Careers, Job Searches, and Resumes

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Start by doing some background research. Take time to engage in some brainstorming exercises that will help you identify key subject terms. Encyclopedias and other reference resources can be used to help you refine your subject terms and the citations in these sources can be used to find more information on your topic.

Consider how much time you have to complete your assignment and how hard it will be to get the resources you need for your topic. If you are finding your research difficult to manage, narrow your topic or break your research down into manageable sub-topics. If you are not finding enough information on your topic, try using broader subject terms.

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Guide to the Library Using Databases Citation Guide

Library Catalog: Books, Videos, e-Books and more!

Call number areas to browse

Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Vocational Guidance HF5381 - HF5386 Career Development HF5381 - HF5386 Business Communication HF5717 - HF5734.7

The books in the library are organized by subject. You can browse these call number areas to find related books. So, if you are searching the library catalog and find a book that looks interesting or particularly relevant to your research, you can search the shelves in the library in the same call number area to find related items.

Reference Sources

Title Call Number
Careers and Occupations: Looking to the Future REF HN59.I5 C37 2010
Great Careers in 2 years: the Associate Degree Option REF HF5382.5.U5 P447 2003
101 Careers: A Guide to the Fastest Growing Opportunities REF HF5429.3 .H37 1999
America’s Top Jobs for People Without a Four-Year Degree REF HF5382.5.U5 A48
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The reference collection is located at the back, right-hand side of the library. Items in this collection cannot be checked out, but a copier is conveniently located so you can make copies of the resources you find.

To search the Library Catalog for reference books about Careers, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Careers" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search by selecting "Collection: Reference Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Circulating Books

Title Call Number
Knock 'em dead : the ultimate job search guide, 2013 HF5549.5.I6 Y37 2012
What Color is Your Parachute?: A Practical Manual for Job Hunters HF5382.7 .B64 2010
Creative Careers: Paths for Aspiring Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers NX163 .L68 2009

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To search the Library Catalog for books about Careers, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Careers" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Circulating Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

E-Books

Title E-Book Type
Careers for Self-Starters and Other Entrepreneurial Types netLibrary eBook
Top 100 careers without a four-year degree: your complete guidebook to good jobs in many fields EBSCO eBook
VGM's careers encyclopedia netLibrary eBook
College Majors and Careers: A Resource Guide for Effective Life Planning EBSCO eBook

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To search the Library Catalog for e-books about Careers or a related subfield, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Careers" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Electronic Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items available to Montgomery Library patrons only, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Audio/Visual Materials

Title Call Number
Secrets: Landing and Keeping a Job HF5381 .S43 2010
Career Advantage HF5382.7 .C374 2004
How to Prepare a Job Winning Resume HF5383 .H69 2005
Common Mistakes People Make in Interviews and How to Overcome Them HF5549.5.I6 C666 2008

Find More Vocational Guidance Find More Resumes Find More Job Hunting


To search the Library Catalog for books about Careers, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Careers" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Media: Videos, DVDs, films, slides, etc." from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Periodicals

NACE Journal Periodicals Collection

The periodical section is located in front of the circulating collection, next to the outdoor patio area. The periodical collection is organized by title. These items cannot be checked out, but there is a copy machine available adjacent to the periodical section.

Tips!

Requesting items not available at Montgomery Library:

If there is an item listed in the catalog, but it is not located at Montgomery Library, just select the “Request First Available Copy of this Item” button from the catalog record to have the item sent to Montgomery Library for pick-up. To complete your request, you need your library barcode and PIN number. Generally, your PIN number is the last 4 digits of the phone number you used to register for classes. If you have problems accessing the databases, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

If the item is not available in the catalog:

Just select the “Requests” tab located in the upper, right-hand side of the screen. Complete and submit the Inter-Library Loan Request Form – LSCS. Contact a librarian if you need help!

Research Databases: Find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles

Recommended Databases

Vocational and Career Collection Full text coverage for more than 350 trade and industry-related periodicals.
Academic Search Complete Multi-disciplinary database; full text of articles from over 5,300 journals, magazines and newspapers, plus image collections.

Tips!

Finding the right database:

If you’d like to explore a subject area: Access the Research Databases: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> Select a category that is relevant to your topic.

If you know the title of the journal you’re looking for, use the A to Z Electronic Journal Search to find out which database provides access to that journal: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> A to Z Electronic Journal Search -> Select “Search” tab

If you know the database title: www.lonestar.edu/library ->Find Articles Tab -> Find Database by Title

If the full-text/PDF version of an article is not available, select the “Check LinkSource for more information” link to see if another database offers full-text access.

Accessing Databases from Home:

You can access these databases from home, but you need your library barcode and PIN number. Generally, your PIN number is the last 4 digits of the phone number you used to register for classes. If you have problems accessing the databases, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

Interlibrary Loan (ILL):

If you are not able to find a resource that you need in the databases or in the library catalog, you can request the item via the Interlibrary Loan Form: http://www.lonestar.edu/library/interlibrary-request.htm

Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed Sources

Scholarly articles are written by an authority on the subject and are meant to share primary research with others in the field. Unlike popular sources, scholarly sources generally have a narrow audience and include a clear author or sponsoring association. These documents are very structured and usually include a literature review, methodology, and extensive citations. Many scholarly sources are also peer-reviewed which means others in the field reviewed the work before it was published. Many databases will allow you to limit your search to scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources – look for this option.

Websites

Occasionally the librarians at LSC - Montgomery library will find a website they consider exceptional or particularly useful for academic research.

Suggested Websites:

Occupational Outlook Handbook bls.gov/ooh
America’s Job Bank ajb.dni.us
Monster College college.monster.com/?WT.srch=1&WT.mc_n=olmsrchtrk
Career OneStop careeronestop.org
Career Builder careerbuilder.com
Resume Edge: Sample Resumes resumeedge.com/whyus/samplework.php?nav=wu.sw
O*Net Online onetonline.org
LSC - Career Services lonestar.edu/career-services.htm

Getting research assistance . . .

Reference Desk

Email: mclr@lonestar.eduPhone: 936 273 7390

Department Contacts

Department Home: LSCS Career Services

Name Email Phone Number Office Number
LSC-Montgomery Career Services mc.careerservices@lonestar.edu 936.273.7221 bldg. C


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