Offers guidance and resources for job seekers and anyone considering a new career, including students and graduates. Research career paths, education, and training options, watch career overview videos, or search for and track jobs, internships, and apprenticeships. Provides assistance matching work and military experience to career possibilities. Also included are sample cover letters by field and a useful Interview simulator.
Provides in-depth coverage and analysis of current events with fact-checked articles written by experienced journalists. Reports include historical background, graphics, chronologies, and resources for further research for a better appreciation of the issues involved. Shorter "Hot Topics" articles provide updates to the most popular subjects.
Brings together publications -- from scholarly journals to general interest titles -- that support learning and research in every college subject, including vocational training and technical education.
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Provides practice tests and tutorials for academic (GED, SAT, AP, TOEFL, and more) and professional licensing (CDL, nursing exams and more) as well as the citizenship test. Recently Added: 17 New Tests; College Finance Calculators; GRE General Test Prep Tutorial; Dental Admission Test (DAT); Federal Job Search Engine; Occupation Overview Videos. Recently Updated: Scholarship Finder; Resume Builder Job Keywords.
Coverage spans elementary school skills through job skills and basic computer skills tutorials.
Helpful section for Spanish speakers.
A leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.
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For globetrotters and armchair travelers alike, offers conversational language learning in over 70 languages, from Arabic to Yiddish, including English for speakers of other languages. Additionally, users can enjoy fun cultural specialty units, or practice the more arcane languages of "Pirate" (for landlubbers) and "Shakespearean" English (bespeaking Merrie Olde England). Users can create a profile to save their progress between sessions.
A general reference collection of full-text magazines and journals, reference books, documents, images, maps, and flags, covering a wide variety of subjects, including business, health, education, science, and culture.