- Career Resources
Accessible through the College of the Canyons Web site, the online catalog indicates what we own and where it is located in the collection. To find resources on career-related topics you may want to start by opening the online catalog and selecting the Subject search option. After you type in "Occupations", "Professions" or "Vocational guidance" you will be directed to a list of titles. The online catalog will provide you with the following information: the call number of the item, the type of material (i.e. book, video recording, DVD, pamphlet), any special location for the items (reserve room, media reserves, reference, etc.), and will tell you whether or not the item is available.
Selected Print Resources:
Occupational Outlook Handbook Reference HF5382.5.U5 O36
This resource is published every year by the U.S. Department of Labor. Detailed information is provided regarding job duties, wages and projected outcomes for each profession. The source is also available in its entirety online at www.bls.gov/oco
VGM's careers encyclopedia: a concise, up-to-date reference for students, parents & guidance counselors Reference HF5382.5.U5 C337 1997
Published by VGM Career Horizons, this book contains detailed information on over 100 occupations.
Subscription Databases in the Library
ProQuest Direct is a database consisting of citations, abstracts and in many cases full-text articles from over ten thousand publications, including magazines, journals and newspapers.You may save the articles by printing them out, downloading to diskette, or emailing them to your account. You may want to use the Career and Vocational Guidance module of the database for the most focused searches. This will allow you to retrieve articles from publications in the areas of political science, history and sociology. You may also search for your topic by using the Basic Search for more simple searching or the Advanced Search, which allows you to search in multiple fields simultaneously. Also available is the Topic Guide, which allows you to search for your topic in a list of indexed terms
You are interested in pediatric medicine as a possible career choice. You can go to the Topic Search and type in "Pediatricians". By selecting "View articles" you will see a list of published articles on your topic which may then by emailed or printed out. For information on how to access ProQuest at home please consult with a librarian at the reference desk. Below is an example of a ProQuest search:
Suggested Internet Resources
Occupational Outlook Handbook - This is the online version of the valuable print resource. It is available for free and contains an easy-to-use search engine.
What can I do with this major? - This very helpful site provides a useful guide to students who want information on career choices in their academic area of study.