Links for Lifelong Learning

Links for Lifelong Learning

“Serving local communities through lifelong learning”  Is more than just a slogan to us. It is what we strive to do every day. We invite you to join us on the journey and visit your Library often. Our web site is an extension of the work. Choose to continue your life long learning with Mango Languages and Learning Express Library. See links to those resources in the menu above.

learn_free_logoGCFLearnFree.org creates and provides quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life. By delivering over 750 different lessons to millions of people in over 200 countries and territories  absolutely free, GCFLearnFree.org is a worldwide leader in online education. Watch a short video to learn more.

Kahn Academy

khan-logo-vertical-transparentKahn Academy Is a not-for-profit with the goal of providing a free world-class education to anyone, anywhere.

All of the site’s resources are available to anyone, completely free of charge. Their library of over 3,600 videos covers math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with videos on finance, history and SAT preparation. Each video is a digestible chunk, approximately 10 minutes long, and especially designed for viewing on the computer.

All of the site’s resources are available to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you are a student, teacher, home schooled, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy’s materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge. How the Kahn Academy works.

Useful Links

Library Spot
A general Web portal that includes an excellent Reference Center, a great section of pathfinders to research on specific topics, and a place to ask a reference question via e-mail.

Health and Medicine:

Center for Disease Control: The main site of the CDC, the United States’ “lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people,” an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services. Information includes a directory of the CDC’s component centers, institutes, and offices; training programs; publications and statistics; conferences and health campaigns; and sections on many health topics.

Healthfinder® is an award-winning Federal Web site for consumers, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services together with other Federal agencies.

MedlinePlus: National Library of Medicine: This directory site is designed to lead the user to resources containing information that will help with researching their health questions. It includes information from MEDLINE, links to self-help groups, the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) drug database, medical dictionaries, directories of doctors and hospitals, access to National Institute of Health consumer-related organizations, clearinghouses, health-related organizations, and a search databases section with dozens of databases on topics such as clinical trials, nutrition, AIDS, cancer, etc.

NOAH: New York Online Access to Health: This searchable directory provides access to “full-text health information for consumers that is accurate, timely, relevant and unbiased.” Sites are selected by librarians and health professionals.

WebMD Health® is the leading consumer-focused healthcare information Web Consumers can access health and wellness news, support communities, interactive health management tools and more.

Geography:

National Geographic Society
Library of Congress Geography and Map Reading Room:
CIA World Factbook:

Government and Law:

FedStats: One Stop Shopping – Federal Statistics

Easy Stats allows searching by geography down to the local level, including incorporated places like cities and towns and census designated places. View detailed race, age and gender breakdowns, and compare communities.
FirstGov
, The United States Government’s Official Web Portal
PA Power Port, the Pennsylvania’s official web portal
America Factfinder Census information:U.S. Census Bureau — Browse, search, and map data from many Census Bureau sources.

History:

Explore Pennsylvania History:
American Memory, historical collections for the National Digital Library:
Our documents: 100 documents of American History:

Literature and language:

Bartleby: encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesaurus online
Dictionary.com, links to foreign language dictionaries, word games, online translator
Internet Public Library, The IPL Literary Criticism Collection contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.

Seniors:

Administration on Aging
American Association of Retired People (AARP)
Area Agency on Aging (Pennsylvania Department of Aging)
Elderhostel – educational adventures for adults who are 55 and older.
Internet resources on Aging (Browse or search AARP’s database on Internet resources
Medicare (The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare)
NIH Senior Health
Home Exchange–exchanging homes for vacations or extended stays is becoming a popular way for retired people to see the world
Pennsylvania Senior Centers
Savvy Senior is a national information service devoted to older Americans and the families who support them.
Sign up to receive the weekly Senior Newswire by email.
Senior Corps–a network of programs that taps the experience, skills, and talents of older citizens to meet community challenges, such as Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, and RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program)
Senior Living – links to many topics
Senior Net – official site of the Senior Net nonprofit organization that provides adults over 50 access to and education about computer technology
Social Security Administration
Wired Seniors – site contains over 5,000 links to sites of broad interest to people over 50

Tax Forms:

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