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Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library

Military OneSource provides free, online resources to service members and their families via the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library. You’ll find eBooks and audiobooks on virtually every topic, as well as databases and reference manuals that can help you learn a new skill, keep kids engaged and serve as a homework source, or prepare you to land your next job.

For children

The digital library offers online resources to help young children learn to read or keep their grades up, research paper topics, learn to read or just find a great story for a long 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 helps make any kind of research project easy to complete.
  • for military children gives kids 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

Teenagers can take advantage of the library’s resources too, including:

  • 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, to help with 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 academic and military test prep and practice tests. Take practice College Level Exam Program tests and you could potentially test out of 30 hours of college credit and save on tuition.

For adults

For adults looking to advance their education or career, there are even more resources available at the libraries.

  • 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 about the stock market.
  • Small Engine Repair Reference Center offers hundreds of reference books with original photos and illustrations of engines for motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, 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.
  • Small Business Reference Center provides information on starting a company, operations management and sales, and growing or rescuing a business.
  • Consumer Reports help you find the best deals, ratings, and reviews on thousands of popular consumer items from one of the most respected sources.

The Morale, Welfare and Recreation digital library is an incredible free resource for service members and their families. Just log into your Military OneSource account or create a username and password to get started and enjoy browsing.