PSYC 5283-Career Development

Computer Assisted Career Guidance Systems
Resources - Books, catalogs and databases
Search Tips
Following APA style rules

Computer Assisted Career Guidance Systems

NSU Resources:

Jung Myers-Briggs Typology Test - - take the test and note your results

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Career Report -

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.

Oklahoma State Department of Education Resource:

Counseling Web Pages & Resources:

U.S. Deptartment of Education Resources:

Site Map for Click on Students, then under Prepare for My Future click on Get a Job, Skill or Trade.

Career OneStop -


National Career Development Association:

Career Kids:

Counseling Psychology:

Oklahoma Career Information System:

Career Development Resources:

Dream it. Do it. Career Quiz:

Personality Type Quiz-MBTI inspired:

Quick Myers-Briggs Type Inventory quiz:

Kiersey Temperament Sorter:

My Career Quiz:

Career Planning Quizzes:


The Career Game:

The Career Interests Game:

Computer Career Games:

Career Games for Kids:



Displaced Homemakers:


LGBT Career Resources:

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Books (Catalogs for finding)

Search the NSU Libraries' Online Catalog:

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:

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.

Go to all EbscoHost databases

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Search Tips

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 to 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, counseling, counselor...

4. Take advantage of the following sources of help:

- Tutorials

- 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.

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Following APA style rules

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. ( BF76.7 .P83 2010)


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.

APA's Frequently Asked Questions

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Last Updated: June 12, 2012