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This guide lists sources of information to assist students who are exploring career opportunities. All of the sources listed can be found in the University at Buffalo Libraries or on the World Wide Web.
Last Updated: Oct 20, 2021 12:58 PM


There are four basic ways of searching for books and other materials in the UB Libraries Catalog by author, title, keyword, or subject heading. Each of these search methods are demonstrated below. For additional assistance, review the Catalog Help page, or Ask A Librarian.

  • Sample AUTHOR search: degalan, julie
  • Sample TITLE search: great jobs for english majors
  • Sample KEYWORD search: careers and social work
  • Sample SUBJECT search: career development--united states

NOTE: To browse the library reference or circulating collections for books on career planning, go to the stacks that have call numbers ranging from HF5381-HF5382.5.


The databases listed below are useful sources for exploring careers. Students can use these databases to search for industry overviews, company information or to search for articles about careers in newspapers, magazines, or journals. For additional searching assistance, review the Finding Articles guide, or Ask A Librarian.

For additional databases, refer to the UB Libraries' Business page. NOTE: These databases are restricted to current UB students and staff. Current UB students and staff connecting off-network will be prompted for a user name and password.


The following web sites have been selected by Librarians and Career Services Counselors as being the best Internet resources for information on career planning. For additional web assistance, review the Using Web Resources page, or Ask A Librarian.


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