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CSL online-resources

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The California State Library offers subscriptions to the following digital resources to support Californians and their communities recovering from the pandemic.

These resources were supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act or the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

All subscriptions end on September 30, 2024, regardless of membership activation date.
Patrons do not need a library card to sign up except for LinkedIn Learning.


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VetNow offers veterans in acquiring job-enhancing academic skills and navigating the often-complex benefits system. 
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Courserapartners with over 200+ universities and companies to bring job-relevant online learning to individuals.  Learning opportunities range from hands-on projects to certificates and degree programs. Patrons can sign up to Coursera through the CA State Library website. After registering, Coursera can be accessed directly at coursera.org.


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EBSCO LearningExpress Complete offers interactive tutorials, practice tests, study tools for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation, career tests, as well as  U.S. Citizenship classes.


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GetSetUp is a wonderful resource for 55+ adults, offering live classes taught by experts in their field, social hours hosted by community members, and special events with speakers. Classes are taught in English, Spanish, Hindi, and Mandarin.


LinkedIn Learning buttonLinkedIn Learning provides access to over 17,000+ professionally produced video tutorials across business, creative, and technology content libraries.  Additionally, LinkedIn Learning is available in seven different languages and can be accessed via desktop computers and mobile devices through our apps (offline viewing included). Sign in with your library card.


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NorthStar Digital Literacy provides self-guided assessments modules, ready-to-go lesson plans, adhering to a digital literacy standard defining the basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and in an online environment.


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Skillshare offers creative courses on design, animation, illustration, lifestyle, writing, and business.  Taught by experts to help you find your inspiration and take the next step in your creative journey. The Skillshare link will expire on October 1, allowing for the 3-month membership to be used fully through September 30, 2023