Online resources for employment

CustomGuide Interactive Training

Available only in a library. Interactive, guided tutorials including computer basics and operating systems and software from Microsoft and Mac.

Job and Career Accelerator

Resources and guidance for career exploration and job searching, including current job listings, tips for job interviews and guides for creating professional resumes and cover letters.


Live interview coaching, online resume and cover letter assistance. Offers practice tests, online writing lab, and skill building tools in math, reading, writing.

LearningExpress Library

Exam and test preparation tools for SAT, ACT, TOEFL, high school equivalency, civil service, law enforcement, military, EMS, postal services, firefighter, U.S. citizenship, and many others.

Top-quality video tutorials taught by recognized industry experts. Lessons are for all skill levels and include a wide variety of topic areas including business skills and software, web design and development, music, photo, and video editing, and 3D design and animation.

MCIS (Minnesota Career Information System)

Available only in a library. Comprehensive career, education, and industry information specific to Minnesota. Provides tools and guidance for setting career goals and organizing your job search, and information for planning and funding your education.


Resume and cover letter creation. Includes job search tools such as practice interviews and skills assessment.

TypingMaster Online

Self-paced online typing course with drills, speed tests, and games.

Online resources for business

Business management

Business management

Human Resources Compliance Library

Available only in a library. Addresses changing HR practices and federal and state laws.

Regional Business News

Full-text coverage for regional business publications covering metropolitan and rural areas within the U.S. Coverage varies, typically from mid 2000's, some older.

Small Business Resource Center

Full-text articles on starting and running a business, including planning, operations, marketing, financing, accounting, and taxes.

Company research

Company research


Company profiles, annual reports, full-text articles, and industry and market research reports.

Associations Unlimited

Local, national, and international nonprofit membership organizations and professional societies. Includes contact information, affiliations, and brief histories.

Business Insights: Essentials

In-depth company information, articles, industry surveys and reports.

Business Source Premier

Full-text articles going back to 1922. For detailed company and industry profiles, country economic reports, and market research reports use the Enhanced Business Searching Interface.

Corporate Affiliations

Business profiles and corporate linkage ("who owns whom") for major public and private companies worldwide. Includes news, executives, shell companies, competitors, outside service firms, and financial information.

D&B Million Dollar Directory

Businesses in U.S., Canada and Mexico, both public and private. Includes affiliations, geography, industry identifiers, exports/imports, occupations, as well as ownership.

Gale Directory Library

Find wholesalers, distributors, tradeshows, scholarships, fellowships, loans, publishers, and brands and their companies.

Hoover's Company Records

Industry analyses as well as company locations, summary financials, top competitors, top officers and more.


Profiles of domestic and international advertising agencies and advertisers. Indexes brand names and offers advertising industry data.


Directories for Canadian businesses, and U.S. businesses and residences. Consumer/Lifestyles database offers market research.

Market and investment

Market and investment

Morningstar Investment Research Center

In-depth data and analysis on stocks, funds, and ETF's. Also offers portfolio guidance.

S&P NetAdvantage

Corporation records, executive and director biographies, news, commentary, and more. Covers the stock market, economy, equities, bonds, funds, and industries.

USA Trade Online

Accessible only at Minneapolis Central Library. U.S. economic and financial data, international trade statistics, and market research reports.

Value Line

Financial data reporting, analysis, and securities ranking systems. Access up to five years of technical history.