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Counseling 20 Career Paper

Using OneSearch to Find Ebooks and Articles on Careers


After visiting some of the websites on the previous page, try using OneSearch -- the big search bar at the top of the LAVC Library homepage (see screenshot below)-- to find ebooks, articles and other Library resources related to your career or interests.

To begin, keep your search terms broad (for example: nursing career or graphic design career). Later, if you'd like, you can narrow your results down by source type and date. There's also a good chance your career will be covered in a "job/career guide"  -- a book that collects information about many different careers, with separate entries/chapters for each one -- so you may want to consider more general searches like career choice or best jobs as well.

 

Tip: Advanced Search + "Vocational Guidance"

To find more sources in OneSearch, try clicking "Advanced Search" (located near the search bar on a results screen) and add the phrase vocational guidance to your search, like this:

Advanced search tip: Combine "vocational guidance" as subject with keyword for any career

For more help with advanced searches, follow these directions.

 

Remember: If you are using the Library website from off-campus, you will be asked to "log in" at some point. Please follow these directions for logging into the Library website from off-campus.

Additional Help - Detailed Guides


For more in-depth, step-by-step instructions on finding/navigating ebooks and articles from the LAVC Library website, check out these helpful guides:

Recommended Ebooks for General Career Exploration


The ebooks below are great for helping you discover your strengths, choose a career field, and land a job. They are intended as general sources that you begin consulting at the start of your career exploration -- if, instead, you're looking for ebooks that focus on specific careers and jobs, we recommend including those specific job titles and/or career fields in your searches.

Tip: after clicking on a title below, look for the link under "View Online" to be taken to the full-text of the book. If you are using the Library website from off-campus, you may be asked to log in.  Please follow these directions for logging into the Library website from off-campus.
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