Articles and Databases

  • Brainfuse
    The Brainfuse online homework help program provides on demand, one-to-one homework help in English, Spanish and Cantonese for K-12, college students and adult learners in math, science, digital literacy, English, social studies and other subjects. In addition, the service offers writing assistance, a practice test center (including California State tests, GRE, GED, SAT, ACT and more), test preparation through a flashcard tool, digital literacy assistance and a 24/7 question center. The Adult Learning Center offers live academic tutoring, live skills tutoring, writing assistance and job-related interview coaching and resume lab.
  • Career Center | (Tutor.com) Discontinued
    Chat with a live tutor online. Note: Tutor.com has been discontinued. Online homework help is now being offered by Brainfuse HelpNow and career help is being offered by Brainfuse’s JobNow.Current
  • Career Transitions | (Gale)
    Step-by-step approach to help people: 1) explore new career possibilities; 2) assess their interests and experience; 3) identify ways to improve their prospects, including networking and education; 4) prepare for a job search (including a resume-building tool); and 5) search and apply for jobs.Current
  • Ed2Go | (see Learn4Life)
    Online instructor-led courses for professional development and personal enrichment. Courses start every month and run for six weeks. Please read the "Requirements" section of the course description for any special software needs. Free to San Francisco Public Library card holders. Registration required. NOTE: Ed2Go is now called "Learn4Life" and has not changed other than the name.
  • Job Search & Workplace Skills | (LearningExpressLibrary)
    Find online tutorials on business writing, job search and networking skills, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing and tips on how to succeed at work.Current
  • JobNow | (Brainfuse)
    JobNow, powered by Brainfuse, provides live interactive online help combined with online resources to guide you through the necessary tasks to get a job.
  • Jobs & Careers Resources | (SFPL)
    Find here an array of resources related to jobs and careers, such as eBooks, electronic databases, library created video tutorials, online guides, classes and special events scheduled in the library.
  • Jobs & Careers | (LearningExpressLibrary)
    A collection of online test preparation materials for occupations requiring licensing, certification, aptitude tests and other career preparation.Current
  • Learn4Life | (Formerly Ed2Go)
    Register for online instructor-led courses for professional development and personal enrichment. Courses start every month and run for six weeks. Please read the "Requirements" section of the course description for any special software needs. Free to San Francisco Public Library card holders. Registration required.
  • Learning Express Library
    Online practice tests, based on the official exams for SAT, GED, GRE, GMAT, Civil Service jobs, ASVAB and many more. Download ebooks related to Jobs and Careers Skills, or watch video tutorials on basic computer/Internet skills and popular software.FULL TEXTCurrent
  • Reference USA Job Help | (Infogroup)
    Search for job openings (powered by Indeed.com) using a quick search or custom search form, and research companies all in one database. ReferenceUSA is a business directory as well as a job listings search engine. ‘Job Help’ links to resources on the Internet for resume writing, interviewing, aptitude testing, salary estimates, and others.
  • Skill-Building for Adults | (LearningExpressLibrary)
    Tests and courses for math, reasoning, reading, writing, and grammar. Also try the searchable eBooks (link on right side of home page) for over 150 career topics and study aids.Current
  • Vocational and Career Collection | (Ebsco)
    Vocational & Career Collection is designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. This collection provides full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for over 600 journals.FULL TEXT1985 - present
  • Vocations and Careers Collection | (Gale)
    Offering content from over 300 largely full-text journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals. 1980 - present
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