Back to Work – Gale eBooks for Job Seekers
The past few weeks, we have covered the educational library resources which will help gain skills to add to your resume and pass tests in order to be hired at a job. This week we will look at a resource which we have linked on the CAREER/OCCUPATION/VOCATIONAL INFORMATION part of the Career Resources webpage: Gale eBooks.
This resource gives you full text, online access to many reference books which were formerly only available by visiting the Main Library. Now, with a library card and access to the internet, you can use these books anywhere in the world!
The ebooks are arranged by various subjects within this resource. The two subject areas most popular with job seekers are:
Let’s first look at the Business ebooks by clicking the Business heading under “Browse Collections” on the left:
Many job seekers decide that they want to become their own boss instead of working for someone else. For these entrepreneurs who want to start their own business, the Business category of Gale eBooks has great choices to help them out. There’s the Business Plans Handbook series, which currently has 40 volumes.
All 40 volumes can be searched just by clicking on the Business Plans Handbook and then doing a keyword search in the Search Within Series box on the right side of the page.
When you click on the results of your business search, you will see exactly what was in the book – an entire sample business plan for starting that business.
And there are many more business resources to use as well, such as books on Social Media Marketing, Search Engine Optimization and Leadership.
Now, let’s look at the many Medical reference ebooks available by clicking Medicine under “Browse Collections” on the left:
We have lots of medical related jobs in this area, with the STNAs being a particularly popular job choice right now. In Medicine, you will find a variety of medical encyclopedias which may be useful for working with patients.
For more on using the Gale eBooks resource, check out:
I hope you will find this career resource useful for your job seeking goals!