Licensed resources

AtoZdatabases

Search for millions U.S. businesses and find jobs. AtoZdatabases are ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, background searches, finding friends, relatives and a whole lot of other possibilities.

Business Source Premier

Provides company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.

Career and Adult Learning Center (Tutor.com)

Live, online career coaching and adult learning service. Login for resume and cover letter review, job search assistance, GED and other high school equivalency exam prep, access to ESL tutors, U.S. citizenship exam help, and more.

Learning Express Library

Provides a computer skills section that includes instructional how-to videos on Windows 10, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office products and more!

Legal Information Reference Center

Legal Information Reference Center offers the everyday user the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues including business law, financial planning, family law, property & real estate and rights & disputes.

LinkedIn Learning

Develop professional skills with courses curated and administered by industry experts. Achieve your goals with insights-driven course recommendations and relevant, high-quality content.

Lynda.com

This renowned database offers an extensive video library complete with courses in computer education & programming, 3D animation, graphic design, music, video, web design, marketing, and more!

Newsbank

Full-text articles to many USA and international newspapers, including Brookfield/Riverside Suburban Life.

Peterson's Career Prep

A complete, self-paced application that walks job-seekers through the entire process from assessing strengths and interests, to exploring new opportunities, to ultimately improving the chances of landing a job.

Proceedings

An index of worldwide conference proceedings.

ReferenceUSA

Search information listings for 13 million U.S. businesses and 120 million households.

Small Business Reference Center

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.

Universal Class

Access to over 540 online courses with real instructors guiding the learning, including business, accounting, human resources, and office skills.

Vocational and Career Collection

Vocational & Career Collection is designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public.

Writers Reference Center

Create an account today for access to the tools you need to perfect your writing. Whether you're researching an essay for school, creating a cover letter, or polishing your novel for publishing, the Writers Reference Center can help.

Websites

Illinois Department of Employment Security

Illinois Career Information System: For the worker preparing for a career change or who wants to get back into the workforce after a layoff or retirement. It features job search resources, retraining options, and offers career planning guidance.
des.cis@illinois.gov
Phone: (877) 566-6230, then 1, 2

My Next Move: An interactive tool for job seekers to learn more about their options and help them plan their next career move.

Filing an Unemployment Claim: Start Here

Illinois JobLink

ZipRecruiter

A search engine to find jobs in the Brookfield area.

For resume resources through ZipRecruiter click here.