CAREER & COLLEGE REOURCES


Occupational Outlook Handbook

Produced by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, this online handbook provides the following information for each job: the training and education needed; earnings; expected job prospects; what workers do on the job; and working conditions. Video tutorial  CareerInfo app available for iOS and for Android devices. Provides suggested citations at the bottom of pages.

O*NET OnLine

Contains occupational information containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors (job titles), an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations, and a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers. (Occupational Information Network is sponsored by the US Department of Labor).  Use "Cite this page" to get citations in MLA & APA format (located at the bottom).

Career One Stop

Learn about careers, find career information, and locate career resources and advice.  (Partner of the American Job Center, sponsored by U.S. Dept. of Labor) See guide for citing information from this site.

Vocations & Career Collection

Providing content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.

MassHire Career Information System

The Commonwealth's career information delivery system (CIDS) is provided free to all Massachusetts residents. MassCIS combines a wealth of occupational, labor market, and educational information into one comprehensive, easy-to-use, career exploration tool.

Encyclopedia of Associations

Provides comprehensive information on more than 123,000 organizations, associations and societies from the national level to the local level. Coverage includes all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories of Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands in categories such as trade, business, and commercial; legal, governmental, public administration, and military; cultural; educational; veterans, hereditary, and patriotic; athletic and sports; fan clubs, and many more.

Peterson's Career Prep

Discover which careers suit you best, research potential career options, and explore the requirements and outlooks for the occupations you're interested in as well as provide practical help with resumes and cover letters.

MassHire Career Information System

The Commonwealth's career information delivery system (CIDS) is provided free to all Massachusetts residents. MassCIS combines a wealth of occupational, labor market, and educational information into one comprehensive, easy-to-use, career exploration tool.

My Next Move : What do you want to do for a living?

My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers. Provided by the U.S. Department of Labor

HCC Online Catalog

Most of HCC's online books are linked from the online catalog. The catalog also includes physical items in the library: reference books, circulating books, music, dvds, audio books, and other media. You may also use the online catalog to search for items in your public library.

Ebook Central

This is a collection of over 50,000 books online.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Simultaneously search through more than 200 encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

RESOURCES FOR YOU

HCC Career Services in the ACT Center

HCC career staff work daily with students suggesting employment opportunities and helping them access the latest employment resources for their career search. Affiliated with the Career Center is CareerPoint, the federally funded, One-Stop Career Center located in downtown Holyoke. Through this connection, students have access to the computerized databases of CareerPoint job opportunities and information.

College Source

A virtual library representing 34,113 college catalogs in full, cover-to-cover, original page format, with 2-year, 4-year, graduate, professional and international schools.

CollegeBoard College Search

Once you have found out the required program of study needed to excel in your job field, use CollegeBoard's College MatchMaker to find out what U.S. higher education institutions offer that major matched to other desired college criteria.

MyBib Citation Generator

MyBib is a free online citation bibliography creation tool. It can create citations and bibliographies in many styles including MLA and APA. MyBib allows you to paste in a website URL or even search for a book, article, or other source by title, and will pull most of the information you need to create a citation (though you may need to double check that the information is correct and complete).

Once you've created your citations, MyBib allows you to copy paste your citations, download them as a Word document, save them to your Google Drive, print them, or email them to yourself.

Zotero

Zotero is, at the most basic level, a reference manager. It is designed to store, manage, and cite bibliographic references, such as books and articles. In Zotero, each of these references constitutes an item. More broadly, Zotero is a powerful tool for collecting and organizing research information and sources.

This quick start guide will help you understand what Zotero can do to help you with manging and citing sources for research. You can also contact us at the library. We are here to help!

HCC has a Writing Center that can help with citations and examples can be seen in the MLA Guide and APA Guide from Purdue.

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