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For materials with career information, the following subject headings are useful:
- vocational guidance
- occupations, professions
- vocational interests
- career development
- vocational qualifications
Once you have done a subject search on one of the terms above, you can either scroll through the list of specific subheadings or you can limit the materials by specific careers. To limit, click on the "Limit/Sort" button at the top of the page and choose to limit by "words in subject" from the pull down menu. Add specific professions or career fields here (for example, you could add education, accounting, oceanography, etc.).
When you are searching for career information you usually are dealing with two concepts. First, you are dealing with a specific field or career. This could be accounting, law, marine science, physicians, etc. However, you do not want all the materials in the library on accounting or law or any other field as it would take a great deal of time to weed out the career information you need. To narrow your search to specific information about that career, like salaries and necessary education and/or training, you can add another concept to your search. For example: marine science and careers. Remember that you must think of synonyms for your search terms to ensure that you are getting all the information. For example, consider also marine biology and careers as a search strategy.