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Career Development Resources

This guide will provide you with both print and online resources about career development and how to find jobs in different career fields.

The Importance of Videos

There are many different types of learning styles including visual. And while it may be difficult and even ill-advised to do an entire research project using only video sources, they may be useful in a project as one or two of the sources or as illustrations in speeches, etc.

Videos can be a very good way of learning about a career, though, as one may actually be able to see aspects of the career and get a an idea of working conditions, etc.

CareerOneStop Career Videos

Use the STLCC Libraries Videos search tool to find videos and films

STLCC Libraries carry quite a few videos, including many on the topic of careers. Some videos, especially popular movies but also some on topics such as careers, may be requestable from campus to campus, or they may be available in a streaming version from a database, indicated like this: STLCC online access

Other materials (marked with a notation such as "LIB USE ONLY) are not requestable and must be viewed on the campus where they are housed.

To find videos on careers, select the Videos search tool from the STLC​C Libraries website. You may also choose to go to individual databases, using the links provided for Films on Demand, Kanopy, or use the Streaming Media Guide. Need Help? Use the Ask a Librarian icon on the STLCC Libraries website. 

Example search:

Try a keyword search; some examples:  nursing career   /   career advic  /
service career*   /  lawyer and career  /  career success


STLCC Libraries Video Search Tool


Career Development & Career Choices videos from the Kanopy database

Films on Demand: Careers and Job Search

This FOD section is all about careers. Be sure to look on the left to narrow by subject.

Films can be viewed in their entirety or section by section, making them ideal for presentations. These resources are accessible from any campus computer and by logging into the database from off campus (help in connecting from home).

Searching Films on Demand

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You may be able to find information even faster by doing a keyword search using words which describe the career you are researching. Need help with keywords? Try Ask-a-Librarian.


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You may also be able to find useful videos about a career on free Internet sites such as YouTube. Try a phrase such as careers in education or science AND careers. Another useful search: career advice AND the name of a career

NOTE: YouTube is a classic example of one of the strengths and weaknesses of the Internet, which is the fact that anyone can post videos. As such, the quality and scholarly acceptability of videos varies greatly. There may be useful video clips on YouTube, however, so it is worth a look. Before referencing any material from YouTube (or other video sites on the Internet) in a paper or using a clip in a presentation, though, it is highly advisable to check with your instructor concerning the acceptability of the video for the assignment.

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000