Careers Research Guide

Designed to help you learn more about career options as well as to successfully complete a job search.

Learning Resources for Career Research & Development

LinkedIn Learning (click link above)

Enhance your career-oriented knowledge and skills by investing time in learning.. Add a certificate to your LinkedIn profile upon completion of a course. Note: all videos are captioned and transcripts are searchable (use ctrl-F); some courses offer downloadable worksheets.

Search for these (and many other) career titles in LinkedIn Learning:

  • Job Searching, Interviewing, and Negotiating Salary by Big Think
  • A Career Strategist's Guide to Getting a Job (expert tips)
  • Career Advice from Some of the Biggest Names in Business (success strategies from CEOs)

  • Five Ways to Improve Your Performance (15 1-2 minute tips:for career motivated professionals)
  • Job Searching, Interviewing, and Negotiating Salary
  • Learning LinkedIn for Students (set up a profile, expand network, and find jobs)
  • Learning LinkedIn (detailed tips to create & manage your profile)
  • Learning LinkedIn Premium Career and Premium Business

Database Access

Restricted database - current students, staff and faculty

Restricted: Only current SMU students, faculty, & staff. Certificate students and alumni do not have permission to use these resources.

EZ database - off campus access using 8-digit SMU ID & password

EZ: Off-campus access using 8-digit SMU ID & password. Access these databases - anytime, anywhere.

In Business Library only database

In Library Only: Accessible only on Business Library computers and are not accessible via wireless connections. A valid SMU ID should be presented to receive a placard that must be displayed while using the computer.

Use SMU Library Search: Learn More

Take charge of being a life-long learner!  Seek opportunities to improve your skills, job knowledge, personal and professional career development growth.  Start now, develop career-building habits with these resources via Library Search.


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Business Library Workshops

Register for and learn more about Business Library workshops, led by Business Library librarians, that focus on the information you will need to successfully complete your research.

Business Library Workshops: