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Library Databases

Electronic resources marked with an asterisk are provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.

Fuente Académica*
In Library | Home Access
Scholarly journals predominately from Latin America in Spanish.

LearningExpress Library*
In Library |  Home Access
Test preparation and  practice with skills improvement resources (select courses are available with Spanish instructions) and ebooks.    Login instructions: For new users use your library card.  Previously established returning user logins should work.  Password: Your choice. Must be used each time.

Mango Languages
In Library | Home Access
Learn a new language with the Mango online language-learning system. Take a course in Spanish, French, English for Spanish Speakers, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese or one of many other languages. Mango Languages is provided by the South Carolina State Library.

TumbleBook Library
In Library |  Home Access
Animated talking picture books for children!


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BBC Languages – Audio and video courses in 14 languages; 12 week beginner courses in French, Spanish and Italian; and essential phrases in 36 different languages.


About.com  Languages section has lessons for French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish and English as a second language along with an audio lab and cultural information.