Moffat Library of Washingtonville
3348 Route 208
Building 2, Suite 2
Campbell Hall, NY 10916
Phone: (845)496-5483
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Web Links

- Search Engines -

Yahoo | Lycos | Google | Google Scholar (Scholarly Journal Articles) | Dogpile |
Librarian’s Index to the Internet | RCLS Search Engine Page | Proteus | Scirus (Science Search Engine)

 

- Children’s Search Engines -

KidsClick | Kids.gov | RCLS Children’s Web | Yahooligans

 

- Web Resources for Job Seekers -

Career Exploration & and Assessment

  • Careerzone (New York state Department of Labor) –  http://www.nycareerzone.org Excellent for high school students; general career interest assessments.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook http://www.bls.gov/OCO General overviews including educational requirements and salary details.
  • O*Net  http://www.onetonline.org (Replaced Dictionary of Occupational Titles). Very detailed job descriptions including required skills and abilities. In-depth assessment tool requires the downloading of software.
  • Career One Stop: America’s Career InfoNet – http://www.acinet.org/ Excellent information on all aspects of job search; sponsored by U.S. government.
  • Testing and Education Resource Center (Database accessible through http://www.moffatlibrary.org/). Contains a detailed self assessment and provides career suggestions based on the results.

For immigrants:

Civil Service Tests

Job listings

One-on-One Immediate Help/Referrals

En espanol:

Resumes and Interviewing

Online resumes

  • Microsoft Word has resume templates to help users format a resume.

1. Open Microsoft WORD program

2. Click on File; then click on New. (If you don’t see it, click on the double arrow at the bottom of the menu and it will appear at the top.)

3. Under the Templates heading in the box that opens on the right, click “on my computer.”

4. Click on the tab marked “other documents” and you’ll see several resume options.

5. Once a resume has been created in Word, and saved to a disk or thumb drive, parts can be cut and pasted into online resume posting sites and resume builder tools. This will save time and store all basic information regarding education and work experience for future use.

  • Gale Testing and Education Resource Center (TERC) Career Module has an Online Resume Builder. Patrons can cut and paste text from their Microsoft Word resume into it. They may also get ideas from the fill-in form for other details to include in their master (Word) resume. There are 14 style formats offered. Opt to save an HTML version with permanent URL in addition to Rich Text Word format!!

Resources from the Ramapo Catskill Library System and selected libraries

“Best Bet” Databases (All are accessible through http://www.moffatlibrary.org)

  • Testing and Education Resource Center (Career Module) – Helpful resource, including an excellent Resume Builder. Also, sections for career assessment and exploration. TERC has practice tests for and features the most popular civil service series. Patrons must register for personalized services.
  • Business and Company Resource Center – Can be used to get background in preparation for interviews at larger companies. Also useful for identifying potential employers. Find companies by type of business and/or location.
  • Proquest – News articles on larger businesses help with preparation for interviews. Also, get news on the job market and particular career fields. Includes some full-text trade journals.