Resource of the Month: Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

Interested in finding out what the highest paying or most in-demand jobs are?  Have questions about writing cover letters and resumes?  Need information about four year colleges?  CPCC Libraries’ Resource of the Month can help you will all of these things!

Our featured resource of the month for September is Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center.  This comprehensive resource contains authoritative information on a wide number of jobs and career fields.

  • Job Profiles: Information on more than 4,850 jobs and 157 industries, broken down into 16 Career Clusters, is presented through overview articles and videos.
  • Skills: Through informative articles and videos, this section helps users learn the essentials of various skills. Sample résumés and cover letters created by professional career consultants are provided.
  • Resources: Users can search resource entries divided into convenient categories such as financial aid directories, college planning, organizations, internships, scholarships, and much more. School Search is also available.
  • Videos: 290 videos introduce users to a wide variety of jobs, industries, and career development skills.
  • Special Features: “My Life” interviews with professionals give a firsthand perspective on unique jobs such as snowboarding instructor and lobsterman.

It is an ideal resource to assist you with questions that you may have about careers.

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center may be accessed here or from the Research Databases section of the library website.

September 4, 2014

Go Tech Yourself! @ Levine

Need help with the new Blackboard interface? Questions about Office 2013?

Levine Library will be offering two sessions to provide assistance with these resources.

August 19, 2014

Welcome to Fall 2014!

Welcome to the 2014 fall semester!  Hopefully, you had a fantastic summer and are ready to get into the swing of things.  With the beginning of a new semester, we’d just like to take some time to remind you of a few of the services that the library has to offer, as well as highlight a few recent changes.

Books and More!

As always, the library wants to help out with your research and educational needs.  To that end, we provide access to a wide variety of resources, both in print and online.

To find out what books or DVDs are available in the library (or in electronic format), check out the online library catalog.

If you are looking for research articles or educational online videos, have a look at our Research Databases.

Need help using either one of these resources?  Don’t be afraid to Ask a Librarian!  Library staff are available to help in person, over the phone or online.

Study Space?  We Have That!

Need a quiet place to study?  All CPCC campus libraries have dedicated quite study spaces.  Additionally, Central, Cato and Levine campuses have study rooms available. (Two of the study rooms at Central recently got amazing facelifts…pictures to come in a future post!)

Faculty Resources

We also offer a number of resources just for faculty.  Be sure to check out our Faculty Resources page to see what we can offer you.

We hope everyone has a great semester!

August 18, 2014

Self-Booking for Study Rooms Now Available!

Need to book a study room for yourself or a group? You can now book a room through our online reservation system. Study rooms are available at Central, Levine and Cato campuses. For more information, please click here.

June 30, 2014

Apply Now for the Library Scholarship!

The Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for currently enrolled students pursuing a two-year degree at the Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC).   It is made possible through library fundraising projects.  The deadline for submitting an application for the scholarship is May 15, 2014.

To be eligible for the CPCC Library Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a full-time student, currently enrolled in 12 credit hours or more in an approved program leading to a two-year degree.
  • Must have completed at least one full-time semester at CPCC within the past two semesters, excluding the current semester, at the time of application and have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher from CPCC. A copy of your current transcript must be submitted with the application.
  • Submit a completed application with supporting documents.
  • Write an original 550 to 750 word essay on how the CPCC libraries have helped you achieve your educational goals thus far.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a CPCC faculty or staff member that you have known within the last two years.
  • Library employees, including work study students, are NOT eligible to apply.
  • Scholarships are awarded for one academic semester only; previous Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship winners may not reapply.

For more information about the scholarship program, visit

March 20, 2014

Word of Mouth Returns!

Word of Mouth, CPCC Libraries’ storytelling event, returns to a campus near you this month. For more information about Word of Mouth, check out the website at:

March 13, 2014

What is Encore?

Encore is the library’s innovative new online catalog. To learn more about it and the services that it offers, stop by one of our libraries the week of March 17!

March 12, 2014

Off-Campus Database Access Now Working

All issues with off-campus database access have now been resolved.

January 27, 2014

Off-Campus Database Access Issues

Please be aware that some students are currently experiencing issues when attempting to access library databases from off-campus.

We are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

January 24, 2014

End of Semester Hours

Beginning December 12, CPCC Libraries will have shortened hours. From December 12 to December 18, Central Campus Library will be open from 7:30am to 5pm. It will observe abbreviated hours on December 17 from 7:30am to 12pm. All other campus libraries will be closed during this time.

From December 19, 2013 to January 1, 2014, all CPCC Libraries will be closed for the holiday season. Central Campus Library will reopen on January 2, 2014.

December 11, 2013

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