Research & Reference: Career Skills

Subscription-Based Library Resources:

The following resources are available from GHPLD remotely or within the Library.  A Library card is required.

Business Source Premier
Full-text articles to support research in accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, and operations management.  Includes access to video from the Associated Press (AP).

Legal Information Reference Center
Resources to assist you in legal matters of all kinds, including business law, financial planning, family law, property and real estate, and rights and disputes.  Includes full text reference books from Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.

Small Business Reference Center
Full-text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics.  Includes business videos, a help and advice section, and details on how to create business plans.

Tutor.com Career Center
Search for a job, write an effective resume, or prepare for an interview with a career tutor.  Tutors are available everyday from 12pm-12am.

Free Resources:

The following resources are recommendations that may be helpful to you.  These resources are not created or controlled by GHPLD.

Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)
Search for a job, find career information, look up workshops and events in your area, research data, and statistics.

LinkedIn Jobs
A powerful tool for job seekers to research and pursue job opportunities tailored just for you.

Moraine Valley Community College Lifelong Learning Project
This student-centered project, from Moraine Valley Community College, includes critical thinking and reflective learning activities.  It is a useful self-paced and workshop instruction tool. Individuals can also use it to explore credible sources.  For example, it includes activities from the Careeronestop.org website, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.  The activities can be printed and organized into useful career portfolios for job seekers.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Features profiles on hundreds of occupations, describing what they do, work environment, how to become one, pay, and more.  Each profile includes also includes employment projections.

Work 4 Illinois
The State of Illinois web-based electronic hiring system provides job opportunities in a wide range of occupations and titles, guiding you through the state employment process.  This resource also has information about job programs throughout the state for disabled workers and veterans.