Work & Money

Find a job, grow your business, prepare your taxes, find federal forms, access stock market information and more.

Morningstar

This online investment database provides information on more than 30,000 stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds. It also provides independent analysis, industry information, stock charts, portfolio building tools and more.

Limited to one user at a time.

ReferenceUSA

InfoGroup’s ReferenceUSA provides basic information on more than 24 million businesses and more than 262 million consumers in the US and Canada.

ReferenceUSA provides quality information to help you:

  • Search for jobs, location, and industry
  • Find new business opportunities
  • Research executives & companies worldwide
  • Track down addresses and phone numbers
  • Locate out-of-town companies
  • Profile a neighborhood, city or state

This video will show you more!

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If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, we have the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.
 
Learn how to do basic searches, use email, buy a plane ticket online, explore Facebook and more!
 
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Learn about different careers, plan for your education, get salary and benefit information, search for jobs, improve your resume and get interview tips on this site from the US Department of Labor. Also provides links to local career centers. 

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Find and download tax forms for any state from this site. Please Note: Because of form types and restrictions, this site is not available from catalog only machines.

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Search for printable forms from many Federal agencies, including passport applications, Veteran benefit forms, and Social Security forms. Please Note: Because of form types and restrictions, this site is not available from catalog only machines.

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California income tax forms and instructions are available here in ready-to-print, fill-out-and-print, and electronic filing options.

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Free one-on-one counseling services and free seminars and trainings for small and medium-size businesses: business plans, marketing, sales, taxes, accounting, loans, technology, etc, to improve opportunities for small businesses throughout Alameda County.

Includes license and permit information.

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  • Foundation Directory Online — Provides access to information on thousands of grantmakers and their giving interests. Available at the Central Library only.
  • Foundation Grants to Individuals Online — Provides access to foundations and public charities that fund students, artists, researchers and other individual grantseekers. Available at the Central Library only. 
  • Foundation Maps — Foundation Center's premier data visualization tool and the easiest way to see who is funding what and where around the world. This resource is not available on catalog computers.
  • Foundation Guide to Proposal Writing — Audiobook from the Foundation Center, includes detailed instructions on preparing grant proposals and insights into what makes for a winning proposal. 
Safari Books Online

Search, browse and read technical books online.

Subject areas include operating systems, programming languages, database technologies and more.

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Access free legal information including:

Accident Claims

Bankruptcy

Buying a House

Divorce

Getting a Green Card

Human Resources

Living Trusts

Patents

Personal Injury

Rental Agreements

Selling a House

Wills

Includes access to many full-text Nolo books!

Also, download and print free Federal and State legal forms.

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Includes Business Plans Handbook, Encyclopedia of Emerging Markets, Encyclopedia of Global Brands and more.