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Researcing Careers and Jobs Online

Researching Careers and Jobs Using the Reference Collection

The University Library has many guides to careers in specific fields, as well as guides to finding jobs by personality and interests.  These can be found in the University Library reference collection, located on the first floor of the library, in the HF 5381 call number range.  In addition, the following titles in the reference collection may be helpful:

  • Career Information Center (ULIB REF HF 5382.5 U5 C32 2007) - Organized by occupational area.  Each job category includes background information about the work, education and training requirements, getting the job, advancement, working conditions, earnings and benfits, and sources for more information.  Volume 13 includes employment trends and a master index.


  • Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance (ULIB REF HF 5381 E52) - Volume 1 includes industry profiles, as well as an appendix on career resources and associations for individuals with disabilities, and an appendix of internships, apprenticeships, and training programs. Volumes 2-4 contain articles on different careers, including a snapshot profile that lists information on the career, including necessary personal skills, work environment, salary range, and employment outlook. 

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Jane Kessler
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