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Computer and Information Technology: Library Resources by Field of Interest: CIT Career Research Resources from the Library


Computer and Information Technology Field of Interest IconCareer Resources and Research Tips

Career Databases from the Library

Use these databases to search for information about different careers. You can find salary information, job duties and descriptions, education requirements, and more.

Self-Paced Tutorials

Want some more in-depth information about preparing for a job or career? Check out this self-paced Canvas tutorial which includes the following modules:

  • How to Explore Careers Using Library Resources
  • Information Skills for the Workplace

More resources can be found in the Career Research guide

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Browse Career Books and eBooks from the SCC Library

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Get Hired Now! (ebook)

In Get Hired Now!, Ian Siegel tells you exactly how to find a new job fast. He gives you step-by-step instructions for writing a resume that works, finding the right jobs to apply to, acing a job interview, and negotiating a job offer. 

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Careers in Info Tech (ebook)

Database administrator, mobile app developer, and cybersecurity analyst are just a few of the jobs discussed. Find out what the jobs entail, what they pay, and the future prospects.

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Information Technology (IT) Professionals (ebook)

This book includes interviews with professionals in the field and covers the following: Technical Support Staff, Programmers, Web Developers, Systems Analysts, Network Architects, Security Analysts.

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The Introvert's Complete Career Guide (ebook)

Jane Finkle demonstrates how to use your introverted qualities to their best advantage, then add a sprinkling of extroverted skills to round out a forceful combination for ultimate career success. The book provides strategies, tools, and success stories.

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Ask the Right Questions; Get the Right Job (ebook)

This book provides a set of questions appropriate for any job candidate to ask. Review all of the questions. Choose the ones that you believe provide you with the information you need. Learn to interview the interviewer!

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Women in Information Technology

Women have been traditionally underrepresented in information technology (IT), but that has changed in recent years. In this book, you'll learn about groundbreaking female computer professionals, career paths in IT, and how to become an IT professional.  

Search Tips for finding for books and ebooks

Search the library catalog for print books and the ebook database for ebooks to find more career related information.


For the best results, search using specific keywords or short phrases rather than full sentences, questions, or strings of words. Thinking about your topic and different aspects of your topic can help you to identify relevant keywords. Good keywords are single words (usually nouns)  OR specific phrases (two or more words that must go together to make sense). When searching for an exact phrase, use quotations.  Here is an example of some keywords and phrases:

               cybersecurity               "HTML 5"               "web design"               "cloud computing"               gaming       

To find books related to careers add the phrase "vocational guidance" or a keyword related to career/job searching. For example:

  • "information technology" AND "vocational guidance"
  • "resume writing" AND "web design"
  • "employment interviewing" AND "information technology"

Watch the video to learn how to search for career books in the library catalog. 


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