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Library Research Guides

Career Resources

Career information for undergraduates and recent graduates, including resources on resumes, cover letters, interviewing, career advice, and preparation for graduate programs. This guide focuses on library resources.

Résumé and Cover Letter Books

The following books and e-books are available at our library for checkout and offer effective examples of resumes and cover letters, with tips for setting yours apart from the rest:

Additional books on resumes and cover letters can be found in Mirlyn.

Interview Books

Check out these books and e-books for tips on improving your interviewing skills:

Additional books on interviewing for jobs can be find in Mirlyn.

Library Databases

Vault Campus Edition -

A compilation of career information and management tools providing internship, industry, profession, company data and insight used to frame first time employer selection decisions.  Includes:

  • Rankings and profiles:  In-depth profiles and rankings for top employers, universities and internship programs, which combine the inside perspective of anonymous reviews from active employees, students and interns with expert context from Vault's editors.
  • Ratings & Reviews:  Exclusive ratings and reviews from employees, students and interns.
  • Industry & profession overviews:  Details about what it is really like to work within a specific industry or profession including salary information, experience needed, skills, and education and training requirements. Full in-depth profiles on industries and professions including industry outlook, job requirements, tips to entry and more.
  • Jobs & Internships: Search thousands of new jobs posted daily.  Also provides the option to apply to jobs, save jobs to a personal profile, sign up for job alerts and join the Vault resume database accessible to selected employers and recruiters (requires personal registraton).
  • Career articles, blogs, and videos:  Career advice to help with searching for a job, remaining competitive, and getting hired.
  • Resume & Interview Tips:  Sample resume and cover letter templates, sample interview questions, and expert career advice.
  • Industry, Career & Employer Guides: More than 100 award-winning career guides, including interview strategies, job-search tips, and full-length profiles of leading companies.

Note:  Vault Campus Edition no longer requires personal registration to access the information it contains.  Only some personalized features now require registration, such as personal bookmarks and using Vault to upload your resume and apply for jobs.