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Researching Colleges & Careers   Tags: careers, college, couns5, professions, success, vocations  

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Our mission is to provide information services and resources to students, community members, staff and faculty, to facilitate successful learning.

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Reference Desk: 408-741-2029

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Welcome to the Library! (2:52 minutes)
A brief introduction to the library and some of our most popular services.


Welcome to the Library

Welcome to the West Valley College Library information portal for researching colleges and careers.   I have found some credible websites, subscription databases, books and e-books to support your classroom experience.  Use the tabs across the top of the guide to navigate and do not hesitate to ask a librarian for help.

Good luck!

Maryanne Mills, Reference Librarian


Larry Smith on careers

A professor of economics at the University of Waterloo in Canada, Larry Smith coaches his students to find the careers that they will truly love.


Tips for Success

  • When you find a good source (book, article, web page), record the title, author, and other bibliographic info (journal title, web address, etc.).

  • Take notes from your sources.
  • As you read, mark the parts you might like to quote in your paper.
  • Keep organized. Keep a binder with copies of articles, your notes, and drafts of your outline.

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