Get the learning tools you need for any age on computer skills, crafts, languages, and literacy; tutorials; homework help from a live tutor; and more. To access a wealth of other resources, including encyclopedias, newspapers, magazines, genealogy, career help, and more, see our list of All Resources. Access to many online resources outside the library requires a valid York County Library card.
Brainfuse is an online tutoring service offering help from real, live tutors, with powerful tools for learning, writing assistance, and test preparation for students and learners of all ages. Also included is a Language Lab for those who are learning a foreign language, along with expert tutoring currently offered for Spanish. Live tutors are available daily from 2:00–11:00 p.m.
DigitalLearn.org is full of video courses that show you how to use computers, the Internet, and other technology-related resources. Each course consists of several short videos (5–25 min.), activities, and handouts. Learn at your own pace. There are also courses for technology trainers. An email address is required to use this resource.
Poetry for Students, a 38-volume collection for middle school students through adults, features critical overviews of the most-studied plays of all time periods, nations, and cultures, including discussions of themes, characters, critical reception, dramatic devices, and traditions, as well as cultural and historical context. Provided by Discus.
Gale eBooks offers users an award-winning, hassle-free eBook experience — anytime, anywhere, and on any device, with comprehensive support from many of today’s top publishers. Optimized for search and discovery, the Gale eBooks platform integrates with the library’s educational programs for a better learning experience.
Gale Presents: Udemy offers more than 4,000 on-demand video courses from world-class instructors across 75 categories in business, technology, design, and more. All courses offer a tailor-made learning experience for those who want to learn new technologies and skills to stay competitive in a changing workforce or further develop a personal interest. (requires a Google or Microsoft account)
Novels for Students, for middle school students through adults, is a 66-volume guide to understanding novels from various cultures and time periods, featuring discussions of plot, characters, themes, critical overviews, and style, as well as the work’s cultural and historical significance. Provided by Discus.
PebbleGo – Animals, ideal for students in grades K–3 and available in English and Spanish, supports animal classification, behavior, and habitat lessons, and provides engaging read-aloud audio and videos with articles appropriate for young learners. Children may explore amphibians, dinosaurs, fish, mammals, and more through over 300 articles. Provided by Discus.
PebbleGo – Science lets early readers and researchers from grades K–3 discover physical, life, earth, and space sciences, along with engineering and technology in an easy-to-navigate, engaging resource. It also correlates with SC Standards and includes read-aloud articles, videos, and games, as well as lesson plans and activities for educators. Provided by Discus.
Study SC is an image-rich resource for students of all ages, educators, and parents that supports the study of South Carolina-related topics, including famous people, geography, history, facts, and more. Find multimedia, primary documents, Discus resources, interactive content, subjects in the S.C. curriculum standards, and more links to quality online content. Provided by Discus.
TeachingBooks offers ebooks with voice, "meet the author" videos, games, and puzzles for K–12 students. Educators can filter results based upon grade level, curricular area, cultural experience, author, year published, and special collections, and they can also create classrooms for groups. Provided by Discus.
ValChoice lets you estimate your South Carolina car insurance costs customized to your age, location, driving record, vehicle, etc., or your home insurance costs based on home replacement value and location. Your personal information is only used to calculate insurance price. Click here for video tutorials on using the ValChoice calculators and web apps.