Career Resources and Research Tips
Use these databases to search for information about different careers. You can find salary information, job duties and descriptions, education requirements, and more.
Want some more in-depth information about preparing for a job or career? Check out this self-paced Canvas tutorial which includes the following modules:
More resources can be found in the Career Research guide
Search the library catalog for print books and the ebook database for ebooks to find more career related information.
For the best results, search using specific keywords or short phrases rather than full sentences, questions, or strings of words. Thinking about your topic and different aspects of your topic can help you to identify relevant keywords. Good keywords are single words (usually nouns) OR specific phrases (two or more words that must go together to make sense). When searching for an exact phrase, use quotations. Here is an example of some keywords and phrases:
cybersecurity "HTML 5" "web design" "cloud computing" gaming
To find books related to careers add the phrase "vocational guidance" or a keyword related to career/job searching. For example:
Watch the video to learn how to search for career books in the library catalog.