Resource of the Month
June 2009

Each month, the WSU Libraries features a "Resource of the Month" designed to highlight new, interesting, under-used, large,
unique, or otherwise noteworthy collections and resources. You can learn more about the RoM 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.

To learn more about previous highlighted resources, check the RoM archive.


Vault is a free service provided by WSU Libraries and Career Services and is an excellent resource for information on careers, employers, industries, internships, job interview advice, and much more.  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

Mon., June 8      2:00-3:00 pm
Tues., June 16   2:00-3:00 pm
Mon., June 22    2:00-3:00 pm
The workshops are free and held in Room 217 of Ablah Library. The workshops will be conducted by Randi Lindquist, Office of Career Services. Although registration is not required, it helps assure that there are enough workshop materials. To register for a workshop, please contact Janet Brown 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 MyWSU ID and Password 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 guidesm, 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

Updated: July 01, 2009     Contact Dept of  Collection Development    Collection Development Home Page