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Parrish Library’s Featured Database will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This time we’re featuring Vault Career Guides, brought to you by Vault.com Inc.

Link: http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/az.php?s=71213 is the alphabetical list of the databases specially selected for those in a business program of study. Access the databases off-campus with your Purdue login and password.

Focus: Vault’s career guides include interview strategies, job-search tips, and full-length profiles of more than 1,000 companies and leading industries.

Tutorial: Click here see the basics of using Vault Career Guides.

Start with this hint: Click “Vault Guides” at the top of the page to access and search career guides. Use the filters on the left to browse guides by industry, advice, and education.

Why you should know this database: Vault publishes over 120 titles covering a wide range of industries and professions, from accounting and law to biotech, real estate and culinary arts, plus important career topics including resume writing, diversity and environmental initiatives at companies.

Related Resources

Some other databases you might want to explore, are:

  • GoinGlobal, provides advice for finding employment opportunities, including business and networking groups, job search resources, cost of living data, and city career guides.
  • Plunkett Research, offers business intelligence, industry trends, statistics, market research, and company lists.

You can access many more career search resources on the Career Research Portal homepage.


This Featured Database comes to you from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics. If you would like more information about this database, or if you would like a demonstration of it for a class, contact parrlib@purdue.edu. Also let us know if you know of a colleague who would benefit from this, or future Featured Databases.

Since usage statistics are an important barometer when databases are up for renewal, tell us your favorite database, and we will gladly promote it. Send an email to parrlib@purdue.edu.