This pathfinder is a guide to help you begin your research. As sources and topics in the career development field are vast, these are only representative examples of the research paths you can pursue. For more assistance, you may contact the librarian.

Yuba College Library Online Catalog

Polaris is Yuba College Library’s Online Catalog system.  Students can perform searches of the Library’s holdings, find related texts, using the column on the left panel on the returned listings page, and check on the availability of texts, among other things.

Additionally, at the top of the home page, in tabular format, the student can search a dictionary and thesaurus.  There are also additional search functions available.

Browsing Areas In Yuba College Library Shelves

The Library uses the Dewey Decimal System to catalog its holdings.  If students are browsing the Yuba College Library shelves for Careers, the following sections of the Library would be most helpful:




651 F959


REF 331.7

REF 331.702

REF 331.703

Yuba College Subscription Databases


Ebrary is home to electronic books.  Students may search with a general query or through Subjects, including Career Development.  If one chooses Career Development, a student can change the Keyword on the next page to suit their paper’s topic.

CQ Researcher

CQ Researcher has articles on careers, career development, and future job markets.


NetLibrary provides access to your library’s eContent collection. eContent is the digital version of books, journals, and database content. Sign up for a free account on campus to have off-campus access.,url,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=nlebk

Yuba College

Yuba College Career Services:

100 B building
(530) 741-6790

The Career Services center has a small library related to career development.



RAND contains more than 150 databases, ranging from employment to annual spending per pupil to population projections. Much of the data are available at the national, state, county, city, and zip code levels.

California State Job Service

The official state government website is here:

California Job Fairs and Job Training

Online (Free Web) Sites

United States Department of Labor—Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.

Occupation Outlook Handbook

For hundreds of different types of jobs—such as teacher, lawyer, and nurse—the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you:

  • the training and education needed
  • earnings
  • expected job prospects
  • what workers do on the job
  • working conditions

Career Development Plan

UC-Berkeley’s 5-Part model of Career Development:

The Self-Assessment—Career Development Competencies:

Online (Free Web) Video

America’s Career Infonet:

Each career video may be viewed using either Windows Media or RealPlayer.

View over 300 videos in Spanish.

Online Supplementary Help

Got Resume

Build your resume for free:

Yale University Undergraduate Samples & Tools page:

The general page at Yale Undergraduate Career Services provides additional help on Resumes, Cover Letters, Correspondence, Networking, Interviewing, References, Job Offers, Research Industries, and Surveys/Forms:

Here is the page for Cover Letters.


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