eResources

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With 5,000+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse.com’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-7+). From Age of Learning, Inc.PLEASE NOTE: This resource is only available inside the library.

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Ancestry Library Edition is one of the best sources for genealogical research. PLEASE NOTE: This resource is only available inside the library. 

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This resource offers online access to primary source materials covering a vast array of topics important to U.S. and California history. With more than 290 archives and over 14 million pages available, this resource comes to us through the generosity of the California State Library.  

britannica-logo Opens in new windowBritannica School is a well-known name in education and thanks to the California State Library, we now have access to their digital learning resources. Simply select what level of education you are looking for and your search results will bring a plethora of information geared to your K-12 needs. 

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CDNC is a freely accessible repository of digitized California newspapers from 1846 to the present. This collection includes 193,562 issues comprising 2,046,273 pages and 16,861,779 articles.

coursera Opens in new windowGain in-demand job skills and certificates from experts at 200+ world-class universities and companies including:

  • Yale
  • University of Michigan
  • Google
  • IBM

Access

  1. Click this Coursera link
  2. Create/log in to your Coursera account
  3. Redeem your unlimited access for 6 months.

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library. 

This program for California residents has a limited number of paid all-access seats available.

drivingtestsorg Opens in new windowDriving-Tests.org provides access to free driving tests and DMV handbooks in English and Spanish.

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Duolingo offers free, online and app-based language courses. Learning with Duolingo is fun and addictive. Earn points for correct answers, race against the clock, and level up.
 

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This excellent and ever-expanding database provides family history information found in public birth, marriage, death, and census documents collected from around the world by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
 
getsetup Opens in new windowDesigned for and by older adults and classes are kept small so everyone can actively participate. The classes cover technology, physical health, mental health, social health, and vocational health. Classes are taught in English, Spanish, Hindi, and Mandarin.

Access

For help booking a class or session, call +1-(888)-559-1614 or email help@getsetup.io

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library. Beaumont Library District has access from Oct. 1, 2021 to Apr. 30, 2024.

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Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF) is a veteran of the free educational resource movement and has amassed a wealth of resources to help people from all walks of life learn at their own pace. From free videos and reading material on learning everyday skills like how to use the internet, computer typing and other programs, or career advancement help, they have it all. ¡Estos recursos también vienen en otros idiomas!
 
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GreenFILE covers connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.

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HelpNow from Brainfuse is an online tutoring service that allows library patrons to connect one-to-one to a trained tutor for academic assistance in math, science, English, and social studies. Another feature is the Writing Lab that allows you to submit writing for feedback. Spanish speaking tutors are also available. Tutors are available 7 days a week.

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Like Ancestry, this wonderful tool provides access to all available U.S. and Canadian census data, as well as a variety of city directories and other resources to help you build your family tree! HeritageQuest is always available inside the library and outside the library at any hour of the day to Beaumont Library cardholders!

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This non-profit is on a mission to provide high end free education to anyone around the world. As a resource it can help you bolster your knowledge on a number of subject areas including math, science, language, and beyond! 
 

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Learning Express is an online learning and test preparation service. Whether you are looking to get your high school equivalency, get into college, advance your career, or become a U.S. citizen, there are practice tests and eBooks available for you. Create an account with your library card number and start learning today! Classes are taught in English and Spanish. 

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library. Beaumont Library District has access from Oct. 1, 2021 to Sept. 30, 2024.

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Choose from thousands of online courses to learn in-demand skills from real-world industry experts.

  • software development
  • business and project management
  • creative skills and software training (Adobe, 3D animation, film making, etc.)

Access

  • Desktop users: Enter your library account number and PIN with our special link.
  • Mobile users: Use library code "bld" and then enter your library account and PIN on the following screen. 

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library. Beaumont Library District has access from Oct. 1, 2021 to Sept. 30, 2024.

medlineplus Opens in new windowMedline Plus is your go-to resource for all things medical. The U.S. National Library of Medicine makes sure that you have the most up to date information for any and all health-related information. Find everything from drug and supplement information, video tutorials for surgery and other related procedures, to current trends and topics in health today. Find all this and more in multiple languages so you can be the best informed about your health.

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Click the image over to browse Beaumont area historical newspapers that have been digitized from Beaumont Library's own archives and can be freely searched on a word-by-word basis. Take a look into the past and you might see something, or someone, you recognize. PLEASE NOTE: This link will work only from within the library building.
northstar Opens in new windowNorthstar Digital Literacy defines the basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. Online, self-guided modules assess the ability of individuals to perform tasks based on these skills. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in three main areas:

  1. Essential Computer Skills - Basic Computer Skills, Internet Basics, Using Email, Windows OS, Mac OS
  2. Essential Software Skills – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs
  3. Using Technology in Daily Life - Social Media, Information Literacy, Career Search Skills, Supporting K-12 Distance Learning, Your Digital Footprint.

You will need to create an account to use this resource. 

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library. Beaumont Library District has access from Oct. 1, 2021 to Sept. 30, 2024.

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NoveList Plus will help you select fiction to read, based on books you have read, authors you enjoy, or topics in which you are interested.

oac Opens in new windowOnline Archive of California (OAC) provides free public access to detailed descriptions of primary source collections (artwork, manuscripts, papers, historic photographs, etc.) maintained by more than 150 libraries, special collections, archives, historical societies, and museums throughout California, including collections maintained by the 10 University of California (UC) campuses.

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Through a generous contribution via the California State Library, the library now has access to a series of ProQuest databases aimed at helping students and educators with a wide array of help, including the skills to research and find information. Check out the "Homework Central" menu for access to everything available! 

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ProQuest Research Companion is a great tool to help you learn the basics of database research and what you can do to help yourself become better at finding information. This tool simplifies what you will need to know to find relevant and factual information throughout the course of your academic career so you can search like the pros.

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Take the next step in your personal and professional journey with Skillshare's courses for current and aspiring creatives and professionals.

You can browse thousands of courses in the following categories:

  • Create: Animation, Creative Writing, Film & Video, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Music, Photography, UI / UX Design, Web Development 
  • Build: Business Analytics, Freelance & Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Management, Marketing 
  • Thrive: Lifestyle, Productivity

Access:

  1. Click this Skillshare link
  2. Create a new Skillshare account
  3. Click the activate button to redeem your unlimited access for 12 months. You do not have to enter credit card information to access.

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library. Beaumont Library District has access from Oct. 1, 2021 - Sept. 30, 2023.

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Teachingbooks.net  is a great resource when wanting to find books that coincide with your class learning goals and/or curriculum. Whether you are an educator looking for guidebooks & lessons, a parent looking for culturally diverse materials, or a student wishing to create their own reading list, this resource has a lot to offer!

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TechBoomers is a free educational website geared around helping people learn everyday skills when navigating the internet and technology. From learning how to navigate the multitude of shopping, entertainment, and social media websites to learning the basics of everyday technology, this resource will help you meet and exceed the current trends to make technology work for you!
usalearns Opens in new windowUSA Learns is a free website that helps adults learn English and prepare for U.S. citizenship online.
USA Learns es un recurso gratuito que ayuda a los adultos a aprender inglés y a prepararse para la ciudadanía estadounidense en línea. 
 

vetnow Opens in new windowVetNow from Brainfuse offers veterans live help with a variety of services. Areas to get help include navigating the VA system, finding local resources and support for veterans and their families, preparation for civilian life (resume preparation, interview coaching, and career assessments). VetNow's resources also include practice tests, writing samples, and more. Live coaches and tutors are also available daily. zoterobib Opens in new windowZoterobib is a free citation resource that allows you to input any URL, book title, ISBN, or other text information and build the appropriate citation in any of the standard formats used in school. If you ever find yourself without the MLA, APA, or Chicago Manual, check out this amazing resource to get your bibliography in proper order!