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Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

Provides detailed profiles of more than 3,300 jobs and 94 industries, invaluable advice on career skills.

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.

Career Transitions

Career Transitions provides guidance and essential activities to both current job seekers and those investigating new career options. Key features include resume and cover letter creation support, interactive interview practice, and tools to match previous work or military experience to potential career paths.

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. (Sponsored by the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration)

Vocations & Career Collection

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

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.

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.

Academic Films Online

Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers more than 62,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. Curated for the educational experience, the massive depth of content and breadth of content-types (such as documentaries, films, demonstrations, etc.) in Academic Video Online makes it a useful resource for all types of patrons, giving libraries a high return on investment. 

Kanopy Streaming

Kanopy is a leading distributor of educational videos. Major subjects covered include the arts, business and training, health sciences, media and communication, natural sciences, social sciences, and teacher education. Users can search, browse and stream videos. 

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.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

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

Ebook Central

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


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.


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.


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