Learning Resources

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Area Colleges, Universities & Trade Schools (website)
Links to local colleges, etc.

Area Schools (website)
Links to local school districts.

Aspire: Learn More, Earn More (website)
Formerly known as A.B.L.E. (Adult Basic and Literacy Education), Ohio’s Aspire programs provide FREE services for individuals who need assistance acquiring the skills to be successful in post-secondary education and training, and employment.

Computer Training Resource
Information about where to find computer instruction in this area: library programs, online resources, websites, community organizations, and educational providers.

Digital Video Collection (INFOhio)
Streaming educational videos supporting all curriculum areas and Ohio’s Learning Standards.

This resource offers free BMV permit practice tests, as well as tips for getting or renewing your driver’s license!

ePermitTest.com (website)
This site offers not only free practice tests for Ohio driver license permits, but also provides an online free Ohio driver’s education program.

Fake News, Misinformation & Propaganda (website)
Check the resources linked here to learn how to detect fact news and become media smart.

GCF Learn Free (website)
An online learning center with over 750 free brief tutorials covering everything from life skills to resume writing, it is especially strong on computer tutorials for Operating Systems and software applications, such as Word and Excel.

GO! Ask, Act, Achieve (INFOhio)
Helps students in grades 4-10 learn the inquiry process by providing digital tools, resources, and strategies. Provides a framework for problem-based learning and research projects.

HSE (High School Equivalency) Classes & Testing Centers (website)
Links to online resources and local institutions offering High School Equivalency (HSE) classes for GED, HiSet, & TASC tests.  Also find where to obtain a 22+ Adult High School Diploma.

Hoopla (Midwest Tape)
With hoopla digital, patrons can borrow, instantly stream and download free movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks, ebooks, and comics with a valid library card.  Lots of educational resources when you browse the education category under eBooks, Movies and Television.

IWonder (INFOhio)
Age-appropriate, librarian-selected websites that support Ohio’s Learning Standards. Helps students with homework and school research.

Khan Academy (website)
A personalized learning resource for all ages, Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.

Learning Express Library (EBSCO)
Offering interactive tutorials and practice exams, this resource helps people prepare for grade school achievement tests, the ACT, SAT, GED, U.S. Citizenship test, as well as civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams.

LinkedIn Learning
Learn business, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals using these free video courses on the latest software, taught by industry experts. Both in-library and remote users must enter their library card number and PIN to access LinkedIn Learning. For those using the LinkedIn Learning app on mobile devices, the library ID is: oh0248. See this User Guide for helpful tips.

Little PIM (Mango)
Introduces children, 0-6, to foreign languages in a way they can understand and enjoy.

Mango Languages
Mango is our online language-learning tool! There are dozens of language courses available- French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, English, Polish, Hebrew, etc.

Mometrix eLibrary
Unlimited access to test preparation materials for over 1,000 different standardized exams. Access study guides and practice questions for exams including the GED, SAT, ACT, TEAS, HESI, Praxis, TOEFL, career and technical certification.

Mousercise (website)
A mousing exercise to help beginning computer users learn how to use a mouse.

Niche Academy
Find here online tutorials on how to use many online resources, from digital resources like OverDrive and Hoopla, to databases like Ancestry.com and DemographicsNow, to educational resources like LearningExpress and Universal Class.

Northstar Digital Literacy
For anyone looking to improve their skills with computers, software, or technology, this is a self-directed assessment and learning tool that covers a variety of technology scenarios. It comes complete with short lessons and practice exercises to improve skills on a number of common computer topics. The Northstar resource is available 24×7 and library staff are available to help with the resource during regular hours.

Online Schools (website)
Find links to online schools (K-12 and colleges) and homeschooling information.

Prenda (EBSCO)
Prenda’s Code Club is a learn-to-code software for the kids in your library community. Through Prenda, kids ages 8-18 will find an engaging experience as they learn how to code.

Proctoring Locations (website)
This is a list of proctoring exam locations in Mahoning County.

Research 4 Success (INFOhio)
Blended learning course presented in six modules that teach rigorous research skills needed for college and careers. Modules introduce key research skills with practice exercises and tools for assessment.

Scholarships (website)
Find links to locate scholarships and financial aid.

Transparent Language Online (RBdigital)
Learn a new language using a self-paced, online language-learning system. The Byki learning method takes users through a series of simple steps to memorize words and phrases in a new language, including their meanings and proper pronunciation, in the shortest possible time.

Typing.com (website)
Free online lessons to learn how to type.

TypingTest.com (website)
Take a 1-minute typing test to learn how many words per minute (wpm) you can type.

Universal Class
With your PLYMC Library Card, you have access to FREE instructor-led online courses on many subjects, from academic skills to hobbies to general interest, with continuing education credits certified by the IACET.