OCPL Digital Learning
For information about our digital reference resources and how to use them, click on our Libguide.
Find more information about what is available with, and how to use, Ancestry.com Library Edition with this guide.
The Ancestry database cannot be accessed from home.
Click the link for SmartSearch: http://www.scdiscus.org/smartsearch
Contact your local branch if you are prompted for a user name and password.
Value Line Investment and market information.
Additional learning resources:
Goodwill Community Foundation LearnFree.org — provides free classes in technology, learning and math.
Free online computer classes:
Use these online resources to brush up on your technology skills!
Learn Typing is an online free typing tutor. Free typing lessons have been prepared for people of all ages, experiences and abilities to learn typing.
The Palm Beach County Library System presents this resource to help beginning computer users become familiar with using a mouse.
Microsoft Office Training
From Microsoft, training for their latest Office products including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and more
Basic Online Skills
This is a selection of guides available from BBC Webwise.
Bare Bones 101: A Basic Tutorial on Searching the Web
This tutorial from the University of South Carolina Beaufort evaluates specific search engines.
Free online learning:
Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/
MIT Open Courseware https://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm
Course Hero https://www.coursehero.com/
Digital Public Library of America https://dp.la/
cc https://creativecommons.org/ Creative Commons helps you legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world — unlocking the full potential of the internet to drive a new era of development, growth and productivity. To search, see https://search.creativecommons.org/
Another site which guides you to a list of MOOC s* is https://www.mooc-list.com/
* Massive Open Online Course (MOOC /muːk/) is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as filmed lectures, readings, and problem sets, many MOOCs provide interactive user forums to support community interactions among students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs). MOOCs are a recent and widely researched development in distance education which were first introduced in 2008 and emerged as a popular mode of learning in 2012. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_open_online_course