PSYC 5283-Career Development
Resources - Books, catalogs and databases
Following APA style rules
Jung Myers-Briggs Typology Test - http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/Jtypes2.asp - take the test and note your results
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Career Report - http://www.opp.eu.com/SiteCollectionDocuments/pdfs/reports/OPP_MBTI_Career_Report_sample.pdf
FOCUS Career Assessment - This is an online, self-guided, interactive program designed to help you select the right college major and plan your career based on your personal interests, values, skills, personality, and aspirations.which can be accessed through the Office of Career Services. http://offices.nsuok.edu/careerservices/CareerAssessments/NSUFOCUS.aspx
Oklahoma State Department of Education Resource:
Counseling Web Pages & Resources: http://ok.gov/sde/counseling
U.S. Deptartment of Education Resources:
Site Map for ed.gov. Click on Students, then under Prepare for My Future click on Get a Job, Skill or Trade.
Career OneStop - http://www.careeronestop.org/
National Career Development Association: http://associationdatabase.com/aws/NCDA/pt/sp/Home_Page
Career Kids: http://www.careerkids.com/
Counseling Psychology: http://www.div17.org/
Oklahoma Career Information System: http://okcis.intocareers.org/
Career Development Resources: http://pages.minot.k12.nd.us/votech/careerdevelopment.htm
Dream it. Do it. Career Quiz: http://www.dreamit-doit.com/content/toolkit/quiz.php
Personality Type Quiz-MBTI inspired: http://www.personalitytype.com/career_quiz
Quick Myers-Briggs Type Inventory quiz: http://www.personalitypathways.com
Kiersey Temperament Sorter: http://www.kiersey.com
My Career Quiz: http://www.mycareerquizzes.com/job-quiz
Career Planning Quizzes: http://careerplanning.about.com/od/occupations/a/career_quiz_list.htm
The Career Game: http://www.careergame.com/
The Career Interests Game: http://career.missouri.edu/students/majors-careers/skills-interests/career-interest-game/
Computer Career Games: http://vacareerview.org/k5/careers/computer-career-games/k-2/career-start
Career Games for Kids: http://knowitall.scetv.org/careeraisle/students/elementary/games.cfm
LGBT Career Resources: http://www.niu.edu/careerservices/handouts/LGBTCareerResources.pdf
Books (Catalogs for finding)
Search the NSU Libraries' Online Catalog: http://library2.nsuok.edu/
Here are some of the subject headings used in the catalog: Vocational Guidance, Career Changes, Career Development, Career Plateaus, Educational Counseling, Job Hunting, Occupations, Professions, Vocational Interests, Vocational Guidance Handbooks Manuals Etc, Vocational Guidance For Women, Vocational Guidance Government Policy United States.
Search for E-Books using EBSCO e-books collection: http://library.nsuok.edu/Refdesk/vrdbks.html
If you need an item NSU doesn't own, you can request it through our ILLiad system.
Journal and Magazine Article Databases
Academic Search Premier - This is a general database, which means it contains article citations and full text articles covering many academic subjects. It is one of the twenty-five databases produced by EbscoHost for which NSU has a subscription. It is probably our most widely used database and is sometimes referred to simply as "Ebsco."
PsycARTICLES - a definitive source of searchable full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. The database contains more than 40,000 articles from 53 journals - 45 published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and 8 from allied organizations. It includes all journal articles, letters to the editor and errata from each journal. Coverage spans 1985 to present.
PsycINFO - PsycINFO, from the American Psychological Association (APA), contains more than 2 million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines, dating as far back as the 1800s. 97 percent of the covered material is peer-reviewed. Journal coverage, which spans 1887 to present, includes international material selected from nearly 2,000 periodicals in more than 25 languages. Contains a thesaurus.
1. Be prepared with synonyms in case your original search produces no results. Use a thesaurus if the database is equipped with one.
2. Pay attention to search tips or help screens
provided by each database. Even experienced researchers (like
professors and librarians!) can have trouble when dealing with a new
interface. Take the time to learn how to use the tool - it will help
you to avoid frustration!
3. Remember that most databases allow for Boolean
Searching. Use and
narrow, or to expand, not to exlude. Truncation is
also useful for bringing back all relevant results. For example,
type counsel* to bring back
documents containing the words counsel,
4. Take advantage of the following sources of help:
- Reference On Call at JVL is staffed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon - Thurs. and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. by reference librarians or other experienced library staff members.
The American Psychological Association originally created a publication manual to provide a common structure for all journal manuscripts in the area of the social sciences.
Many other disciplines (including psychology, the behavioral sciences, nursing, personnel administration and many areas within education) have adopted this as their professional writing standard as well.
In an academic environment, you will often be expected to conform to this standard when writing. At this point, you should be mostly concerned with creating an accurate reference list using proper format and providing citations within the text to give credit for an idea or concept to the source from which it came.
Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). (2010). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
The library owns several copies of the style guide; however, only the 5th edition circulates (can be checked out). The NSU libraries have seven copies of the 6th edition in reference and two on reserve. (
Using APA format (Purdue University) - this comprehensive guide summarizes the print version of the book. Click on Your Reference List to find examples of the proper format to use when listing sources you used.
- Contact the Subject Librarian for Education - firstname.lastname@example.org
- College of Education Web site
- Department of Health and Kinesiology
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Last Updated: June 12, 2012