Answered By: APUS Librarians Last Updated: May 03, 2017 Views: 1625
First, you'll need some background information about your chosen career topic. The following are authoritative sources:
- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. (This is available from our library, too. You can find it in the book catalog.)
- The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment, and Training Administration's CareerOneStop.
- The ProQuest Career & Technical Education database (). Search or browse to see career preparation guides, resumes and industry information in a wide variety of fields.
Those resources should give you a good overview of types of positions available and how job titles are listed (which will be important when you start searching the library!), along with salary estimates and more.
When you're ready to search for articles or books, follow the steps in these FAQs:
If you need scholarly articles, click here for tips: How do I find peer-reviewed or scholarly articles?
If you need a scholarly book, click here to learn how to recognize one.
NOTE: Keywords are crucial to a successful search.
For example, if you are interested in a career in psychology, you might try searches like these:
Don't forget to also explore the APUS Office of Career Services' resources!