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Databases & Guides

Name Description Use At Home?

Atomic Training

Online how-to training tutorials on software applications from Microsoft, Adobe, Apple, Google, and more. See, hear and learn!

Yes

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)

Yes

Business Insights Global

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

Information on more than 3,300 jobs in 94 industries. Includes sample resumes and cover letters, and tips on interviewing. Also includes 48,000 scholarships and internships.

Yes

Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers hundreds of courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment. Six-week long courses are taught entirely online by instructors, and new sessions begin every month. Learn More

Yes

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

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

Get live, one-to-one, Illinois-aligned skill-building, homework and test preparation help especially for everyone, from kindegardeners 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

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

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.

Yes

LexisNexis® Library Express

News, consumer, business and legal information.

No

Live Resume Help

Free online help from resume experts. Help with homework, GED and citizenship exams also available.

Yes

Optimal Resume

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

Yes

Plunkett Research Online

For professionals in sales and marketing or anyone researching specific industries. Job seekers and professionals in human resources and recruiting will appreciate the Job Seekers Center.

Yes

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

Reference USA

Over 10.5 million businesses and over 100 million U.S. resident names, phone numbers and addresses. Business information includes estimated company size, sales, employees, and contact information. (Guided Tour)

Yes

Standard & Poor's

Comprehensive and up-to-date information via nine investment products, including Stock and Bond Guides, Outlook, Corporation Records, Industry Surveys, and Stock Reports.

Yes

Thomas Register of Manufacturers

Lists hundreds of thousands of businesses in North America

Yes

Universal Class

Over 500 Continuing Education classes covering a huge variety of subjects, including computer training, health sciences, business, and writing. Connect to real instructors and other students. Learn at your own pace 24/7 from any Internet connection, all for free.

Yes

Value Line

Information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks, more than 90 industries, the stock market and the economy. Other services include Special Situations, Convertibles and Mutual Fund Survey.

Yes

Wall Street Journal (1984-Current)

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

Yes