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A variety of career resources that are available at the Cerritos College Library
Last Updated: Jun 21, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

Career Databases Print Page

Professor Granillo
Summer 2017

Your Assignment is to research:

  • What fields would you like to work in? 
  • What type of requirements does your desired job have? 
  • What kind of schooling, training, etc. is required to accomplish your career?  
  • What kinds of companies, institutions, or establishments could you work in?  

    Monica Lopez


    Contact Info:

    Librarian/Associate Professor
    Acquisitions and Collection Development Coordinator
    562-860-2451 Ext. 2434

    Phone: (562) 860-2451 x2434



    What Do You Know?

    You probably already know a little something about the topic you chose, but it's important to find out more in order to write an intelligent research paper and/or make a good argument. 

    Ask yourself:

    • What do I know?
    • What can I find out?

    Reference resources help you find out more!

    Library Research Guides lead you to the best resources to use when searching for information on your topic.

    Always check to see if there's a Research Guide on your topic.


      Quick Tips

        • Look up your keywords in the indexes to subject encyclopedias.

        • Read articles in these encyclopedias to set the context for your research.

        • Note relevant items in the bibliographies at the end of the encyclopedia articles.

        • Additional background information may be found in your lecture notes, textbooks, and reserve readings.


                  Understanding Your Topic - Where to Look

                  Reference Sources   person with a book head

                  Once you have chosen a topic for your paper, use general reference sources to get background information on your topic. Reference books such as the encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks, and the current issue titles are a good starting point for your research because they help you become better acquainted with your topic.

                  See the lists below for some selected reference sources available online and in print. Ask a librarian if you need help finding more resources.

                  Online reference resources require login for off-campus use.  Enter your Cerritos College login when prompted.  For more login information see the Database Login page.

                  Selected Library Reference Sources - Online

                  Here are some of the library's online reference resources which can help you get some background information on your topic.  These resources are available on and off campus.

                  • Ferguson's Career Guidance Center
                    Everything you need to plan your career. Contains articles, sample resumes and cover letters, a career interest assessment, and videos.
                  • Gale Virtual Reference Library  Icon
                    Provides access to the content of more than 270 reference sources in a database format for multidisciplinary research.

                  Selected Library Reference Sources - Print

                  Here are some reference books that are located in the library's Reference area. Although they cannot be checked out, students are able to photocopy pages.

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                  The Almanac of American Employers
                  Call Number: REF HF5382.75.U6 A45 2011
                  ISBN: 9781593921828

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                  Best Jobs for the 21st Century
                  Call Number: REF HF5381.15 .F37 2009
                  ISBN: 9781593575366

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                  Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance
                  Call Number: REFDESK HF5381 .E52 2011
                  ISBN: 9780816083138

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                  Careers in Environment & Conservation - Salem Press (Editor); Michael Shally-Jensen (General Editor)
                  Call Number: REF GE60 .C375 2014
                  ISBN: 9781619255357
                  Publication Date: 2014-10-01

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                  Job Hunter's Sourcebook - Gale (Editor)
                  Call Number: REF HF 5382.75 .U6 J63 2010
                  ISBN: 1414490348

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                  Occupational Outlook Handbook
                  Call Number: REFDESK HF5382.5.U5 O23 2016-17
                  ISBN: 9781601758040


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