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College Skills 101

a guide to career research for College Skills 101

Library Career Information Worksheet

Part 1: Use the "Library Catalog" to Find Information for Your Field

In this first part, you'll go to the library's website (https://libguides.sccsc.edu/home) and select the “Open Library Catalog” (or use the link below). Use the Library Catalog to search for information that relates to your career or would be useful to you in your career (i.e you could search for teacher or you could search for information that'd be useful for a teacher such as lesson plans). Follow the directions on the worksheet to answer the questions about the Library Catalog.


Part 2: Use Ferguson's Career Guidance Center Database to Research Career

In this second part, use one of the library's databases, Ferguson's Career Guidance Center (link below), to search for information about your career. You will search for your career and choose one article from this database. Use it to complete the questions on your worksheet.​

Tips:

  • Search for a career or job using the occupation's title as your search terms. For example, you would search 'nurse' rather than 'nursing,' 'teacher' rather than 'education.'
  • Suggested search terms for hard to search jobs:
    • Mechatronics - Mechanical Engineering Technician, Robotics Technician, Engineering Technicians, CNC Programmer
    • Computer Science - Computer Programmer, Software Engineer, Computer Systems Analyst, Computer Network Administrator

Part 3: Use Occupational Outlook Handbook Website to Research Career

In this third part, use one of the Occupational Outlook Handbook (link below) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, to search for information about your career. You will search for your career and choose one article from this database. Use it to complete the questions on your worksheet.​


Part 4: Reflection

In this fourth part, write 5-10 sentences describing what you think about the career. Be specific and pull examples from the article. What did you learn about your future career? What do you like/not like about it? How suited do you think you are to this career? Tell whether or not you think you would enjoy this career, and tell why.