Career Research

Here are books, databases and other resources about careers. Use this page with an assignment, or for your own career exploration.

Library Search Box

   Start Your Research Here: 

The meta-search box above searches quickly but shallowly for books, ebooks, articles and videos from 100 of the 120 library databases. It's a good way to find a wide variety of information. 

Career Reference Books

Start with Occupational Outlook Handbook: 

These links and books may also be helpful: 

SUNY Adirondack Career Databases

Careers for Veterans

Books on Choosing Careers

Books about Specific Careers

Databases for Career Research

To Search for Books

Find more books with these search terms: 

  • Vocational guidance
  • Vocational interests
  • Personality and occupations
  • Professions
  • College majors
  • Interviewing
  • Employment
  • Job hunting
  • Cover letters

Magazines at the Library

These career-related magazines are located on shelves across from the reference desk on the library's upper level. You can read them in the library to see if a career interests you. 

  • Advertising Age
  • American Journal of Nursing
  • Anthropology
  • Art in America
  • Corrections Today
  • Discover 
  • Forbes
  • Fortune
  • Inc. 
  • Journal of Light Construction
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nursing Made Incredibly Easy
  • Nursing 2022
  • Poets and Writers
  • Police Chief
  • Psychology Today
  • Rolling Stone
  • Science News
  • Scientific American
  • Sky & Telescope
  • Writer's Digest

Meet Your Librarian

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Joyce A. Miller
Above: Joyce on college's 2017 trip to Ecuador, with live volcano Cotopaxi.
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Library Science; Part-time Reference Librarian (two days a week during Spring & Fall semesters). Liaison to Business and Science Divisions.
SUNY Adirondack, 640 Bay Road Queensbury NY 12804
(Please call me Joyce, or Professor Miller.)

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