Research & Learning

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Adult Learning Center - offers busy adults the resources to improve their basic skills in reading, writing, and math, and prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam.  

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Archives Unbound: gain access to a diverse collection of mostly U.S. primary source and historical documents with topically focused digital collections.

Book Connections logoBook Connections strives to joyfully enrich everyone's experience reading children's and young adult books. Start enjoying 227,331 resources about children's and young adult books.

Driving Tests logo Opens in new windowCalifornia Driving Test practice: 11 car practice tests, 6 motorcycle practice tests, 3 commercial Driver's License practice tests and 3 online driver's manuals.GrantFinder_logo Opens in new windowGrant Finder is your gateway to grants and foundation funding for municipalities and nonprofit entities.

hobbies and crafts Opens in new windowHobbies and Crafts Reference Center: detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazine.

Home-Improvement reference center Opens in new windowHome Improvement Reference Center: information on thousands of "how-to" home improvement and repair projects, from plumbing and wiring, to painting and decorating.

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Learning Express Library is here to help. Whether you are going back to school, switching jobs, preparing for college admissions, or brushing up on academic skills.

MedlinePlus logoMedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.

Procitizen logo Opens in new windowProCitizen for help with the American citizenship test.  Watch one of 100 short videos and take interactive quizzes to help remember what you need to know to prepare for the naturalization test.  Also available in Spanish.

Pronunciator logo Opens in new windowPronuciator is a fun and free way to learn 80+ languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more. Register and learn at your own pace.

Pronunciator logo Opens in new windowPronunciador en español!  Utilice Pronunciador para aprender 80 idiomas diferentes o tomar cursos de ESL para 50 idiomas distintos del inglés! (El tiempo de descarga puede tardar hasta un minuto.)