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Course Guide: BA214

Career Resources Website
  • OLMIS Oregon Labor Market Information System
    Find all the information pertaining to an occupation in one place. Reports include information on projected employment, wages, skills, education requirements, schools and training providers and more. Also includes local and regional job openings.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    Career information including: "training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions."
  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Jobseekers
    This is a direct link to Resources for Jobseekers, but also look at the other Resources links
  • College Majors 101 - Within Every Major A Universe
    This has sources and information relevant to college majors and career choices that isn't found elsewhere.
  • O*NET OnLine
    Contains "information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation....The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is being developed under the sponsorship of the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA)..."
Career Databases (RCC login required)

Career information may be found in most databases. The EBSCOHost Web list of databases has general databases like Academic Search Premier and many subject specific databases like GreenFILE, HealthSource Nursing Academic Edition, and Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection to name a few.

Search Tip: Use "vocational guidance" either by itself in databases that are subject specific like GreenFILE or with another term like agriculture or nursing or education, etc.


business tech library guide

Need Help? Contact a Librarian

Riverside (Medford) Campus: 541-245-7522 or 541-245-7512
Redwood (Grants Pass) Campus: 541-956-7153 or 541-956-7152
Table Rock (White City) Campus: 541-245-7820

APA Style Help

APA Style page

Google Tools

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Google Books
A digital book collection from several major libraries.

Google Scholar
Google Scholar allows you to search scholarly publications. Many of the articles you find in Google Scholar are not full-text. However, you may be able to obtain entire articles though interlibrary loan. Ask a reference librarian if you have questions about this process.

Local Agencies
  • WorkSource Rogue Valley
    Provides workforce resources to businesses, youth and adults throughout Jackson and Josephine counties. Our programs are grouped within four primary service areas: business services, job seeker services, youth programs and child care resources.
  • State of Oregon Employment Department
    Support economic stability for Oregonians and communities during times of unemployment through the payment of unemployment benefits. Serve businesses by recruiting and referring the best qualified applicants to jobs, and provide resources to diverse job seekers in support of their employment needs. Develop and distribute quality workforce and economic information to promote informed decision making. Provide access to child care that is safe, high quality, and affordable.

Career, Job Search and Resume Books

The links here should take you directly to the RCC/JCLS library catalog. Click on the Where is it? button to see where the books are located.

For books on specific careers, search on your career (nursing, law, education, theater, etc.) and the words: vocational guidance.

Encyclopedia of Careers
Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance (2010)

A 5-volume set that provides the basics about careers including:education & training, salaries and useful websites.

150 Best Jobs for your skills
150 Best Jobs for Your Skills (2012) by Laurence Shatkin

This information-packed reference helps readers identify their skills and connect them to a wealth of promising jobs

Panic Free Job Search
The panic free job search by Paul Hill (2012)

searched for: job hunting computer network resources

Resumes for the Rest of Us
Resumes for the rest of us by Arnold G. Boldt (2008)

Resume examples for those with unconventional work history