LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIN-Learning button LinkedIn Learning is a premier online learning resource featuring tutorials from recognized experts in their fields covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, career development, and more. Learning is self-paced and courses and tutorials are broken up into short videos, so it’s easy to squeeze in just a few minutes of learning a day if that’s all the time you have.

Please note: LinkedIn Learning requires that users be at least 16 years old, but a public LinkedIn profile is not required for access. You just need your library card and PIN!

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AtoZdatabases

AtoZdatabases is a premier online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, up-to-date information on US businesses and residents, including marketing and sales leads; mailing lists; employment opportunities; background searches; and profiles on companies, executives, and healthcare professionals. Database search results and lists can be easily and conveniently downloaded, printed, or e-mailed in Excel, CSV, or PDF formats.

Plus, use Platinum Search to find or search by historical addresses, attend live training webinars with AtoZ University, or send your own marketing e-mails for free with pre-designed templates for events like family reunions, youth sports, or wedding announcements.

For Business:

  • Access profiles on over 30 million companies and executives
  • Perform industry research, find competitor information, and more with the US Business database
  • Search over 240 million residents to compile mailing lists or perform market research including income, household, and lifestyle data
  • Discover over 12 million new movers or 2 million new homeowners

For Job Seekers:

  • Search the database of over 7 million real-time job listings, powered by Indeed
  • Discover full-time, part-time, internship, temporary, and contract opportunities
  • Find resumé and cover letter templates and examples
  • Get interview tips, including how-to videos
  • Pinpoint local companies in your desired industry
  • Do your research; access company and executive profiles to identify human resources contacts and prepare for interviews

Plus:

  • Locate friends and family, including addresses and phone numbers
  • Research home market values and neighbors in the US Residents database before buying or selling a home
  • Perform background and criminal checks
  • Search for and view profiles for over 12 million healthcare professionals
  • Send free group e-mails using pre-designed templates
  • And more!

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Legal Information Reference Center

Legal Information Reference Center is an EBSCOhost database specifically geared to help everyday citizens understand the complex world of law, providing the necessary tools and detailed how-to instructions to navigate wide range of legal issues. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. Plus, with the Legal Forms by U.S. State feature, you can search state-specific legal forms by top subject areas.

Covered legal topics include:

  • Adoption
  • Bankruptcy
  • Businesses & corporations
  • Child custody
  • Criminal law
  • Divorce
  • Estate planning
  • Family law
  • Immigration
  • Name changes
  • Patents, copyrights & trademarks
  • Property and real estate
  • Rights and disputes
  • Small claims court
  • And more

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Creativebug

CreativeBug block ad Find inspiration and instruction with video classes taught by recognized artists, crafters, designers, and makers! With over 1,000 delectable, quick classes and in-depth workshops, Creativebug is the perfect creative companion for those who like to mix imagination and step-by-step DIY instruction.

You can:

  • Learn easy ways to practice your craft every day.
  • Nurture your creative soul by learning new skills.
  • Access an extensive pattern library for knitters and crocheters.
  • Enjoy guilt-free, inspirational screen time with 27/4 unlimited access!

Topics include:

  • Baking & Cake Decorating
  • Bath & Body
  • Book Binding
  • Canning & Preserving
  • Ceramics
  • Collage & Decoupage
  • Crochet
  • Cutting Machine Crafts
  • Drawing & Illustration
  • Flowers
  • Furniture Refinishing & Upholstery
  • Holidays
  • Home Décor
  • Jewelry Making
  • Painting
  • Parties
  • Quilting
  • Sewing
  • Textiles
  • Weddings

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Kanopy

Indie movies. Critically-acclaimed documentaries. Classic films. Celebrated educational series like NOVA, Ken Burns America, and The Great Courses. BCPL’s newest streaming service offers all of this and more.

Kanopy provides easy access—free with your Bullitt County Public Library card!—to a cinephile’s dream library of more than 26,000 films, many of which cannot be  found on popular streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Video. While the Kanopy collection includes some blockbuster films and shows, such as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Call the Midwife, Kanopy’s biggest claim to fame is their unique and extensive collection of independent, international, and classic films.

Of particular interest, 420 Janus Films—art house and classic films from the Criterion Collection—are included, allowing you to stream cinematic masterpieces like 8 ½, City LightsEraserhead, A Hard Day’s NightSeven Samurai, StagecoachA Woman Under the Influence, and more on your smartphone, tablet, PC, or smart TV. The documentary selection—featuring titles like I Am Not Your Negro, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, Super Size Me, The Red Pill, Don’t Look Back, and Hoop Dreams—is equally impressive.

Another highlight is the wide variety of educational and training videos from suppliers like The Great Courses and PBS. You can browse and explore videos covering Business Skills, Dance, Engineering, History, Photography, Religion & Philosophy, Sports & Fitness, and more. Plus, find instructional videos on topics ranging from refrigeration and air conditioning to first aid and therapeutic massage. There are even curated collections for educators and students that provide lessons in mathematics, languages (including ESL), and science. Teachers can use these in their classrooms with no concerns about licensing—group viewing rights are free!

So next time you have Netflix fatigue and think there are no good movies left to watch, reconsider. Even if indie films and documentaries aren’t usually your go-to for movie night, you could give it a shot. You never know what great entertainment you can find if you step outside your comfort zone.

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LearningExpress Library: School Center

Test preparation and tutorials for elementary, middle, and high school students. Elementary School curriculum includes 4th and 5th grade-level practice sets for mathematics and English/language arts. The Middle School collection includes skills improvement courses in mathematics, English/language arts, and social studies for grades 6 to 8. The Middle School collection also offers high school entrance exam preparation, including COOP, HSPT, SHSAT. The high school section offers help with mathematics, English/language arts, science, social studies, and logic and reasoning.

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Treehouse

Treehouse is an online video and interactive learning platform that specializes in teaching people of all ages how to design and develop websites and mobile apps. Tracks include web development, web design, iOs and Android app development, WordPress development and design, game development, and various programming languages, including HTML, JavaScript, PHP, and Ruby. Courses are taught through short videos, with quizzes, code challenges, and other activities to help reinforce new skills and concepts. Their Career Program serves as a “guided tool to help you prepare for a new job in technology.”

Interested in learning to code or exploring the other courses offered via Treehouse? E-mail treehouse@bcplib.org to request access. Be sure to provide your full name and library card number for verification.

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Mango Languages

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Learn practical conversation skills for over 70 languages with this comprehensive language-learning system focused on teaching much more than just words and phrases. Mango utilizes an engaging interface and intuitive, interactive tools to deliver practical language skills and valuable cultural insights that enhance your understanding of the language.

Each lesson combines real-life situations and audio from native speakers to immerse language learners in a whole new world. Strategically placed memory-building exercises help you to retain information, and grammar notes and critical thinking exercises provide you with the foundation to more intuitively understand the language and adapt lessons and vocabulary to new situations. In no time at all, you’ll be able to confidently navigate all sorts of everyday communications—getting directions, ordering a meal, making new friends, and more!

  • Mango also offers fully interactive feature films to help users master new languages. Films provide a breakdown of each line of dialogue and build on all foundational language skills, including grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and culture.
  • Mango includes more than 20 Classroom English and ESL courses specifically developed for native speakers of other languages.

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Learn anytime, anywhere!

Learn on your computer or mobile device. Mango includes downloadable lessons for offline learning, so you can truly take Mango with you on the road! Plus, sync across devices for a seamless learning experience.

The Mango Languages app is available for Android, iOS, and Kindle Fire.



How will YOU Mango?

World language courses include:

  • Arabic
    (Egyptian, Iraqi, Levantine, MSA)
  • Cherokee
  • Chinese
    (Cantonese, Mandarin)
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dari
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Farsi
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Haitian Creole
  • Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Norwegian
  • Pashto
  • Portuguese (Brazilian)
  • Russian
  • Scottish Gaelic
  • Slovak
  • Spanish
    (Castilian, Latin American)
  • Swahili
  • Tagalog
  • Tamil
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese
  • And more!

Novelty & specialty courses include:

  • Arab Etiquette (MSA)
  • Mandarin Chinese– Business, Feng Shui, Zodiac Signs
  • Shakespearean English
  • French— Argot French, Romance, Wine & Cheese
  • Italian– Carnival of Venice, Horse Race of Siena, Romance
  • Japanese– English Loanwords, Mimetic Words
  • Oktoberfest German
  • St. Patrick’s Day Irish
  • Pirate
  • Russian– Slang, Superstition
  • Castilian Spanish– Flamenco Dancing, Soccer Celebration
  • Latin American Spanish– Business, Legal, Medical, Romance, More

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Lynda.com

IMPORTANT NEWS… Lynda.com has been upgraded to LinkedIn Learning!
LinkedIn Learning still offers all of the same great content from Lynda.com, and your course history will migrate to the new platform. LinkedIn Learning requires that users be at least 16 years old, but a public LinkedIn profile is not required for access. You just need your library card and PIN!

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Lynda.com is a premier online learning resource featuring tutorials from recognized experts in their fields covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, career development, and more. Learning is self-paced and courses and tutorials are broken up into short videos, so it’s easy to squeeze in just a few minutes of learning a day if that’s all the time you have. To get started, you just need your BCPL card number and PIN.

LearningExpress Library

Offers practice tests, e-books, and skill-building courses for students and adult learners. Many courses are available in Spanish. Includes specialized learning centers for different interests and age groups, including:

Adult Core Skills – Improve your skills in reading, writing, and mathematics.
Career Preparation – Prepare for an occupational exam, build workplace skills, and more.
School Center – Test preparation and tutorials for elementary, middle, and high school students.
Computer Skills – Enjoy video courses on topics ranging from computer maintenance and internet safety to popular software programs like Word, Excel, Outlook, and Adobe Photoshop.

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