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On-site Services

A variety of helpful equipment, archives and services are available at your local Marathon County Public Library! Some resources are only available at certain MCPL locations, as noted below.

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Proctoring

Take your proctored exams at the library! Proctoring services are available at all MCPL locations to persons engaged in distance learning and online courses, as well as professional development and certifications. If you plan to use the library's proctoring services, please review the following documents as soon as possible:... (read more)

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Online Resources

The following are databases to which the library has subscribed and websites that are affiliated with the library or host library-owned content. For an A-Z listing of all online resources, click here.

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Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.  As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Gale Courses is well-suited for people who want a self-paced learning... (read more)

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Mango Languages

Mango’s software teaches real conversations in more than 70 languages with engaging grammar, culture, vocabulary and pronunciation lessons. You’ll learn to speak new languages and meet new cultures through authentic experiences, like overhearing a conversation between native speakers, watching a suspense-ridden action flick or singing along with a... (read more)

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Websites

The following are third-party websites suggested by library staff for your consideration according to our Materials Selection Procedure. Use these websites at your own risk; they are not controlled or monitored by the library.

Coursera

Offers a selection of free college-level courses from major U.S. universities on a wide range of topics. Additional courses and certificate programs are available for a fee.

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DigitalLearn

Free and simple online tutoials for those who are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher.

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Driving-Tests.org

This is a free driver education program that includes online driver's manuals and  practice tests for the car and motorcycle as well as the Commercial Driver's License. It includes a "Read Aloud" toolbar in the footer of every page that will read each page, transfer the audio to MP3 files, and can translate the text into other languages.

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GCFLearnFree.org

Free online lessons for anyone who wants to improve their technology, literacy and math skills.

Web Computers and Technology Online Courses

Grow with Google

Grow with Google aims to help everyone across America – those who make up the workforce of today and the students who will drive the workforce of tomorrow – access the best of Google’s training and tools to grow their skills, careers and businesses.

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Khan Academy

A non-profit website offering free access to educational videos that cover math, science, biology, chemistry, physics, finance, history, and more. Intended for learners of all ages, including K-12 students and adults. Learners (and parents/educators) may also track lesson progress using this website.

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Microsoft Office Training Center

Free video courses and tutorials for Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook and more. Covers the most recent Office suite as well as previous versions from several years ago.

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MIT OpenCourseWare

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.

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OASIS (Openly Available Sources Integrated Search)

OASIS allows students to search for openly available online books, reports and research studies. 

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TechBoomers

Provides a wide range of online tutorials intended for users age 50 and over, though others may find the site helpful too. It includes tutorials on popular websites, social media and internet-based applications.

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Wisc-Online

A digital library of Web-based learning resources called "learning objects." The digital library of objects has been developed primarily by faculty from the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS).

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Wisc-Online: Basic Computer Skills

Complete this free online course to improve your basic computer skills. This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) was created by the Wisconsin Technical College System.

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