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Databases & Guides

Name Description Use At Home?

AtoZdatabases

AtoZdatabases

Premier Reference and Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, or finding friends and relatives. (Guided Tour) (En Espanol)

Yes

Business Insights Global

Business Insights

Research and analyze companies, industries, and economies around the world. Featuring robust data sets, visualization tools to help you develop data-driven insights, and case studies to broaden your perspective on real-life situations. (Guided Tour)

Yes

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

Ferguson's

Information on more than 3,400 jobs in 94 industries. Includes sample resumes and cover letters, and tips on interviewing. Also includes 48,000 scholarships and internships for college students.

Yes

Gale Courses

Offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.   As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

Yes

Gale Directory Library

Gale Directory Library

Directories include: Ward's Business Directory, the Encyclopedia of Associations, the Consultants and Consulting Organizations Directory, the Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources, and the Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media.

Yes

Glassdoor

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Salary details, company reviews, and interview questions — all posted anonymously by employees and job seekers. Visit through the library’s link to skip creating your own personal account.

Yes

HelpNow from Brainfuse

LogoHelpNow

Get live, one-to-one, Illinois-aligned, skill-building, homework and test preparation help for everyone, from kindegartners to adults. English as a second language and Spanish foreign language assistance are included, as well as Microsoft Office help and Career Resources. Available seven days a week, from 2PM-11PM with 24-hour access to Writing Lab, SkillSurfer and more.

Yes

Hoonuit

Formerly known as Atomic Training, Hoonuit contains on-demand video training for over 500 software applications, including Microsoft Excel, Adobe Photoshop, social media, and more! 

Course Listing

Yes

Job & Career Accelerator

Job & Career Accelerator

Easy-to-use resource for job seekers, including a resume and cover letter builders, information about careers, and online job hunting. (Tutorial)

Yes

Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library

Provides interactive practice tests, including the SAT, ACT, GED, civil service, military, real estate, teacher certification, and more. Also includes computer skills training and United States citizenship.

Recursos para hispanohablantes

Yes

LexisNexis® Library Express

LexisNexis

News, consumer, business and legal information.

No

Live Resume Help

CareerTutor

Work one-to-one with professional career tutors, drop off your cover letter or resume 24/7 for an overnight review, and access helpful resources for your job search, including resume and cover letter templates. You can also access test preparation materials to prepare to go back to school or for a variety of career-related tests.

Yes

Lynda.com

Lynda-com

Leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

Yes

Optimal Resume

Optimal Resume

Create resumes, cover letters, online portfolios and career documents. Practice interviewing skills and even create a video resume. (Tutorial)

Yes

Redbooks

Redbooks

This unique source shows advertisers-to-agencies “linkage”, has an in-depth agency database with contacts, and up-to-date agency and advertiser content, as well as a list of available advertising jobs.

Yes

Salem Press Careers

Salem Press

Contains popular Salem Press career reference title Survey of American Industry and Careers

Yes

Thomas Register of Manufacturers

Thomas Register

Lists hundreds of thousands of businesses in North America

Yes

Value Line

Value Line

Information and advice on over 6,000 stocks, 18,000 mutual funds, 200,000 options and other securities.

Yes

Wall Street Journal

The financial newspaper of record offering in-depth coverage of national and international finance as well as first rate coverage of hard news. Access from 1984 - current.

Yes