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Career and College Research Links


1. Academic Search Complete (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.)

2. 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.

3COLLEGEdata provides an interactive search process that matches student needs with profiles of colleges throughout the United States.

4College Navigator is an interactive web site that lets you search for colleges by major, location, and other criteria. It provides information on admission requirements, tuition, financial aid, and other college characteristics. The data is supplied by the National Center for Education Statistics, which is a division of the U.S. Department of Education.

5. Gale Virtual Reference Library​ is a collection of hundreds of digital encyclopedias, many of which contain information about people and careers. (If you access this site from off campus, you will need to log in with your Blackboard username and password.)

6. 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.

7. 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.

8​Resume Workshop (Purdue Online Writing Lab)​ provides detailed explanations, as well step-by-step processes, for creating an effective resume. It also maintains resume quick tips resources and a PowerPoint slide presentation.

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





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