Learning Resources - No Library Card Required

Learning Resources - Library Card Not Required

Information about Learning Resources that require a library card can be found here or here; the following links on this page do not need a library card. Research Resources like ProQuest, JSTOR, and more can be found here. Brainfuse HelpNow & VetNow can be found here.


Learning Resources 

Academic Courses


Harvard University 

Index of Coursera courses  




Other Courses


Computing Minds offer free coding classes for girls age 9 to 12.
coursera offers more than 5,000 courses, Professional Certificates, and degrees from world-class universities and companies. Click the link, enter your name, email address, and zip code, add Plumas County Library from the drop-down menu, click "agree" on the page it takes you to, and then either sign-up or login to start accessing coursera. You will only have access to the website until September 14, 2023, no matter when you sign up. This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
DigitalLearn.org provides tools and resources in English and Spanish on how to use a computer.

DigitalLearn.org ofrece apoyo y formación en alfabetización digital. El sitio web incluye una colección de tutoriales autodirigidos para que los usuarios finales desarrollen su alfabetización digital, todo completamente gratis y disponible en Español.
GCF Learning offers tutorials to learn and develop the skills needed to advance in work and life in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

GCF Learning ofrece entrenamiento individual de habilidades esenciales, desde el uso de Microsoft Office hasta correos electrónicos y matemáticas básicas. Hay más de 180 temas con más de 2000 lecciones, todas completamente gratis y disponibles en Español.
GetSetUp has a catalog of over 500 classes exclusively for older adults, with more than 40 live classes every day and 25 on weekends. Classes cover everything from physical and mental health to social activities like gardening and pets.
Hippo Campus offers educational resources for middle school to college students.
Instructables Workshop has a large collection of how to step-by-step workshop projects for all things making.
Khan Academy offers courses from biology to coding, various ages.
Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. An abstract, citation, playing time, and word count are given for each of the passages. Many of the passages also have a related reading strategy identified. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material.
Marshall Adult Education was designed to create leveled reading selections to aid in building learners’ fluency and comprehension skills.
Open Culture offers online courses, certificates, audiobooks, movies, languages, and more.
PORTS Home Learning Programs are free, live public broadcasts that empower students, teachers, and families to explore California State Parks from wherever you are.
Starfall Education offers reading help to children in K-3rd grade.
StuDocu is a place for students to share their knowledge, college notes, and study guides with other students, organized by course or by book.
StudyJams! offers tons of interactive math and science videos. 
Udemy offers online video courses with new additions published every month.
Wide Open School offers resources to make learning at home better for everyone.  (Available in Spanish too.) 


Self-Taught Coding, Digital Art, and Video Game Creations


Audacity is an open source, cross-platform audio software.
Autodesk is a free digital sketchbook.
CakePHP cookbook is the guide to the free, open-source, rapid development framework for CakePHP.
Dash is a fun and free online course that teaches you the basics of web development through projects you can do in your browser.
Django is a high-level Python Web framework that makes it easier to build better Web apps more quickly and with less code.
Donjon RPG Tools offers generators for names, maps, and other dnd objects.
itch is a simple way to find and share indie games online for free.
Kodu Game Lab lets kids create games on Windows PCs via a simple visual programming language.
Processing is a flexible software sketchbook and a language for learning how to code within the context of the visual arts.
Quest lets you make interactive story games like text adventure games like Zork and gamebooks like the Choose Your Own Adventure books.
Ruby on Rails is a guide designed for beginners who want to get started with a Rails application - a framework running on the Ruby programming language - from scratch.
Scratch lets you program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.
Shapecatcher helps you find specific Unicode characters by sketching their shape.
Stock images for digital art: UnsplashNappy, Pexels, ShotStash, Inaturalist (you will need to filter for copyright use), and Generated (only for personal non-commercial uses.)
Unreal Development Kit includes a wide list of tools that will give you the power to create amazing games using the same source for games such as Unreal, Mass Effect, Gears of Wars and more.
W3 School offers tutorials, references, and exercises for coding of all kinds - from html to python and more.
yiiframework helps you create your first Yii application, a fast, secure, and efficient PHP framework.


Languages

Multi-Languages


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Ba Ba Dum

[various sign languages]
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Linguti 

[ancient languages]


Single Languages


[ASL]
[ASL]
[ASL]
[Spanish, based on country]
[Spanish]
[Japanese]
[French]
[French]
[Yiddish]
[English]
[English]
[Yiddish]
[Maa]



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Music Courses