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Office Methods Career Research

Reference Books

Occupational Outlook Handbook : REF HD8051 .A62 2016 

Career Information Center: REF HF 5382.5 U5 C32 2014 (Online)

Survey of American Industry and Careers: REF HF5382.5.U5 S87 2012 (Online)

Books to Check Out

Books about general vocational guidance are shelved in the HF 5381-5382 range.

Occupational Outlook Handbook: REF HD8051 .A62 2016 

Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational GuidanceHF5381 .E52 2011

To find books about specific careers, do an Advanced Search in the online catalog.

  • Use one or more of the following search terms in combination, and choose Subject instead of Keyword from the drop-down menu next to each search box.

Vocational guidance                                   Encyclopedias                      Secretaries, receptionists

Occupations                                                 Handbooks                           Nursing, Law, Advertising, etc.

Job hunting                                                  Dictionaries

Employment forecasting


Occupational Outlook Quarterly (Previous year to current)


Occupational Outlook Handbook

  • From Career Groups choose Office and Administrative Support
  • Information includes entry level education; median salary; specific responsibilities

America’s Career InfoNet

  • Click browse occupations link: Office and Administrative Support
  • Choose a state to see a career video and comprehensive profile

O*Net OnLine: Office and Administrative Support Positions

  • Browse by Job Family: Office and Administrative Support
  • Profile includes Tasks; Tools & Technology; Knowledge; Skills & more