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Careers Research Guide - LSC-North Harris

 

Starting Point

Begin your career research by searching for prospective careers in the following online resources:

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook (from the U.S. Department of Labor) Play Button IconVideo Tutorial
  • Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics) occupational categories, descriptions, and wage information at national, state, and metropolitan area level (e.g., greater Houston).
  • O*NET OnLine - locate up & coming careers in this occupational information database; also find out which skills, talents, abilities and interests are needed to succeed in a carer (from the U.S. Department of Labor)
  • America's Career Infonet - more information about the skills and talents needed to succeed in a career  

 

Library Catalog

Find books, e-books, DVDs, and more.

 

Use the Library Catalog

  • Enter keywords such as:
    • Career
    • Occupations
    • Vocational guidance
    • job hunting 
  • Browse search results and click on the title to view the detailed item record.
  • Scroll to the bottom for availability, collection, location, and call number.
  • To find the book on the shelf you will need the complete call number.
  • To request a book from another location, click "request first available copy" then type in your library barcode number and your PIN.

 

Search the Library Catalog

 Keyword Anywhere:

 

Library Catalog Video Tutorials

 

For information on specific careers, enter the job field name and "vocational guidance" (e.g., nursing vocational guidance) in a Subject Keyword search.

 

Books

Vocational Guidance Books in Series on Various Careers

Research Databases

Find articles from magazines, newspapers, and journals on various aspects of many different kinds of jobs/careers.  Use your 14-digit library barcode number for off-campus access (the number is on the back of your student ID).  Don't have an ID? Get one from the library. Distance students can fill out the online request form.
 

Search for either a specific job or a general career. Examples: chefs (specific), food industry (general), physicians (specific), nurses (specifc), health care (general) etc.

Narrow your results by pairing your search term with any of these words/phrases: career, career development, job, vocational guidance, vocational education, training, etc.

Examples of effective searches: psychiatrists and career, engineers and career development, music and occupations.    

Web Sites

You can find additional helpful information on careers on the following web sites: 

Citation Help

  1. Keep track of all of the information and sources you used during your research.
  2. Ask your professor about the required citation style.
  3. Consult Citation Help Guide from LSC-North Harris Library to help you construct your citations.

Each citation should answer the questions:

  • Who wrote the material you are using?
  • What did the author(s) entitle the piece he/she/they wrote?
  • Where and when was it published (for a book, what city; for an article, which periodical)?
  • If it's an article or a chapter, what pages is your source on?

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