Online Resources

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Brainfuse JobNow

Brainfuse JobNow is designed to support every step of the job search process:

  • Find live online coaches who assist with job search, resumes, interviews and more from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM EST every day
  • Check out eParachute to discover careers that match your skills and interests
  • Check out SkillsFirst to find sample resumes in your profession
  • Check out SkillSurfer for study materials



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Career Cruising

Interactive career guidance resource in English and in Spanish. Users can find help with occupational assessment, career exploration, educational planning, and portfolio development.  Learn how to use this resource by watching a video.

Learn about Career Cruising's Matchmaker feature from BPL's Work Life blog.

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Formerly known as Aunt Bertha, a national directory of social service organizations. Search by zip code to find nearby food, health, housing, job training programs and more.

Free & accessible anywhere

Gale Directory Library

Searchable business directories. Titles included:

  • Brands and Their Companies
  • Business Rankings Annual
  • Consultants & Consulting Organizations Directory
  • Encyclopedia of Associations
  • Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media
  • Market Share Reporter
  • National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Publishers Directory
  • Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans
  • Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies
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Gale eBooks

24/7 access to reference ebooks. No checkout necessary. Titles can be browsed, searched, and downloaded anytime from any Internet-connected device. Topics include arts, business, education, history, law, literature, medicine, religion, science, and social science.

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Gale General OneFile

A searchable collection of general interest and scholarly publications on topics including Careers, Computers & Technology, Education, Health, History, Personal Finance, and Self-Help. Content includes reference books, newspapers, magazines, journals, and audio & video files.

Free & accessible anywhere in NY state

Gale OneFile: Vocations and Careers

Articles and other documents from hundreds of publications, ranging from general career guides to more specialized industry journals.  Users can also listen to the articles or have them translated in various world languages.  From the New York State Online Virtual Library database collection.

Free & accessible anywhere in NY state

Career and workplace community where users can find and anonymously share salary details about careers and jobs for specific employers. Find interview reviews describing company culture. Create a free account with your email address.

Free & accessible anywhere

LearningExpress Library 3.0

This resource supports those looking to improve core academic skills, pass standardized tests, prepare for college, join the military, obtain occupational certification, find a job, change careers, become a U.S. citizen and much more. Includes practice tests and other study materials for the GED/HSE/TASC, HiSET, TASC, SAT, elementary school and middle school standardized tests, civil service, technical, and other professional exams.

Hay recursos para hispanohablantes, incluyendo herramientas de aprendizaje, carrera y ciudadanía en español.

Please note that you will need to create a username and password.

To learn more about using this resource, check out this video tutorial.

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LinkedIn Learning (formerly

LinkedIn Learning offers more than 16,000 online courses in seven languages, hosted by expert instructors with real-world experience. Courses on LinkedIn Learning include Leadership, Project Management, Mental Wellness, Job Hunting, Digital Marketing, Data Science, 3D Animation, and CAD.

For Mobile users: 
1. Download the LinkedIn Learning app from Google Play / App Store 
2. Open the app 
3. Select - "Sign In" 
4. Select "Sign in with your library card" 
5. You'll be prompted to "Enter your Library ID". Tap on the box and enter "bklynlibrary" (all lowercase, no quotation marks) 
6. Use your BPL library card number or username and PIN and click on "Continue". 
First time users will be prompted to select topics of interest.

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Metrix Learning

Metrix Learning is an online learning management system that helps jobseekers upgrade their skills and study for certification exams to help secure employment.

Course content covers academic, workplace and personal skills for industries like Business, Construction, Healthcare, Hospitality, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Human Services and more. Search for courses, add them to your "Plan", and click "Launch" when ready to take a course. Select "Career" and "Pathways" to rate your skills and readiness for a particular career. Metrix will help you identify skills gaps and courses needed to fill those gaps.


To access Metrix Learning, click "Visit This Resource" below, "Request a Login", and "Sign up Now". You must live in New York State to access Metrix through Brooklyn Public Library. You will receive a Welcome email from Metrix Learning containing your username and password. Access will last for six months. If you wish to continue learning after six months, please email to request an extension.

10.2022 The Medcom license for medical classes is no longer available. We're sorry for the inconvenience.

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Mometrix eLibrary

Unlimited access to test preparation materials for over 1,000 different standardized exams. Access study guides and practice questions for exams including the GED, SAT, ACT, TEAS, HESI, Praxis, TOEFL, career and technical certification.

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My Next Move

My Next Move is a tool for job seekers and students to learn more about possible career options. Learn about the tasks, skills, and salary information for over 900 different careers. Browse careers or industries, or check out the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on your interests and level of work experience.

Free & accessible anywhere

O*NET OnLine

O*NET OnLine is a tool for job seekers to explore hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors on almost 1,000 occupations covering the entire U.S. economy. This in-depth resource provides information on work tasks, tech and general skill requirements, work values and styles, and links to helpful industry-specific professional organizations. For a simplified version, visit My Next Move.

Free & accessible anywhere

Plunkett Research Online

Market research, industry analysis and company profiles; Job seeker resources

To learn more about using this resource, check out this video tutorial.

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Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA)

Business, physician, dentist, and residential directory listings; job postings; data for entrepreneurs to research target customers, competitors and suppliers. To learn more about using this resource, check out this video tutorial.

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