Career Resources

Indiana University has many career service centers and resources throughout its campus. Some of these centers can be found with in your own school. For example, The Jacob School of Music, School of Informatics & Computing, School of Library and Information Science and Kelley School of Business are just a few of the schools on campus that have these centers. Visit the Career Services link to get information such as how to develop your resume, prepare for a job interview, and information on writing a cover letter. These career centers provide numerous services and documents that will assist you in reaching your career goal.

You might be looking to get a job here at Indiana University while you’re working on your degree. Maybe you will soon be graduating and are beginning the job search. Below are a few resources that can assist you with planning and preparing for a job or a career.

The Herman B Wells Library Information Commons has a large career book reference collection which includes:

Volunteer OpportunitiesHN

Category Call Number
Business Schools/GMAT HF1118-HF1131
Colleges and Universities L900-LA266, LB2351-LC6681
Financial Aid LB2337-2338
Graduate Schools L901, LB2351-LB2371
GRE LB2367.4
Internships/Interviews HD4881, LC1072
Law School/LSAT KF266-KF285
Majors L901, LA226, LB2361
Medical Schools/MCAT R735-R840
Resumes/Cover Letters HF5383
Science/Technology QA, T, TA, TK
Study Abroad HF5382.7, LB2283-2376
TOEFL/English Resources PE

An additional smaller career section of books can be found in the Undergraduate Core Collection which is in the West Tower of the Herman B Wells Library on the second floor – HF5381 .C657-HF 5383 .Y378

Writing A Resume (PDF)

Writing a Cover Letter (PDF)

Writing a Curriculum Vita (PDF)

Reference and Recommendations (PDF)

Thank You Letters and Other Correspondence (PDF)

Interview Questions to Practice (PDF)

List of Behavioral Interview Questions

International Internship, Job & Career Resources

Career Reference

Writing Tutorial Services (WTS)
provides a free 50-minute tutorial, just call 855-6738 for an appointment or stop by WTS on the first floor of the Information Commons of the Wells Library. They can assist you with reviewing your resume and cover letter.

Resume and Cover Letter by WTS

Alumni Career Services Come back to Indiana University for career advice. Anytime. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, Indiana University Alumni Association can help you with your job search.

HigherEdJobs is the leading source for jobs and career information in academia.

If you have any additional questions regarding career resources, go to the Ask a Librarian link.

Best of Luck!


Being Healthy – National Nutrition Month

 The month of March is National Nutrition Month. In honor of this, I thought it would be fun to look at what nutrition resources are available.

The IUB Librares have tons of resources available on nutrition and dietetics. For general resources check out the library’s subject page for Applied Health Science. For more specific resources related to nutrition, check out the HPER library’s website devoted to research materials on Nutrition and Dietetics. If you need books, don’t forget to check out IUCAT. Some helpful searches would be subject searches for “nutrition” or “dietetics,” or combine the two in a keyword search. (Tip: If you want to limit results and have the book quickly, limit your library either to a specific Bloomington library or to All Bloomington Libraries.)

Another great place to find information on nutrition is the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The website has all sorts of information on how to eat right and be healthy, broken down by different age groups and by sex.

Here on campus, the Health Center also has resources available to help you eat and be healthy. These services fall under Health and Wellness Education, with one of the services being Nutrition Consultation. Right now is a perfect time to have a free Nutrition Consultation, so you can start eating healthier.

For employees of the IUB campus, you might want to check out the Healthy IU: Workplace Wellness Program to learn all about how to be healthy and to see the special services available during the National Nutrition Month.

If you need more information on this topic or are having trouble finding information, feel free to Ask A Librarian!


Remember to Breathe

Midterms are already here! I know that we are all panicking as we realize papers are due, tests are tomorrow, and that project still hasn’t started itself. However, it’s important to stay calm and remember that help is always available. IU-Bloomington Libraries provide many resources that can help students begin their own research. A good place to start can be the libraries’ class page listings. Class pages provide a list of resources that are appropriate for the research required in the class and are excellent resources for new researchers in a discipline.

If there is not a class page for your particular course, you can contact your Subject Librarian or a Reference Librarian at Ask a Librarian. Both of these services will help students locate databases that contain relevant information and direct them to other available resources.

If you still need help with the final project, then you are in luck because IU-Bloomington Libraries partnered with Writing Tutorial Services (WTS) on campus so that students have access to as many services as possible while in the library. WTS will help students expand on their research topic and discuss possible writing strategies. This is a great service for people experiencing writer’s block.
Try not to stress out too much during this trying time. Stay focused by committing to a plan and utilizing the resources that are available to you. And don’t forget to Ask A Librarian if you need help!


Having Trouble Accessing Articles? Read This!

Scholarly journal articles are some of the most-used resources students seek when conducting research and writing papers. With more than 60,000 electronic journals and nearly 12,000 print serials subscriptions across campus, these resources are abundant, current, reliable sources that are easy to access – most of the time. What happens when you can’t find a link to an electronic journal that we should have access to? What does it mean when something is in the ALF? What do all these dates, links, and database names mean? Sometimes figuring out what kind of access and holdings the library has for certain journal titles can be a tricky business. This blog post should help make finding that one perfect article a little easier.

Let’s say you’ve found a citation for an article from 1995 in the journal Leisure Studies, but aren’t able to access the article through IUCat or OneSearch. One way to find this article is to search for it by name. The Libraries provide a page where you can search for specific journals by title. A search for Leisure Studies gives you these results:

According to this information, the library only has this title available online full-text from 1997 to present. If you want an article between these dates, all you have to do is click on the “Taylor & Francis Online” link and you’ll have instant access to all issues of this title the library currently subscribes to.

Your citation, however, is for an article from 1995, so your online access is denied. Never fear, all hope is not lost!

Your next step is to check IUCat for print holdings. On the IUCat search screen, click “Begins With (Browse)” on the right-hand column. You can then search Leisure Studies as a periodical title.

Leisure Studies will be your second search result. If you click on this title, then click on the entry for “Leisure studies : the journal of the Leisure Studies Association,” you will see the catalog record. This catalog entry tells you which years and volumes the library owns in print, as well as where they are located on campus. If you scroll down, you will find that you can access your article from 1995 by going to the HPER library where it is currently available in print.

Great news! If you’re interested in older issues from 1982-1994, you can request to have the issue sent to Wells Library from the Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF). More information about this process can be found at the “Request from ALF page.”

What happens if you can’t find the article full-text online or in print through IUCat? There’s always the option of an Interlibrary Loan! If you request an ILL, a library that owns the item will send it to IU, where you can access it digitally or print it at your convenience. The length of time required for this service varies, but generally, articles are accessible within 3-5 business days. How do you request an ILL? It’s simple. First, find the link that says “IU Link – Check for Availability,” like this.

You will see this screen, where you can click “Request the item via IU-Bloomington Document Delivery Service (ILL).

From there, just login with your IU username and passphrase, fill out the request form, and voila! The article will soon be yours!

Hopefully these tips will make it a little easier to find the perfect article for that research paper or project. If you get stuck, please don’t hesitate to Ask a Librarian. Happy researching!