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ENGL 250 - Nikkari
A very large full-text database with over 50 million articles covering a wide variety of subjects, General OneFile indexes both newspapers and journals.
1) Use the Subject search to look for the vocational field of your choice.
2) Click the Plus Sign to expland the Subdivisions beneath the appropriate Subject Term.
3) Examine articles in categories on Employment and Vocational Guidance.
To find general career resources, check FLITE Library's Career Resource Guide.
Occupational Information Databases and Websites
O*Net Online: Occupational Online Network
The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. O*NET OnLine was developed for the U.S. Department of Labor by the National Center for O*NET Development.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, this is a one stop-shop to explore careers, seek out education, search salary information, receive advice on resumes and interviews, and search for a job.
Educational and Career Counseling [Ferris Only]
For those undecided Ferris Students or High School Students, interested in exploring career options, contemplating a career change or academic major change, the first and most critical stage in this cycle is self-assessment. In this stage, you explore your interests, skills, values and personality preferences as they relate to possible career and education alternatives. Once you have learned more about yourself, you can use that self-knowledge to identify occupations and/or majors of potential interest to you.
VGM's careers encyclopedia [electronic resource] / the editors of VGM Career Books
For books and documents in the circulating collection (Main Stacks), use the Online Catalog. Search either using keyword or subject.
Classic national job search site. Covers many careere paths but does not focus deeply on any single area.
Job search site run by the federal government.
Job postings for federal government jobs.
Classic national job search site. Covers many career paths but does not focus deeply on any single area.
Your professional associations will vary depending upon your chosen career path. Most people belong to at least two associations: the national association for their vocation and the regional or state chapter for that same profession.
Many professional organizations have student chapters with reduced membership rates and offer reasonable rates for students to attend conferences and meetings. Joining while you're a student to get a taste of the association and become involved gets you great networking opportunities and looks great on your resume when you're ready to start your job search.
Professional associations are also important because they provide a few opportunities and services that are specific to your profession that you will never find on any generic job site:
Often have open job fairs. Give you a chance to make connections, rub shoulders, and meet potential employers.
Job listings specifically in your field, updated regularly.
Many job postings specifically in your field, updated regularly.
A Variety of Research Guides are available for subject searching.
To find specific resources for your projects use a combination of these terms for searching the FLITE Library catalog and databases. Use the word "AND" to combine search terms.
There are many webpages on the Internet which seem to provide quality information, but be aware that many provide less than valuable or credible information. Check out these websites for some real examples.
Whenever you are quoting or using information from a source, you must credit or cite that source. Failure to do so is plagiarism which can lead to expulsion from the University. FLITE provides a Plagiarism and Citation guide to help you learn more about this important topic. The tutorials and accompanying quizzes can help you determine what constitutes plagiarism.
The following links provide detailed information on using APA citation style:
Copies of the full-length APA manual (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th ed.) are found in the Ready Reference section on Floor 1 of the library near the Oval Information Desk.
Librarians are available to help answer research questions and provide other library assistance. You can find librarians at the Oval Information Desk located on the First Floor of FLITE, by phone at 231-591-3602, by email (netref at (@) ferris.edu), or via chat http://www.ferris.edu/library/reference/helppagechat.html. More information is available at FLITE help.
Make an appointment for a research consultation with a librarian - one-on-one personal library help for any course.
Contact: Mari Kermit-Canfield / Email / Phone: 231-591-3636 / Office: FLITE 140G
Don't forget, you are welcome to come to the Oval Information Desk and ask for help any time. You can also call us 231-591-3602 or chat with us.
Last update: January 11th, 2012