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CAREER INFORMATION

Selected Resources

http://library.southalabama.edu

February 2010
(251) 460-7025

This is a list of selected resources only and there are many others available in the Library. Please ask at the reference desk, call 460-7025, or send e-mail to webref@southalabama.edu for help in locating additional materials

DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS

40 Best Fields for Your Career. Ref. Career Counter HF 5382.5 .U5 F363 2006
100 Fastest-Growing Careers. Ref. Career Counter. HD 5724 .F26
120 Jobs That Won’t Chain You to Your Desk. Ref. Career Counter. HF 5382 .A132 2007
150 Best Jobs for Your Skills. Ref. Career Counter. HF 5382.5 .U5 F3634 2008
175 Best Jobs Not Behind a Desk. Ref. Career Counter. HF 5382.5 .U5 F364 2007
Career Guide to Industries. (Companion to Occupational Outlook Handbook) Documents L 2.3/4-3:
Career Information Center.  Ref. Career Counter. HF 5382.5 .U5 C32 2007
College Majors Handbook with Real Career Paths and Payoffs. Ref. Career Counter. HF 5382.5 .U5 F644 2004
Dictionary of Holland Occupational Codes. Ref. Career Counter. HB 2595 .G67 1989
Dictionary of Occupational Titles.  Ref. Career Counter. HB 2595 .A5 and Documents L 37.2: OC 1/2/
Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance. Ref. Career Counter. HF 5381 .E52 2003
Enhanced Guide for Occupational Outlook Handbook. Ref. Career Counter.  HF 5382 .F368 2003
Harvard Guide to Careers. Ref. Career Counter. HF 5382.5 .U5 L36 1991
New Guide for Occupational Exploration. Ref. Career Counter. HF 5382.5 .U5 F37 2006
Occupational Outlook Handbook. Ready Ref. / Ref. Career Counter. HF 5382.5 .U5 O3 and Documents L 2.3/4:
Social Work Career Development…  Bookstacks. HV 10.5 .D63 2004
Specialty Occupational Outlook. Ref. Career Counter. HF 5382.5 .S63 1995

ALMANACS, DIRECTORIES AND GUIDES

American Almanac of Jobs and Salaries. Ref. Career Counter.  HD 8038 .U5 W74
American Salaries and Wages Survey. Ref. Career Counter. HD 4973 .A67 
Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People. Ref. Career Counter. HF 5381 .E485 2007
New Guide for Occupational Exploration. Ref. Career Counter. HF 5382.5 .U5 F37 2006
Now What? The Young Person’s Guide to Choosing the Perfect Career. Bookstacks HF 5382.5 .U5 L67 2008
What Color is Your Parachute? Ref. Career Counter.  HF 5382.7 .B64

RESUMES AND COVER LETTERS

Gallery of Best Résumés : A Collection of Quality Résumés... Bookstacks.  HF 5383 .N62 2007
Guide to Basic Cover Letter Writing. Bookstacks. HF 5383 .P735 2004
How to Prepare Your Curriculum Vitae. Ref. Career Counter. HF 5383 .J24 2003

INFORMATION ON CAREERS IN SPECIFIC FIELDS OR SUBJECTS

100 Careers in the Music Business. Ref. Career Counter. ML 3795 .C74 2008
150 Best Jobs for a Better World. Ref. Career Counter. HF 5382.5 .U5 A59 2008
Allied Health Professions. Ref. Career Counter. R 697 .A4 A44
America's Top Military Careers. Ref. Career Counter. UB 147 .A43 2004
Back Stage Guide to Working in Regional Theater. Ref. Career Counter PN 2074 .V65 2007
Career Coach: Managing Your Career in the Sports Industry. Ref. Career Counter GV734.3 .F54 2008
Career Opportunities in Education and Related Services. Ref. Career Counter LB 1775.2 .E33 2006
Career Opportunities in Forensic Science. Ref. Career Counter HV 8073 .E34 2008
Career Opportunities in Television and Cable. Ref. Career Counter. HE 8700.4 .T39 2007
Career Opportunities in the Armed Forces. Ref. Career Counter. UB 337 .H45 2007
Career Opportunities in the Nonprofit Sector. Ref. Career Counter. HD 2769.2 .U6 B87 2006
Career Opportunities in the Visual Arts. Ref. Career Counter. N 8350 .C53 2006
Career Opportunities in Travel and Tourism. Ref. Career Counter. G 155.5 .H39
Career Opportunities in Writing. Ref. Career Counter. PN 151 .T38 2006
Careers for Computer Buffs… Ref. Career Counter. QA 76.25 .E23 2006
Careers for Foreign Language Aficionados & Other Multilingual Types. Ref. Career Counter.  P60 .D39 2008
Careers for Nature Lovers & Other Outdoor Types. Ref. Career Counter. S 945 .M55 2008
Careers for Scientific Types & Others with Inquiring Minds. Ref. Career Counter. Q 147 .G64 2007
Careers in Child Care. Ref. Career Counter. HQ 778.5 .E24 2008
Careers in Medicine. Ref. Career Counter. R 690 .S23 2006
Careers in Social & Rehabilitation Services. Ref. Career Counter. HV 10.5 .G39 2008
Careers in Writing. Ref. Career Counter. PN 151 .C279 2008
Chicago Guide to Your Career in Science. Ref. Career Counter. Q 147 .B56 2008
College Majors and Careers. Ref. Career Counter. HF 5382.5 .U5 P445 2003
Education Career Directory. Ref. Career Counter. LB 1775 .E29
FBI Careers. Ref. Career Counter. HV 8144 .F43 A25 2006
Great Jobs for Criminal Justice Majors. Ref. Career Counter. HV 8143 .L335 2007
Great Jobs for Engineering Majors. Ref. Career Counter. TA 157 .G327 2008
Great Jobs for Environmental Studies Majors. Ref. Career Counter. GE 60 .D44 2008
Great Jobs for Foreign Language Majors. Ref. Career Counter. P 60 .D44 2007
Great Jobs for Geology Majors. Ref. Career Counter. QE 34 .C36 2007
Great Jobs for History Majors. Ref. Career Counter. D 16.9 .D34 2008
Great Jobs for Liberal Arts Majors. Ref. Career Counter. HF 5382.5 .U5 C252 2008
Great Jobs for Music Majors. Ref. Career Counter. ML  3795 .G74 2005
Green Careers: Choosing Work for a Sustainable Future. Ref. Career Counter. GE 60 .C396 2009
Career Opportunities in the Sports Industry. Ref. Career Counter. GV 734 .F545 2004b
Jobs and Careers with Nonprofit Organizations. Bookstacks. HD 2769.2 .U6 K7 1996
Liberal Arts Jobs. Ref. Career Counter. HF 5382.5 .U5 N25 1998
On The Market: Strategies for a Successful Academic Job Search. Ref. Career Counter. LB 1778 .B37 2007
Opportunities in Biotechnology Careers. Ref. Career Counter. TP 248 .215 .B766 2007
Opportunities in Landscape Architecture, Botanical Gardens, And Arboreta Careers.
            Ref. Career Counter. SB 469.384 .C352007
Physical Sciences Career Directory. Ref. Career Counter. Q 147 .P55
Preparing for a Career in Media and Design. Ref. Career Counter. NC 1001 .C375 2009
Smart Moves for Liberal Arts Graduates. Bookstacks HF 5382.5 .U5 C85 2006
Top Careers for Communications Graduates. Ref. Career Counter. P 91.6 .T67 2004
Top 100 Computer and Technical Careers. Ref. Career Counter. QA 76.25 .F37 2007
Vault Career Guide to Nursing. Ref. Career Counter. RT 82 .J46 2007
Vault Career Guide to Physical Therapy. Ref. Career Counter. RM 735.4 .B87 2007
Vault Career Guide to Social Work. Ref. Career Counter. HV 10.5 .W75 2007
What to Do with Your English or Communications Degree. Ref. Career Counter. HF 5382.5 .U5 K57 2007
What to Do with Your History or Political Science Degree. Ref. Career Counter. HF 5382.5 .U5 D845 2007
What to Do with Your Psychology or Sociology Degree. Ref. Career Counter. HF 5382.5 .U5 W35 2007

WORLD WIDE WEB

For additional information look at Careers and Jobs on the Electronic Reference Sources page on SOUTHcat Plus.

Career Guide to Industries: searchable online guide to careers in certain industries.
Chronicle of Higher Education Job Listings
HotJobs.com: choose Post Your Resume to easily create and post an online resume.
IMDiversity.com: Searchable database of jobs from companies recruiting minority employees.
Monster.com: search for jobs, get help with building your resume, and post your resume.
Occupational Outlook Handbook: online edition of the government's guide to careers.
O*NET OnLine: U.S. Department of Labor site.
USA Career Services: the University's career center.

SUGGESTIONS FOR LOCATING ADDITIONAL MATERIALS

In USA Catalog try Subject searches for information on specific fields or general career information:  

vocational guidance
Career
geology--vocational guidance
nursing--vocational guidance
Resumes

In USA Catalog try Keyword searches to see if USA has books on a specific field:  

art “vocational guidance”

television career?

“health care” career?

teacher? career?

nursing vocational guidance

computer? career?

Search for Journal and Newspaper Articles using some of the following indexes online:

Expanded Academic ASAP and General Business File ASAP.
On SOUTHcat Plus : Articles, Indexes, Databases: Gale/Infotrac

MasterFILE Premier, Business Source Premier, and  Vocational and Career Collection.
On SOUTHcat Plus : Articles, Indexes, Databases: EBSCO

LEXIS NEXIS.
On SOUTHcat Plus : Articles, Indexes, Databases: Lexis Nexis


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