Databases: Continuing Education Resources



Coursera offers over 2,000 courses--which can be taken for free or for a small fee to earn an official certificate--from leading institutions like Harvard and Stanford. Popular classes include: Machine Learning, Financial Markets, Programming, Philosophy and more. 

Digital Learn

The Public Library Association's new site,, is an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant-funded project to create an online hub for digital literacy support and training.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Contains our complete collection of E-books outside of Overdrive. Great for research, reference, continuing education, homework help, health, or just leisure reading.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIN Learning is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Log-in to view the video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. is now LinkedIN Learning! So that means your log-in site will look a little different and you may be redirected to a new page. Don't worry! That is supposed to happen and can still access all the tutorials and helpful information quick and easy.

LOGGING IN- If you are directed to a page that has a "Get Started" button, click the button to be redirected to the log in page. Then, enter your Saline County Library card number and four digit PIN in the spaces provided and click "continue" below. From there, you will be prompted to select at least 3 subjects you would like to see related videos of. After that, you will be all set with your personalized LinkedIN Learning account!  If you are using the LinkedIN Learning app, choose "sign in with your library card" instead of the default email option. Then put "Salinecountylibrary" as your library id and it should direct you to the correct log in page where you enter your library card number and PIN.

Brainfuse HelpNow

HelpNow provides live tutoring on a variety of subjects, offering a comprehensive suite of online academic services designed to support many learning needs and styles.

To access ACT and SAT prep materials, click on "Skillsurfer" under "Expert Help." You will then be able to select "College Entrance Test Prep" and choose your preferred test and subject. 

eLibrary Academic Platform

A massive collection of multidisciplinary periodical and digital media content, designed for middle and high school students, undergraduates at community colleges and universities, instructors, and librarians. Editorially created pages provide valuable context for both common and more unusual topics of research. All content is 100% full-text, including documents from books, magazines, journals, newspapers, photographs, transcripts, and videos. The collection covers a wide range of subjects.

eLibrary Guided Research Platform

Get guided help for research by choosing your area of interest and accessing a list of relevant topics. 

Proquest Central

A cross-disciplinary research tool with 39 databases that can be searched together or individually. 

ProQuest Research Companion

Get a walkthrough of the research process with this research companion that will track your progress.