Along with resource available through the Office of Career Development ( http://www.tusculum.edu/career/ ), Garland library has many print and online resources for the new graduate as well as resources for those exploring career change options.
Found in the Information Commons Reference Area on the Main Floor
READY REF.HF5381.U62.2008-2009 Occupational Outlook Handbook.
READY REF.HF5382.75..U6.K716.2005 America’s Top 100 Jobs for People Without a Four-Year Degree.
REF.HF5381.E467.1996 Finding Your Perfect Work.
REF.HF5381.E516.1992 The Encyclopedia of Career Change And Work Issues.
REF.HF5382.5.U5.F64.2004 The College Majors Handbook.
REF.HF5382.75.U62.W336.2000 Insider’s Guide to Finding a Job in Washington.
REF.HF5383.P652.1999 Proven Resumes.
Use the ONLINE CATALOG to locate books on a variety of career topics. Some keywords to use are:
Most print books in the library dealing with career exploration including resumé writing and interviewing techniques can be found under the Library of Congress call numbers: HF 5381 through HF 5383.
These resources are located on the Upper Floor of the Library in the Book Stacks. For specific subject areas, consult the online catalog under that topic. For example: “psychology and job”.
Electronic Books are another major source for information and books on career exploration. There are several titles located in the ONLINE CATALOG or you can search for electronic books independently by consulting the E-BOOKS on the Library website.
The library subscribes to several local and national newspapers that can be found on the Main floor of the library in the Periodicals section behind the Circulation Desk. To become familiar with a particular occupation it is beneficial to read publications that pertain to that particular field. For example if you are interested in banking or finance, become familiar with The Wall Street Journal. Some sample titles available in the Periodical area are:
Johnson City Press
The Wall Street Journal
The New York Times Sunday edition ( Daily NYT available online in full text on Infotrac database)
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Christian Science Monitor
Knoxville News Sentinel
The Business Journal of Tricities TN/VA
Several magazines and journals are available in full text online through the Library Research Databases. To search for specific periodical titles in different subject areas and job fields, use the Periodical Search link. Type in a journal title or keyword and then browse a list of titles available in full text on the Research Databases or in Print. For example, here is a title available in full text on Proquest: ABI/INFORM Global.
Going Global Career Guides. Austria from 01/01/2004 to 01/01/2006 in ABI/INFORM Global
The Library will gladly provide assistance with locating relevant website resources pertaining to career exploration. The library staff is ready to assist you in exploring information regarding possible places of employment, including assistance in gathering background information on companies and organizations of interest.
The Library Staff looks forward to assisting you!