Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library

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If you're hunting for an adventure novel but don't want to leave your chair, stay put. We'll bring it to you. If your child needs trustworthy resources for that school project, which, by the way, is due tomorrow morning, don't panic. We've got you covered. Oh, and that lawn mower engine arrayed in pieces in front of you? We can help you put it back together.

Through Military OneSource, you have access to a wealth of information available via the Morale, Welfare and Recreation digital library. You'll find eBooks and audiobooks, databases and repair manuals. You can get homework help for your child, listen to an audiobook edition of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" at AudioBookCloud or test yourself with Peterson's Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery — or  ASVAB — diagnostic.

The digital library is free for you and your family to explore. Here's just a sampling of what you will find.

For children

For toddlers and youth, Military OneSource offers online library resources to help children keep their grades up, research paper topics, learn to read or just find a gripping story for a rainy afternoon:

  • TumbleBooks for Beginning Readers is a library of animated, talking picture books, which help younger children learn to read and build their vocabulary. The books are available in English, Spanish and French.
  • Explora provides a fun and easy kid-friendly database that makes annual research projects a snap.
  • for military children gives your family access to online tutoring and homework help from live, expert tutors in more than 16 subjects. Tutors can help with tonight's homework or catch your child up on missed concepts and lessons, all for free.

For teens


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There are a variety of resources for teens as well. Check out the following:

  • TumbleBook Cloud for Teens is a collection of eBooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos and audio books. Your teenager can highlight portions of a book and add notes, which can come in handy for homework assignments and studying.
  • Student Resource in Context allows your student to research topics from a wide array of sources, including reference publications, periodicals and newspapers, primary sources and multimedia. Content is based on national curriculum standards for middle and high school students.
  • Peterson's resources include information for searching postsecondary schools by matching needs with the institutions that offer what's most important to you and your teenager, including academics, affordability and campus environment. Resources also include academic and military test prep and practice tests. Take practice College Level Exam Program tests and you could potentially "CLEP out" of 30 hours of college credit and save on tuition.

For adults

The Morale, Welfare and Recreation online libraries are a great resource for those looking to advance their education or career. Many "do it yourself" manuals are available online. Whether you're looking to work on a small engine or learn about investing, you'll probably find what you need to get started right here.

  • Career Transitions will help you map your military experience to civilian jobs, write a resume and cover letter, participate in an interview simulation, find job announcements and more.
  • Morningstar Investment Research Center gives you information on stocks and mutual funds. You can visit the Investment Classroom to hone your investing skills, explore dozens of articles and videos to learn more about the ins and outs of the stock market, and much more.
  • Small Engine Repair Reference Center offers 410 reference books with original photos and illustrations of engines for motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, snow mobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, tractors, generators and other small engines.
  • HeritageQuest Online will help you find information on people and places in more than 2.3 million genealogy and local history articles. You can also search the records of the Freedman's Bank, established in Washington, D.C. in 1865, to serve freed slaves.
  • Small Business Reference Center provides up-to-date information on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business. Nearly 400 full-text periodicals and over 450 books.
  • Consumer Reports will help you find the best deals, rating, and reviews on thousands of popular consumer items from one of the most respected sources.

Browse the entire collection of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation digital library. It is a free resource for service members and their families. Just log into your Military OneSource account or create a username and password to get started.


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