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Project Page by Louise Lankau - SCHS Librarian
Last Updated: Feb 3, 2014 URL: http://schs.humbleisd.libguides.com/content.php?pid=299435 Print Guide RSS Updates
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Project Explanation

AVID 2 students will be writing a career research paper.  You will be interviewing someone in your chosen field and will combine this data with infromation you find in the library. Sources you will be using include: books, articles found in databases, and reliable websites.  You will use MLA format to create your works cited page. 

     

    Help with Citations

     

    Plagiarism_2 SCHS Library "Cite it Right" page

    Citing an interview is easy. 
    Pick up a source form in the Library.

     

    What do you want to be?

     

    Find Books

    Click on Destiny to search for your specific career.  You will also find a resource lists of books on careers.  You are welcome to check these books out from the library. 

    Search the career ebook collection below. These books do not have to be checked out and can be accessed from any internet enabled computer. 

     

    Career ebooks

    Try the ebook widget for information on a wide range of interesting careers.  Type "careers" for a long list of books on many different careeers. You can also narrow your search to a specific career  ex.  "medical careers."

     

    Recommended Database

    Ferguson 's career  database is a  great sources of information on just about any career you can think of.  Each career search will list the following:

    • overview
    • history of
    • salary ranges
    • employment prospects & outlook
    • skills/personaity traits needed
    • work environment
    • Education/Training
    • Related School Subjects

    Feguson's Career Database Link

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    Other Helpful Resources

    Reliable websites - also check Encyclopedia Britannica.

     

    Search for your topic...

     

    Sweet Search

    This is an academic search engine that will produce great results. You won't have to worry about bogus, biased, or unreliable information. Check it out!

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