HS Library Careers and College Planning

Steps to Career Research

____1. Occupational Outlook Handbook–Online database with careers.
from the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Sample Citation:

“Lawyers.” Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 24 Oct. 2017, www.bls.gov/ooh/legal/lawyers.htm. Accessed 4 Jan. 2018.

____2. Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center –Online database with careers.
Citation provided at end of article. See librarian for password.

____3. Career Books–Reference and regular–All with a yellow stripe on spine.
Use online catalog to find call number.
Regular books– three week sign-outs.  Reference books– overnight.

____4. Interviews and job shadowing
-Remember to take a list of interview questions with you.
You may also sign out a micro cassette recorder for exact quotes.

Sample Citations:

Taormina, Dan. Personal interview. 10 October 2017.
Ritter, Julie. Telephone interview. 4 January 2018.

_____5. Websites– see listing below. Use EasyBib to format your Works Cited citations.


Career Web Sites



Career InfoNet

College Board Career Info