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Career and College Research Links

Academic Search Complete & Premier (EBSCOhost) is a good source of career articles from magazines and journals. To find an article on a particular career, use the following steps:

a. Type TI careers and TI [name of career area] into the search box. Example: TI careers and TI nursing
b. Check the Full Text box under the Limit Your Results heading
c. Click the Search button

(If you access this site from off campus, you will need to log in with your Blackboard username and password.

Biography Reference Bank (EBSCOhost) provides links to articles about people in many professions. You can search either by a person's name or by the name of the job field.

Career Finder (City Colleges of Chicago) provides information on dozens of jobs in nine featured industries. Job descriptions include the type of work performed, minimum educational requirements, pay, and employment trends. Some descriptions also list the City Colleges program options that prepare for that career.

Illinois Career Information System provides up-to-date, reliable information about careers, colleges, and employment. It offers interactive online tools to help you assess your interests, explore career options, find colleges based on instructional programs and other criteria, and learn how to do a job search.

Internet Job Site Links (UIC Office of Career Services) provides dozens of links that are useful for learning about careers, obtaining information about salaries and companies, and for getting a sense of the types of jobs available.

Job Searchers (Chicago Public Library) contains information and web links to help you learn about careers, find and apply for jobs, prepare for interviews, and more. Many links connect to Chicago-area career resources and job listings. (A Chicago Public Library card is required to access some resources.)

Occupational Outlook Handbook (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) features profiles of hundreds of occupations. Information includes descriptions of the type of work involved, the work environment, educational and other required qualifications, pay, job outlook, and more.

Peterson’s offers information and interactive tools to help you choose a college, learn about entrance exams, and find scholarship opportunities.

Resumes and Cover Letters (UIC Office of Career Services) provides guidelines and examples for creating resumes and cover letters.

Testing and Education Reference Center offers college searches, scholarship searches, a resume builder, preparation and practice tests for college entrance and career exams,  and a set of tutorials on career skills. (Use the drop-down menus under the headings “College Prep Tools” and “Career Tools." If you access this site from off campus, you will need to log in with your Blackboard username and password.)