Review by Choice Review
Similar to an expanded version of Occupational Outlook Handbook (2000-01 ed., CH, Dec'01, 39-1964), this encyclopedia includes over 90 career fields in its primary content. Volume 1 starts with a useful guidance section that provides excellent resources in career preparation, finding a job, applying for jobs, and information needed once hired. General readers and career counselors alike will appreciate the quick references to resources and the depth of the guidance section. The careers section, in volumes 1-5, gives detailed historical background for each field, followed by discussion of industry trends, resources, and outlook. One key feature in each career field is a text box highlighting particularities such as keywords to know or different types of jobs within the field. A couple of drawbacks include the size of the set (with more than 5,600 pages in five volumes, it makes for a bulky collection), and the outdated black-and-white photos, which could have been left out altogether. Each volume has an easy-to-use job title index. Volume 1 has one appendix for individuals with disabilities and another on internships; organization and Web site indexes are included, as well as three sets of federal vocational codes. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. All levels. K. A. B. Weller University of San Diego
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Review by Library Journal Review
Features over 60 brand new career articles, nearly 750 completely revised articles, lists of 2500 web sites, more than 220 new sidebars, and much more. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.