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Occupational Outlook Handbook: OOH on CD-ROM
1. What is it?
- OOH is a text CD-ROM that describes hundreds of occupations. It tells about the work, skills and training needed, salary, and the future outlook for each occupation. It also lists sources for more information such as private and public organizations, and sources of state and local job market information. A guide to Bureau of Labor Statistics employment outlook information on the Internet is included.
2. Who produces it?
- U.S. Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
3. Are there guides to using it?
- Help is available by clicking on the red question mark.
4. Is it updated?
- Annually. The information is also online. See: http://rosi.unk.edu/record=b1276345~S0
5. Can the CD-ROM be checked out?
6. Sudoc number (disc's call number in Calvin T. Ryan Library):
- L 2. 3/4-4: (year)/CD The Library keeps the most recent two editions.
8. Is there a paper equivalent in Calvin T. Ryan Library?
- Yes. See Government Documents Reference Collection, *L 2. 3/4: (year). Older editions are under the same call number in the main documents collection and may be checked out.
- There are two ways to search.
- 1. The first screen shows a "Table of Contents" menu option. You may click on this and scroll through the contents. Double click to retrieve the text of what you want.
- 2. A more efficient way to search is to use the "search" option at the top of the screen. Click on "Search" and select "Query database". Type in the word(s) you want and then click on "Search" at the bottom of the window. You may link words together or refine the search by using Boolean "and", "or", "not", etc. as listed on the search screen.
- After the search is executed, a list of titles will appear. To the left of each title is a number indicating how many times your word(s) appear. Double click on any title to retrieve it.
- Once you are in a document, use the yellow "spot light" icons to move to the next or previous occurrence of your word(s). You may also use "Next hit" in the "Search" pull-down menu above.
- Move on to the next document (or the previous one) by clicking on the icons that look like pages (with a corner turned down) that have arrows in the center. You may also use "Next hit document" or "Previous hit document" in the "Search" pull down menu. The large arrow keys on the icon bar will also do the same thing.
- Click on the red question mark icon.
- You may mark portions of a document for printing if you don't want to print all of it. Put the cursor at the beginning of what you want to print. Press the shift key and use the down arrow key to move through the text until you have highlighted what you want to print.
- Click on the printer icon towards the left side (top) of the screen. The default will be "Selected text" if you have marked a section.
- The entire document may be printed by marking that option in the print menu screen.
- Insert a portable storage device in drive.
- Change "File name" to the name you give your file.
- Change the drive from c: to (drive letter): by clicking on the up arrow. The file will then be copied.
- Click on "File" menu.
- Move down to "Exit" and click.
Format, courtesy of Robert Lopresti, Wilson Library, Western Wash. Univ., Bellingham, WA
Diana J. Keith
Head, Government Documents Department
Calvin T. Ryan Library
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE 68849-2240
Revised July, 2009