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Always begin research by brainstorming
The subject heading for career research is Vocational Guidance!!
A great place to start is in the
section of the library!
Titles at the AHS Library include:
Ref 331.7 Enc
Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance
. Chicago: Ferguson, 2000.
Career Opportunities in (Various Occupations).
New York: Ferguson, 2005.
(offers categorical career guidance; we have volumes on Automotive Industry, Writing, Music,
Theater, Fashion Industry, Film Industry, Radio, Nonprofit Sector, and Library and Information Science)
Also look in the
Career books are spread throughout the non-fiction section, catalogued under the
number that relates to the career. There are also general books about careers that offer essential information in the research and understanding of all careers.
Careers in Computer Animation
Opportunities in Religious Service Careers
Best Careers for the 21st Century
Careers for Environmental Types
Careers for Foreign Language Aficionados
Great Jobs for Math Majors
Careers in Focus: Earth Science
Careers in Cosmetology
Teen Guide to Getting Started in the Arts
[password-protected areas of research] can also provide career info!
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center Database
Free Trial to this career database has now been extended through April 24, 2009! Take advantage NOW!!
See Ms. Cope for username and password.
Access current articles from various publications on the state of careers, recent trends, and other important career-related issues in AHS’s periodical database.
Try the following Subject Heading searches: Vocational Guidance, Job Satisfaction, Employment Forecasting, Work Ethic, Work Environment, School-to-work Transition
County of Los Angeles Public Library Databases
Select the database of your choice and enter the number on the back of your library card for access.
If your goal is to work for a certain business, check out the business databases!
Try the Magazine and Newspaper Indexes (
Biography Resource Center
to access biographical information on an individual whose is or has been highly successful in the career of your choice!
A few recommended
Occupational Outlook Handbook
(provided by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Statistics)
(Occupational Information Networked developed by North Carolina Employment Security Commission through a grant sponsored by the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration)
Vocational Information Center
(directory of various careers/industries and related web resources created and maintained by Kathryn Hake)
The Riley Guide
(directory of employment and career information sources and services on the Internet).
(a joint effort of the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Education)
Myers-Briggs Personality Test
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