Helpful Resources and Websites

Resources from around the web to provide information about career paths and planning. Start your Career Search here!

Career Search Websites

Websites by Career Field

Career Resources available through the Mardigian Library

  • Who in the library can help me find career-related information?

    The Library Research Center subject-specialist librarians are available to help. You can reach them in several ways:

    • Click on "Ask a Question" on the library's homepage
    • Call 313-593-5563
    • Stop by the Library Research Center (Room 1155, 1st floor, Mardigian Library)
    • Contact Joan Martin (313-593-5618)
  • What career information is available?

    The library has a wide variety of resources found on the shelves and also available electronically at your fingertips!

    • Print and e-books on career choices and career advice
    • Career databases that give career information such as salaries, outlook, and degrees needed
    • Practice tests for careers that require an exam
    • Market research databases that provide information on the state of an industry—is it growing, stagnant, or decreasing?
    • Company databases that help you get ready for that big interview!
  • How do I find the information I need?

    Begin at the library’s homepage and follow the instructions below:

    To find: Do This:  Example:
    Print and e-books
    • Click on the “Books & e-Books” button on the library’s homepage
    • Type search terms in the search box
    "jobs for language majors"
    Career databases
    • Click on the “Databases” button on the library’s homepage
    • Use the “A to Z” list to reach the Occupational Outlook Handbook database
    Click on the “Healthcare” link in the left nav bar, for example, to find job duties, required education and training, pay, and outlook for this occupation.
    Career databases,
    cont.
    • Click on the “Databases” button on the library’s homepage
    • Use the “A to Z” list to reach the USA Career Guides database
    Click on the “Career Guide” link that matches the scope of your job interest: Country, Global City, or U.S. City. For example, I would click on “U.S. City Career Guides” then “New York” to find top companies, employment and industry trends, cost of living, job openings, and more in that city.
    Practice tests
    • Click on the “Databases” button on the library’s homepage
    • Use the “A to Z” list to reach the Learning Express Library database
    You will need to create an account within this resource to take practice tests. Careers such as legal, nursing, allied health, civil service, law enforcement, military, and teaching are represented here. For example, I would click on “Health Occupations Practice Entrance Test” to access and take practice tests (50 questions each) on biology, chemistry, general science, math ability, reading comprehension, and verbal ability.
    Market research
    databases
    • Click on the “Databases” button on the library’s homepage
    • Use the “A to Z” list to reach the IBIS World database
    Type the name of the industry in the search box. For example, the search phrase “web design” leads me to a report on “Web Design Services”. I learn that employment growth is declining and the number of new businesses has leveled off. You can search over 500 industries worldwide.
    Market research
    databases, cont.
    • Click on the “Databases” button on the library’s homepage
    • Use the “A to Z” list to reach the MarketLine Advantage database
    Find leading companies and market overview for over 3,000 industries. For example, if I type the search phrase “fashion design’ and narrow my search to North America, I uncover the “United States-Apparel Retail” report.
    Company
    databases
    • Click on the “Databases” button on the library’s homepage
    • Use the “A to Z” list to reach the D&B Hoovers database
    Are you heading into an interview and would like to know more about the interviewing company so you can really shine? For example, if you have an interview with DTE Energy, use the company name as a search term and find out all locations in Michigan, information on when the company was started, what awards the company has just received, or other recent news.
    Company
    databases, cont.
    • Click on the “Databases” button on the library’s homepage
    • Use the “A to Z” list to reach the Business Insights: Global database
    Type your company name in the search box to locate a company profile that covers sales, number of employees, history of the company, brands, and key executives. For example, I found a company profile on Shinola.

     

  • Other Career Resources available through the Mardigian Library

Career Services

280 -
Fairlane Center North (FCN)
Phone: 
313-593-5020
Fax: 
313-593-3705
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