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Brainfuse HelpNow Logo

Powered by Brainfuse. Tools to prepare for citizenship and high-school equivalency exams, live tutors to help with Microsoft Office, Excel or Powerpoint, writing experts to assist you in perfecting your resume, and much more.

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CareerOneStop

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Website sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, featuring career-building tools, job search, and training opportunities.

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Data Axle Reference Solutions

Data Axle Reference Solutions

Detailed records for millions of U.S. businesses and consumers. Conduct job searches; find sales leads, business opportunities and suppliers; locate out-of-town companies; track down addresses and phone numbers; and conduct market research.

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Digital Learn (Basic Computer Lessons)

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Free video-based, beginner-lever classes from the Public Library Association teaching the basics of using computers, email, the internet, etc.

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Entrepreneurship (Gale OneFile)

Entrepreneurship (Gale OneFile)

Search this database to learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how-to guides, articles, and websites.
 

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Health Insurance Marketplace

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Find out how your organization can help people apply for health insurance. Powered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services website. 
 

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Library Resume and Cover Letter Materials

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Books, eBooks and online courses from the AACPL collection to help you write better resumes and cover letters.

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LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning

Video courses taught by industry-recognized experts to help you learn technology, creative, and business skills.

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Modern States Free Online Courses

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Register to take free online courses from major universities. Courses are designed to help you pass CLEP and AP exams and potentially get "Freshman Year for Free."
 

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O'Reilly for Public Libraries

OReilly for Public Libraries

Books and video courses in areas such as information technology and software, business, digital media, professional and personal development, and desktop/web applications.
 

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Peterson's Test & Career Prep

Peterson's Test and Career Prep

Includes Peterson's™ college and graduate school directories, SAT, AP, citizenship, TOEFL & civil service online practice tests, other practice test preparation eBooks, a resume builder, financial aid, and scholarship information.

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Small Business at USA.gov

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Official federal government information to help small businesses launch and thrive.
 

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U.S. Small Business Administration

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Resources for small business owners, including COVID-19 relief options, business planning tools, federal contracting information, and a learning platform. 

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Udemy

Udemy

Offers over 6000 courses in the areas of business, tech, and personal development across 75+ different categories.

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Vocations & Careers (Gale OneFile)

Gale OneFile: Vocations and Careers

Journal and magazine articles focused on vocational guidance, careers, and related fields.

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