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  • Access Video On Demand
    Enjoy instant access to world-class documentaries, award-winning educational films, independent films, and helpful instructional videos. All you need is Internet access and a valid library card number! iPad, Android, PC and Mac friendly.
    Browse related subjects: Art, Business, Consumers, Do-It-Yourself, Education, Environment, Geography, History, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Recreation, Religion, Travel
  • AtoZdatabases: Search Jobs, Businesses or Mailing Lists
    Find a job, business, or person or create mailing lists and sales leads. AtoZdatabases is the Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business & executive profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!
    También disponible en Español.

    Browse related subjects: Business, Careers, Companies, Employment, Indexes, People
  • Brainfuse HelpNow
    Free Academic Help at All Levels. Brainfuse offers live online tutoring in elementary, middle school, high school, college, and adult education. SAT/ACT/GED/Citizenship test help is also available. Writing a paper? Send your paper to a tutor and receive a response within 24 hours. Job seekers can also get resume and job finding assistance in the Adult Learning Center. Maestros en español disponible.
    Browse related subjects: Education, Employment, Jobs, Schools, Spanish Language, Teen Homework Help, Tests
  • Digital Literacy
    Digital Literacy is an online digital literacy and cyber citizenship resource specifically designed for students in grades 7–12. Digital Literacy informs and inspires learners about key topics including entrepreneurship and careers; communication, cyberbullying, and safety; privacy and ethics; research skills and tools for the digital age; social networking; and gaming.
    Browse related subjects: Business, Computers, Education, Etiquette, Games, Technology, Teen Homework Help
  • JobNow
    JobNow is a unique service that features expert resume assistance, live interview preparation and career coaching. Users can draw from a carefully-selected library of interview tips, resume templates, career assessments, and other valuable resources.
    Browse related subjects: Careers, Employment, Jobs
  • Library & Information Science Source
    Containing English and foreign-language periodicals, journals, conference proceedings, pamphlets, library school theses and books, this database encompasses subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval and information management. In addition, Library & Information Science Source provides comprehensive coverage of the history of library studies. This database also provides access to author profiles—including information on 5,000 of the most-frequently indexed authors—such as which subject terms are most commonly applied to their articles, and in which publications the author has been published.
    Browse related subjects: Authors, Education, History, Libraries
  • Reference USA
    Directory information for more than 24 million U.S. businesses and over 267 million U.S. residents. Businesses are searchable by name, zip code, SIC, and geographical location. U.S. residential database is searchable by name, address, and phone number.
    Browse related subjects: Companies, Directories, People
  • Testing and Education Reference Center
    Testing & Education Reference Center is a start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape the rest of your life, from high school to college and beyond. The site offers practice tests and courses, information on over 4,000 accredited schools, scholarship search tools, a resume builder, career models, and more.
    Browse related subjects: Careers, Colleges and Universities, Education, Employment, Schools

Recommended Websites

  • California Labor Market Information EDD
    Gives a description, wages, employment outlook, training providers, and skills of a single occupation. Or compare occupations. Get an overview of labor market information in the state or a county including employment and unemployment, industry data, wages, consumer price index and more. The Data Library gives occupational projections of employment, occupational wages, industry employment, and unemployment rates and other data.
    Browse related subjects: Careers
  • California Occupational Guides
    Summary Guide includes job description, job outlook and wages, and qualification requirements. Detailed Guide expands on everything in the Summary Guide plus benefits, licensing, education, training, links to possible employers, how to find a job, related occupations, and links to additional resources.
    Browse related subjects: Careers, Jobs
  • CalJOBS
    California's Employment Development Department's (EDD) Job Service. Includes all available State of California job search services. Free, registration required.
    Browse related subjects: Careers
  • Career Builder
    Posts resumes, other features include free career test, salary calculator, directory to career fairs, career advice, free resume critique, education and skills training counseling.
    Browse related subjects: Careers
  • Career Centers for Workforce Santa Cruz County
    There are Centers in Watsonville, Santa Cruz and Capitola (location at the website) that offer job search resources open to the public, information on training scholarships, youth employment, veterans employment services, special workshops, and information on other support for unemployed persons.
    Browse related subjects: Careers, Employment, Jobs, Labor, Santa Cruz County
  • Career Planning at About.com
    Dawn Rosenburg Mckay, author of 5 books on government employment, hosts this About.com site on how to plan your career, covering topics such as the job search, relocating, balancing work & family, employment law, workplace survival, job loss & quitting, diversity, and advising teens (and parents with teens). Offers information for job seekers of all ages, in all types of situations.
    Browse related subjects: Careers
  • Go Abroad
    An international education and experiential travel resource. Directories contain over 11,000 opportunities abroad updated daily including study abroad, internships, volunteer opportunities, teach abroad, language schools and much more.
    Browse related subjects: Careers
  • GotResumeBuilder.com
    This site offers a free and easy to use resume building tool, which allows users to create, format, and store multiple resumes, and download them in a variety of formats. (Registration required.) In addition, it features a resume tutorial, resume samples, and context-sensitive resume writing tips.
    Browse related subjects: Careers
  • Guides for Specific Careers
    "These sites are packed with information about planning your career. What kind of training or education is required? What can you earn? What kind of environment will you work in? What's hot? What's not?" A well organized and annotated guide to Internet sites.
    Browse related subjects: Careers
  • Job Descriptions
    "Job-descriptions.org is the free resource that provides you with job descriptions and job details. Our site currently contains over 13,000 job descriptions, divided into major categories, then divisions and finally into groups." The site has a Google site search box. Users can view jobs by title or industry.
    Browse related subjects: Careers
  • Jobscout online learning platform
    JobScout is an online social gaming platform designed to teach job seekers invaluable digital literacy skills. JobScout is a friendly entry point into the online world for all users despite their experience level with computers or the internet. JobScout's lessons range from an introduction to the basic language of the internet to preparing and uploading a resume and everything in between.
    Browse related subjects: Careers, Computers, Education, Jobs
  • O*NET Career Exploration Tools
    A set of self-directed career exploration/assessment tools to help workers consider and plan career options, preparation, and transitions more effectively. They also are designed for use by students who are exploring the school-to-work transition.
    Browse related subjects: Careers
  • O*NET OnLine
    Replacement for the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) from the Occupational Information Network. The "database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledges, work activities, and interests associated with occupations.“
    Browse related subjects: Careers
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    Publisher: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.”
    Browse related subjects: Careers
  • Temperament Sorter II
    While the Meyers Briggs temperament tests lack scientific validity, they have been found to meet or exceed the reliability of other psychological instruments. Studies have found strong support for construct validity, internal consistency, and test-retest reliability, although variation was observed. A mini-report of the test results is free, more complete reports are available separately for about $15. each.
    Browse related subjects: Careers

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Santa Cruz Sister Cities

The following are sister cities of Santa Cruz, California:

* Alushta, Ukraine
* Jinotepe, Nicaragua
* Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela
* Sestri Levante, Italy
* Shingu, Japan

The City of Santa Cruz Sister Cities Committee works to strengthen relationships through a variety of ... [More]

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