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Databases & Online Resources

To search a database, click on the links below. When accessing databases from home you will be prompted to enter your 13-digit library card number (no spaces). Need help using a database? Call your local County Library or email us.


Career Resources
This page on the County Library's website provides more career information including library and online resource, and links to materials in our catalog.
Career Transitions
An online career guidance center that walks you through the job-search process from beginning to end.
Gale Courses
Wide range of interactive courses, led by expert instructors, can be taken entirely over the Internet. As a library card holder in good standing, you can take six courses per calendar year at no cost.
JobScout is a free online learning platform that teaches you basic digital literacy skills to find a job. For every lesson you complete, you'll earn a badge. JobScout lets you track your progress and access games to reinforce the skills you learn.
Learning Express Test Prep
Practice tests, tutorials and eBooks for school and career, including college entrance, civil service and citizenship. Includes new GED 2014 information.
Live Homework Help
Click on "Career Help" for resume and cover letter help and career tips from Career Solvers and other job search pros. provides a vast library of streaming online instructional videos covering the latest software, creative, and business skills. Taught by accomplished teachers and recognized industry experts, is a high-quality resource for anyone looking to learn new skills in a wide range of subjects including photography, animation, music, web development, software, and project management. You can take an unlimited number of courses with 24/7 access on your computer or smartphone. Create an account with your library card number & PIN and learn at your own pace.'s Adult Education and Career Center
Live tutors are available for career help, including resume review, job searching and interview preparation. Tutors can also help with GED and Citizenship preparation, and essay review. Additionally tutors can help adult learners with back to school needs. Help is available in English and Spanish.
Universal Class
Over 500 online continuing education courses taught by real instructors covering a diverse range of subjects including computers, business, home & garden, health and medicine, and more.