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Careers and college majors research

Search the World Wide Web

How do you know a Web page is authoritative?

  • What is it's extensiion?  .gov, .edu, .com?
  • Who sponsors the site?  Do they identify themselves?
  • Who wrote the content?  Does the author identify him or herself?
  • Does the content seem biased or neutral?
  • Is the content in depth or brief?  Reference list?
  • Is it up to date, or dated?


Google is a powerful search engine

Wikipedia is a large collaborative encyclopedia


Citing Sources

Library resources for APA Citation Style

Library resources for MLA Citation Style

Easybib is a library resource that formats your bibliogrpahy for you. 

      NOTE:  Start and account first to save all your bibliographies.

Careers Resources

  • Check the library catalog for reference resources using the keyword careers
  • Use the Government's Occupational Outlook catalog in print (Government Documents collection U.S.Doc. L 2.3/4:  2010/11) or online.

College Resources

Articles in Newspapers and Magazines

            NOTE:  Use California as a keyword for local information.

  • Search CQ researcher for a report on current social issues such as jobs, college education, or a particular field of interest.


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