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Research Guide: College 103 - Introduction to Career & Research Project

Career Database & Research Guide Worksheet...

Part 1

Directions: Select the "Library Research Guide" that most closely matches your chosen career and complete questions on worksheet:

Part 2

Directions: Use the Ferguson's Career Database to answer questions about your career.

Off Campus Access: username is your Web ID (ex: absmith), and the password is your portal password.

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center
  • Search for a career/job in the search box next to "Search Job Profiles"
  • Be sure to search by the occupation's title rather than what you would be doing -- example, search 'welder' not 'welding'.
Hard to Find Job - Suggestions
  • Health Unit Coordinator: search Medical Secretary
  • Patient Care Technician: search Medical Assistants, or Nursing Assistants
  • Mechatronics: search Electro Mechanical Technician, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Robotics Technician, Electronics Engineering Technicians, CNC Programmer, or Instrumentation Technician

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Career Books Worksheet...

Directions: Watch this video on "Finding Books at the SCC Library" to help you find a book in your area of study. You will need a book to complete the questions on worksheet #3

Search the Library Catalog

Search the library's eBook Collection

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Career Periodicals Worksheet...

Part 1

Directions: Watch this video on "Different Types of Periodicals" as you complete Part 1 of the periodicals worksheet.

Part 2

Directions for Face-to-Face (In-person) Classes: Watch this video on "Finding Periodicals" to help you find a periodical in your area of study. You will need a periodical to complete the questions on Part 2 of worksheet #4

Directions for Online Classes: Follow the directions on your worksheet to complete part 2 and find an article in the library's online databases.

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Last updated: 08/22/18