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Library Guide 7: Career Information

This is a select list of materials which provide students with information regarding the salary, responsibilities, requirements, and environment of a given occupation. The library has many other resources that address various aspects of selecting a career and obtaining a position in one's field.

The following reference books are located in the reference room on the third floor of the library learning center building. Following the call number, additional location information is given. Where it says (Career),these materials can be found in the special Career Case in the reference room (3rd floor of LLC). Where it says (Desk), the materials are located at the Reference Desk. Please ask a reference librarian.


Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance. Vol. 1-4Chicago: Ferguson Pub. Co., 2000.
Ref HF5381.E52 2000 (Career)

Cosgrave, Holli R. ed. Exploring Tech Careers. Vol. 1-2.Chicago:Ferguson, 1995
Ref T65.3.E95 1995 (Career)

Field, Shelly. Career Opportunities in Theater and the Performing Arts. New York: Facts on File, 1992
Ref PN 1580.F5 1992 (Career)

Occupational Outlook handbook, 2004-2005. Lanham,M.D : Bernan Press, 2004.
HF 5381.A1036 (Career) and (Desk)

           The most recent version of this title is available free, on-line, at the Bureau of Labor Statistics website: http://www.bls.gov/oco/

Vocational Career Sourcebook. Detroit: Gale Research, 2000.
HF 5382.5.U5 V62x (Career)


U.S.Industrial and Trade Outlook. New York : DRI/McGraw-Hill : Standard & Poor's ; Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Commerce/International Trade Administration : [Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., distributor], c1998-
HC 101.U54 2000 (Desk)

           The 2000 edition of this title is the last one published. A web version is in production, but not yet available.

The U.S. International Trade Administartion provides many useful trade- and industry related statistics at a website: http://ita.doc.gov/td/industry/otea/, especially "Exports, Jobs and Foreign Investment" and "State Export-Related Jobs."


The Almanac of American Employers. Chicago: Contemporary Books, 2005- .
HF5382.75.U6 A45 (text) (Career)
HF5382.75.U6 A45 (disk) (Desk)

Douglas, John E. John Douglas's Guide to Landing a Career in Law Enforcement. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2005. Electronic Resource (ebrary).

Going Global, Inc. Going Global publishes a series of booklets on employment trends, job resources, and the job application process in 23 countries. These are available to LIU students through ebrary, an electronic resource. It can be reached through the Brooklyn Campus list of databases, and the individual titles can be found by searching "Going Global" in the title list of LIUCAT.

Joyce, Amy. I Went to College for This?: How to Turn Your Job into a Career You Love. New York : McGraw-Hill, 2003. Electronic Resource (ebrary).

Kocher, Eric. International Jobs: Where They Are, How to get Them. New York: Addison Wesley, 1993.
HF 5549.5 E45 K63 1993 (Career)

Mogel, Leonard. Making it in public relations: an insider's guide to career opportunities. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2002. Electronic Resource (ebrary).

The Office of Career Services on the Brooklyn Campus "provides a variety of career related programs and services for all LIU students," and maintains a valuable website that includes a "Hey Job Seekers!" collection of useful links.

Revised by P. Salber 1/06
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