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Suggested Databases for Career and Job Outlook Information
Vocational and Career Collection
Vocational & Career Collection is designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. This collection provides full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals.
Academic Search Premier
This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.
Career and Salary Information Websites
A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies
Find contact information for U.S. federal government departments and agencies including websites, emails, phone numbers, addresses, and more.
Explore careers, find training, search jobs and find resources..
Job Hunters Bible
Provides career advice and links to recommended sites.
Job Star Central
This site provides career guides for many specific jobs and career fields, salary information, and tips for resume writing.
National Career Development Association
This site contains resources and information to help in career planning. NCDA works to provide professional development, publications, standards, and advocacy for individuals to achieve their career goals.
O*Net -- Occupational Information Network
This database contains hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors on almost 1,000 occupations covering the entire U.S. economy. It is available to the public at no cost and is continually updated from input by a broad range of workers in each occupation.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
An excellent resource that lists information on specific occupations including general descriptions, salaries, education requirements, and future outlook.
Pennsylvania Employment Statistics
Pennsylvania labor statistics and data.
Pittsburgh Business Directory
Learn more about companies in our region with this directory, published by Pittsburgh Business Times.
Salaries & Wages
Whether you're doing economic research or considering a career change, Wolfram|Alpha's wealth of knowledge about occupational employment and salaries can help to answer your questions. Look up and compare median salaries for hundreds of different occupations, with detailed historical statistics for US cities and metropolitan areas. Convert hourly wages to annual salaries or explore trends in minimum wages across all 50 states, even adjusting for inflation.
Wage Estimates by State
Information provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Work for Pennsylvania
Search job openings and internships, and find information about Pennsylvania, benefits and opportunities for veterans.
Find a Job
Search for jobs across the U.S.
Career Services at BC3
The Career Services Team at BC3 can help you every step of the way. They offer a variety of services including:
- Major and career exploration
- Resume, portfolio, and cover letter creation or review
- Job search and interview practice
Contact them at 724-287-8711 X8606 or find out more here: BC3 Career Services
Locating Books in the BC3 Library
The BC3 Library has both print and electronic books about career, career path, job outlook, and salary information, and related subjects. They are all listed in the BC3 Library Catalog where you will find Dewey call numbers to locate books on the shelves (lower level of the library) and links to connect you to e-books. E-books can also be searched separately in our two e-book collections: e-Book Central by Proquest and e-Book Collection by EBSCO.
Browsing the Stacks
Books about labor economics, including labor force, workers, and conditions of employment, can be found in the 331 area of the shelves.
Books about careers in specific fields can generally be found in the same area as other books about that field. For example, books about careers in graphic design are found with the graphic design books in the 741 section of the library.