Download eBooks today! The Rahway Public library has signed on with eLibrary NJ and Overdrive to bring you an extensive collection of eBooks and downloadable audio. Browse their calalog and start downloading now!
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition is a comprehensive online source of information for conducting genealogical and local history research. Includes the digitized images of U.S., U.K., Canadian, Australian and German Census records, U.S. Military records back to the 1600's, Court, Land, tax and probate records, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, and much more. Available only from within the library.
Bringing you hundreds of thousands of movies, audiobooks and more, hoopla is a revolutionary digital service. From Hollywood blockbusters to best selling authors – not just the hits, but the niche and hard-to-find as well – hoopla provides you the freedom you've been searching for to experience, explore and enjoy what you want, when you want, and where you want.
Patrons of the Rahway Public Library have access to thousands of eBooks from a number of different genres. Search for fiction in the areas of mysteries, thrillers, and suspense. You can also find books on a range of nonfiction subjects including religion, self-improvement, history, and more! Freading is compatible with most major eReading devices. To access the site, click on the image to the right.
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Learning Express is easily one of the most comprehensive test prep resources available today. By logging into this site, students can take practice tests related to elementary, middle, and high school basic skills, practice for the SAT exam, and prepare for advanced placement testing in most subject areas. To access the site, click on the image to the right.
Optimal Resume is our premier career resource. Use this site to create high-impact, interactive career materials such as resumes and cover letters, present your materials on the web or in print, assess your skills, participate in practice video interviews, and even post video resumes! To access this resource, click on the image!
Podcasts from FPL
From the Fairfield (CT) Public Library. This site features a number of online, audio podcasts related to the job search process. Find audio selections related to job searching, resumes, the interview, networking, and much more. All audio broadcasts are free!
Below is a list of some online databases that the library subscribes to. Each focuses on a different aspect of the career search. From vocational testing to resume building and interview practice, these websites provide you with many of the skills and resources you need to either further your career or find work. Access these sites with your library card and pin number.
Job and Career Accelerator from Learning Express
Everything you need for a successful job search in one easy-to-use online application. Search over 1,000 occupations, match interests and skills with career option, and get tips on job hunting. Organize and track your job search progress all in one place.
Learning Express is an interactive database that offers online preparation for a wide variety of vocational and aptitude tests. Tests include the ASVAB, CDL exam, U.S. citizenship tests, SAT, GRE, and elementary school basic skills tests. All exams are scored automatically. Learning Express also allows users to focus on their job search skills and build their resumes.
Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center
Find information on careers and career assessment tests. The Ferguson's Career Guidance Center provides information on job search skills, school selection for high school students plus information on scholarships, internships, apprenticeships, and grants.
Optimal Resume is our premier career resource. Use this site to create high-impact, interactive career materials such as resumes and cover letters, present your materials on the web or in print, assess your skills, participate in practice video interviews, and even post video resumes!
Riley Guide: Explore Career Options
Explore links related to career planning tools, career exploration, assessment, as well as managing and changing careers. The Riley Guide also offers links pertaining to finding a job and educational and training opportunities.
An online career guidance system that offers information about career as well as information about the education and training needed to succeed. In addition, this site also offers many career exploration assessment tools and job search tips and techniques.
Career Coach from Beehive
The Career Coach will help you create a plan to get the career you want; while Unemployment 101 will get one through unemployment maze; plus a section on the employment rights of the disabled. (The four sections are: discover a career, getting more education, applying for a job, and, working you way to the job you really want.)
From career exploration to getting and keeping a job to career transitions, this site provides links to quality websites to answer these questions. Those who are undecided should begin with the Career Exploration links to evaluate career options.
From the Seattle Public Library explore the world of work from creating a career, to surviving in the workplace and being a better boss. The website is easily navigable. The articles on the topics are informative and well-written.
New Jersey Next Stop…Your Career
State sponsored website that promotes discovery of career interests and options. Videos about careers are also provided. This site includes information about industries, occupations, and skills that are in demand in New Jersey. This site also includes a section for parents and counselors.
Vocational Information Center
Find career descriptions with links to further explore the career options and requirements. The website has sections on workplace and employment skills, employment trends, and links to assist in your job search.
Career One Stop
Explore these job search tools such as occupational and industrial profiles, career planning sections on assessment and management, and links to job search sites.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The handbook covers hundreds of different types of jobs. It provides information on the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and the working conditions of each occupation covered.
Job Search Engines
Chat with recruiters and company insiders. Be discovered and discover openings by using their instant messaging service. Create profile, upload resume, and if you want, request a video interview.
A unique job search engine that lists jobs found on company websites as soon as the company posts the opening.
Get That Gig
Explore internships and jobs in specific fields in major companies across the country. Also read interviews of what it is like to work in a particular field and link to resources that can give further information on careers.
America’s Job Exchange
Job search engine that helps users find career related content plus tools and advice to help manage their job search and overall careers. Explore specific job exchanges for veterans, seniors, the disabled, diversity candidates, and specific job markets such as hospitality or healthcare.
Military Careers and Job Help
ASVAB Career Exploration
Learn about the ASVAB tests and identify your interests and skills. This site also offers a sample test. The website promotes an ASVAB career exploration program that can be brought to schools for free.
Making an informed decision about joining the military providing information on each service branch of the military, things to understand before enlisting such as taking the ASVAB Test, entrance requirements, OCS(Officer Candidate School), ROTC, Military Academies, and military careers.
Job board owned and operated by veterans to reach military veterans who are either currently in the work force or active duty military personnel transitioning from deployment. The site includes a section for military spouses seeking employment.
Other Job Search Sites