Jobs & Careers

Educator's Reference Complete: More than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports for educators, from the school teacher and administrator to those studying the field at the college and graduate level.

From Green Industries to Green Jobs: Occupational profiles including information on similar jobs, skills required to perform the job and a typical day in the life of that job.

Gcflearnfree.org
: Free online tutorials and classes in the basics of using computers and the internet and social media plus a variety of job and other essential skills. (También en español.)

JobNow
: JobNow functions as an online job coach and is available from 1-11 pm from any computer (except major holidays). Get help with resumes, job search assistance and interview preparation. It also includes a jobs and careers subject guide pathfinder with local Twin Cities resources and web links.

LearningExpress Library
: Includes practice tests in many areas including career test prep and job (and job readiness) skills. All new users of this database must have their own email address to be able to register.

Lynda.com: Self-paced, on-demand video tutorials for learning business, technical and creative skills. Includes topics such as software, photography, animation, presentation skills, game design, digital publishing, and cloud computing.

Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate
: Demonstrates basic computer and digital literacy skills to employers (or shows you where you may need further computer education). Areas tested include basic computer use, Internet, Windows and Mac operating systems, email and Word (word processing).

Professional Collection
: Full-text journals for educators. Topics include teaching, education law, psychology, development and more.

Professional Development Collection
: Full-text journals and educational reports for educators, librarians and education researchers.​

ReferenceUSA: Contains company research (on private and public companies), White Pages across the U.S., health care lookup (of doctors and dentists) and a database of U.S. consumers.

Survey of American Industry and Careers: Comprehensive, in-depth overview of 112 core industries and related jobs and careers.