Answered By: APUS Librarians Last Updated: Mar 20, 2017 Views: 1057
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. (You can also find this resource in our library's 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:
Need help? Contact a librarian!
Don't forget to also explore the APUS Office of Career Services' resources!