Transfer Center Library

The Career/Transfer Center library houses a fairly extensive library of resources to assist students in researching majors, occupations, colleges, programs, scholarships, job listings, internships, labor market information, companies, salaries, and transfer opportunities.

The CTC Library is open to all students and visitors.
Books may be used in the CTC, but may not be checked out.

Sample of Resources Listed by Category:

General Career References.

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • O*NET Dictionary of Occupational Titles
  • Dictionary of Holland Occupational Codes
  • What Color is Your Parachute?


  • How to Choose a College Major
  • The College Majors Handbook
  • Index of Majors & Graduate Degrees

Career Fields

  • Careers without College (series)
  • Opportunities in … (series)
  • 100 Best Careers for the ___ Century
  • Part - Time Careers
  • Health Professions Directory

Job Search Related

  • Job Search Secrets
  • No One is Unemployable
  • Dare to Change Your Job and Your Life
  • The SF Area Job Bank
  • Hidden Job Market
  • Idiot’s Guide to the Perfect Resume
  • Electronic Resume Revolution
  • 200 Letters for Job Hunters
  • Top Internships

College Guides

  • Gourman Report – College Ratings
  • Peterson’s 2- and 4-year Colleges
  • Peterson’s Competitive Colleges
  • Internet University
  • Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges
  • College Money Handbook

Computer Resources / Programs: (Note: All CTC computers have Internet access.)

  • EUREKA- The California Career Information System – Database of current information and descriptions of occupations, majors, military opportunities, training programs, schools, job search and resume writing information and short assessment exercises.
  • College Source: College catalogs on CD ROM; College searches.
  • Jobtrak – – Listing of current jobs and internships, career fairs, resume and job search / interview tips, etc.
  • Cal Jobs – – Listing of local job opportunities, ability to put your resume on-line.

Note: Additional career/transfer related Web sites available in handout form from the Career and Transfer Center.

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