educational & professional resources
ZAPL and its partners team up to bring the community these educational resources. Whether it’s school, for fun, or further professional development, there’s likely something here for everybody. Described in brief below are databases through PA Power Library, ebooks and videos through Tumble Book Library, aptitude tests through the Testing & Education Resource Center, and learning a foreign language with Mango Languages.
One of the largest suites of eResources available for community members of Pennsylvania Public Libraries — includes eBook databases, journal and magazine article databases, newspaper articles database, videos, etc.
Power Library also has the nice feature of providing a 24/7 chat with a librarian.
There’s also a version tailored for our young people. The kids version of Pennsylvania Power Library can be found at:
Those interested in our online resources for the youth should also check out our Childrens Services & Resources page as well as our Teens Services & Resources page. Notably, from the childrens page, are the links to the Tumble Book Library and the TRUE FLIX eResources. Both promote offering interactive learning materials.
- Note: the usernames and passwords for the various Tumble Book services are on our Children’s page linked to above.
TERC, or the Testing & Education Reference Center, is a repository of educational and professional development resources. From their website:
|“Testing & Education Reference Center is a valuable online tool library patrons and students of all ages can use for standardized test preparation, researching and selecting college and graduate schools, finding tuition assistance, and exploring careers. Help students in your community turn future goals into realities with test prep assistance for career certification exams, as well as, advice ‘on resumes, cover letters, interviewing and networking, and so much more.”|
TERC can be found at http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/pl3063?db=TERC. The password for this service is your Zelienople Area library card number. Note: if you got your card at another Butler County public library, then you’ll have to go to their library’s website and get to TERC from there.
Mango Languages is becoming, if it is not already, a world leader in the area of teaching and learning a foreign language. In their own words:
|“Start the conversation in your choice of over 70 world languages and dialects through courses crafted using conversational methodology. Every self-paced language course introduces the learner to cultural insights and grammatical nuances specific to their language of choice, delivered through native speaker dialogue, and created with each individual learner in mind.”|