Resources for Back to School

As we welcome students back to school, ELPL has a wealth of resources to offer. Here are just a few that may be most helpful to students:

  • Britannica School: Non-fiction content geared for K-12 students. Includes encyclopedia articles, photos, multimedia elements, eBooks, novels and essays. 
  • Mango Language: Self-paced, interactive language learning, available in over 70 languages!
  • On-demand tutoring, homework help, test preparation and writing assistance for kids and adults in over 60 subjects. Tutors are available 2pm-9pm EST, 7 days a week. You can also use their drop-off reviews, practice quizzes, and video lessons for self-study, 24/7.
  • Learning Express: Test prep and skills building for all ages. Learn about a variety of school topics, prepare for college admissions tests, get guided support to earn a high school equivalency credential, and more!

And, you’re never too old to keep learning! For adults who have left school and entered the workforce, we have a variety of resources to help you build career and life skills.

  • Adult Core Skills: Build your math, reading, and writing skills, and get help becoming a US citizen.
  • Computer Skills Center: Offers 90+ courses on topics such as computer basics, Internet basics, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and MS Office tools like Word, Outlook, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
  • Consumer Reports: Use clear reviews of commonly purchased items to make informed purchasing decisions.
  • LinkedIn Learning: Learn about business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.
  • Job and Career Accelerator: Includes a resume builder where you can save, edit, and print, and search for jobs, internships, and scholarships.

And for any age, it’s important to learn for fun too! Here are a few resources to help you learn about your hobbies and interests:

  • Ancestry Library:  One of the most popular genealogy databases available, use Ancestry Library to search and map every branch of your family tree. (*Note: Ancestry Library is only available inside the library, via wired and wireless computers and devices. Remote access is not supported.)
  • History Reference Center: Documents, photos, maps, film, and video from leading history journals. Also includes biographies of historical figures. 
  • Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center: Subject areas include arts & crafts; games & electronics; models; needlework; outdoors & nature; and scrapbooking & paper craft.
  • Home Improvement Reference Center: Includes maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, plumbing, wood projects, outdoor improvements, decorating, home & garden, etc. Includes more than 130 reference books.
  • Referencia Latina: Offers content from reference books, general interest magazines, health reports, and other sources in Spanish. It also includes daily updates from a dozen newspapers from ten Latin American countries and more than 2,500 health reports.

To see the full list of resources available to patrons, check out our resources list here.