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Brainfuse - Adult Learning Center

Access career resources, resume help, practice tests and Microsoft Office help. Live online tutoring is available 24/7. *

Brainfuse - Job Now

Get live job coaching, resume assistance, and more. Available 24/7; Powered by Brainfuse.*

Data Axle Reference Solutions (For Remote Users)

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Database of U.S. businesses; also includes an international business database, a residential white pages database, new movers database (residential) and new businesses database, as well as employment and internship listings. (Note: If you get a blank screen while accessing Data Axle, try refreshing your screen.) (Previously known as ReferenceUSA.) *


Data Axle Reference Solutions (In Library Version)

Database of U.S. businesses; also includes an international business database, a residential white pages database, new movers database (residential) and new businesses database, as well as employment and internship listings. (Previously known as ReferenceUSA.)

LearningExpress Library

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Interactive practice exams as well as a Job and Career Center. Include TAKS, GED, SAT, civil service, ASVAB, law enforcement, real estate and basic skills tests and online education.*

LinkedIn Learning for Library

*On March 25, 2021, Lynda/LinkedIn Learning upgraded to LinkedIn Learning for Library. More courses are available in the new version, and your past learning history carried over with your library card login.  For more information see the FAQ

A vast library of over 16,000 video tutorials in multiple languages covering software, technology, and business skills taught by recognized industry experts. LinkedIn Learning for Library provides 24/7 access to online learning to help you achieve personal and professional goals. (previously known as Lynda Library) TIP: This is a very popular resource and occasionally all of HPL's allowed number of simultaneously-use "seats" are occupied. If you have difficulty logging in this is likely the cause and we recommend trying again later.


ReferenceUSA is now Data Axle Reference Solutions. Same great resource, just a new name! 

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Career Outlook

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HigherEd360: Jobs in Higher Education

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Employment service for the Houston area.

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Juju is a job search engine that searches job listings throughout the Internet.

Comprehensive international online job search and recruitment site. Resume posting and relocation material available.

O*NET OnLine

Detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more.

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Job outlook information for hundreds of occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Resume and CV templates and samples along with a wealth of advice on resume building, cover letters, job hunting and related topics. Includes links to hiring sites for major national employers.

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Public and private sector jobs listed with the Texas Workforce Commission. Education and training opportunities which lead to employment.

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Employment opportunities with the United States government.

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Job listings and career information for the non-profit sector.


Online job search tool. Explore job postings and apply online.  Users can set up a profile and get personalized job opening notifications by email. Includes dozens of articles on career-related topics ranging from resume and interview advice to issues such as LGBTQ+ non-discrimination and disability accommodation policies in the workplace.


Employment search engine for jobs across the United States.  Upload your resume and apply to jobs with one click.