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D. Hiden Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville

Career and Job Research: Reference

Resources for finding a job or researching careers and companies.

Using Reference Resources

A reference source is a compendium of authoritative information, compiled for ease of use.

Reference materials include

  • subject or general encyclopedias, dictionaries and thesauri 
  • statistics
  • biographical compilations
  • maps
Reference materials may be found on our main floor to the left of the Research Services Desk as well as online.

Key Reference Titles

Here are a few reference titles about jobs and careers:

* For reference materials related to companies, please see the Industries and Companies tab.

Information About Places

Get the information you need to make a more informed decision about a job location.