Here is a sample of how libraries try to help you:
Strathcona County Library
Browse for Materials:Bow Valley College Library
Find Books:Use the following words to search theLibrary catalogue by Subject or Keyword.
- Applications for positions
- Job hunting
- Career changes
- Vocational guidance
Browse the following general areas in the Career Centre, Adult Non-Fiction and Reference collections (arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification)
Example: 650.14 TAH 2010, Taher, Mohamed, Job search the Canadian way: what works, what doesn’t
A keyword is a word used to search an electronic resource in order to locate results that match that word in a specified part or in any part of the item, such as the title or in the full text.
When searching in digital environments, such as a library database or on the Internet, it is most effective to use single words (keywords) or phrases (terms).
Never type in a long sentence, such as a question or a thesis statement.
Instead, enter in a single keyword or term in the search box. Or, click "Advanced Search" for more search boxes then type in additional keywords and terms
This introduction to library research explains how to choose a topic, develop a research question and search for resources online, in the LLC and in the library database collection.
Career Services and Resources
- Last Updated Sep 13, 2013
Find information about career services available at Bow Valley College and links to helpful books, websites, articles and e-books for career planning, job searching, interviewing and professional development
Search tips: The default search is AND, i.e. it will search for all the words entered. To perform OR search use | character, e.g. hello | world. To exclude words use !, e.g. hello ! world will search for matches where there is the word hello but not world. To search for a phrase enter it in quotes, e.g. "hello world".
More help: The words you use to search for information are very important.
To begin, underline the main topics in your research topic or question and think of related terms and concepts. For example:
Main topics and key concepts Related terms and concepts Aboriginal peoples in Canada
- First Nations
- indigenous peoples
- the Metis
- the Inuit
- the Objibway
Remember to include:
- alternate spellings