Resource of the Month
April 2006

Each month WSU Libraries' Department of Collection Development features a "Resource of the Month" designed to highlight some of the library's new, interesting, under-used, large, unique, or otherwise noteworthy collections and resources.  You can learn more about the "Resource of the Month" on this website, from the display in the reference area, by attending a workshop (if available), or by contacting the Reference Desk at 978-3584.

If you are interested in learning more about a previous "Resource of the Month," check the archive.

Vault is provided by WSU Libraries and Career Services.  It is a company dedicated to helping the job seeker compare company profiles.  It gives the user an "insider's" guide to major corporations and law firms.  The profiles reveal current company activities, secrets on interview questions and tactics, and company work environments.

Upcoming Workshops

No workshops are scheduled at this time.

For more information on how to use Vault please contact Janet Brown, Education Librarian, at 978-5075 or

How Do I Access Vault

There is a link on the WSU Libraries' website under Electronic Resources / Electronic Databases.  You have the option of looking for it under the subject links or the alphabetic links (  If you are accessing the Vault from off-campus you will be prompted to enter your Shocker Card number and PIN number for authentication purposes.

Why Should I Use Vault?

Vault offers career management information for job seekers.  It posts job openings for top employers and has free access to 80 career guides.  The website includes "insider" information on over 3,000 companies and 70 industries that is continually updated and carefully researched.  An expert-moderated message board is a way to learn more about the latest trends in the workforce, network with other job seekers, ask for job advice, and read about current corporate and career news.  You can sign up for E-newsletters on various topics that give detailed information from experts in the field.

In the Vault guides you will find advice on resumes and cover letters, as well as interview and networking tips.  There is a Career Library Tour which provides starting points to career interests, industry information, company information, internships, and graduate school. 

Features of Vault

  • Electronic WaterCooler
  • Free Job Board
  • E-Newsletters
  • "A Day in the Life"

Related Websites

For assistance with Vault, contact Wichita State University Libraries' Reference Desk (978-3584) or Janet Brown, Education Librarian, (978-5075 or

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