DigitalLearn - Short technology presentations, especially for those who are new to computers or need a refresher. Includes tutorials on Windows 10, Email, and Google Maps.
Driver Education - Connecticut DMV practice tests for preparation in taking the learner's permit and driver's license exams.
Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) - For the study of education, a large selection of journal articles, books, conference reports, policy papers, and dissertations. Materials are vetted by the Institute of Education Sciences (U.S. Dept. of Education) and most items are peer-reviewed.
Learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more—GCFGlobal.org offers more than 300 topics, including more than 6,000 lessons, more than 2,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free.
GreenFile - Research database of journal articles and books, covering all aspects of human impact on the environment. Content ranges from the scholarly to general interest, and subjects include climate change, pollution, renewable energy, recycling, and sustainable agriculture.
Whether you’re looking to find a new job in your current field or pursue a career in a different industry, Learning Express Solutions has the powerful tools and expert guidance to help you through every step of the process. Learning Express Solutions puts everything you need to land a job in one place.
Learn how to access digital media on Hoopla, Libby (OverDrive) and Kanopy. There are also tutorials for Consumer Reports, Tutor.com, Ancestry.com and many more online resources.
OnlineU helps potential students find affordable online colleges options. OnlineU provide resources and easy access to tuition rates and in-depth content to over 40,000 online college degrees.
Professional Development Collection - Comprehensive collection of full-text education journals. Provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high-quality education journals and more than 200 educational reports. (If prompted for a patron ID, enter your Ferguson Library card number)
This site discusses key steps in preparing for college and provides resources that can help you along the way. This site walks through the process of preparing for, completing, and submitting a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form.
Teacher Reference Center - Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 peer-reviewed journals covering a variety of topics for teachers such as assessment, best practices, continuing education, curriculum development, literacy standards and more. (If prompted for a patron ID, enter your Ferguson Library card number)
TechBoomers - A free educational website that teaches older adults and other inexperienced Internet users with a basic computer skills about websites that can help improve their quality of life.