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Information about majors and careers
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is the government's premier source of career guidance featuring hundreds of occupations—such as carpenters, teachers, and veterinarians. Revised every 2 years, the latest version contains employment projections for the 2016-26 decade.
The following are subpages containing resources and tools for you to find topic or genre specific sources.
These are general databases that you might find useful during your research. If you need help learning to use them, please feel free to ask! A librarian would love to help you learn, so that you can find good sources for your paper.
Scout is the University Libraries' main search tool. It is a tool called a "discovery layer" and it sits on top of most of our other content, allowing you to search for many different kinds of things all at once. Because of the breadth of the search, you have to be strategic as a searcher. Choose very specific keywords, and make use of the filters on the left side bar of your results to narrow your search down to relevant items.
The purpose of Opposing Viewpoints is to help you explore a topic, and to help you identify the pros and cons of that topic. You can find newspaper articles, scholarly articles, encyclopedia information and multimedia files in Opposing Viewpoints. It's a great starting point for finding sources to building an argument.
Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Premier is a great database because it contains information for almost any topic that you might be writing about! Plus, it looks a lot like SCOUT, so remember you can use the same strategies to search!