Use library resources and events to build skills, do research, look for a job, consider new career paths and more.
Build skills for job-seeking, careers and small business development.
Available only in a library. Interactive, guided tutorials including computer basics and operating systems and software from Microsoft and Mac.
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.
Resources for basic computer and academic skill building, job preparation, and career advancement. Includes interactive tutorials, online books, and test preparation tools for GED, SAT, ACT, TOEFL, and military and occupational exams.
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.
Available only in a library. Comprehensive career, education, and industry information specific to Minnesota. Provides résumé creator and other tools and guidance for career planning and job searching, and information for planning and funding education.
Resume and cover letter creation. Includes job search tools such as practice interviews and skills assessment.
Self-paced online typing course with drills, speed tests, and games.
Available only in a library. Addresses changing HR practices and federal and state laws.
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.
Full-text articles on starting and running a business, including planning, operations, marketing, financing, accounting, and taxes.
Company profiles, annual reports, full-text articles, and industry and market research reports.
Local, national, and international nonprofit membership organizations and professional societies. Includes contact information, affiliations, and brief histories.
In-depth profiles, articles, case studies, and reports on international companies and industries. Includes interactive charts for industry, country, and company comparisons.
Detailed company and industry profiles, country economic reports, and market research reports. Full-text articles going back to 1922.
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.
Find wholesalers, distributors, tradeshows, scholarships, fellowships, loans, publishers, and brands and their companies.
Industry analyses as well as company locations, summary financials, top competitors, top officers and more.
Replaces D&B Million Dollar Directory. Private and public U.S. and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, industry profiles, and more. Also includes residential search, demographic reports, job search, First Research, and Key Business Ratios.
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.
In-depth data and analysis on stocks, funds, and ETF's. Also offers portfolio guidance.
Corporation records, executive and director biographies, news, commentary, and more. Covers the stock market, economy, equities, bonds, funds, and industries.
Financial data reporting, analysis, and securities ranking systems. Access up to five years of technical history.
Learn the basics of the patent process, how to research your big idea and protect your intellectual property.
Hennepin County Library houses the only Patent and Trademark Resource Center in Minnesota. The center, located on the second floor of Minneapolis Central Library, provides access to a collection of reference materials and guides, as well as access to powerful search tools for researching patents and trademarks.
Expert staff offer programs and assistance on navigating patenting and trademarking processes. Resources and services are provided for both general interest as well as small business owners and inventors.
Accessible only at Minneapolis Central Library, 2nd floor. Public access to search full-text patent and application databases for the U.S., and abstracts for Japanese and European patents. Both the Examiner's Automated Search Tool (PubEAST) and the Web-based Examiner's Search Tool (PubWEST) are available.
A librarian interviews an inventor who used this collection to save time and money.
View the transcript of the "Patent and Trademark Collection" video.