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What is the E-Library?

For residents of Calgary: Use your Calgary Public Library card to access eBooks, online newspapers, magazines and other resources, from car repair to Shakespeare’s plays, from language learning to resume building. Start by clicking on the A to Z listing or browse by topic below.

Not a resident of Calgary? Contact your local library to inquire about electronic resources available to you.

E-Library

SubjectJob Search, Careers & Courses
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  • For information on careers, occupations and jobs.
    This database features career assessment tools, detailed occupational profiles for over 500 careers, and comprehensive post secondary education information for Canada and the United States. In addition to 900 multimedia career interviews, users can create resumes and explore Canadian apprenticeship programs, job descriptions, working conditions, related jobs and sample career paths.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Can I access an interactive survey that will help me find a career that matches my interests?
    • I'm interested in marine biology as a career. I'd like to know what I would do in a typical work day, and how I might progress in the job.
    • Do you have any video interviews with people in the engineering professions? I'd like to know what they like and dislike about their jobs.

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    Vendor

    • CAREER CRUISING
  • For information on careers, occupations and jobs.
    This database provides instant access to over 900 career profiles, 200 career videos and 330 post secondary programs. The easy to read magazine style format is divided into three major sections: work, learn and life. It offers signed articles and advice regarding the career exploration process, along with other features including student blogs, parent guides and a personal portfolio section that allows users to store information.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • I love studying foreign languages in school. What are the types of jobs that would let me use that skill and interest?
    • I'd like to be an urban planner. Are there any professional associations I could contact for more information, or websites that would tell me more about the profession?
    • What kind of volunteer activities could I do in high school to better prepare me for a career in the sports industry?

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    Vendor

    • BRIDGES TRANSITIONS CO.
  • An interactive career selection and job search system, including: occupation profiles, resume building, cover letter writing, interview skills and more.
    Job & Career Accelerator is the most comprehensive and easy-to-use job search application on the market. It integrates everything a patron needs to conduct a successful job search. Interactive wizards guide patrons through each step of the search process in a personalized manner, from recommending occupations to fetching up-to-the-minute job postings that are based on each user's career preferences. It is also fully integrated with the LearningExpress Library platform, allowing it to provide users with recommended skills improvement courses and occupational practice tests that are based on an individual’s work preferences and goals.

    Vendor

    • LEARNING EXPRESS
  • Free instructor-led online courses for personal or professional development.
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    • Training - Tours, Fact Sheets, Tutorials

    Vendor

    • CENGAGE
  • Online courses and practice tests for Elementary school to College, plus professional and personal development, occupation practice tests, English language proficiency, and citizenship preparation.
    LearningExpress Library provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help customers, students and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. The database offers immediate scoring, complete answer explanations and an individualized analysis of your results. LearningExpress Library also includes a searchable eBooks collection of study guides and test-preparation books to help people prepare for high-stakes tests—to advance in school, or pass licensing, certification, or competitive entry-level exams. This is a U.S. product and the tests are based on American testing standards. Canadian standards may be different.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • How can I prepare online for a cosmetology, EMS or firefighter test?
    • Does the Library provide any interactive tests to help me improve my writing skills, math skills or job search skills?
    • Do you have an online test for any of the following – GED / GMAT / LSAT / MCAT / TOEFL?

    Vendor

    • LEARNING EXPRESS
  • Canadian Business profiles, and the Canadian White Pages. Includes US Job Search.
    This database includes lists of Canadian company profiles in either summary or detailed format. It provides information on type of business (using SIC codes); company size (number of employees and sales figures); type of location (headquarters or branch); type of company (public company searching by ticker symbol) and key contact. 1.3 million Canadian businesses are covered with the capability of using multiple criteria from a variety of categories to tailor your search. For example, you can search for companies in a particular postal code area in Calgary or search for companies Canada-wide. The database contains brief company profiles compiled from telephone directories, annual reports, government data, chamber of commerce information, business magazines, newspapers, specialty directories, and postal services information. Reference USA / Canadian Business replaces the defunct Canadian Business Disk and Key Contact Calgary Business Directory.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • I would like a list of companies in the downtown area of Calgary so that I can send them information about my new café.
    • I am working on a business plan and I need to find my competitors in Calgary.
    • I need a list of companies in Calgary with more that 200 employees and that have a sales figure of more than 10 million dollars.
    • I need a list of accounting companies to send my resume to.

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    Vendor

    • INFOCANADA