Events

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.

JobNow

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

LearningExpressLibrary

Practice taking tests such as SAT, ACT, TOEFL, adult basic skills, civil service, law enforcement, military, EMS, postal services, firefighter, and U.S. citizenship.

MCIS (Minnesota Career Information System)

Available only in a library. Set career goals, build a resume, search for MN jobs, and plan your education path in MN. Includes occupation descriptions, job search tools, college information sources including financial aid planning.

OptimalResume

Create and save resumes and cover letters. Includes job search tools such as practice interviews and skills assessment.

TypingMaster

Available only in a library. 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

ABI/INFORM Complete

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.

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, trade shows, 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.

RedBooks

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

ReferenceUSA

Includes contact information, affiliations, and brief histories. Includes directories for Canadian businesses, and U.S. businesses and residences. Consumers/Lifestyles database offers market research information.

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. 

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage

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

Value Line

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

USA Trade Online

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