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Education & Lifelong Learning

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The following links have been selected and vetted by our librarians for quality, currency and relevance. However, by clicking on any of the links listed on this page you will be REDIRECTED to those web sites which are independent from the City of Palm Springs.


 Study & Learning

World Book Online

Search encyclopedia articles, primary source documents, e-books, images and much more in a single, integrated interface. World Book Web also includes Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos which includes resources in Spanish.

Mango Languages

Learn a new language and keep track of your progress with free registration. Dozens of languages and classes are available including Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, ESL and Pirate (Argh!).

USA Learns: Learn English for Free!

USA Learns is a free website that helps adults learn English online. This popular website, visited by more than 7,000,000 adults around the world, teaches English by providing engaging videos and educational activities. Learners have the opportunity to learn English independently or with the support of their teacher.


Click here for Help Now live homework assistance

Online live tutoring and homework help. HelpNow! includes an Adult Learning Center in which individuals can get help and/or resources with résumés, GED, MSOffice and US Citizenship.

 College Financial Aid Resources

Financial Aid Resources

Additional Resources 

American Heritage Dictionary 
Over 90,000 entries feature 10,000 new words and senses, 70,000 audio word pronunciations, 900 full-page color illustrations, language notes and word-root appendixes.
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.
Merriam-Webster Online
Based on the print version of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, Tenth Edition. The online dictionary includes the main A-Z listing of the Collegiate Dictionary, as well as the Abbreviations, Foreign Words and Phrases, Biographical Names, and Geographical Names sections of that book. It also includes 1,000 illustrations and 25 tables. 

Urban Dictionary
The Urban Dictionary is a slang dictionary with your definitions.
World Rulers Encyclopedia 
Heads of world government back to the year 1700.
Schools & Lifelong Learning / Adult Education / Extension Courses

Extended Learning / Adult Education