It’s a New Year and you probably have a full list of resolutions. Let the Burlington County Library System connect you to everything you need! We have the resources for your academic, career, and personal growth goals. Find a bounty of resources below and more on our Research & Learn page.
Learn Something New
Resolving to learn something new is a great way to start the New Year and by looking at the Learn a New Skill page of the BCLS website, you’ll be sure to find plenty of options.
- You could learn a new language using Pronunciator, an online language learning program with a catalog of 315 languages to learn in more than 144 home languages. Take your progress with you in the Bluebird app available on Google Play or the Apple Store and continue your practice on the go.
- Or maybe you're trying to learn a new technology or computer skill. Try out Udemy, a video learning service that provides more than 6,000 courses to be taken at your own pace. Master Microsoft Office, learn how to use Photoshop, or discover how Artificial Intelligence can be implemented in your career.
- Start a new hobby or fill your hunger for knowledge by watching movies and documentaries on Kanopy. With 15 tickets a month through your library card, you can learn about famous author Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time or learn new recipes from Anthony Bourdain: A Cook's Tour.
If you’re trying to implement a new technique, pass a certification test, or stay up to date on career trends, check out the Professional Development Resources page on the BCLS website.
- For those in health professions, use Infobase’s Health Reference Center, read scholarly journals on EBSCO’s Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition.
- Educators looking for inspiration can find lesson ideas at the Curriculum Resource Center or find up to date research at all grade levels on ERIC or the Teacher Reference Center.
- To explore potential careers check out the Ferguson's Career Guidance Center from Infobase. Get assistance with writing a resume, take a career assessment, or plan for an apprenticeship for your new career.
Learning about and investing in yourself is just as important as your career or skill building. Check out some of the resources below and more on the How to Get Started with Online Research page.
- Want to learn more about your family roots? Hop on Ancestry's Library Edition, accessible in any BCLS location. To do research at home, try HeritageQuest, a genealogical database brimming with ancestral information.
- If you're thinking about doing more research on the items you purchase, use Consumer Reports. Compare reviews and prices for a wide array of products.
- Finance seems scary, but it doesn't have to be. Value Line Investment is a voluminous resource on investing and personal finance. Read about how to Invest, gain insight on how stocks are doing, and get daily updates on the current market.