!
Tumblebooks
Kids eBooks, readalongs, and games.
Bedtime Math
A children's resource that makes learning math fun!
Explora! Encyclopedia and Articles
Find articles on topics of interest for children in primary grades.
Kanopy Kids
Kids videos for streaming! Including PBS Kids, Little Pim, and many story videos.