This database contains much good information about careers:
"Job-Seeking: multi-faceted job searching and related activities for creating résumés and cover letters, applying and preparing for interviews
Career Exploration: discovering career interests; identifying new opportunities based on work or military experience; exploring growing career paths, including green and new economy jobs; and finding education and training."
Careers Internet Database
Use Careers Internet Database to find full-text, in-depth information on hundreds of careers. Each report covers education requirements, good and bad aspects of the career, interviews with people in the field, and more.
When you first log in, click on "Members Click Here", then click on "Career List" to search for specific careers.
Gale OneFile: Vocations and Careers
"Finding the right career can be a daunting and high stakes task: finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career are all topics covered by this collection, providing current and applicable content for all vocational milestones. Offering content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals."
Occupational Outlook Handbook
This publication is from the United States Department of Labor. "The profiles featured here cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes Bureau of Labor Statistics employment projections for the 2010–20 decade"
With this database, you can career-shadow up to 1,001 persons from across America. Click on one of the 7 search buttons at the top of the page. You will get a list of titles. Click on one title, and the career story will appear on the screen for you to read or print out.