There are many variables to consider when choosing a career. Personal interest is a good place to start, but other considerations include required degrees, job outlook, salary, quality of life, location, required skills, and more.
This guide will connect you to resources available both in the Library and around the web to support your research and encourage critical thinking around career choice.
Try OneSearch to identify books, ebooks, articles and other Library resources related to your career or interests. Keep your search terms broad (for example: nursing career or graphic design career). There's a good chance your career will be covered in a book that collects information about many different careers, so you may want to consider searches like career choice or best jobs.
To find more options in OneSeach, try an Advanced Search like this:
Below you will find a few general books on career choice, but the Library has much more through OneSearch, which you can search anytime from the Library's homepage.
Not all information sources are created equal! Your assignment requires five academic sources. I did a Google search for "best careers" and this website was my third result. As you examine this internet source, think about whether or not it would be a good source to cite for your research paper. Please be prepared to discuss in class!
When you include outside sources in your research paper, you must let your reader know where you found the information (this includes paraphrasing and summarizing -- not just quotations).
You've probably heard the term "MLA Style." This is one way to provide attribution, or "cite your sources" as it is frequently called. There are many resources available through the Library and around the web to help you cite sources correctly using MLA Style.
Watch this video for guidance on formatting your MLA citations correctly. Beneath the video, you will find resources available through the Library and around the web to support correct use of MLA style.