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Adult Learning Center from HelpNow

Live one-on-one coaching to improve your computer skills on MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Also includes resume writing assistance and practice tests for the GED and U.S. Citizenship Test.

Data Axle Reference Solutions - formerly ReferenceUSA

A directory of information on U.S. and Canadian companies including job listings and new businesses. Also has residential listings and a physician/dentist directory.

Gale Courses

Online courses on a wide range of topics including technology, computer applications, accounting, law, web design, healthcare and personal enrichment. Foreign language courses for Spanish, French, Italian & Japanese are also offered. New classes begin every month and last for six weeks. To get started, create an account with your Des Plaines library card. Certificates of completion are available for some courses.

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)

Thousands of online video tutorials that can help you learn software, technology, creative and business skills to achieve personal and professional goal. Log in with your Des Plaines Library card and the password linked to you library account. No LinkedIn account is necessary to access LinkedIn Learning. You can also use the LinkedIn Learning app for iOS & Android by entering our library code "DPPL" (all uppercase) & then your library card number & pin (password.) PLEASE NOTE: Access to LinkedIn Learning will end on January 1, 2022 - it will be replaced with Udemy , which will connect you to more than 10,000 video-based courses in business, technology, software, and personal development. PLEASE BE SURE TO DOWNLOAD ANY CERTIFICATES YOU HAVE EARNED OR HISTORY YOU MAY NEED BEFORE JANUARY. Please call the Reference Desk: 847-376-2841 or email: referenceservicesdesk@dppl.org with questions.

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ReferenceUSA/Data Axle Reference Solutions

A directory of information on U.S. and Canadian companies including job listings and new businesses. Also has residential listings and a physician/dentist directory.

U.S. Jobs/Internships from Data Axle Reference Solutions/Indeed.com

Data Axle Reference Solutions and Indeed.com have partnered to provide access to over 2.5 million job listings that include Data Axle business profiles & mappings tools. Searchable by job title, company name, business type, job type and more.

Universal Class

Access to over 500 video-based courses - everything from ABC's of Algebra to Yoga 101. First time users need to create an account. Once you're logged in you will have access to the course catalog and be able to start a class. CEU (Continuing Education Units) Certificates are available. Please note: Universal Class is also accessible on the Libby App - Get the Libby app or use it in your browser. Find Universal Class in "Extras."

Upwardly Global for Job Seekers

Free, limited-time access to a curated set of job skill-building tools via online learning platform. An interactive, self-paced learning system designed to help newcomers and all Americans navigate the cultural aspects of the U.S. job search. The platform will have free access to all job seekers around America.