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Palm Beach County Library Homework Help

  • Alfred - ArchivaL Federal Reserve Economic Data

    Retrieve vintage versions of data that were available on specific dates in history.
  • AtoZdatabases’

    Online directory providing access to millions of residences and businesses. Detailed business records contain lists of executives, financial information, public filings and even news articles.
  • Business and Human Rights Resource Center

    Provides difficult to locate information about the exploitive practices of 4,000 businesses worldwide. Find balanced coverage via news, announcements, and other resources. Includes responses from the accused companies. Search by company name, issue, country, or topic.
  • Department of Business and Professional Regulations (DBPR)

    The Department of Business and Professional Regulation is the agency charged with licensing and regulating businesses and professionals in the State of Florida.
  • Federal Reserve Economic Data

    "FRED" database — research interest rates, PPI, CPI, employment, and population data.
  • Florida Division of Corporations

    The State's central location for business entity filing, Uniform Commercial Code financing statements, trade and service marks, and fictitious name registrations.
  • Gale Business Insights: Essentials

    Business resource that delivers authoritative company and industry information, articles, and statistical data.
  • General BusinessFile ASAP

    Business content from a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings. You will need a library card to access this resource.
  • Hoover's Online

    Lists information on thousands of companies.
  • InfoTrac General OneFile

    Access news and magazine articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and general interest. You will need a library card to access this resource.
  • Local Business Tax Receipts (Formerly Occupational Licenses)

    Anyone providing merchandise or services to the public in Palm Beach County must obtain a county local business tax receipt. Various cities may require additional occupational licenses.
  • Morningstar Mutual Funds

    Search for information on thousands of funds and stocks. Access Morningstar from a library computer or from home with your library card number.
  • Palm Beach County "Invitations for Bid" (IFB) or a Request for Proposal (RFP)

    Purchasing Department information on doing business with the county.
  • SEC Edgar Database

    A searchable database of SEC filings for public companies (some foreign companies included).
  • State Tax Forms

    This site links to departments of revenue websites where you can download tax forms from each state.
  • Thomas' Register

    A free service, but users must register and login for access to info on 155,000 U.S. and Canadian companies.
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court — Southern District of Florida

    Contains information on filing for bankruptcy in South Florida and allows users to view court cases, dates, and other information.
  • Business Data and Statistics

    Find business data and statistics on banking, earnings, economic analysis, trade, and more.
  • Value Line

    Helping investors to get independently-created research information available about stocks and other investments. Access Value Line from a library computer or from your home computer with your library card number.
  • Job Help

    The Business Librarian and Research Services staff at the Main Library can assist job seekers with their research needs. We offer materials and personal research services to help you make informed decisions. We have an extensive collection of business and consumer magazines, and newspaper and journal articles online.

    • Gives you an inside look at company reviews, interview questions, and salary information for thousands of companies.
    • Occupational Outlook Handbook From the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations. You can search combinations of job and career information.
    • The Wall Street Journal/Careers and Jobs The Wall Street Journal's website for executive and professional career development and job-hunting. Includes articles and career development resources and a searchable database of positions.

    County and Municipal Job Links

    • Employ Florida Your one-stop center for Florida jobs.
    • USAJobs Official federal job vacancy information and services for job seekers and employers.

    For People with Disabilities

    • Ability Jobs Provides a dedicated system for finding employment for people with disabilities nationwide.
    • Palm Beach Habilitation Center This private, not-for-profit organization in Lake Worth provides therapeutic training programs, community job placement, employment, residential, recreational, and senior activity programs for people with mental, emotional, and physical disabilities. Includes career development, job placement services, and job coaching services.
    • The Able Trust Florida Governor's Alliance has resources to help people with disabilities overcome barriers using technology.
    • The Department of Labor, Employment, and Training Administration's DisAbility Online Includes information on federal regulations, technical assistance, and programs that support the needs of people with disabilities in the workplace.

    • AARP Advice and resources for older workers looking for full or part-time work.

    Library Provided Resources

    • Career Transitions An online career guidance center that walks users through the job-search process from beginning to end. Assists with creating resumes and cover letters, assessing career interests, finding job listings, and interview preparation.
    • Computer Classes Free computer training, lecture-based and hands-on, for beginners and the more advanced users. Classes may be provided in English, Spanish, and Creole.
    • LearningExpress Online learning with skill building modules, test preparation materials and practice exams; including test preparation E-books. Take practice tests for GED, SAT, FCAT, fire fighter, postal worker and many more. Learn techniques for job searching , resumes, interviewing and workplace skills.
    • Work one-on-one with professional tutors to get help with job searching, résumé writing, interview preparation and much more.

    Local Agencies and Programs

    • South Florida Sun-Sentinel Includes regional job listings, job hunting resources, and links to national career development information.
    • The Palm Beach Post Includes local job listings and links to local career development resources.

    Private Sector Job Listings

    • The Salary Calculator Includes compensation data for more than 29 million working individuals at more than 16,00 companies, and it provides financial calculators, including a move planner and reallocation wizard.

    • Reemployment Claims Registration and Filing Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) claims must be filed electronically. If you do not have a computer at home, go to a Palm Beach County Workforce Alliance Center location or your local library branch.