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ENGL 105 - Feiner: Searching Information

Resources at Skyline

Skyline College Career Center


Mon - Thu: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Fri: 8:30 am- 12:30 pm

Building 1, Room 1-311


Phone: 650-738-4337

Meta Majors


Meta Majors are an easy way to search for and find the major that’s right for you! 

Career Exploration Websites

Onet - research detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers.

Occupation Finder - From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, provides information on career fields, career planning, education and training, pay and benefits, and more.

Education Planner - Provides practical advice so you can find the career and educational path that's right for you.

Projections Central: State Occupational Projections Projections of occupational employment growth are developed for all states and the nation as a whole. One of the most important uses of the projections is to help individuals make informed career decisions. 

Library Database for Test Preparation

You'll need to create an account using your campus email address. 

Learning Express Library's Learning Centers offer the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you. 


Wages, Cost of Living, and other Statistics

Searching OneSearch

OneSearch (***To log into our databases off-campus you'll need to use your email or Canvas login.)

Search most of Skyline Library's article databases and book catalog to find a wide range of articles from academic journals, popular magazines, newspapers and reference sources, e-books & other documents, plus print books available in the library.

Click on the link above to open a new database window

  • To search for more than one "concept", click on Advanced Search below the Search box.
  • In each search box, type the search word(s) or phrase(s) for a separate concept.
  • Use quote marks (“ ”) around search phrases (multiple words that should be searched together), e.g. “career choice”
  • Use an asterisk * to  search words with alternate endings, such as empower* (achieve, achieving, achievement)  


 "personality traits"


  • Click the “Search” button to begin a search
  • Based on your results, add additional synonymous words or phrases for each concept, if appropriate, with ORs in between each word or phrase


personality OR character

 career OR profession

On the results page, click on an article title to see detailed information and a summary of the article.

  • To see the full-text of an article, click on PDF Full Text or HTML Full Text at the left of the detailed information page
  • To print or e-mail an article, click on the print or e-mail buttons on the right task bar. A source citation will also be sent when you email a document. You can select the citation format (MLA, APA, Chicago) from the menu in the email box.

Searching Google

Google search 

To search for multiple concepts: 
- use ORs between words for the same concept, 
- use quotes (" ") around phrases.
-  Google does not use the *

To limit to a specific format: use filetype:pdf (or doc)

Example: passion creativity career filetype:pdf

To limit to searches with keywords in title of the search, use allintitle:

Example: allintitle: "climate change" careers

To limit to a specific domain, use site: in front of the domain name (no spaces)   will limit a search to just .edu sites OR   will limit a search to either .edu or .gov sites  will exclude .com sites

Example: "climate change" careers OR

To limit to a specific website, use site: in front of the website address (no spaces)

The Atlantic                         (

The New Yorker                  (

NPR                                    (

New York Times                  ( 

Washington Post                 (