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About this Guide

Welcome! This guide will introduce you to research sources that are useful for your T175 assignments. In addition, there are tips on how to effectively search these sources to find the most appropriate information and how to cite what is used.

Career Possibilities Research Project

General Resources:

   Career Information Home

A website generated by the IUB Libraries that points toward sources of information for exploring careers, looking for internships and jobs, and writing resumes and cover letters.

Identify Your Interest Areas:

   O*Net Interest Profiler

The O*NET Interest Profiler is a self-assessment career exploration tool that can help clients discover the type of work activities and occupations that they would like and find exciting.

Research KSB Majors:

   Careers in Business

A free portal for locating information on business careers. Provides links to overviews, book recommendations, blogs, and more.

Further Research:

   America's Career InfoNet

A website sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. The "Explore Careers" section provides a number of information sources related to occupations, industries, and skills. Browse an occupational profile to see required skills that might match interest areas.

  Occupational Outlook Handbook

Generated by the U.S. Department of Labor, the OOH profiles cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more.

Vault Career Guides (IUCAT)
The IUB Libraries own a number of career guides published by Vault, a leading provider of career information. Search IUCAT, the online library catalog, to see what we own and where the items are located. The Vault Career Intelligence database makes a number of these guides available electronically.

Corporate Research

General Resources:



   Developing New Products & Services

This is an e-book published by Business Expert Press. Chapter 1 includes a section called "The Role of the R&D Process in Innovation."

   Research & Development (Wikipedia Entry)

This is the "Research & Development" entry provided by Wikipedia, a community-based encyclopedia that anyone can contribute to and change. While this should not be a source quoted in your final report, it is a good place to start to obtain background information or an understanding of a topic.



Strategic Planning

Corporate Culture:


A website that provides company and position reviews as well as interview and salary information. Information is provided by employees but is not always verified so use in conjunction with other sources.