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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.

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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.

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Yes

Gale Business Insights: Global

Business Insights

Research and analyze companies, industries, and economies around the world. Featuring robust data sets, industry essays, Plunkett reports, company histories, case studies, market share reports, and SWOT reports.

Download the Access My Library app for quick links to Gale resources on your mobile device.

Yes

Gale Courses

Offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. Learn a new hobby, improve your job skills, or your life skills. 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.

Download the Access My Library app for quick links to Gale resources on your mobile device.

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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.

Download the Access My Library app for quick links to Gale resources on your mobile device.

Yes

HelpNow from Brainfuse

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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.

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Yes

Infobase Learning Cloud (formerly Hoonuit)

Infobase Learning Cloud

On-demand video trainings for over 500 software applications, including Microsoft Excel, Adobe Photoshop, social media, and more!

Passcode is "learn".

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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.

Yes

Learning Express - Career Preparation

Learning Express Library

Learn more about various career fields, improve your interview and job search skills, and prepare for many career certification tests such as NCLEX and Praxis.

Yes

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)

LinkedIn Learning with Lynda.com content

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

Former Lynda.com users can login with their Lynda credentials and will be directed on how to transfer their account to LinkedIn Learning.

You can also used the LinkedIn Learning app, by entering our library code "scpld" (all lowercase).

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Yes

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.

iOS App      Android App

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Yes

Optimal Resume

Optimal Resume

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

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

Today’s Science

Today's Science

Updated weekly and containing thousands of links to a 15-year back-file, Today's Science bridges the gap between the science that students learn in the classroom and the discoveries pushing the boundaries of science today.

The Conversations With Scientists feature also includes great information on what working as a scientific researcher looks like, and what inspired them to enter their field, making it great inspiriation for those considering working in a STEM field.

Yes

Value Line

Value Line

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

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Yes

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Access The Wall Street Journal from anywhere! Use our link to sign up for a free WSJ.com account (if you don't already have one) and redeem a code for a complimentary 3-day subscription. At the end of three days, come back for another code, as many times as you need.

Yes

Winmo (formerly known as Redbooks)

All the great advertising resources you loved from Redbooks, with the added strength of Winmo, bringing you even more advertising industry information to improve decision making. Includes email addresses for individuals at companies with national advertising or advertising agencies.

Yes