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SDV 100 Course Playbook

Career Exploration: Using the Library's Home Page

FIND BOOKS

From the library's home page, search under FIND BOOKS to find print and electronic books about careers.  Click on the down arrow and select "subject," then format your search this way: (your term) AND vocational guidance.

Example: photography AND vocational guidance

FIND ARTICLES

From the library's home page, find articles about your chosen career by searching under FIND ARTICLES. Type your search this way: (your term) AND vocational guidance

Example: architecture AND vocational guidance

Career Exploration: Web Resources

Best site for researching career paths: Occupational Outlook Handbook

Other sites are listed below.

Career Exploration Practice

The activities below will allow you to familiarize yourself with helpful career resources.

1. Go to the Occupational Outlook Handbook

  • Name 2 occupations listed as the highest paying
  • Name 2 occupations listed as the fastest growing

2. Go back to the Occupational Outlook Handbook

  • Under Occupation Groups, select a group, then pick a career.
  • Write down 3 facts about the career you selected.
  • Be prepared to share the 3 facts with the class.

3. Go to the library's home page

  • Under FIND BOOKS, search for books about the careers listed below (remember to format the search using occupation name AND vocational guidance -- for example: medicine AND vocational guidance)
    • photography
    • nursing
    • chef
    • police officer
  • Select 2 books from the results list
  • Be prepared to share the title, author, and year of publication with the class

 

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