Wednesday, September 5, 2012

E-Content of the Month, September 2012

Want to improve your grades, skills, find a job or start a business?

Credo Reference - Research starts here
Have to write a research paper and need to find resources of all types, such as reference works, books, journal articles, and images? Or can't find any relevant materials on the topic you are working on anywhere? Credo Reference is a great reference database to get you started. A valid WPL library card is required to use the database.   

Khan Academy - Free video courses for any subjects
Provides over 3,000 free videos for students and the general public to learn K-12 math, science, economics, computer science, history and various other subjects. Students can learn at their own pace by watching the short videos on their own computer. 

Crowdfunding - Raise money for startups
This WSJ article includes some popular Crowdfunding websites that will help you raise cash.

JobQuest Resources  - Local Job Postings and Help
The JobQuest Guide explains how to use the resources available through JobQuest, the Massachusetts Division of Career Services One-Stop Career Center site listing a wide range of job opportunities available statewide.
JobQuest connects job seekers to all the employment opportunities listed with more than 30 Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers statewide.

Local Job Listings provides a more local resource, connecting only to those JobQuest employment opportunities located in the Central Massachusetts area, including Worcester, Milford, Southbridge and the 35 surrounding towns.

Job Training Programs provides information on training programs available through JobQuest, including Individual Training Account (ITA), Training Opportunities Program (Section 30) and Trade.


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