Research Tools by Subject: Career

LinkedIn Learning

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Learn technology, business, and creative skills with LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com). 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

Udemy

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**NOTE: Udemy is no longer available. For video courses to develop technology, business, and creative skills, check out LinkedIn Learning**

Udemy offers more than 6,000 high-quality, on-demand video courses taught by world-class instructors across 75 categories for upskilling in the areas of business, technology, and design. CALS patrons can also achieve personal success with courses on health and well-being, the arts, language learning, and more.

*Udemy requires an active library card and either a Google or Microsoft account.*

Tags: Online Classes, Continuing Education, Programming Languages, Entrepreneurship, Design

School Library Connection

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Learning resource center for school library professionals. Includes self-paced professional learning and curriculum resources to support teaching and professional development. Funding provided by Arkansas Department of Education.

Tags: School Librarians, Professional Development, Library Career, Education

Library Science Database

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Access to over 150 top publications in library and information science. Specifically designed to provide full-text support for core titles included in the Library & Information Science Abstracts database.

Tags: Information Science, Library Profession, Library Career, Information Management, Information Center

Entrepreneurship Database

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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

Career & Technical Education Database

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Research on accounting, auto mechanics, building trades, computing science, graphic design, healthcare, photography, sales and retail & more in the Vo-Tech curriculum for both students and instructors.

Tags: Building Trades, Automotive, Graphic Design, Photography, Vocational

Brainfuse JobNow

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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.

The Great Courses: Library Collection

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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