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Library Resource Guide - Career Resources


Books & Other Library Materials

To search for career information in either OneSearch or the Library Catalog search for the phrase "vocational guidance" and your profession/career

For example: geography and "vocational guidance" or nursing and "vocational guidance"

To find the location of materials listed in the library catalog, see the Library Map. Also, for help with call numbers including an outline of call numbers by subject see the Guide to Library of Congress Call Numbers.

Additional resources for books: the MelCat catalog.

Career Specific Resources

Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance - Recommend utilizing "Search Inside" feature.
Older (2011) print copy: 3rd floor books, HF 5381 .E52

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Source for occupational information including training & education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, working conditions. Older (2011) print copy: 2nd floor Reference Collection, HD 8051 .A62.

Career Outlook - Published Quarterly by the U. S. Dept of Labor, Bureau of Labor and Statistics. Older (1965-2013) print copies: 2nd floor bound periodicals, HF 5382.5 .U5 O3.

Click here for APA & MLA Style reference format examples of these works

Style Guides

APA Style Reference Formats Guide
Examples of how to cite some of the more common sources, including web sites and online articles, according to the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.  Consult the Manual in the library reference collection for sources not listed at this site. Reference Collection: BF 76.7 P83

MLA to APA style transition guide
Examples helps students who are familiar with MLA style to transition to APA style for creating references.

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