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General Education Resources

BrainFuse HelpNow!
Online tutor service available daily from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Grade 3 and up)

California Driving Tests
Access to car, motorcycle, and commercial driver's license practice tests and online manuals in English and Spanish.

College Board Online
Access to information on college application process, SAT Practice Tests and tools for college planning.

California Department of Education
Standards, testing, accountability, grants...

Education research indexed from 1966 to the present, abstracts and full-text articles.  

Gale Educational and Homework Gateway
The Educational and Homework Gateway is a collection of online databases from a variety of publishers and selected electronic books (eBooks) drawn from the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Offers authoritative full-text reference titles from Gale and other premier publishing partners. Special features include: on-demand machine-aided content translations into 14 languages and text-to-speech technology in 19 languages.  search tips

General OneFile (Gale)
Full-text access to company news and industry news search tips

National Center for Educational Statistics
A federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

Online Courses

Offers free courses on programming such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, jQuery, APIs, PHP and Python  
Coursera
Coursera is an education company that partners with the top universities and organizations in the world to offer courses online for free.

DigitalLearn.org
An Institute of Museum and Library Services grant funded project by the Public Library Association, to create an online hub for digital literacy support and training including videos and printable handouts. A great complimentary resource to the Learning @ Your Library series.

Gale Courses (formerly Learn4Life)
Gale Courses offers a wide range of interactive courses that can be taken entirely over the Internet. All courses are free and led by expert instructors. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. (5 free courses per calendar year)

GCFLearnFree.org provides free lessons and self-paced tutorials for MS office, reading, math, basic computer and Internet skills. A great complimentary resource to the Learning @ Your Library series.  
A non-profit organization provides free education for anyone anywhere with an extensive video library covering K-12 math, science, biology, chemistry and physics. It also includes topics such as finance and history.  
LearningExpress Library
Citizenship, high school entrance exam (GED), AP exams, job skills, resume and interview skills, occupational tests... also includes computer training modules on Office suites and Win/Mac Operating systems training.

MIT Open Courseware
Access to free lecture notes, exams, and videos from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT.

Online Test Preparation

BrainFuse HelpNow!
Offers additional study resources such as with Skills Building, Writing Lab and Test Center.

LearningExpress Library
Citizenship, high school entrance exam (GED), AP exams, job skills, resume and interview skills, occupational tests... also includes computer training modules on Office suites and Win/Mac Operating systems training.

Scholarship and Financial Aids

Grants and foundations  

Gale Directory Library
Provides access to a variety of business related reference books electronically, such as: Ward's Business Directory, Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, Business Rankings Annual and Market Share Reporter. Guided Tour

Pay for College
Learn how to navigate the financial aid process with guidance on everything from filling out the FAFSA to identifying high priority scholarships.