careers Databases

Academic OneFile  +

Academic OneFile is great for both popular and peer-reviewed full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of current events, physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is an excellent resource for general research.

Best Bet Academic Search Complete  +

Academic Search Complete contains indexing and full text for 9100 journals. 7100 of these journals are peer-reviewed scholarly titles. This collection provides both popular and scholarly journal coverage for nearly all academic areas of study - including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences and ethnic studies. Academic Search Complete is a great resource for general research.

Academic Video Online  +

Academic Video Online is a collection of full-length streaming videos. The disciplines/collections included in Academic Video are: American History, Counseling & Therapy, Dance, Education, Ethnography & Archeology, Opera, Theater, World History, Area Studies, Art & Architecture, Business & Economics, Politics & Current Affairs, Ethnic Studies, Health & Health Care, Criminal Justice & Law, World Languages & Literature, Philosophy & Religious Studies, Psychology, Science, Women & Gender Studies. Also included in the subscription are full transcripts of each video program that are keyword searchable, easy playlist and clip making functionality, permanent embeddable URLs for easy use in online courses.

Best Bet Career Cruising  +
To access Career Cruising, use: Site Username: cod Site Password: careers

Career Cruising is a comprehensive bilingual (English and Spanish) interactive multimedia source which features profiles and information on hundreds of occupations, 2 and 4 year college and universities, and financial aid, including scholarship opportunities.

Career Information System  +
To use the Illinois Career Information System from off-campus, click on the IL Residents tab to register .

Career Information System (CIS) offers regional, state and national information about occupations, schools, financial aid, and job searches.

Career Ready 101--Keytrain  +

Improve your workplace skill preparation and get ready to take the National Career Readiness Certificate tests by working through modules related to reading, writing, listening, applied mathematics, applied technology and more. Pretests help you discover the modules you need. Career choice, job search, and on-the-job skills and etiquette modules are also available.

Access limited to residents of or those employed within Community College District 502. User ID and Password required. To get your personal User ID and password, visit or call the College and Career Information Center at (630) 942-2386 or the Library's Reference Center (630) 942-3364. Or email us at: Ask-A-Librarian

Software requirements are Flash Player and Authorware, free downloads on site after logging in.

LearningExpress Library 3.0  +

Learning Express Library provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed in the academic or licensing tests they must pass. Features include immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of results. Includes tests such as GRE, TOEFL, ASE and GED.

O*Net (Dictionary Of Occupational Titles Online)  +

Allows users to find detailed information on over 950 occupations, search for occupations that use skills, look at related occupations, view occupation snapshots, and connect to other on-line career information resources.

Reference USA  +

U.S. company information searchable by name, address, ZIP code, SIC code, and yellow page directory listing. Allows 300 prints or downloads per search.

Best Bet Vocational Biographies  +

A collection of "day in the life" stories of people in a variety of professions.