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Career Development: Tips for Finding Career Information

Guide to Career Resources

Ideas for Finding More Information

  • Search Association pages for career opportunities or guidance. (i.e. American Library Association or the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences)
  • Search the library’s catalog for the subject “vocational guidance.” For more precise searches on specific topics or careers, perform an advanced search of the catalog by combining the subject “vocational guidance” with a more specific term or phrase such as "fashion," “medical field,” “law,” or “farming.”
  • In addition to searching the library's catalog, you can also browse the collection. HF 5381 - HF 5386 is the call number range for books on vocational guidance and career development; however, books on careers in specific fields will be shelved with other books on that particular discipline.
  • To find additional information online or in one of the Roberts-LaForge Library databases, use some of the following search examples (replace the topics below with your own area of interest. Also consider using a combination of "keyword" and "subject" searches to produce more focused results.)
    • Career resources AND child development
    • Child development careers
    • Job Hunting AND Child development
    • Jobs AND Child development

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