Course Research Pages

MGT 120 - Career Management in the Workplace

Finding Information about Careers

O*NET Online - use this online resource to get information on occupations, skills needed, educational requirements, and salaries, as well as jobs that would suit your interests. It also includes a section on green jobs and jobs with a bright outlook.

California Community Colleges Virtual Career Center - discusses getting started in a career, getting experience, and getting hired.

Career Information Center - a 13-volume electronic set of books on careers.

Occupational Outlook Handbook 2012-13 Edition - current career information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; explains training and education needed, earnings, job prospects, working conditions, and typical tasks for hundreds of careers.

California Career Zone - see the "Get a Reality Check" section of this site to determine the financial realities of living and working in California.

Business Source Complete, one of the library databases, contains the Career Guide to Industries, the San Francisco Career Guide, and the United States Career Guide

What Can I Do With My Major? - Find out about the kinds of jobs that are available to people with your major, as well as professional associations and more.

The career centers of many colleges and universities have online lists that answer the question "What can I do with a major in . . .?" Try searching that phrase on Google, filling in your major and adding at the end.

Finding Information about Companies using Library Databases

Business Insights: Essentials - contains current and past articles, company annual reports, and more.

Business Source Complete - contains current and past articles, company profiles, industry profiles, and numerous reports.

Mergent - the place to research public companies. Find information about a company's revenue, employees, history, news, leadership, and annual reports.

PrivCo - the place to research private companies. Find information about a company's revenue, employees, history, news, leadership, and annual reports.

Finding Information about Non-Profits

Charity Navigator - evaluates non-profit organizations for financial viability, as well as transparency and accountability. Browse non-profits by category or by a specific organization.

Guide Star - basic search option for limited information on non-profit organizations is free, but more in-depth information is restricted to subscribers.

National Charity Reports Index - from the Better Business Bureau; rates charities on 20 standards for charity accountability.

Books, Magazines and Newspapers in Bowman Library

Some recommended magazines for company and business articles include:
San Francisco Business Times, Silicon Valley Business Journal, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, Inc., and Bloomberg Business Week.

To find other magazines, enter the title in the Journal Finder on the library home page. It will tell you whether we have the magazine in print or online and will provide a direct link to the publication.

Selected Books and E-books in Bowman Library. Find more in the Library Catalog on the library home page.
Green Careers
Career Paths in Psychology
The Inside Track to Careers in Accounting

Finding Professional Associations

Most career fields have professional associations that can provide a wealth of information about a profession, as well as possible networking opportunities. Explore the sites below to find yours. Alternatively, you can search for your career field + professional association on the internet.

Weddle's Association Directory

Cool Connections at California Career Cafe

Using Social Media in Your Career and Job Search

Linkedin - a powerful social media tool to make professional contacts, learn about companies and jobs, and more. Accounts are free. See the article 11 Reasons Why Every College Student Needs a Linkedin Page. YouTube contains many videos on the benefits of using Linkedin.

Citation Help

NoodleTools - a citation manager that walks you through the process of writing a list of references for your paper. Create an account and you are ready to begin.

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Research Tips

These Research Guides have been prepared by librarians to assist with your research. Read more:

Evaluating Web Resources

Critically Analyzing Information Sources

Searching Electronic Resources Effectively

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Citing Your Research

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers - LB2369 .G53 2009 (Located in Library Permanent Reserves)