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Career Exploration

Resources online and in the library for career exploration, planning, goal setting, accomplishment

PrepSTEP Career Preparation Center

The PrepSTEP Career Preparation Center provides a wide range of tools to help you research and prepare for careers in a variety of different fields. Tutorials and practice exams help you get ready for certification in fields such as law enforcement, health occupations, nursing, dental assisting, and firefighting. 

First-time users will need to create an account on PrepSTEP so that you can save your progress in tutorials and on practice tests. 

*PrepSTEP is available to College of the Redwoods students only.

Other Recommended Databases

The following databases provide articles, reports, statistical data, and overviews of general topics related to college and careers. All of these recommended databases can also be found on the A to Z List of Databases linked on this page.

Remote Login Required

If you are off campus or using a wireless device while on campus, you may be prompted to login to get into the library's subscription databases. In that case, this is what you will see:

Remote login is required to prove that you are a student at College of the Redwoods, because these library databases are not free, open website available to anyone. Library resources are valuable and often expensive, because the information provided is reliable, credible, and based on a lot of work by many people. The library pays for student, faculty, and staff access.