By Jake K. (he/him)

UPDATE: Access to Udemy through EVPL will end on April 1, 2024.


It’s time you try Udemy!

Free, professional, online learning with your library card

Gale Presents: Udemy (an academy of “u” [you]) has been available to all EVPL cardholders since 2022. 

With this online learning platform, users can explore more than 4,000 continuously updated, on-demand video courses across 75 categories in business, technology, design, and more to learn anytime, anywhere. 

All courses are taught by world-class instructors and, best of all, you can feel good knowing that the content is fresh. Courses are continually added, with new material on emerging topics, so learners develop skills in the most relevant, in-demand areas. 

Check out these helpful and enjoyable courses. If you’d like to schedule a 1:1 tech session to learn more about our digital resources, please schedule a Book-A-Librarian Appointment. These courses are for all learners – those with much experience and those who are novices in their work areas.

You will need your EVPL card number to access these courses by creating a Gale Presents: Udemy account, which can be linked with a Google or Microsoft account. Learn more here.

Improve your Handwriting – Improve your Life

Increase your confidence and success in business and academic endeavors by improving your handwriting.

Rating from other Udemy users: 4.5 stars (1,401 ratings)

Who is this course for?

  • anyone wanting to improve the look their handwriting
  • anyone wanting brain exercises that focus on eye-hand coordination
  • business people, medical professionals, students, SAT test takers

This course includes:

  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 26 downloadable resources
  • Certificate of completion

Electronic Shorthand: Learn how to take digital notes

Learn how to take fast, accurate digital notes on a smartphone, tablet, or computer to improve work and study habits

Rating from other Udemy users: 3.6 stars (2,917 students)

Who is this course for?

  • Journalists
  • Students
  • Professionals who need to take client notes
  • Online course attendees
  • Webinar attendees
  • Smartphone users (Isn’t this just about all of use these days?)
  • Tablet users
  • Laptop users
  • Students

This course includes:

  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 2 mins on-demand audio
  • 2 articles
  • 13 downloadable resources
  • Certificate of completion

Touch Typing Mastery – Learn to type correctly

Increase your Productivity and Excel at touch typing – Maximize your Words per minute count

Rating from other Udemy users: 4.7 stars (14,918 students)

Who this course is for:

  • Students who wants to learn to touch type
  • Anyone who has never learned to type correctly and efficiently

The aim of the course is to teach you to touch type in twelve easy lessons.  Each lesson progresses on through letters, words, sentences, capital letters/upper case and finally numbers, all aimed at improving your typing skill as we proceed. To help with this course, there are typing lesson notes included for practice after each typing lesson to help you learn quickly. The more you practice the foundation lessons of typing the more accurate and faster you will learn.

This course includes:

  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 13 downloadable resources
  • Certificate of completion


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Jake K. (he/him)
Technology Librarian

Jake K. (he/him)

Jake is a Reference Librarian at EVPL Central. He loves discovering answers to life’s pressing questions and helping people explore the amazing powers of the library.

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