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Career Exploration and Development

Library Databases and Web Links for Job and Career Planning

What is a LibGuide?

What is a LibGuide?

Think of a LibGuide as a "digital handout" that pulls together specific information in one convenient place. They are updated in real time, which means you are reading the most updated version at all times.

How do I use a LibGuide?

left arrow LINK to LibGuide PAGES which are stacked in the column on the left. Some PAGES may have subpages stacked below the main page. Page BOXES will also appear below the main page. 

down arrowSCROLL down a PAGE to view LibGuide BOXES

Know Yourself

thinking of ideas light bulb iconThe key to job success and satisfaction is understanding what type of work situation is the best fit for you.


  • What type of work do you want to do?
  • What type of role do you want to play on a team and within a company or organization?
  • What type of people do you like to work with?

The 10-min. video "Career Evaluation" found in Western Library's Films on Demand databases discusses how to find a job with work requirements that match YOUR interests, skills, education, training, values, and lifestyle.

To find other videos about careers, do a Keyword Search  for "Careers" in general, or a specific career or job you are interested in exploring.


  • you can choose to watch the Full Video or individual Segments
  • you can read a Transcription of the Full Video or individual Segments
  • you can use the citation Citations Tool (Cite ") and copy/paste it into a paper, project, or presentation
  • you can send (Share)  a link to the video to yourself or someone else and access it with your Western ID


How to Use Western Library Databases


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Ask-a-Librarian buttonscreenshot chat widgetIf you need help with library resources reach out by using the Live Chat button in the lower right corner of a LibGuide or a database, clicking  Ask-a-Librarian or choosing the Email Me link in the column on the left. Same day help is available Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00 and the next morning if you reach out after hours. 

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