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Universal Class: Lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Classes are self-paced and online. Want to learn more? Visit the Universal Class tutorial from Niche Academy available through the Ulster County Library Association’s InfoPortal.

BrainHQ: Think of BrainHQ as your personal gym for brain training, where you can exercise your memory, attention, brain speed, people skills, intelligence and navigation abilities. BrainHQ offers more than two dozen scientifically proven exercises to help you think faster, focus better, remember more and enjoy life! Want to learn more? Visit the the Ulster County Library Association’s InfoPortal.

Niche Academy: An online learning platform that provides tutorials that teach people how to use library e-Resources like eBooks, research databases, and language learning tools. Library patrons have access to more than 20 tutorials through the Ulster County Library Association and Niche Academy. You can find Niche Academy by visiting the Ulster County Library Association Info Portal and clicking on the “Tutorials” button at the bottom, and scrolling through the slideshow to find the tutorial you’re looking for. All of our tutorials can be found here.

 

 

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Mango Languages: An online language learning system that gives you anytime, anywhere access to a fast, easy, effective lessons that teach real conversation skills for practical communication. Lessons are available in 70+ foreign languages (Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Greek, Irish and more) and 20+ English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. You can use the online version of Mango Languages to get started or use the Mango app available on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store when you’re on the go. Want to learn more? Visit the Mango Languages tutorial from Niche Academy available through the Ulster County Library Association’s InfoPortal.

JobNow from Brainfuse: Practical tools to help you get a job, including career resources, resume, and interview help. JobNow also provides lifelong learning resources for those looking to brush up on their academic skills. You can use the online version of JobNow to get started. You can also access JobNow through the Brainfuse app available on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store when you’re on the go. Want to learn more? Visit the Getting Started with JobNow video.

Academic OneFile: With your library card, you currently have access to 10 databases covering topics ranging from general interest to business information through Gale Cengage Learning. Academic OneFile is an interdisciplinary research database featuring full-text articles from leading academic journals, magazines, books, news sources, and more. Want to learn more? Visit the Academic OneFile tutorial from Niche Academy available through the Ulster County Library Association’s InfoPortal.

General OneFile: With your library card, you currently have access to 10 databases covering topics ranging from general interest to business information through Gale Cengage Learning. General OneFile is a database filled with articles from magazines, journals, newspapers focusing on a variety of general interest topics. It’s a great resource for users conducting general research, business searches, and current event research. General OneFile puts millions of articles in the hands of library cardholders by covering topics such as business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Want to learn more? Visit the General OneFile tutorial from Niche Academy available through the Ulster County Library Association’s InfoPortal.