Research Guide: Career Resources



Background Information

More books and videos can be found using the Library's OneSearch.

American Salaries and Wages Survey REF HD 4973. A 67 2007
Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance REF HF 5381. E 52 2008
Handbook of U.S. Labor Statistics REF HD 8064. H 38 2008
Occupational Outlook Handbook REF HF 5382.5 U 5
O*Net: Dictionary of Occupational Titles REF HB 2595. O 16 2007

The Library also has a collection of career resource and job search books available on the first floor. Use the Library's OneSearch to locate books for specific fields or professions.

Journal Articles


Use this database to search through 1,800 business and economics journals, or find information on more than 60,000 companies.

Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier is a great place to start looking for information on business, management, human resources, economics, marketing, and much more.

Professional Development Collection

This education database contains a wealth of information about student success and academic performance. it can be used to find articles on test-taking, writing and research strategies, study skills, and many other related topics.

Vocational and Career Collection

This database can be used to locate articles on job training, job searches, and more.

Web Resources

Career Development Center: Web Link Library

Created by Indiana University's Career Development Center, this searchable library contains links to professional organizations, job outlook and posting sites, and more. Search or browse by subject or geographical area. Mouseover the links for a brief description.

Career Journal

This section of the Wall Street Journal's website reports on the United State's job market and career outlooks.


This site, created by the Department of Labor, aims to be a one-stop-shopping experience for job seekers. In addition to supplying job leads, this site also offers information about job training and education, resumes, interviewing, and where to go for additional help.

College Majors 101

This website helps you locate programs, employers, associations, and more based on your major. Use this site to map a path through college to your career.

Job Leads

America's Career Infonet

Sponsored by the US Department of Labor, this site can be used to locate information about wages, career outlooks, occupational safety, job requirements, and more. is a major online job posting site. Use it to post resumes or to look for jobs in your field.

Use ZipRecruiter to search for jobs.


OptimalResume can help you build your first resume or help to polish an existing one. Create a free account to begin.

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