Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library

Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library

by Military OneSource
Military OneSource

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 books 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.

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.

Note that the list provided here includes just some of the resources available. The categories are guidelines only. Many of the resources can be useful or entertaining across age groups.

For children

The digital library offers online resources to help children learn to read or keep their grades up, research topics for writing assignments or just find a great story for a long afternoon:

  • BookFlix pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction titles to reinforce early reading skills and develop real-world knowledge.
  • Explora Primary features a database of colorful and fun resources that help children in grades K – 5 learn about animals, music, health, history, people and places, science, math and sports.
  • Gale in Context: Middle School provides reference content to help students complete assignments in literature, science, social studies and history. Offerings include videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources and much more.
  • NoveList K-8 Plus offers recommendations specifically for younger readers, helping kids find books that are appropriate for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.
  • 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.

    NOTE: Department of Defense Military Community and Family Policy has temporarily expanded program eligibility to beyond Department of Defense Education Activity students and active-duty children to ease academic disruptions due to COVID-19. Through June 30, 2020, online tutoring is available 24/7 through to any adult or child member of DOD civilian, National Guard, Reserve or wounded warrior military families. Students, kindergarten through college, can receive live, on-demand tutoring, homework help and test preparation from expert tutors in more than 100 subjects.


For teens

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

  • EBSCO Learning Express provides eLearning tutorials, practice tests, e-books, flashcards and articles that help users build their skills in a wide array of core subjects for success in the classroom, on the job, and in life, including preparation for CLEP, DSST, ACT, SAT, GRE and more.
  • Interactive: Science provides a comprehensive view of the most-studied science subjects, including biology, chemistry and earth and space science. Reference and periodical content provide additional context for further understanding.
  • FreedomFlix brings history to life by capturing the dramatic and defining moments in American history through dynamic ebooks with embedded popup features such as maps, timelines, virtual tour clips, primary source videos and audio clips.
  • ScienceFlix offers more than 50 complete units of study with over 6,500 science-related assets in a variety of media, providing students with a better understanding of science concepts and ideas through hands-on projects, videos, multiple text types, interactive features and more. This is also a great resource for young children.
  • TrueFlix offers dozens of units to supplement social studies and science core curricula learning, helping students improve literacy skills, build content-area knowledge and cultivate the critical skills necessary for academic success and college and career readiness. This is also a great resource for young children.


For adults

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

  • Academic OneFile provides millions of articles from scholarly journals and other authoritative sources with extensive coverage in key subject areas, such as biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, environmental science, history, marketing, political science and psychology.
  • Ancestry® Library allows you to unlock the story of your family with billions of U.S. and international records.
  • BrainHQ can help improve your brain health with clinically proven personalized brain training exercises.
  • Britannica Academic allows fast and easy access to thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images and websites. The inclusion of ImageQuest offers more than three million images, all rights-cleared for educational, non-commercial use.
  • Britannica Annals of American History offers a rich and varied history of the United States, providing a year-by-year documentary of American thought and action. Read the original words of more than 1,500 authors who made and analyzed American history through their speeches, writings, memoirs, poems and interviews.
  • Britannica Library provides three sites in one—Children, Young Adults and the Reference Center—where you can conduct research, complete school assignments, work on special projects, or explore your unique interests. You can even store your research in your personal My Britannica account.
  • Business Plan Builder provides help for aspiring entrepreneurs, and individuals interested in planning an optimizing their small businesses or nonprofits. It provides a step-by-step process supported by a rich variety of recognized tools that enable users to produce complete business plans and other documents essential for gaining access to capital and growing their enterprise.
  • 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.
  • Chilton Automotive Maintenance Library gives you the information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs with confidence. The library covers thousands of year, make and model combinations, including the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years.
  • Consumer Reports help you find the best deals, ratings, and reviews on thousands of popular consumer items from one of the most respected sources.
  • EBSCO Audiobook Collection offers more than 2,000 audiobooks in different subjects and categories available for download. Log in with your EBSCOhost account (software download required).
  • EBSCO eBook Collection contains more than 3,000 titles in the areas of fiction, history, health & medicine, self-help, business, economics, law, and more.
  • EBSCO Learning Express provides eLearning tutorials, practice tests, e-books, flashcards and articles that help users build their skills in a wide array of core subjects for success in the classroom, on the job, and in life, including preparation for CLEP, DSST, ASVAB, GRE and more.
  • Entrepreneurship can help you learn how to plan, fund start or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how-to guides, articles and websites.
  • Fold3 Library Edition is a premier collection of historical U.S. military records and unique military content, bringing to life the details of America’s military veterans with stories, photos and personal documents, from the Revolutionary War through today.
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia offers a vast reference library with full articles about thousands of topics.
  • Gale eBooks is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research, which can be accessed remotely 24/7.
  • Gale Health & Wellness offers 24/7 access to full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia and much more, covering a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices.
  • Gale in Context: Science is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. Content includes full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos and more.
  • Gale Online Resources features 160 million full-text articles from leading books, journals, magazines, newspapers and primary sources, multimedia assets including videos, podcasts, tutorials and images and daily updates of new content. Additional resources are available through Gale include Opposing Viewpoints in Context, National Geographic Virtual Library and much more.
  • GreenFILE contains well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact on the environment. It is provided by EBSCOhost.
  • ImageQuest brings lesson plans, assignments and projects to life with over three million rights-cleared images from 62 leading collections.
  • Kanopy provides access to more than 30,000 award-winning films and documentaries anywhere, anytime with any device.
  • Legal Forms offers a wide selection of state and multi-state-specific legal forms. Users can draft specialized documents in many legal subject areas including: pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord/tenant and many others. A comprehensive attorney state directory and dictionary of legal definitions are also included.
  • Library, Information, Science & Technology Abstracts contains references on librarianship, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.
  • Mango Languages is a digital language learning program for learners of all levels, with courses in more than 70 different foreign languages, 21 English language courses and 44 specialty courses. Mango's language-learning methodology is designed to simulate the way people learn a foreign language when actually immersed in everyday conversation.
  • Military and Intelligence provides military personnel with access to scholarly journals, magazines and reports covering all aspects of the past and present military affairs. Updated annually, this library resource contains hand-selected content supporting key subject areas such as, governmental policies, the socioeconomic effects of war, the structure of the armed forces 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.
  • National Geographic Virtual Library includes every article of National Geographic magazine from 1888 through 1994. Users can search vivid photographs and historic articles.
  • NoveList Plus is a trusted source of expert reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, and for all ages.
  • PressReader Digital Newspapers provides interactive, digital access to nearly 7,000 of the world’s best newspapers and magazines. Just like reading a print edition, viewers can browse articles and other key elements, including pictures, advertisements, classifieds and notices in full-color.
  • RBdigital eBooks and Audiobooks provides a library of digital content that you can download or your home computer or mobile device.
  • RBdigital Magazines allows you to read or download a large assortment of popular news and special interest digital magazines on your PC, smartphone or laptop. Use the access key MOSDOD to create your account.
  • O'Reilly Online Learning (previously Safari Books Online) provides access to more than 57,000 eBooks, videos, live learning and interactive coding sandboxes and tutorials.
  • 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.
  • Stingray Qello Concerts offer the world's largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital device. From the 1920s to today's hottest artists, Qello Concerts spans more than 30 genres, from classical to rock, reggae to country. Enjoy more than 1,700 live moments in music history.
  • Teachables provides access to more than 15,000 teacher-created, vetted printables to support instruction. Download activities for any pre-K to 6th 8th grade subject: math, science, reading comprehension, STEM, writing and beyond. Download printable lesson plans, reading passages, games and puzzles, clip art, bulletin board ideas, teacher supports, and skills sheets.
  • Teacher Reference Center has indexing and abstracts for more than 270 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines.
  • Universal Class offers lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Universal Class includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests and options for social media interaction with other learners. Patrons may take multiple classes and learn at their own pace.
  • U.S. Major Dailies provides full-text, same day publication access to five major U.S. newspapers: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post. New content available by 8 a.m. U.S. Eastern time each day.
  • Weiss Financial Ratings offers access to financial literacy tools on retirement planning, home and mortgage, insurance strategies, and saving for your child's education.

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.


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