Career Resources

This webpage connects you to resources to assist you in your research.

Developing a Search Statement

Suggested Subject Headings

  • careers
  • occupations
  • vocational guidance

e.g. criminal justice and career

Print Reference Materials

Print Reference Sources
You will find print reference sources in both the main reference collection and the "reference alcove." Please ask the Reference Librarian on duty at the reference desk for assistance in finding materials.

An example of a print reference resource

Encyclopedia of the United Nations

A good place to start your research is with reference books. A few are listed below:

Online Reference Sources

An example of an online reference resource (Gale Virtual Reference Library)

Gale Virtual Reference Library screenshot


Databases for Articles

Finding Databases for Scholarly Articles

  • Go to the library home page.
  • Click on the Articles tab, if it is not already selected.
  • Click the arrow for the drop menu located under Articles & Databases by Subject to reach subject pages for VSU majors.

Recommended Databases for Articles

NOTE: You will need to login through Anywhere Access or know the GALILEO password if you are off campus.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Using Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary Loan allows you to request articles, books, and other materials from other libraries.  You can use ILLiad, our online interlibrary loan system, to get articles in 2-5 days, or books in 2 weeks. 

Other Helpful Resources

MLA Style


Avoiding Plagiarism