Work & Money

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


Information on more than 30,000 stocks, funds, and other investment products. Also Includes independent analysis, industry information, stock charts, and portfolio building tools. Limited to one user at a time.

Gale presents Udemy

Learn and improve skills across business, tech, design, and personal interests. Connect to 3500+ on-demand video courses taught by world-class instructors. Courses cover the freshest and most relevant content on leadership and management, coding, design, marketing, IT operations, data science, project management, human resources, sales, accounting and finance, and productivity.


Reference USA provides basic information on more than 24 million businesses and more than 262 million consumers in the US and Canada.

  • 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

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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, 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. with shooting star

Search for printable forms from  Federal agencies, including passport applications, Veteran benefit, 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 advising 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.

  • 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 Guide to Proposal Writing — Audiobook includes detailed instructions on preparing grant proposals and insights into what makes for a winning proposal. 
  • — Candid's nonprofit information portal provides helpful training and tools to both novice and expert users.
Safari Books Online

Search, browse and read technical books online. Subject areas include operating systems, programming languages, database technologies and more. Limited amount of users.


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Access free legal information including:

Accident Claims


Buying a House


Getting a Green Card

Human Resources

Living Trusts


Personal Injury

Rental Agreements

Selling a House


Includes access to many full-text Nolo books!

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


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