Resources at the Career Services Library
Below is a list of selected holdings in the Career Services Library. Also check in the Bio-Medical Library
and Van Pelt Library for additional resources in these areas.
Great Jobs for Biology Majors, Blythe Camenson (1999).
From resume writing to negotiating salary, a step-by-step guide to conducting a
successful non-medical job search.
Nontraditional Careers in Science, Karen Young Kreeger (1999).
Comprehensive and user-friendly guide to the many paths open to people with scientific
training. Personal stories illustrate opportunities in various industries/fields (e.g.
education, writing/publishing, business, law).
Alternative Careers in Science: Leaving the Ivory Tower, Cynthia Robbins-Roth, ed. (1993).
Informative and anecdotal collection of alternative career paths. Authors include
scientists who have become investment bankers, consultants, patent agents, clinical
researchers, and business executives.
The Scientist as Consultant: Building New Career Opportunities, Carl Sinderman and Thomas
Detailed exploration of scientific consulting: requirements, lifestyle, business trends.
Jumpstart your Career in Bio Science, Chandra Louise (1998).
Overview of different career fields possible with a bio background, tips for job hunting
and “a day in the life” from individuals in the field.
DIRECTORIES AND REFERENCE MATERIALS
Research Centers Directory, 2 Volumes. Gale Research, Inc.
Extensive list of U.S. and Canadian research centers, organized by field. (Also published
by Gale Research Inc, but not in the Career Services Library: European Research
Centers and Medical Research Centers)
Directory of American Research and Technology, R.R. Bowker
Alphabetical listing of corporate research laboratories and R&D facilities. Has
"Classification Index" by type of research.
Scientific and Technical Organizations and Agencies Directory, Gale Research Com