Most people are familiar with job boards, where job seekers can search to find openings. The links below, however, are some of the many websites available to help you research careers - what sort of education or training is necessary, what the potential salary in a field will be, and whether there is increasing or decreasing demand for workers in those occupations.
TIP #1: USE SITES RECOMMENDED by sources that have editors, professors, scholars, scientists, or librarians who review and select the best sites. Recommended links lists can be found in these research guides created by our librarians, and online databases such as Britannica, CQ Researcher, CREDO Reference.
TIP #2: USE FORMAT TERMS when using a search engine such as Google:
TIP #3: USE SEARCH COMMANDS, or use the advanced search:
TIP #4: USE SITE SEARCH to limit to .edu, .gov, or to specific websites:
TIP #5: USE LOTS OF SEARCH WORDS that relate to your topic. Think of synonyms, variant forms, and plurals. Consider what words might be used by journalists or popular media, as compared to scientists, specialists, or researchers. Remember, you are searching a HUGE database with all kinds of content. Maximize your chances for success by including as many search words as possible. Some examples:
TIP #6: TRY OTHER SEARCH ENGINES. Each Internet search engine uses its own proprietary search system, and some are better with certain types of search than others. Most will allow you to use the same search commands outlined in this guide. Engines listed below are the Top Ten most popular search engines in the world, by 2018 market share.