Research & Learning

Black Freedom Primary Sources offers free access to 1,600 documents regarding the history of the struggle for Black freedom, from 1790 to current day.

BrainFuse VetNow offers resources for veterans, including online tutoring and assistance with studying for a variety of subjects and job skills. Requires free account using email address.

Creativebug offers video tutorials on a wide variety of arts and crafts topics. Accessible using your UCPL card. offers free access to short lessons on internet basics, including navigating websites, searching the internet, using email, and being safe online, along with many others.

The Digital Literacy database helps provide skills for navigating today’s virtual landscape. Interactive activities guide users through project-based learning activities using digital tools to create podcasts, multimedia presentations, social media campaigns, and more. Database articles explore topics such as cyberbullying, digital research skills, and citizen journalism.

EBSCO Host offers access to a searchable database featuring a wide range of magazines, journals, and digital reference sources. Accessible using your UCPL card.

The Financial Literacy database makes economics and personal finance easy to understand and highly engaging. Articles explore finances on a global, macro- and micro-economic scale, as well as personal and household finances.

GCF Learn Free offers free access to tutorials and videos on a variety of basic computer, workplace, reading, and math skills.

Learning Express Library provides access to test preparation resources for a variety of educational and occupational tests, including HiSET (formerly GED). Accessible using your UCPL card.

LinkedIn Learning (formerly provides free access to thousands of online classes and video tutorials about a wide range of tech topics. Accessible using your UCPL card.

Mango Languages offers free interactive courses for more than 70 world languages, available online or on your mobile device through the Mango app (find it in your device’s app store). Accessible using your UCPL card.

Use Science Reference Center to research a wide variety of science topics. Accessible with your UCPL card.

Available through Libby, Universal Class offers access to more than 500 online courses, many of which offer Continuing Education credits. Accessible with your UCPL card.