Databases | Websites | Computer Software Help | Web 2.0 Tools

 

Databases

Lynda.com | Online learning, on demand! Free 24/7 with your MPLD library card and PIN (library account password). Learn business software like Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, autoCAD, web development, graphic design, filmmaking, drawing, audio recording, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals.

Mango Languages | Includes Spanish, French, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese and ESL courses for those learning English and a translation tool for written text. Create a Mango account to keep track of your progress in the lessons. MPLD cardholders only.

 

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Websites

Data.gov: Empowering People, an Official Website of the United States Government | is a good source for student reports or business or general information purposes.

Shah Center for Corporate Training | and the Illinois Small Business Development Center, McHenry County College - training and assistance for area businesses and individuals. Services range from one-on-one counseling for entrepreneurs to customized on-site employee training seminars.

Study for the US Citizenship Test | Online study aid for the US Citizenship Test.

Tuition Funding Sources | The largest source of scholarships in the world.

 

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Computer Software Help

LearnFree | quality, innovative online learning opportunities to improve technology, literacy, and math skills.

Mousing Around | practice using a computer mouse. From the Palm Beach County Library.

Lynda.com | Online learning, on demand! Free 24/7 with your MPLD library card and PIN (library account password)Learn business software like Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, autoCAD, web development, graphic design, filmmaking, drawing, audio recording, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals.

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Web 2.0 Tools

Dvolver Movie Maker  | You do not need to be a member to use the MovieMaker.

Forvo  | a pronunciation guide.

Penzu  | a personal journal and online diary.

VoiceThread  | group conversations are collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world.

Wordle  | generate “word clouds” from text that you provide. Print them out or save them to the Wordle gallery to share.

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