Find Articles
The Library subscribes to several article databases, each suited to different fields and levels of study. If you are away from campus, you will need to access these databases through Ocean Connect. If you are unsure how to do this, please follow these instructions, or ask a member of the Library’s staff for assistance.
Here are a few databases that may prove useful to your research on careers and vocations:

  • Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center – This database provides information such as job profiles, vocational guidance, planning your education, and preparing for job applications and interviews.
  • Vocations and Careers Collection – This database provides access to journals and magazines that aid users in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career. The database offers hundreds of current and applicable periodicals, from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.
E-Books
E-Books are available through the OCC Library Databases. To access them, log into Ocean Connect and click on the tab for Library Services. The link search for e-books (near the top) will open the EBSCOhost eBooks database, which contains numerous career-related books. Perform a search for terms like “vocational guidance” or nursing AND career.
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Find Books
Use the Library Catalog to locate books in the library on your topic:

  • Perform an All Fields search (the default setting) using keywords such as accounting career. These searches will search the entire records of all the items in the catalog, including author, title, and subject areas.
  • Perform a Subject search using a keyword phrase such as “vocational guidance” or “job hunting” to find general career information or try searching for a specific industry, such as nursing.
  • Perform a Series search for VGM opportunities or Career launcher to see multiple career options published in that series.
  • If you’d prefer to browse the shelves, most career books are located at call number 331.7.
Internet Resources
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Get information on earnings, job prospects, working conditions, and training or education needed for hundreds of different types of jobs from this government publication, available through the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Career Outlook
Also a publication of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Career Outlook articles provide data and information on a variety of topics – including occupations and industries, pay and benefits, and more. These articles are helpful for students, career counselors, jobseekers, and other planning careers.
O*Net Online
An online resource that highlights fast growing industries, gives in-depth details on specific occupations, and offers an “Interest Profiler” to suggest occupations.
Career OneStop
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, this website serves job seekers, businesses, students, and career advisors with a variety of free online tools and resources. Use their Toolkit to find information on careers, training, skills, wages, and more.
NJ Career Connections
The New Jersey Career Connections website provides users direct access to career navigation resources, including interactive tools and useful resources such as a directory of training programs, information on hundreds of careers, and advice and guidance on a wide variety of topics. In addition, the website will help jobseekers learn how to network, find employment, and prepare for interviews.
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