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Whether you are looking for career options or types of employers in your chosen field, this database provides a list of useful handouts, books and websites relating to your area of study.

Career Books & Online Videos

Books that help you identify ideal career path and career options in various fields (available at CaPS):

  • Great Jobs for...Books: English majors, Liberal Arts majors, Math majors, etc.
  • Careers for...Books: Animal Lovers, Culture Lovers, Scientific Types, etc.
  • Careers in...Books: Chemistry, Communications, Healthcare, Physics, etc.
  • Careers in...eVideos: Earth, Physical, Life Sciences (*VPN is required)
  • Career Opportunities in...Books: Agriculture, Forensic Science, Renewable Energy, etc.
  • Career Opportunities in...Books: Available in the McGill Library (*VPN is required)
  • Opportunities in...Books: Speech-Language Pathology, Marketing, Museum careers, etc.
  • Spotlight on Careers in...eVideos: Science, Sports, Arts, Food, Education, etc. (*VPN is required)

Explore Career Books

  • Resource Catalogue
    Search with words like "Great jobs for", "Careers for", "Career opportunities in" or "Opportunities in" in the Title field to see a list of books.

Career Profiles

Explore your career options in a wide range of in-demand fields:

To access the database, click science.salempress.com

Note: This database is accessible with ON-CAMPUS computer workstations.

Salem Career Books

  • Careers in Chemistry
  • Careers in Communications & Media
  • Careers in Healthcare
  • Careers in Hospitality & Tourism
  • Careers in Law, Criminal Justice & Emergency Services
  • Careers in Physics

More Free Resources

The following resources provide career information such as job descriptions, career paths, salary ranges, training programs and more.

  • Career Cruising
    A career exploration tool that offers hundreds of different careers and their descriptions - everything from accountant to zookeeper. To access, contact caps [dot] library [at] mcgill [dot] ca or login to the Career Databases & Periodicals for username and password.

  • Vault Career Insider (Registration with your McGill email is required.)
    The world's leading source of career information. To explore career options, visit the "Guides" link. Popular industry guides include: Career Launcher series (Law, Health Care Management, Food Services, Finance, Energy, Film, Education, etc.), and Topic Guides such as "Vault Guide to Top Internships. All the guides are downloadable.

  • Career Spotlight (SchoolFinder.com)
    Choose an occupation to learn more about what it is like to work in the field.
  • Quebec - Trades and Occupations (Emploi QuĂ©bec)
    A tool provided by the Government of Quebec to find out career information of an occupation - Job prospects, salaries, training programs and more.
  • Canada - Explore Careers by Occupation (Job Bank Canada)
    Enter an occupation and a location in Canada to find out career information of an occupation - Duties, wages, job outlook and more.
  • USA - Occupational Outlook Handbook (U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics)
    Premier source for career information. Each career profile describe what they do, work environment, educational requirements, salary info and more. US-based. Other useful resources: You're a what? career profiles, Feature articles on career topics, Interview with a ... professional.
  • Recommended Websites - Additional career exploration tools.

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