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Professional Associations and Organizations
Professional Associations - their publications, conferences, and other activities are a window to your (future) career. Finding out what issues are being discussed in your field of study will make you a more savvy job seeker, and help your transition from being a student to a professional.
None of these resources are exhaustive, so you may need to check through several of them to find the information you want.
Gateway to Associations Online
The American Society of Association Executives makes available this directory of associations with brief information entered directly by the association. Usually contains address and phone number.
WEDDLE'S Association Directory
Not all of this site is free, but you can get basic information and links to professional associations here.
Conference Proceedings and Papers
Conferences (or symposiums) are meetings of professionals or academics where short presentations, paper readings, and formal discussions are held. Searching the literature of conference proceedings and papers are great ways of getting up to speed on the latest ideas.
Index of over 19,000 citations of every congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received at The British Library.
Index to over 580,000 papers included in every congress, conference, exposition, workshop, symposium, and meeting received at The British Library.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Describes 250 occupations which cover approximately 107 million jobs. Published by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.