Along with resource available through the Office of Career Development (, Garland library has many print and online resources for the new graduate as well as resources for those exploring career change options. 


Selected Print Reference Sources

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.


Also, see the Library’s Links page on the Library Website under Career Exploration and Job Hunting. 


Use the ONLINE CATALOG to locate books on a variety of career topics.  Some keywords to use are:


Job hunting

Employment interviewing

Vocational guidance



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.      

Periodicals: Magazines, Newspapers, and Journals

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

Online Periodical Resources

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

Internet Websites

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!