Brainfuse HelpNow and VetNow


In addition to having resources for veterans and job seekers, Brainfuse also offers a ton of resources for students from the middle grades to those earning advance degrees!

You can access Brainfuse on your computer or through apps using your smart device!

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Brainfuse is an amazing resource, but can be a little difficult to navigate. To get you started, here are some of the services offered:

Adult Learners - click on the link at the top for:

  • Career Resources
  • Live Resume Help
  • Microsoft Office training
  • Citizenship Test practice
  • High School Equivalency Prep

Skill Surfer - A robust student resource including:

  • Subject study guides for middle school through college
  • High School Entrance Exam practice
  • AP Subject Test prep
  • GED, HiSET, and TASC prep and subject study guides
  • College entrance exam prep (SAT, PSAT, ACT)
  • Nursing School Exam prep (TEAS, HESI, NCLEX, PAX)
  • PRAXIS test study
  • ASVAB test and subject study guides
  • Graduate school test prep (GRE, GMAT, and TOEFL including subject guides)
  • Career Prep - resources for over a hundred specific careers as well as general skills like Excel, Word, and Computers Programming (C++, Java, SQL)
  • and more!

Flashbulb - an online flashcard system

  • create your own flashcards easily online and access them at any time using the Brainfuse app
  • no need to carry around stacks of cards for different subjects, just grab your phone
  • options to shuffle your deck, remove cards you have memorized, and more
  • take advantage of premade flashcards that others have created

Job seeking resources include:

  • Live Job Coaching - get help searching for available positions in your area, preparing for an interview, or creating a resume
  • Resume Lab - Brainfuse experts can help assist updating your resume or transitioning your resume from military to civilian careers as well as help with your formatting, key words, and more
  • Live Resume and Interview Coaching - resume assistance from live experts
  • Interview Resources - carefully-selected resources to help you prepare for your interview
  • Unemployment Assistance - expert assistance with completing unemployment benefits forms
  • eParachute - take a quiz to see what career fields might be a good fit for you
  • and lots more!

Veteran Resources include:

  • Live Veteran Navigator - Connect with an expert to learn more about eligible VA benefits and community resources
  • Send Question - Need help navigating the VA system outside of the live hours? Send your question here
  • Veteran Resources - carefully selected local and nationwide resources for veterans and their families

Access to Brainfuse is free with your library card and free VetNow registration thanks to the California State Library. If you are having difficulty finding any of the resources above, or wonder what other resources are available, contact your local Newport Beach Public Library location and our reference staff will be glad to help!