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Open Education North Carolina Collection New

Open Education North Carolina Collection contains free, open textbooks that have been curated for the most frequently taught courses across North Carolina's 2 and 4-year colleges and universities. Faculty can adopt these open educational resources (OER) to save their students money and lower the overall cost of higher education.

Open Education North Carolina is an initiative that aims to reduce the cost of higher education for North Carolina students by providing free, open textbooks for 30 of the most frequently-taught courses across North Carolina’s 2 and 4-year colleges and universities.
Read more about the initiative at: https://www.nclive.org/oenc

Testing & Education Reference Center

A testing and education preparation resource that includes in-depth information on college, graduate, and professional programs, professional training, scholarships, and entrance tests alongside practice tests for entrance exams, certifications, and licensing exams.

Overview

Testing & Education Reference Center is a valuable online tool library patrons and students of all ages can use for standardized test preparation, researching and selecting college and graduate schools, finding tuition assistance, and exploring careers. Help students in your community turn future goals into realities with test prep assistance for career certification exams, as well as, advice on resumes, cover letters, interviewing and networking, and so much more.

Testing & Education Reference Center can help guide patrons and students in a number of areas:
  • Test prep—Full-length, timed, and free practice exams that simulate the actual testing experience for AP, ACT, SAT, PSAT, GED, HiSET, and TASC exams. Diagnostic pre-tests help students determine where they stand and how much test prep they need before taking an assessment.
  • College planning—Intuitive searches and quick results deliver prospective students information on more than 4,000 accredited schools, including college location, tuition, academics, admission or enrollment requirements, college campus life, and much more.

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center is a comprehensive resource that enables users to explore industries and careers, plan their education, and research best practices for résumés, cover letters, interviewing, networking, and salaries/benefits. The database includes articles, career advice blogs, and streaming video.

Overview

The award-winning Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is a comprehensive resource for career exploration and planning that allows users to quickly find the valuable career information they need, whether it’s industry and professions articles, school planning resources, or skills and career advice. Known for its unprecedented depth of coverage, this definitive career research database is organized into three main sections:
  • through Industries and Careers, users can explore a multitude of industries, career fields, and professions;
  • Plan Your Education helps users find the schools that fit them best;
  • and Launch Your Career offers solid advice to help users perfect the skills that beget success.
The material draws from a range of authoritative sources, including more than 1,200 articles from the six-volume Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance, 17th Edition. A “From Our Career Experts” section features regular blog posts with an archive of more than 2,400 posts.

Highlights:

    Cypress Resume

    Cypress Resume is the simplest, most effective tool for resume creation on the market today. Specifically designed for job seekers skittish about writing, Cypress Resume allows anyone to create a professional resume in a matter of minutes.

    Cypress Resume is an online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes, including cover letter and references, in three quick and simple steps:
    1. Enter your name, contact information, work history and education.
    2. Choose the title of your desired job or simply the skill set you wish to highlight.
    3. Finally, choose from a collection of concise and professional job statements to ensure your resume will stand out. And that's it! In a few minutes you will have a great-looking, well-written resume that will give you the edge in today's ultra-competitive job market.

    ReferenceUSA

    Reference and research tool providing instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on 24 million U.S. businesses and 235 million U.S. residents.ReferenceUSA makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more.

    For help resources and guides visit: http://resource.referenceusa.com/training-guides/

    Use the Business Database to:
    • Conduct job searches
    • Look for sales leads
    • Find new business opportunities
    • Locate out-of-town companies
    • Find key business people contact information
    • Locate suppliers
    • Analyze competitors
    Rely on the Residential Data to:
    • Plan weddings or family reunions
    • Organize class reunions
    • Find neighbors or long-lost friends
    Search the Consumer Lifestyle Database to:
    • Conduct market research
    • Target new customers
    • Discover customer preferences
    • View prospective individual customer demographics
    • Analyze community demographics
    • Identify new residents in a specific area

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