START with these databases:
• 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)
• Optimal Resume
Create resumes, cover letters, online portfolios and career documents. Practice interviewing skills and even create a video resume. (Tutorial)
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
Additional databases to search:
• America's Newspapers
Full-text articles from more than 600 U.S. newspapers.
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.
• Business Insights
Includes company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodical articles from 1980 through today. (Guided Tour)
• Chicago Sun Times
Coverage of the full-text paper from 1986 to Current.
• Chicago Tribune
Coverage of the full-text paper from 1985 to Current.
• Daily Herald
Full-text coverage from 1995 to Current.
• 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.
• Illinois Newspapers
Search local and state news sources including: Chicago Sun-Times (1986-Current), Courier-News (1/1/97-Current), Daily Herald (1/1/95-Current), the Kane County Chronicle (12/9/05-Current), and the St. Charles Republican (01/18/2009-Current).
• Kane County Chronicle
Full-text coverage beginning in December 2005 to Current.
• LexisNexis® Library Express
(Access to the legal module is available in-Library only.)
News, consumer, business and legal information.
Live Resume Help
Free online help from resume experts. Help with homework, GED and citizenship exams also available.
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)
• 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.
• Thomas Register of Manufacturers
Lists hundreds of thousands of businesses in North America.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.