Have you ever wished you had 24/7 access to online school help?
The Saline County Library has got you covered!
We offer a variety of online resources for all ages, from parents who have forgotten how to do that super-complicated Algebra II problem because it's been so long since they've had to use it, to college students who are struggling to get a grasp of their new foreign language. You may have heard us refer to our online resources as databases, so don't get confused; we're talking about those and a lot more online resources!
Brainfuse HelpNow is an online resource that provides live tutoring, a language lab, a writing lab and more!
Live tutoring allows you to connect with an expert. You can enter your problem into the worksheet by drawing or typing, and then chat with the tutor in the sidebar to explain what you're having difficulty with. You can watch in real-time as they teach you how to work the problem out and they can explain it in the chat. They won't solve the problem for you, but they'll show you how to work it!
Language lab gives you the option to connect with a live tutor or study flashcards, play games and take quizzes to freshen up your foreign languages. The writing lab allows you to send your paper to an expert where they will proofread and offer suggestions as to how to make your paper better.
With the Skill Surfer, you can choose your grade (from elementary school to college) and subject area, and take quizzes, look at flashcards or even check out different methods of learning the concepts. You can also try out eParachute, which allows you to explore and assess different college majors for your personality. There is also the option to collaborate with classmates on projects or studying, and there is a Summer Camp section where you can get a little bit of learning done in the summer to avoid forgetting important information!
Brainfuse LearnNow is very similar to HelpNow's Skill Surfer feature. With LearnNow, you can choose your grade (from elementary school to college) and subject area, and take quizzes, look at flashcards or even check out different methods of learning the concepts you might be stuck on. There is also the option to get live help in any of the grades and subjects. You can find the live help feature by choosing your grade and subject, and once you are on the subject, it will give you the option to click "get help now." You can also send a question to a tutor and they will get back to you.
DMV Study Guide
With this resource, you can access PDF downloads of the Arkansas Driver Exam study guide from the Arkansas State Police website.
Lynda.com is an online learning platform that offers courses in business, software, technology and creative skills. You can take a course in Adobe Illustrator to start working on your graphic design skills, or even learn how to play the guitar.
With the video library, you can learn new skills in the comfort of your own home. For instance, if you would like to learn how to use Adobe Illustrator, you could go from learning how to copy and paste to something more complicated, like working with vector images. All you have to do is enter your library card number and library card PIN.
Mango Languages provides language learning experiences with step-by-step lesson plans for 71 different languages. This database features ESL lessons for over 16 languages along with a text translator.
From Spanish to Dutch to even Swahili, you can start using Mango by learning how to speak about people and how to introduce them, and make it all the way through to learn how to speak about places and things you may need such as medicine.
Novelist K-8 Plus
With Novelist K-8 Plus, you can find new authors, series, other titles of a favorite author, and match plots or characters. You can create your own lists of titles you want to read or have read! After you find your next read, you can check the library's catalog to see if we own a particular title and its availability.
To get to our resources, all you have to do is go to our website and find the resource you would like to use!
Go to www.salinecountylibrary.org, hover over resources, click on "online research" and it will bring you to the list of online resources that we offer.