Learning and Research
Use the search tools below to find information on a little bit of everything from finding a new book, learning a new language or skill, prep for tests and resources for small business owners.
Kuna Library now offers its patrons FREE access to courses on lynda.com
What is lynda.com?
It’s an online learning platform offering courses taught by experts in their respective fields. Course topics offered include business, software, technology, creative skills and more! With over 6,000 courses (and over 211,000 videos) on topics ranging from accounting and architecture to coding and communication, marketing and Microsoft Office, podcasting and photography and many other topics in-between there is sure to be a course for everyone. Plus, new courses are added each week!
How to get started using lynda.com
- Click here
- Sign in with your Kuna Library card number and password
- Set up a new account or link this account to your existing Lynda.com account
- Browse the Lynda.com library to find your first course!
Where can I use lynda.com?
- Anywhere you have internet access and a device to access the internet, check out the lynda.com app
- At Kuna Library
- At home
Do I earn a certificate for courses completed?
- Many courses offer a certificate of completion
Is there an app for lynda.com?
Why YES there is! lynda.com offers apps for the following devices:
- Apple TV
- Desktop for Windows and OS X
- iPhone, i Pad
- Roku Channel
- Windows 8
A tool from the Idaho Department of Labor to help you identify your ideal career, plus the education and training necessary to realize your goals. Click on the GUEST tab above the login window to use CIS.
Here is your chance to test your knowledge of Idaho’s driving laws with 40 question, multiple choice sample tests. Follow the link above to access the tests.
A collection of electronic specialized encyclopedias and reference books on a wide variety of subject areas that can be searched individually or as a whole.
A resource for learning or refreshing skills in many topics including math, reading, writing and computer basics. The College Preparation Center topics include ACT, SAT, AP and PSAT. The Career Center topics includes preparation topics for careers in allied health, teaching, law enforcement and many more. Registration required.
Registration and Access: To access a tutorial, test, or eBook, all new users must register by clicking “Register Now” in the lower right corner of the homepage or “Register” to the right of any product title. On the registration window, users provide their name and a valid email address, create a password, and click “Create Account”. These are all required fields. The email address will become the username and will also be used for password reset, if needed.
Returning users simply enter their username and password in the “Sign in to Your Account” section in the lower right corner of the homepage or “Login” to the right of any product title.
Search for fiction and nonfiction books by author, author read-alikes, series, subject or title. You’ll also find recommendations based on your search, Book Discussion Guides, Grab and Go Book lists, nonfiction Picture Book Extenders in NoveList K-8 , Common Core Connections, Curricular Connection articles, and much more.
Have you thought about learning a new language? Maybe you want to brush up on your language skills for an upcoming trip. Well, thanks to the Idaho Commission for Libraries you can do just that online, and it’s free! Pronunciator offers self-directed lessons in 87 languages. Give it a try today!
The Idaho Small Business Development Center empowers business success through our no-cost and confidential consulting and affordable training to small businesses throughout our state. Their services are open to current business owners and to those planning to start a business.