Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Resources for Office Staff

If you’re responsible for the day-to-day operations of an office—whether you’re an assistant, an HR representative, or an office manager or supervisor —chances are you fill a lot of roles for your organization. Did you know that the Fresno County Public Library has a number of free tools that may help you do your job?

Computer Tutorials
If you need to learn a new software program on the fly, Learning Express gives you access to tutorials for many Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint Designer. You can also take courses in computer graphics programs like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Consumer Reports
Need to research a product before making a big purchase for the office? Take a look at what the folks at Consumer Reports have to say first. The Library website offers access to Consumer Reports articles through the EBSCO database MasterFILE Complete.

Nolo Legal Guides
If you’re responsible for your company’s human resources department, you may want to
take a look at the Nolo legal guides accessible through the Legal Information Reference CenterFind articles, legal forms and detailed “how-to” instructions to address a wide-range of legal issues for consumers and small businessesAccess titles such as Create Your Own Employee Handbook, Essential Guide to Workplace Investigations and The Manager’s Legal Handbook. 

Reference USA
You may be the go-to person when someone needs contact information for a business or customer. Let Reference USA help you. This database includes information for more 89 million residents and 24 million businesses nationwide. Get addresses, phone numbers, ownership and financial data.

Would you like to learn more about these resources? Call or email us today. Library staff can visit your office, answer your questions and issue library cards to you or your staff.

FCPL databases provide cardholders with a vast amount of accurate, free online information. This blog post is a part of a weekly series highlighting FCPL databases and is tagged with the blog tag “Resource of the Week.”

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