Careers - A Pathfinder to Resources

Internet/Online Information Sources

To access databases that cover a variety of information resources, click on the "Databases" link above.

ProQuest 5000 has in-depth coverage of more that 8,100 publications with coverage beginning with 1985. ProQuest offers a Career and Technical Education file that covers 445 journals from 1991 to date.

Hoover's Online provides access to information on over 13,000 U.S. companies and thousands of industries.


DeVry University Book Collection

The Library has materials shelved on "Careers" in a special section of the collection. Inquire at the Check-out Desk for the exact location of career materials.

The Voyager online catalog will provide information about specific items owned by our campus library. Visit the Voyager web site at -

DeVry University's Net Library offers an e-book collection of nearly 10,000 items. Establish an account on a computer in the Library, and you can visit from the library, your home or workplace.


Reference Books on Careers, Industries and Companies

American Salaries and Wages Survey. 6th ed. (2001)
(Call Number: REF HD 4975 .A447 2001)

Dun & Bradstreet/Gale Group Industry Handbook. (2000) 5 volumes
(Call Number: REF HG 4907 .D86 2000)
Entertainment and Hospitality - Insurance and Health/Medical - Construction and Agriculture - Computers/Software and Broadcasting/Telecommunications - Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals

Encyclopedia of American Industries. (2001) 2 volumes
(Call Number: REF HC 102 .E53 2001)
Manufacturing - Service and Non-manufacturing

Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries. (2001)
(Call Number: REF HC 102 .E54 2001)

Encyclopedia of Global Industries. (1999)
(Call Number: REF HD 2324 .E53 1999)

Plunkett's Retail Industry Almanac. (2001)
(Call Number: REF HF 5429.3 .P57 2001)

First Stop for Jobs and Industries. (2000)
(Call Number: Career REF HF 5382.5 .U5 F57 2000)

International Directory of Company Histories. (1988-2002)
(Call Number: REF HD 2721 .I63) 50 volumes

Notable Corporate Chronologies. 3rd ed. (2001) 2 vols.
(Call Number: REF HG 4009 .N68 2001)

Organization Charts. 3rd ed. (2000)
(Call Number: REF HD 38 .O738 2000)

Professional Careers Sourcebook. (2002)
(Call Number: Career REF HF 5382.5 .U5 P76 2002)

U.S. Industry Profiles: The Leading 100. 2nd ed. (1998)
(Call Number: REF HC 106.82 .U6 1998)

U.S. Market Trends and Forecasts. 3rd ed. (2002)
(Call Number: REF HF

Vocational Careers Sources. (2002)
(Call Number: Career REF HF 5382.5 .U5 V6 2002)


Factors to Consider in Career Planning: A Checklist

  1. Nature of the Occupation (Salaries, working conditions, job description, etc.)

  2. Labor Market Data (Supply and demand)

  3. Workplace Factors (e.g., benefits, working conditions, organization chart, career paths)

  4. Industry (Current Status, Projections and Future Outlook)


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