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Find Articles: Journals, Magazines, Newspapers
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Find Facts, Definitions, Overviews
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Find Agencies, Organizations and Associations

    Government centers, departments, and institutes

  Employment & Training Administration (U.S. Department of Labor)
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) administers federal government job training and worker dislocation programs, federal grants to states for public employment service programs, and unemployment insurance benefits. Employment and Training Administration (ETA) programs, resources, and online tools help workers in all stages of the job and career development.

Find Articles: Journals, Magazines, Newspapers

    Full-text electronic journals and magazines

  Occupational Outlook Quarterly Available in Full Text Freely Available 
OOQ provides practical information on jobs and careers. Articles are written in straightforward, non-technical language and cover a wide variety of career and work-related topics such as new and emerging occupations, training opportunities, salary trends, and results of new studies from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    Job ads

  Jobs - Argus (Sioux Falls)
  Jobs - Star
  Jobs - (Pioneer Press)

    Newspapers, news sites

  Newsbank Available in Full Text Off-campus Log-in Required 
    1690 - present
With unmatched U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources, this resource is the largest of its kind. Its diverse source types include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Explore a specific issue or event through the detailed coverage provided by local reporting or compare a wide variety of viewpoints from across the country on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people. Also features a large selection of America's Historical Newspapers (1690-2000) with articles exactly as they appeared in original print form.
  ProQuest Newspapers Available in Full Text Off-campus Log-in Required 
Choose to search newspapers from one of the world's largest digital newspaper collections. Thousands of the articles are available in full text.

Find Books

    Online catalogs

  MnPALS Freely Available 
MnPALS is the online catalog for Minnesota West. It also includes the collections of over 40 academic and state agency libraries in Minnesota. Search for books and non print materials found in your Minnesota West libraries.

    Print books available for checkout

  Best Resumes for College Students and New Grads
Location: Granite Falls Campus Library & Jackson Campus Library - HF5383 .K687 2012
  Cracking the New Job Market: the 7 Rules for Getting Hired in Any Economy
Location: Jackson Campus Library - HF5382.75 .U6 H65 2012
  Gallery of Best Résumés
Location: Canby Campus Library - HF5383 .N62 2004
  Resumes, Cover Letters, Networking, & Interviewing
Location: Location: Pipestone Campus Library - HF5383 .E424 2013
  Step-by-Step Résumés: Build an Outstanding Résumé in 10 Easy Steps!
Location: Worthington Campus Library - HF5383 .S25 2011

Find Electronic Books

    Full-text electronic books

  eBook Collection Available in Full Text Off-campus Log-in Required 
Over 150,000 full text electronic books to search for information in or read cover-to-cover. Many are available for download to your computer or personal reading device.
  Expert Résumés for Career Changers Available in Full Text Off-campus Log-in Required 
Writing tips and sample résumés for people who are changing careers.
  Gallery of Best Résumés for People without a Four-Year Degree Available in Full Text Off-campus Log-in Required 
A collection of quality résumés from professional résumé writers, each with individual views about résumés and résumé writing.
  Résumés for Dummies Available in Full Text Off-campus Log-in Required 
Includes tips to get your career in gear and write a winning résumé to land that job interview.
  The Quick Résumé & Cover Letter Book: Write and Use an Effective Résumé in Only One Day Available in Full Text Off-campus Log-in Required 
Find quick resume steps, plus detailed tips on writing a more sophisticated resume later, 90 sample resumes by professional writers, advice for writing cover letters fast, and current Internet Find quick résumé steps, plus detailed tips on writing a more sophisticated résumé later, 90 sample résumés by professional writers, advice for writing cover letters fast, and current Internet résumé, social media, and job search tips.

Find Facts, Definitions, Overviews

    Dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, handbooks

  Occupational Outlook Handbook Available in Full Text Freely Available 
A nationally recognized source of career information by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The Handbook is revised every two years.

Find Images, Videos, Audio, Digital Media

    Streaming video and audio

  FMG: Films on Demand Off-campus Log-in Required 
Select "Careers & Job Search" collection for streaming videos about job search techniques, interview skills, and career exploration.

Find Job Ads

    Online job postings is an internet-based self-service system where employers and job seekers can find each other.

Use Web Resources

    Electronic portfolios

  e-Folio Minnesota
eFolio Minnesota is a multimedia electronic portfolio designed to help you create a living showcase of your education, career and personal achievements. All Minnesota residents, including students enrolled in Minnesota schools, educators and others can use eFolio Minnesota to reach their career and education goals.

    High-quality, reliable internet sites

CareerOneStop is a U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored Web site that offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals to foster talent development in a global economy.
  ISEEK: Minnesota's Internet System for Education and Employment Knowledge
ISEEK is one of the most comprehensive resources available to the citizens of Minnesota who want to find information about careers, education, jobs, and business. ISEEK provides information in four main areas: explore careers, plan your education, find a job, grow your business.
A wealth of resources for job seekers including resume building, cover letter preparation, and job listings. The Career Advice Center is full of articles, newsletters, and includes blogs and podcasts.
  Minnesota JobList
Minnesota JobList was created to help fill a need for Minnesota businesses. Supported through the WCCO network, the site promotes local Minnesota businesses and their job openings.
Recruiting site containing job listings, resume posting, employer information, career networking and more.
  O*NET Online
The O*NET system serves as the nation's primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations.
  Positively Minnesota Data Center
From the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, stats such as wages, benefits, unemployed, number in workforce and more.
  Southwest Minnesota Careers
A site dedicated to finding workers in Southwest Minnesota, ranging from industrial engineers to home health aides to network & computer systems administrators to correctional officers.
Resource for both employers and job seekers. Search for jobs, post resumes, or search employers. Contains helpful articles on resume writing, dressing for success, and more.

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