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Career and Job Research: Books

Resources for finding a job or researching careers and companies.

Finding Books

To find books at UNC Asheville, Appalachian State University or Western Carolina University, start with our catalog.  

Choose "Request Item" to have books from ASU or WCU delivered to UNC Asheville via ABC Express.

To find books beyond our library network, try WorldCat.

Materials not held within our network can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

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What Color is Your Parachute?

A classic title in career and job guidance.

Subject Headings

To find career-related titles in the WNCLN library catalog, you can do keyword searches related to your job interest, but we suggest starting with subject heading searches to get an overview of what is available.

The library system ignores capitalization and punctuation, so you can enter a search for:

Occupations - Handbooks, manuals

as simply:

occupations handbooks manuals

With that said, here are other suggested subject headings:

Resumes (Employment)
Vocational Guidance
Employment interviewing

You may use disciplines or professions with the subdivision (subheading) vocational guidance:

Music - vocational guidance
Teaching - vocational guidance
Psychology - vocational guidance

Browsing by Call Number

Most books that provide general information about jobs, careers, and resumes fall between the call numbers HF5381 and HF5386 on our Upper Level.

Other books about more specific kinds of careers may be found in other areas of the library. To locate these materials, try a subject heading or keyword search that incorporates both your field of interest and "vocational guidance" (see above). This should bring up a few books and give you an idea of where related books may be found.

One series of books describes the kinds of jobs available for specific majors, such as Great Jobs for Accounting Majors. These books can be found under a variety of call numbers. For example, Great Jobs for Music Majors has the call number ML3795 .G74 2005, while Great Jobs for Political Science Majors  is under JA88.U6 R68 2004. Try searching "Great Jobs" in the catalog to see what is available.