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English: Writing: Technical and Professional Writing

Business Writing: Find articles on careers

To find journal articles on your career, try looking in a database appropriate to your subject area. You can find recommended databases for your subject on the WSU Libraries Subject List of Databases page. The Vocational and Career Collection is a database of mostly trade journals, so you could try that database to find articles by people working in a particular profession. If you aren't sure where to start, try searching Academic Search Complete for your career and the following search phrase: ("vocational guidance" or occupations or "career development"). Copy and paste the entire phrase, including the parentheses. For example, if you want articles about careers in pharmaceutical sales, use the following search: pharmaceutical sales and ("vocational guidance" or occupations or "career development"). 

Article Databases

For additional databases, refer to the library's Alphabetical List of All Databases.

Getting materials we don't have in our library

Note: When you use the Find It! button and it can’t find a full-text version, it doesn’t mean that we don’t have the actual hard copy of the journal in our library. Check the box that lists Dunbar’s holdings. Then look up your journal title and check the dates to see if it’s here. You can’t check out an entire volume, but you can make copies of the articles.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL): delivery time depends upon availability.

  • Use your W# and password to login.
  • For an article, click "Request an Article" and fill in all information, being especially careful to list all inclusive page numbers.
  • Once you’ve logged in, from any database Find It! page, you can click "Request via Interlibrary Loan" and it will automatically populate the important fields for you. You should still check page numbers to be sure it lists all the page numbers you need.

OhioLINK: usually takes 3-5 working days

  1. From your search screen (including screens with no results), click OhioLINK Central. This will now run the search in the OhioLINK catalog.
  2. From the OhioLINK record, click Request Item. You will be prompted for your identification information and a pick-up location.

Where can I get this?

Document Process
An article that is not available full-text in the database I’m using. Click the “Find It!” button to see if it’s available in a different database. If so, click the link. If not, see the record for print holdings.
An article that is not available full-text in a database but is available in a print journal in Dunbar Library. Visit the Journals area on the second floor of the library and make a copy.
An article that is not available full-text in a database but is available in a print journal located at the SW Depository. Request the article using Interlibrary Loan.
An article that is not available full-text in a database and is not available in the library. Request the article using Interlibrary Loan.
A book that is not available in our catalog but is available in the OhioLINK catalog. Request the book from OhioLINK.
A book that is not available in our catalog or the OhioLINK catalog. Check WorldCat and request the book from Interlibrary Loan.

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