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ENF 2: Preparing for College English II (Pettibon-LO): Websites

This guide has been created by NOVA librarians to help you find and use sources of information for your research project. Direct comments to cgreges@nvcc.edu

Other Tips

Use websites to learn more about a career or a business:

  • Many occupations have a professional association. Search for your career and association. For example:  accounting association
  • If you are interested in working for a particular company, organization or business, find their website and learn more about them. Look for About or About Us.

Better Googling

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"graphic designer" outlook site:.gov

167,000 results

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What's the employment outlook for graphic designers?

29,800,000 results


Here's how to craft a better search to get fewer and more relevant results:

  • Identify the main ideas in your research question.
          What's the employment outlook for graphic designers?
     
  • Use quotation marks around 2 or more words that need to be together.
          "graphic designer" 
     
  • Limit your search to a specific domain, such as .edu, .gov, or .org.
          "graphic designer" outlook site:.gov

More information on advanced Google searching and Google Scholar.