Career Information Research Guide

Find Books

Use the OCCcat to locate books in the library on your topic:

  • Perform a word or phrase search using keywords such as "accounting AND career." Word or phrase searches will search the entire records of all the items in the catalog, including author, title, and subject areas.
  • Perform a subject search using a keyword phrase such as "vocational guidance" or "job hunting" to find general career information or try searching for a specific industry, such as "nursing."

Find Articles

The Facts on File subscription service offers access to Ferguson's Career Guidance Center, a database with job profiles, career advice and more. From on campus only , you can access this database by clicking here or by selecting "Facts on File" from our database list and then by selecting "Ferguson's Career Guidance Center" from the list.

To access this database from off campus, you will need to log in to your Ocean Cruiser account. Click here for directions on accessing the database list through Ocean Cruiser. Once you have accessed the database list in Cruiser, you will need to select the "Facts on File" database and then select "Ferguson's Career Guidance Center."

Internet Resources

America's Career Infonet A comprehensive site that leads to many other good sites and information.
BLS Career Information Explore different careers based on your interests. Sponsored by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
O*Net: Occupational Information Network Look up the skill sets and training needed for various jobs or see which career best matches your skill set.
Occupational Outlook Handbook Get information on earnings, job prospects, working conditions and training and education needed for hundreds of different types of jobs.
Workforce NJ Providing information for New Jersey's job seekers and employers.