In addition to technical books form leading publishers like O'Reilly and Apress, the Safari Tech Books Online has several videos and playlists on how to code, program, and use specialized software products, such as the Adobe Creative Suite and Salesforce.
*This tool is free to all SDSU affiliates, and the sign in requires an SDSU email
AVON delivers more than 68,000 titles spanning anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. SDSU has full access to all AVON titles. Some of these cover career related skills like "customer service" and "classroom management."
All films purchased from Alexander Street, whether streaming or DVD, include limited public performance rights, which includes permission for classroom showings, as well as public screenings, as long as no admission is being charged.
SAGE Research Methods has more than 1,000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos by academics across the social sciences.
SAGE Research Methods Cases has more than 1,100 case studies of how real research projects were conducted. SAGE Research Methods Datasets is a collection of teaching datasets and instructional guides that give students a chance to learn data analysis by practicing. SAGE Research Methods Video contains more than 480 videos and 125 hours of tutorials, case study videos, expert interviews, and more, covering the entire research methods and statistics curriculum.
San Diego County Library card holders have access to free courses, learning paths, and videos from Lynda.com which powers LinkedIn Learning. Many of these courses also have exercise files that allow you to work along with the instructor. San Diego County residents can apply for an eCard online using the "Apply for an eCard" form.
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Future Learn aggregates several free courses, career advice articles, and more from leading universities and organizations. Future Learn has courses pertinent to business, healthcare, STEM, and creative arts professionals, but some of the content was produced internationally.
"Udemy is an online learning and teaching marketplace with over 100000 courses and 24 million students. Learn programming, marketing, data science, and more." There is a lot of free content, but some of the courses charge a moderate fee.
Coursera has courses, certificates, and degrees on in demand skills and in demand professions from top universities and companies. Most of the courses are free, but they cost money if you want to earn a degree or certificate.