Research

Career

Idaho Department of Labor
Idaho’s home for job seekers and employers.

Learning Express
Interactive practice tests and tutorial courses to help you succeed on academic and licensing tests. Immediate scoring, complete answer explanations and individual analysis. Study for GED, SAT, ACT, TOEFL, nursing, firefighter, military and real estate tests. Work on math, reading, writing and computer skills. Funded by LiLI.

Community Resources

Evaluating Information
Find useful tips for evaluating news sources, spotting and stopping the spread of fake news, and evaluating health and medical information that you encounter in books, magazines, TV, or online.

Teen Resources
Explore the virtual Teen Hangout Room where you'll find new book recommendations and easter eggs leading to fun videos and websites. You'll also find the Teen Links for Hard Topics, a collection of websites providing help in the areas of Mental Health, Physical Health, Substance Abuse, LGBTQ, and Local Resources.

Library Tutorials
Watch step-by-step videos for using library resources like borrowing ebooks, streaming music and checking out gear.

Bright by Text
Bright by Text is a free texting program for parents and caregivers of ages 0-8 that delivers 3-5 developmentally appropriate, high quality early learning tips every week. Offered in English and Spanish, messages are catered to the age of the child. Messages include easy learning tips and activities for busy parents, reminders about health checkups, and more – all from high quality sources. Text "IdahoFamily" to 274448 to get started or learn more here.

Genealogy

Ancestry
In-library access to the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource. Explore thousands of records from North America, the UK, Australia, Europe and more.

Heritage Quest
Search the complete set of U.S. federal census records from 1790 - 1930. Access information on people and places described in over 25,000 family and local histories.

My Heritage
Create your family tree and discover your family history. Access 9 billion genealogy records including census and yearbooks. Funded by LiLI.

Homework Help

Chemistry Coach
Study guides, exercises, and mock exams covering subjects usually taught in high school and college chemistry classes.

EBSCOhost
EBSCO provides several full-text and secondary databases. Content for these databases include full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types. Funded by LiLI.

Gale Virtual Reference Library Selected Titles
Offers reference sources from multiple publishers to provide respected authoritative essays on varied topics from numerous subject areas including medicine, history, science and business. Funded by LiLI.

Science and Health Virtual Library
Offers reference sources from multiple publishers to provide respected authoritative essays on varied topics from numerous subject areas including medicine and science.

Tutor.com Live Homework Help
Live Homework Help® is an online tutoring service from Tutor.com™ that connects students to expert tutors (at no charge) in math, science, social studies and English via the Internet.

World Book Online
World Book Online is a suite of research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio and video, complemented by current periodicals and related websites. World Book Online includes World Book Online for Kids, World Book Online Info Finder and World Book Online Reference Center. Funded by LiLI.

Learning

Chilton Library
Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. Funded by LiLI.

CreativeBug
Creativebug has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

Driving-Tests.org
Free permit practice tests for learner drivers. Includes the full text of the Idaho Driver's Manual as well as practice tests for cars and motorcycles.

IXL
IXL is a personalized learning platform offering comprehensive K-12 curriculum in Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. The skills taught in IXL are aligned to Idaho Content Standards and the Idaho Early Learning Guidelines, making it ideal for home school families. IXL is also a great resource for parents looking to challenge their kids beyond their grade level or any student needing extra learning support. Ada Community Library cardholders can request an account here. Note: With a limited number of seats available, if you stop using the service, we may temporarily deactivate you so that another can use the seat.

Pronunciator
Pronunciator is a fun and easy way to learn to actually speak any of 75 languages. Also features ESL for 50 non-English languages.

Tech Talk
A learning resource that builds digial literacy, skills, and confidence. Enjoy videos, articles and webinars on using technology, office suites and the internet.  Tech training for non-techies.

Tumble Math
Tumble Math is a collection of animated books to spark a love of numbers for grades K - 6.

Reading

DayByDayID
Storytimes Online! Featuring a book of the day, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, videos and more for each day of the year. Funded by LiLI.

Idaho Talking Book Service (TBS)
The Idaho Talking Book Service (TBS) is an audiobook library service that is convenient and available at no cost to any Idaho resident who is blind, has a perceptual or reading disability, or is unable to read standard print due to a visual impairment or physical disability. The TBS materials are delivered directly to the user’s residence by the USPS and/or may be downloaded to a computer or device. There are more than 100,000 titles in the collection in a wide variety of genres. There is also a selection of locally recorded books and magazines about Idaho and the Northwest. For more information, call 800-458-3271 or visit libraries.idaho.gov/tbs.

Novelist Plus
Find books that match your reading interests, get a list of everything written by your favorite author, find all titles in order of publication in a series and much more. Funded by LiLI.

Public Domain eBooks and eAudio
Free eBooks and eAudio books in the Public Domain.

TumbleBook Library
TumbleBook Library is a collection of animated talking picture books, read-alongs, ebooks, quizzes, lesson plans, and educational games for grades K - 6.

WorldCat
A catalog of books and other materials held by libraries locally, regionally and worldwide. You may also request items via our online form, by phone or in person. Funded by LiLI.