Credo Reference – Credo is an easy-to-use tool for research projects and homework. Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 100 videos.
Digital Services/ Learning Video Café – tutorial and overview videos for our digital services and learning tools.
Gale Courses – Free courses to enhance your career and your life. Over 300 courses to choose from in a variety of disciplines. Each course runs 6 weeks with two lessons released on Wednesdays and Fridays. This is a great way to brush up on your skills or explore an area of interest with no financial obligation. Disciplines include:
- Accounting and Finance
- Computer Applications
- Design and Composition
- Healthcare and Medical
- Language and Arts
- Law and Legal
- Personal Development
- Teaching and Education
- Writing and Publishing
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HelpNow – Brainfuse HelpNow is an all-in-one suite of tutoring services designed for a wide range of academic needs whether it’s tackling a tough homework problem, mastering a particular topic, or writing a paper. HelpNow services include expert academic tutoring and self-study tools to empower users to study at their own pace or collaborate with peers and teachers. Students access live, on-demand academic help and state-aligned skills building lessons from expert tutors.
JobNow – Live, anytime, anywhere job assistance, including up-to-date nation-wide and local job search engines, professional resume critique and proven interview techniques. Experience personalized career center seamlessly integrated with advanced virtual technology to help job seekers of diverse backgrounds and needs.
LearningExpress Library Interactive online practice tests (GRE, ACT/SAT, ASVAB,TOEFL and more) and tutorial course series.
Mango Languages – Mango’s unique teaching method quickly engages you in real conversations between two native speakers. Your instructor will take you through every step of the process! Each lesson revisits previously learned material, but you have complete control over your learning experience. You must access Mango through the library’s website for authentication. Please make sure your Mango screen shows Mason Public Library in the upper righthand corner. If you wish to create a learning profile you will need to Enter your library card barcode number (with no spaces).
Miss Humblebee’s Academy – Miss Humblebee’s Academy is an award-winning, online curriculum for children preschool through kindergarten. The curriculum lays the foundation for a lifetime of learning success, providing strength in core subject areas: math, science and social studies, language and literacy, art, and music
ReferenceUSA – The Reference USA database contains, in module format, detailed information on more than 12 million U.S. businesses; 102 million U.S. residents; 683,000 U.S. health care providers as well as consumer/lifestyle information and jobs/internships.
Rosetta Stone – There are 30 languages available at level 1 only. (Rosetta Stone only allows us to offer the first level of each language.)
The following languages are available: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Dari, Dutch, English (American), English (British), Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Pashto, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Latin American), Spanish (Spain), Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
REMOTE USERS PLEASE NOTE: You do not need to contact the library for a Patron ID, simply enter your library barcode number from the back of your library card. However you MUST go through the link on the library webpage.
MOBILE DEVICE USERS: You must go through the link on the library website to use the free library version of Rosetta Stone even if you already have the Rosetta Stone app on your mobile device. Once you log into Rosetta Stone from the link on the library’s website and launch the Rosetta Stone session, the Rosetta Stone app on your device will then launch. If you do not have the Rosetta Stone app downloaded you should be prompted to download it. If you are not, then visit the appropriate app store for your device and download the free Rosetta Stone app.
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Testing and Education Reference Center – Testing & Education Reference Center helps you prepare for the future in ways never before possible. From the high school and community college students just embarking on a career path to the business veteran who wants to make a career change, the Testing & Education Reference Center provides users with in-depth information on colleges and universities, graduate and professional programs, distance learning, corporate training, available scholarships and awards, preparatory entrance tests and much more. Available online practice tests include entrance exams, certification and licensing tests.