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Gale has partnered with Udemy, the leading marketplace for online learning, to offer public libraries Gale Presents: Udemy. This online learning platform provides instruction for adults who want to upskill for a new job, advance in their current profession, or deepen a personal interest.

With Gale Presents: Udemy, your library can connect patrons to thousands of video-based courses in business, technology, leadership, and personal development—and more than 15,000 courses are taught by instructors in their native language (Arabic, German, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish plus nine additional languages). This top collection, curated from 210,000+ courses from and powered by Udemy Business, gives users access to relevant skills training, helping them achieve success at work and in life. 

This resource can teach users how to code, prep for IT certifications, sharpen leadership skills, produce a podcast, increase office productivity, tap into their creativity, and more.

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    Give your patrons a competitive edge in a changing, global employment landscape. Gale Presents: Udemy pairs top Udemy technology with quality instruction in thousands of in-demand courses to help adults learn new skills that align with industry standards. Search the collection and discover how this interactive resource can transform learning in your community.


    Bring authentic learning to your community with courses taught by subject matter experts in their native language, going beyond traditional content dubbing and video captions.  

    With more than 15,000 courses to choose from, learners can upskill across business, technical, and personal enrichment topics in their preferred language, including Arabic, French, German, Indonesian, Italian,  Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. As the only library resource offering virtual skills training taught by native speakers, your library can now reach a more diverse set of patrons than ever before. 

    View the International Collection course list.


     Arabic  688
     French  960
     German  912
     Hindi  234
     Indonesian  510
     Italian  568
     Japanese  1,928
     Korean  1,943
     Mandarin  977
     Polish  402
     Portuguese  2,051
     Russian  470
     Spanish  2,174
     Turkish  1,130
     Total  14,947

    Within the last two years, 85% of the collection has been updated. Udemy’s dynamic marketplace model based on data and human insights ensures the collection is always fresh and up to date. Not only does Udemy continually add new courses to address market demand and changes, they retire older courses that are no longer relevant.

    Plus, with real-world experts creating compelling content for Udemy, courses are either published in tandem or just after the technology is publicly released.


    Your library can offer patrons a personalized learning experience that puts their individual needs and interests first. Students can search top Udemy courses and see what’s trending, giving them the power to choose content that fits them best. Smart recommendations give users, from beginners to advanced learners, course suggestions based on previous interactions with the platform. When searching, learners can filter by course features, level, duration, topic, and ratings. To help put newly learned skills into practice, more than 60% of courses in Gale Presents: Udemy include assignments, quizzes, practice tests, and coding exercises. 

    We know students want to access courses anytime, anywhere. With an app for iOS and Android, users can download Udemy courses to watch offline, listen to courses with podcast-style audio, and watch courses using Chromecast or Apple TV.


    Udemy instructors who teach the courses in the collection are world-class thought leaders. Although you may not recognize them, they’re often instructors who are leading authorities in their industry and have significant expertise. Consider Angela Yu, iOS developer, teacher, and founder of the London App Brewery, and Sydney Finkelstein, professor and director of the Center for Leadership at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business.


Before enrolling, users can review key information about a course, its instructor(s), and read student reviews on the course landing page. Every Udemy course offers lecture videos the instructor has selected for preview, allowing students to sample the course content and instructor teaching style.

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Gale Presents: Udemy is a Platinum Award winner of the 2024 Modern Library Awards. Winners are judged by librarians in the LibraryWorks database who are actual users of the entries.


See what librarians are saying about Gale Presents: Udemy

“Our library is glad to be able to work with Gale, a tried-and-true vendor who understands and is responsive to libraries' missions and needs, in providing Udemy content that is reputable in the consumer market. While the Udemy name is more familiar to some than others, it has proven to be a valuable and competitive offering in line with other on-demand video course collections like LinkedIn Learning… we've subscribed to Gale Presents: Udemy since 2020 (over 3 years) and successfully marketed it to a variety of audiences in our community, and it has been and remains well-received – Modern Library Awards Judge

“Udemy allows our patrons to learn through their platform and earn certificates. The classes are led by experts in their field. Most of our patrons use it to further enhance their knowledge.” – Modern Library Awards Judge


The mission of the EdTech Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the creativity, hard work, and success of companies, technologies, and products in the field of educational technology around the world.



Gale Presents: Udemy is a Gold Award winner of the 2023 Modern Library Awards. Winners are judged by librarians in the LibraryWorks database who are actual users of the entries.


See what librarians are saying about Gale Presents: Udemy

“We love Udemy and recommend it highly.” — Modern Library Awards Judge

“Our library patrons appreciate the diversity of classes that are offered. There is a wide variety of entertaining and educational classes that patrons can access at their own pace.” — Modern Library Awards Judge

Gale Presents: Udemy was named a 2021 EdTech Cool Tool Award Winner in the Best Online Courses/MOOCs solution. The EdTech Awards is the largest and most competitive recognition program in all of education technology that recognizes products and people in and around education for outstanding contributions.



The Business Intelligence Analyst Course 2020

Created by 365 Careers

  4.5 (10,800 ratings) 

“This course did a great job of going over the basic knowledge used in today's BI role. It doesn't dive deep into any specific subject covered (statistics, SQL, Tableau, or Python) as you can get specific courses on them, but it does give you a foundation and shows how statistics, SQL, Tableau, and Python are utilized together in the BI environment. Recommend this course!” 

PMP Exam Prep Seminar – PMBOK Guide 6

Created by Joseph Phillips

  4.6 (35,915 ratings) 

“Initially, I questioned whether an online course would be good enough to prepare me to take this exam. I was very pleasantly surprised. This course is well designed, well structured, and does a wonderful job at introducing concepts at a high level then going back in for a deep dive and detailed explanation. Don't hesitate in choosing this as your PMP review course!”

Design Is in the Details: How to Accessorize Like a Pro

Created by Erikka Fogleman

  4.6 (713 ratings) 

“THIS COURSE IS AMAZING!!!!! I am totally loving the part on mixing metal and wood finishes which has really presented a challenge for me in decorating our new home. This video really covers all aspects of interior design and I am learning so much. I highly recommend this Udemy course to anyone remotely interested in sprucing up their living space. Erikka is awesome and these courses are so helpful. THANK YOU!!!”




Leila Bulling Towne,
Executive Coach

Executive coach and boardroom facilitator for startups and Fortune 500 companies, Leila is the former director of L&D at CNET and a member of Forbes Coaches Council.

Featured top courses:

Goal Setting at Work: Plan for Success and Reach Your Goals

Emotional Intelligence at Work: Learn from Your Emotions

Average rating: 4.3

Sydney Finkelstein, Professor at Dartmouth College

Professor and director of the Center for Leadership at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business, Sydney is also a Thinkers50 thought leader, BBC columnist and Harvard Business Review contributor.

Featured top course:

The Superboss Playbook for Managers

Average rating: 4.4

Jose Portilla, Data Scientist

Head of Data Science of Pierian Data Inc. Jose provides in-person data science and Python programming training to General Electric, Cigna, New York Times, and Credit Suisse.

Featured top courses:

Python for Data Science and Machine Learning Bootcamp

Complete Python Bootcamp: Go from Zero to Hero in Python 3

Average rating: 4.5

Angela Yu, iOS Developer and Teacher

Founder of the London App Brewery, a top-rated programming bootcamp. Angela provides in-person mobile development training to Oracle, Salesforce, and Ford.

Featured top course:

iOS 12 & Swift 4.2 – the Complete iOS App Development Bootcamp

Average rating: 4.7