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Career Guide: Quick Start

Introduction

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An excellent way to begin your search for career information is to check the resources on this page.

Occupational information includes the nature of the work, the entry requirements, the rewards and benefits, and the outlook for the future. If your career interests are linked to a particular industry, such as travel and tourism or food service, you might want to check the Industry and Company section too.

General databases

These databases will give you full-text  access to published articles (many that are ordinarily behind a paywall). Use keyword searching for best results.

Suggested keywords for searching the catalog and databases

Here are some sample keyword searches to use in the library catalog to find additional books or in the databases to find articles:

vocational guidance and [career] ex. vocational guidance and nursing

employment and [major] ex. employment and liberal arts

Also: careers, professions, occupations

Career databases and websites

Books and eBooks

The Library has many books and ebooks about careers. Here are some examples:

The big book of jobs. The editors of VGM Career Horizons. Lincolnwood, IL: VGM Career Horizons, 2009/2010. REF HF 5382.5 .U5 B54 2009/2010

The top 100 fastest growing careers for the 21st century. (5th ed.).  NY: Checkmark, 2011.REF HF5382 .T59 2011

Top 300 Careers. (10th ed.). Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works, 2010. REF HF5382.5 .U5 T67

Top careers in two years. 11vol. NY: Ferguson Pub., 2008. REF HF5382.5 .U5 T677 2007

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