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Career Research: Finding Books & eBooks

A guide to career research resources from Polk State Libraries.

Overview

This guide will teach you how to:

  • Find books & ebooks on a career
  • Research a career with the databases

Books & eBooks @ Polk State Libraries

  • As a student at Polk, you will need your Student ID card to check out materials.
    (There is no limit to how many books you can check out)
  • Check-Out periods are 3 weeks long & are renewable.
    (Renew 3 ways: Online, by phone, call & in person)
  • eBooks can be viewed on phones/tablets & computers.
    (Require you to log in to your library account)

Logging In @ Polk State Libraries

LOGGING INTO YOUR LIBRARY ACCOUNT

COLLEGE: Make sure POLK STATE COLLEGE is selected in the drop down menu.
BORROWER ID = STUDENT ID #
PIN = LAST 4 DIGITS OF STUDENT ID #

Be sure to capitalize the letter in your student ID.

Your Library Account allows you to use access Polk State Libraries' databases, renew book loans, and request books from Florida's 28 state colleges and 12 state universities.


 

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Book/Catalog search tutorial

To search for a book/eBook

  • Visit the Library's homepage, & click the link for Books/Catalog
  • On the search screen, select Advanced Search to the right of the Basic Search. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a simple search for careers in banking (Be sure to change the location to Lakeland or Winter Haven).

    

  • On the left of the search results page, you can select from Books (3 results) or eBooks (13 results).
    (eBooks require you to log in to view them, see Logging in @ Polk State Libraries on the left)
 

 

 
   

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