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Careers and Jobs

Use this guide to find print and online resources about career development and how to find jobs in different career fields.

Career Reference Books

Ebooks

About Books

Reference Books

Reference Books are the best places to find concise summaries and background information on a topic. Reference books cannot be checked out of the library. Many career reference books are available as databases or ebooks and may be the best source to find concise career information on topics such as:

  • Nature of a job or working conditions
  • Training & qualifications required
  • Advancement opportunities & job outlook
  • Earnings or wages
  • Directories to find employers & company information
  • Information about professional organizations

Circulating books

Circulating books (books you can check out) may also provide summaries and background information, but usually go into greater depth about a career.

Using books for research

Using books for research does not always mean that you need to read the entire book.

  • Use the table of contents and the index to find where in a book information about your topic is located.

  • The introduction to a book may be a good place to find background information on the topic the book is about.
  • You should read enough of a book or chapter to understand what an author is saying and quote her correctly.
  • Sometimes chapters in books are complete works written by different authors, making them ideal for research.

Use ArcherSearch

ArcherSearch is a search tool (discovery service) that searches many sources simultaneously. 

You will find books, ebooks, videos, articles, and links to databases or library guides. Get the most out of ArcherSearch by using the limits listed under All Filters under the search box.

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