Curbside pickup of requested items, computers by appointment, and other limited services are available.  Please contact your library for specific information on services provided. 

Learning Tools

 

 

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brainfuse HelpNow

brainfuse HelpNow

HelpNow is a FREE online tutoring service through Pioneerland Library System.
• Grades K–12
• Live tutors available 2:00 PM–11:00 PM every day
• Available in English and Spanish
• Covers all major subject areas: Math, Science, English/Language Arts, Social Studies, Reading Assistance
• Also includes Adult Learning Center – Achieve your learning and career goals with live one-on-one academic coaching, practice test center, and online resources.
• Provides one-to-one live homework help from online tutors
• Accessible from home or any computer (there’s an app too) If you are at your local public library, no library card is required to access HelpNow.
You can also connect to HelpNow from any computer or tablet. Away from the library, you just click on here to get started.
Here’s a HelpNow Demo, an Adult Learning Center Demo, and some Frequently Asked Questions

Free Permit Practice Tests - get ready for your DMV test

Free Permit Practice Tests

Free, ad-free and registration free DMV practice tests for car, motorcycle and CDL. Good for the permit test, driver’s license test and the senior citizens’ refresher test.

Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library

Nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books. Covers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED test prep, and more.

Britannica Online

At the Library:

Britannica Online Academic Edition

Britannica Online Public Library Edition

Britannica Online School Edition

Britannica Online Library Kids Edition

From your Home, School or Office:

Britannica Online Academic Edition

Britannica Online Public Library Edition

Britannica Online School Edition

Britannica Online Library Kids Edition

Electronic Library of Minnesota

ELM – Electronic Library for Minnesota

To search the Electronic Library for Minnesota from your library, click on either the Elm logo, or InfoTrac, Ebsco, ProQuest or OCLC logo below:

 

Infotrac

Infotrac

Search Business & Company Resource Center, Chilton,
Computer Database, Contemporary Authors, Discovering Collection, Expanded Academic ASAP, General Business File, General Reference Center Gold, Health Reference Center, Health & Wellness Resource Center, InfoTrac, Junior Reference Center, KidsInfoBits, ¡Informe! or Consulta. Many resources are full-text.

 

EBSCO Host Research Databases

EBSCO Host Research Databases

It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers.

 

ProQuest Newsstand

ProQuest Newsstand

newspapers – 250 with full-text articles.