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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 & eBooks from the SCC Library

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The Development of Women and Young Professionals in Stem Careers

This book is ideal for those new to the engineering, science, and consulting fields, including students in science and engineering education, administrators, libraries, those involved in leadership, organization behavior, human resources, STEM, and other areas as well.

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Electricians: A Practical Career Guide includes interviews with professionals in the field and covers the following areas that have proven to be stable, lucrative, and growing professions: -Residential electrician -Commercial electrician -Electrical contractor -Electrical inspector -Automotive electrician

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Mathematicians and Statisticians

Mathematicians and Statisticians: A Practical Career Guide, which includes interviews with professionals in the field, covers the following areas of this field that have proven to be stable, lucrative, and growing professions. Statisticians, College Math Professors, Actuaries, Research Analysts, Economists

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Flight Paths to Success

Flight Paths to Success profiles the personal journeys of 33 women who have been, and continue to be, successful in aviation, space, and academia. Each woman shared her unique experiences about work-life integration, resilience, career changes, relocation, continuing education, and career advancement.

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:

           biochemistry          "green jobs"               "environmental biology"     STEM       "civil engineering"           statistician  

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

  • STEM AND "vocational guidance"
  • "resume writing" AND "green jobs"
  • "employment interviewing" AND "environmental biology"

Search Library Resources by Field of Interest

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