Research Tools by Subject: Career

Brainfuse JobNow


Brainfuse JobNow offers the following services:

Live Interview Coaching: Patrons can brush up on interview techniques or get live online interview practice from trained job coaches. Job coaches and patrons communicate via live chat in our online classroom. In addition to live interview coaching, patrons enjoy 24/7 access to interview tips and career resources. The coaches are available from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM every day.

Resume Lab: Patrons can submit their resumes any time through the JobNow Resume Lab and a job coach will send it back within 24 hours with detailed feedback and suggestions for improvement. Users are also able to download resume templates, or browse resources for producing better resumes.

Career Resources: Patrons enjoy 24/7 access to a carefully-selected library of job resources. In addition, Brainfuse job coaches help users strategically target jobs best suited to their interests and qualifications.

Data Axle Reference Solutions

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*Formerly ReferenceUSA*

Data Axle includes directory listings for over 12 million businesses and 120 million households in the United States. A great resource for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and start-ups.

Tags: Consumer Database, Lifestyle Database, Business Database, Jobs, Job Search, Employment, Marketing, Yellow Pages

Entrepreneurship Database

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This research tool provided via Traveler Access.

Designed for entrepreneurs wanting quick access to the latest information on business topics, quick access to useful toolkits, and recommendations from experts in Editor’s Picks.

Tags: Angel Investors, Capitalism, Franchisees, Intrapreneur, Entrepreneur, Business Ownership

The Great Courses: Library Collection


The Great Courses: Library Collection gives you access to the best college and university courses from around the world. Learn new skills; build your knowledge of history, philosophy, and science; and improve your life. To access The Great Courses, look under the “Extras” category of Libby and click on “The Great Courses Library Collection.” For more information on downloading the Libby app to your preferred device, click here. Click on the link below to access Libby in your browser.

Tags: Continuing Education, Online Classes, Careers, Job Skills

Learning Express Library

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This research tool provided via Traveler Access.

An interactive database with practice tests and tutorials for many standardized academic and licensing tests, such as the GED, SAT, Nursing, Real Estate, etc. Access: Sign in as new user and create personal account using your library card number as your user name.

Tags: ACT, SAT, Test Preparation, GED, College Admission, Jobs, Employment

LinkedIn Learning

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Learn technology, business, and creative skills with LinkedIn Learning (formerly LinkedIn Learning offers over 16,000 video courses and tutorials taught by industry experts. Courses are self-paced and offered in 7 different languages (English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin, and Portuguese). Develop your skills in Microsoft Office (including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), Adobe Creative Cloud, web development, photography, animation, marketing, and much more!

LinkedIn Learning can be accessed in a web browser and or with Apple and Android devices.

For mobile app use, follow these directions for setup:

  1. Download the LinkedIn Learning app from the App Store or Google Play Store
  2. Select Sign in
  3. Select Sign in with your library card
  4. Select the box for Enter your Library ID and type cals at the end of the auto-filled URL
  5. Enter your Library card number and PIN and select Continue

Tags: Continuing Education, Online Classes, Career Skills

Universal Class

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Access more than 500 lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). All classes are designed and led by professional instructors and include videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for social media interaction with other learners. Patrons may take multiple classes and learn at their own pace.

Tags: Continuing Education, Online Learning, GED, Computer Basics, ESL, Research Skills, Web Design, Test Preparation, Programming Languages