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Ancestry Library ProQuest Edition (ProQuest)
Access to more than 7 billion names in more than 4,000 genealogical databases including Census Records, Passenger Lists and UK, and Ireland records. A help guide is available. (funded by Army MWR Library)
BrainHQ is an online brain-training system that offers 29 exercises specialized to work out your attention, brain speed, memory, people skills, navigation, and intelligence. You'll be asked to create an account. Enter your MWR Library My Account login and PIN on the Library Credentials registration form to setup your personal BrainHQ account. Learn more about the exercises. PLEASE NOTE: Site may be blocked on the military network. If link does not work, try accessing from a commercial or .NET network. (funded by OSD)
Explora provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.
Search for articles, news, and more using a single search box.
Gale's Online Resources
Gale's Online Resources is the one-stop gateway to all things Gale. Access books, journals, magazines, newspapers, primary sources, videos, podcasts, tutorials, with frequent new content updates. Enter usaf if prompted.
Gale General OneFile provides a broad collection of news articles, magazines, books, academic journals, images and video that support general interest research and exploration
Gale Literature Criticism is an integrated research experience that brings together Gale’s premier literary databases. This unique digital environment allows researchers of all levels to find a starting point, search across a wide array of materials and points in time, and discover new ways to analyze information.
You can read new issues of magazines and comics in the Libby app. All of the magazines and comics that are currently available from RBdigital will be available to read for the foreseeable future. All you need to do is download the app and start browsing or searching for your favorite content. You'll be able to check out more than 3,000 magazine titles with a three-year backlist of issues. This backlist will be continuously three years, so as the month's moves, the oldest issues will drop off.
Rbdigital The Great Courses Library Collection offers access to hundreds of courses taught by internationally recognized university faculty members from leading institutions of higher learning across the globe. Download the RBdigital app for immediate access to all RBdigital. Use AFLIB access key for new account creation. Compatible with any device.
Activity Corner- Thousands of cost-effective, hands-on activities with easy, clear instructions, photographs, illustrations, and more can be found on Activity Corner. Search by standard to supplement the curriculum, or explore the site for fun at home! Every activity contains a list of materials for easy reference and can be printed, e-mailed, or saved to your personal computer. (Recommended ages: 3+)
Advanced- In a world of digital news, this resource gives high school students and adults a reliable source to check the facts. The In the Headlines live news feed and world newspapers promote global awareness and international perspective. Primary source documents, biographies, Back in Time articles, and Teaching with Documents all aid in more in-depth and conceptual understanding within the classroom curriculum. (Recommended ages: 12+)
Discover- Make content more accessible to readers of all levels and differentiate instruction in any learning environment with Discover. This site is ideal for struggling readers and English Language Learners and includes a Life Skills 101 section with tips such on topics as applying for jobs, budgeting, arranging housing, health care issues, social skills and more. (Recommended ages: 12+)
Dramatic Learning- Where creativity, imagination and learning meet! Access a robust collection of popular plays with everything needed to put on a production. Educators will love the lesson plans and extended learning pieces that help students become more fluent readers, understand core concepts, and internalize content. (Recommended ages: 8-16)
Early Learning- The perfect tool for pre- and emergent readers to explore independently or learn with an adult. Developed with experts on early childhood education, Early Learning is designed for preschool students with tools and content that reinforces early childhood curriculum via short videos, read-aloud stories, printable activities, and matching and tracing games, among others. The guided reading program, lesson plans, and curriculum correlations make teaching easier for educators and parents. (Recommended ages: 2-8)
An on-the-go digital library for all ages and reading levels. Get access to engaging sets only available from World Book, including story books, picture books, graphic novels, and chapter books alongside well-known classic titles from famous authors. (All ages and reading levels)
Kids- An ideal learning resource for elementary-aged students designed to build confidence and encourage creativity with image-driven navigation and inquiry-based activities. The site features easy-to-read articles that can be read aloud or translated and a wealth of engaging games, science projects, and activities. Encourage self-direction with our visual navigation in Explore, independent learning with WebQuest and compare and contrast skills with Compare Animals and Compare Places. Additional teaching tools for educators and parents make this a complete solution for early learners. (Recommended ages: 6-10)
Student- World Book’s beloved Encyclopedia comes to life in a digital format, perfect for elementary and middle school learners to access information from trusted sources. A one-stop shop for cross curricular learning, Student includes translations to 100+ languages, a Biography Center, current events, research guides, and seamless integrations with Google Classroom and Microsoft OneDrive. The My Research and Citation Builder features assist learners in organizing and analyzing their findings. (Recommended ages: 8-16)
Timelines- A growing collection of 650+ unique Timelines, spanning the arts, science & technology, society & culture, sports, world history & geography and more. Create, customize, collaborate, and share your timelines, which is great for visual learners to put events into context and for classroom instruction to introduce a subject. (Recommended ages: 8+)
Ancestry Library Edition offers access to over 7 billion names from more than 4,000 genealogical databases. Censuses from the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom (U.K.) Ireland, and more than 150 million military records are available.
Fold3 Library Edition allows users access to US military records, including the stories, photos and personal documents of those who served from the Revolutionary War onward.
Biography In Context offers access to thousands of both contemporary and historical biographies
Gale Business: Entrepreneurship comphrensive access to all aspects of starting and operating a business from accounting, finance, marketing, and personnel management. Use password usaf if prompted.
Gale Business: Plan Builder offers a successful step-by-step strategy for building a successful business from the bottom up. Intuitive user interface guides the entrepreneur through all major phases of business creation. Account creation required for first-time users. Enter usaf is prompted.
MorningStar Investment Research Center research mutual funds, stocks, and exchange-traded funds. Track investments, access daily market news, and snapshot investments. Gain access to fundamental investor research for more than 1500 companies, and over 50,000 domestic and international stocks.
Weiss Financial Ratings Offers financial literacy tools from retiremenet planning, home and mortgage strategies, insurance policy overview, saving for your child's education, and much more.
Career exploration and planning resources for the whole family.
The LearningExpress suite of highly-acclaimed eLearning solutions provides interactive tutorials, practice tests, e-books, flashcards and articles for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation, career development and more. These award-winning learning tools are available through multiple online platforms designed to help students and professionals achieve their educational and career goals.
LearningExpress Library DoD Test Prep is specifically tailored to accommodate the needs of current and retired service members. ASTB-E, ASVAB, Military Flight Aptitude Test, Officer Candidate Tests, etc.); CLEP, DSST, TOEFL iBT, IELTS, SAT prep available. Resource guidance offered for military transition to civilian careers; career certification prep for a range of occupations from air traffic controller, firefighter, electrician, to border patrol, etc. Test prep resources available for elementary, middle school, high school, and college students; GED, HiSET, and TASC prep; popular software programs tutorials (i.e., Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop); and much more. Please note: account creation required for access.
O'Reilly is a leading e-reference resource for technology and business professionals. Offers access to more than 57,000 eBooks, videos, and tutorials. Technology, digital media & professional development topics all heavily emphasized. Please contact Marjorie Neeley ([email protected] - 707-827-4963) with all support and account issues.
BookFlix (from Scholastic) is a digital literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction titles to reinforce early reading skills and develop real-world knowledge. This cultivates key reading skills, supports reluctant readers and ELL students, and builds fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. Please check to make sure that every computer that will access BookFlix meets the necessary technical requirements (http://bookflix.scholastic.com/browsercheck).
FreedomFlix – (grades 4-10) – Who says history has to be boring? Featuring dynamic eBooks of the Children’s Press best-selling Cornerstones of Freedom series!
Gale In Context: Middle School considered an indispensable reference resource for grades 6-12 national and state curriculum standards. Use password usaf if prompted.
National Geographic Kids from Gale is strategically tailored to meet the learning and educational interests of children, with special focus placed upon science, exploring nature, learning about different cultures, and archaeology and space. Enter usaf if prompted.
NoveList Plus K-8 provides a trusted source of information curated specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests.
ScienceFlix – (grades 4-10 with STEM Middle/HS focus) – Science for the Next Generation!
TrueFlix – (grades 3-5) Bringing award-winning True Books to Life to help students master Social Studies and Science content knowledge through literacy!
Online tutoring and homework help for U.S. military and their families provided 24/7 at no cost.
ArtistWorks for Libraries provides patrons with world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award–winning music and artistic professionals. Sign in using your existing RBdigital account, or use the access key AFLIB to create your new Air Force account.
Universal Class offers over 500 online courses on a wide range of subjects/levels. Courses are available 24/7, are instructor led, & self-paced. Some courses offer CEUs. Subject areas include: Computers and Technology, Personal Finance, Crafts and Hobbies, Homeschooling, Professional Development and many more. Click the "Universal Class" link above and use code AFLIB. You will receive an email with a link to click to complete the process. Use your personal OR official AF email.
Gale ChiltonLibrary.com provides step-by-step automotive repair procedures for nearly every vehicle make and model. Includes manufacturer recommended maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls, and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs). Enter usaf if prompted
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center offers detailed how-to instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.
Home Improvement Reference Center provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.
Small Engine Repair Reference Center from EBSCO contains over 400 reference books with original photos and illustrations for small engine repair assistance. This collection of full-text content provides detailed, user-friendly repair guides for all types of small engines.
Gale Health and Wellness a first-stop resource for all health related questions. Curated content on diseases and conditions; drugs; diagnostics and tests; and therapies, treatments, and surgeries. Use password usaf if prompted.
Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine is the perfect resource for up-to-date information on the complete range of healthcare topics. Use password usaf if prompted.
Consumer Reports offers expert buying advice, ratings, reviews, and product descriptions. Includes consumer reviews and product video clips.
PressReader delivers unlimited digital access to over 7,000 full-text, full-page format newspapers and magazines from more than 120 countries in over 60 different languages
You can read new issues of magazines and comics in the Libby app. All of the magazines and comics that are currently available from RBdigital will be available to read for the foreseeable future. All you need to do is download the app and start browsing or searching for your favorite content. You'll be able to check out more than 3,000 magazine titles with a three-year backlist of issues.
Access The Wall Street Journal from anywhere on any device! Simply register for an account to start using WSJ.com immediately. Your access will be available for the next 90 days. After 90 days, simply return here and click the link again. Login as an existing user with the same username and password originally created and click the CREATE button at the bottom of the page to enable access for an additional 90 days. Note: Access to your subscription using the WSJ App is not available. Instead, please use the WSJ.com website to access on mobile devices.
Full text articles from more than 4,000 scholarly peer-reviewed journals, popular magazines, and news sources, covering a wide variety of topics. Indexing and abstracts for nearly 12,000 peer-reviewed journals. API video content from 1930 to the present. (funded by OSD)
The award-winning Britannica Academic Edition delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information.
Explore the rich and varied history of the United States with Britannica’s Annals of American History.
ImageQuest includes 3.3 million images from 62 leading collections that aren’t freely available on the Web. Users can search by keyword, collection, image type, and image ratio.
Children, Young Adults, or the Reference Center—allow users to find the most suitable content for school projects or for learning something new.
Find job announcements, write a resume, map military experience to civilian jobs, write a cover letter, get tips and advice, participate in an interview simulation, access your career interests, match experience to new careers, and search schools and programs. (funded by OSD)
Gale Academic OneFile covers technology, medicine, engineering, arts, and literature. Considered a premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text scholarly content. Enter usaf if prompted.
Gale OneFile: Military and Intelligence provide scholarly, peer-reviewed content covering current and historical military intelligence and strategy. Enter usaf if prompted.
Gale Legal Forms provides access to state-specific (and multi-state) legal documents from across the most popular, commonly encountered legal areas. Find real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Use password usaf if prompted
This collection brings together a complete archive of National Geographic magazines— every page of every issue — along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos. Magazine collection includes National Geographic Archive 1888-1994; National Geographic Current, 1995-Current; National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World; and National Geographic Kids
World Book Online- The premier suite of digital resources for schools and libraries, with content to engage and excite all minds from pre-readers to advanced researchers. The databases are progressive and align users with their appropriate learning level. Seamlessly integrate with popular single sign-on providers and learning management systems or link content to other platforms for teaching and learning. The built-in tools are accessible, flexible, and easy to use. Use the virtual training guide for support material, promotional items, and free resources. (All ages and reading levels)
Gale In Context: Science offers broad coverage of all scientific disciplines. Includes full-text articles, national and global publications, along with hundreds of experiments. Use password usaf if prompted
GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.
Freegal® Music is a free music service from your library. Freegal offers access to 15 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. Download up to five (5) songs or videos per week. 24 streaming per day limit. No software installation required. Compatible with Windows Media, iTunes, and other popular media players.
Select from over 30,000 thousand award-winning films and documentaries available from Kanopy. Classic-films, world cinema, popular movies, plus a whole lot more educational and entertainment films to choose from. Access from anywhere, anytime, with any device.
NoveList Plus helps readers discover books they want to read and connects them to library collections. Currently, the NoveList Plus database contains information on 500,000+ popular fiction and readable nonfiction titles for all ages.
Scholastic Teachables – (PreK – 6th Grade) Scholastic Teachables offers printable activities for any subject: math, science, reading comprehension, STEM, writing, and beyond. Download printable lesson plans, reading passages, games and puzzles, clip art, bulletin board ideas, teacher supports, and skills sheets. Over 25,000 teacher-created, vetted printables to support your instruction.
A research database for teachers, Teacher Reference Center (TRC) provides indexing and abstracts for more than 230 peer-reviewed journals.