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CAREERS-- SELECTED RESOURCES

Keeley Library  Revised January 23, 2001
See also Interviews.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT BUSINESS

in World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago:  World Book, 2001 
Ref. 031 W927 1990 v.3
 inEncyclopedia Americana. Danbury, CT:Grolier, 1999
Ref. 031 E56A 1999 v.5
Brown, Duane. "Careers" v.3 Fitzpatrick, Garland M. "Career Planning" v.5

sailscat.gif (2318 bytes)To locate items in our library network, search our New WebCat™using the following subjects.
Careers Professions Occupations Vocational Guidance
Career development Career changes  Career education Professional education
School-to-work transition  Professional employees  Applications for positions  Occupations--Classification
Job descriptions  Job Satisfaction  Job hunting Resumes (Employment) 
Employment interviewing  Job stress  Occupational training .
Look also under headings for specific careers ie. NURSING--VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE
Circulating books may be signed out for two weeks at the Circulation Desk. Library staff will also help you search the SAILS computer terminal for books that might be available at local libraries.

SELECTED REFERENCE BOOKS LOCATED IN  331 AREA

DICTIONARY OF OCCUPATIONAL TITLES
This is a two volume set with numerical codes for each career. Directions for understanding these codes are in the front of Volume One. We will be happy to help you use this source.
REF. 331.7003 D554 1991
O'Net Dictionary of Occupational Titles
More recent, but less comprehensive that the Dictionary of Occupational Titles. Both are based on data from the U.S. Department of Labor
Ref. 331.7003 O58 1998
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CAREERS AND VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE
11TH ED. This four volume set has articles about careers, and a list of addresses to contact for  additional information. Use the index at the end of each volume to help you determine in which volume you should look. Please ask for help if you need it.
REF 331.702 E56 2000
 
 

 

OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK Contains brief summaries about occupations and prospects for gaining employment in these occupations.
Newer version available online.
REF. 331.0973 015 1994-95
Occupational Outlook Handbook
CAREER INFORMATION CENTER This thirteen volume set contains short articles about careers. Use the Master Index in Volume 13 to find the volume which contains information about your career. REF. 331.702 C271 1993
COLLEGE GUIDES:
THE LIBRARY ALSO HAS VARIOUS COLLEGE GUIDES IN THE REF. 378 SHELVES. The most recent editions are: PETERSON'S GUIDE TO TWO-YEAR COLLEGES, AND PETERSON'S GUIDE TO FOUR-YEAR COLLEGES.

PERIODICALS AND NEWS ARTICLES ONLINE

SIRS NEWSPAPER AND PERIODICAL REPRINTS: INFOTRAC  WEB ONLINE PERIODICALS DATABASE ELECTRIC LIBRARY EBSCO HOST

As members of SAILS, Durfee  students and teachers can access SIRS, INFOTRAC, ELECTRIC LIBRARY,  and EBSCO HOST both  from library workstations, and from home.

INTOTRAC includes the General BusinessFile ASAP Database (covers articles from 1982 - to date) Use this database to research all business and management topics.  General Business File Includes   directory listings for over 150,000 companies as well as investment analysts' reports on major companies and industries.

INFOTRACalso includes Predicasts PROMT Database ( covers articles from 1996 - to date).  Use this database to research companies, the products and technologies they produce, and the markets in which they compete. Includes summaries and full-text from nearly 1,000 business and trade journals, industry newsletters, newspapers, market research studies, news releases, and investment and brokerage firm reports.

EBSCO HOST includes Hoover's Company Capsules, Provides basic information on more than 13,500 public and private companies. This data includes addresses, phone and fax numbers, names of key officers, sales and employment figures and stock symbols. Hoover's Company Profiles Provides access to detailed profiles for 3,400 public and private companies in the U.S. and around the world.

Many articles  can be printed full-text from your home computer.  From home or a school lab computer, go to SAILS  Databases . You will need your library barcode when dialing from a home computer or a lab

JOURNAL AND NEWS ARTICLES

SIRS  SOCIAL ISSUES REPRINTS                                          WORK  Ref. 331.0973 
Over 500  articles in GRAY BINDERS located near the Reference Desk. Printed directions are placed nearby. Library staff will help you photocopy articles. 
CITATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL MAGAZINE ARTICLES can be located by looking in the READERS' GUIDE TO PERIODICALS under the topic: OCCUPATIONS. Periodical articles may not be signed out, but copies can be made for you by reference staff.

SELECTED INTERNET RESOURCES
Cynthia Good's College and Career Page

U.S. Department of Labor Welfare-to-Work WorkIndex
Social Security Administration JobBank USA Today's Unions
Occupational Outlook Handbook Careers, Resumes, Job Hunts, The Works
America's Careeer InfoNet Financial Aid for College

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September, 1978  to  June, 2001