Research Guides

Careers

Listed below are materials and services that will help you find information on career choices, job markets, resumes, interviews, etc. If you need additional help, please see the Reference Librarian or your Professor.

Reference (First Floor)

Listed below are materials and services that will help you find information on career choices, job markets, resumes, interviews, etc. If you need additional help, please see the Reference Librarian or your Instructor.

To find a description of job duties, training, working conditions, salaries, and trends, see:
Career Information Center (REF HF5382.5 U5 C32)
Careers (REF HF5381 C32) (Internet version -- Select Careers-Internet database)

Information on career outlook and includes career assessment tests:
Dictionary of Occupational Titles (REF HB2595 A5)
Occupational Outlook Handbook (REF HF5381 O33) (Internet version—Career links)
U.S. Industry & Trade Outlook (REF HC106.82 U16)

For addresses and descriptions of corporations see:
Mergent Online (Online database page)
Standard & Poor's Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives (REF HG4057 A42)

For résumés and interviewing see:
101 More Best Résumés (REF HF5383 B535)
How to Write a Winning Résumé (REF HF5383 B53)

Magazines/Journals (Periodical Collection - First Floor)

Periodicals in the library collection with general articles about careers and jobs include:
Black Enterprise
HR Focus
OOC: Occupational Outlook Quarterly

Online Library Catalog

The Online Library Catalog is an index to the library's books and audiovisual materials. You may search the catalog from any computer with Internet access. The online card catalog can be searched in a variety of ways most notably by TITLE, AUTHOR, SUBJECT, and KEYWORD.

You will find electronic books from EBSCOhost in the Online Library Catalog as well. Click on the link. (While on campus you may want to get your own log-in for EBSCOhost to access the thousands of e-books available.)

Examples of subject searches you might try include:

  • Applications for positions
  • Employment Interviewing
  • Resumes (employment)
  • Career Education
  • Job Hunting
  • Vocational Guidance

Internet

Although an unorganized resource, the Internet does contain valuable information. Careers-Internet is an excellent site for obtaining career information. You might also try the library's CAREER links.

Career Links - This includes such great links as Salary Calculator (CNNMoney.com), comparing cost of living in different parts of the country, and Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Oklahoma Career Links   

Online Databases

Before entering the Rose State College Online Databases from off-campus, you will need to activate your campus username and password. Stop by the Reference Desk in the Library, and we will assist you in getting on the network. After completing this process on campus, you will be able to utilize any of the databases from wherever you have Internet access. More complete instructions may be found at Online Database Login Instructions.

Careers-Internet, Job & Career Accelerator, and EBSCOhost are the best databases for career information. Learning Express has practice tests for various vocational exams, such as nursing, teaching, and firefighting. 

Other Sources

Career Placement located in the Student Services Building has additional information on careers. Testing and career aptitude evaluations are available as well. These services are provided free of charge to RSC students.

Phone numbers for other services:
Oklahoma Merit System Job Information and Recruitment (405) 521-2171
Federal Job Information Center (405) 231-4948

Don't forget the classified ads in local newspapers. The Sunday edition is the most comprehensive.