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A primary source database, BiblioBoard features historical books, articles, images, photographs, maps, pamphlets, and documents as well as streaming audio and video content on a wide variety of topics including Literature, History, Philosophy, Religion, Science, Nature, Native American Studies, Sports, Drama, Games, Crafts, Cooking, Music and Children's Literature.

Bibliolabs
Subject: Education
Home Use: Yes

Whether you want to learn a language for travel, business, or personal enrichment, Powerspeak Languages is a breakthrough in online language learning. The highly engaging courses utilize an arsenal of progressive language learning methods, including audio, video and interactive lessons. You may choose from Spanish, French, German, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, as well as ESL for Spanish speakers and ESL for Mandarin speakers.  Just click here and you’re on your way to experiencing a new language and culture.

Gale
Subject: Education
Home Use: Yes

Rocket Languages is an award-winning interactive online language learning system. Queens Library cardholders can use this interactive website to learn conversational language at their own pace. Rocket Language can be accessed from home and provides lifelong language learning. Customers can access it as streaming learning or by downloading it for easy access on all MP3 compatible device and can continue to access their program online until they have completed the course.

Languages available:
Spanish (Latin American), Arabic, French, German, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, English (Spanish Speakers), English (Japanese Speakers) and American Sign Language.

Rocket Languages
Subject: Education
Home Use: Yes

First time users, please click here to create a Treehouse account.

Returning users, please click here to access Treehouse.

As members of the Treehouse community, students can learn to build websites, create iPhone and Android apps, build web apps with Ruby on Rails and PHP, learn about user experience, how to start a business, and much more.

Through 1000+ video tutorials, quizzes, and code challenges created by expert teachers, students can learn to code in languages like Objective-C, HTML, CSS, PHP, Ruby, JavaScript and SQL.

To start learning with Treehouse, the only software and hardware requirements are a web browser and an Internet connection. With a free account from Queens Library, students can then log into the Treehouse app, where all content is accessible via the Treehouse library. Within the library, video tutorials, quizzes and code challenges are organized into courses by topic. As students embark on a project, their progress is then saved in a comprehensive dashboard, which records an active student's progress and provides them with a personalized overview of what they’re working on.

Treehouse
Subject: Education, Career
Home Use: Yes

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