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Career Resources: Websites

How to use the library to find resources on your career.

Searching for Websites

The Internet has a lot of great resources.  It is important, however, to evaluate the website to make sure it has reliable information before using it in your paper.



Who is the author of the website?  Do they have a degree in the topic they are writing about?  Who are they affiliated with?  

(Look for author name, “about us,” “who we are,” etc… for this information)



How old is the information?  Has it been updated recently? (Look for the publication date)



Is the information biased?  Are they taking a side of the issue and trying to push their opinion or trying to sell you something?  Is it fact or opinion?  It is important to use unbiased sources for informational papers. 



Is the topic fully covered? What is the purpose of the webpage?  Did they author state where they got the information?



Lastly, do not use Wikipedia as a source for your academic papers.  Most instructors will not allow it to be used because it is not always accurate and may not have reputable authors.

Career Resources - Websites

Gainful Employment for Certificates of Completion (EPCC)

Provides the cost, financing, and student success for the Certificates of Completion programs at EPCC

CareerOneStop (

Click on "browse occupations" - videos, wages, trends, skills, tasks, education, state trends

Explore Health Careers (

Health Careers Website

Occupational Outlook Handbook (

Enter career in search box.  Provides- Nature, training, outlook, wages, projections, and employment information.

O*Net Online (

Enter career in search box. Provides Information on - Tasks, Tools & Technology, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Work Activities, Work Context, Education, Interests, Work Styles, Work Values, Wages, and Trends.

Texas Career Check Interest Profiler

Texas Career Check is an exploration tool built for students to research different Careers and Schools. This system provides an intuitive way to look for information and descriptions on occupations and schools that the student may be interested in.

Texas Reality Check

Find out the cost-of-living expenses and how much you need to pay for them.

Work in Texas

Career Tools, job finder.

USA Jobs (

Search for jobs with the United States Government.

College Selection


Almost every career has an association or organization.  Find the one for your career.  Associations are a great source of information for careers, jobs, what's going on in the field, etc...

Search Suggestions for Websites

If you don't find what you need on one of the career resources websites provided, try using google.

Go to

  • Enter your keywords in the search box.
  • Search.
  • In the keyword search box next to the keywords, enter the word site:
  • Then put one of these endings next to it .gov .edu .org or .mil to help you find reputable websites.

Example:  nursing careers site:gov


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