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IAS 300-Adult Career Development

A guide for finding information about careers.

Associations Unlimited

Associations Unlimited

Another option for finding professional associations and organizations is Associations Unlimited.  It is one of the ASU Library subscribed databases. 

But it is not as complete as a Google search. 

Identifying Organizations Using Google

Professional associations usually publish trade literature or maintain web sites that contain useful information about a profession.

Google is a good source for finding professional associations and organizations. You can limit your search to only ".org" domains using a simple trick.  ".org" denotes sites such as non-profit associations and special interest or advocacy organizations.  Almost every profession or job has a professional organization.   

To locate professional organizations, enter your search using your selected occupation combined with "site:.org."  Example:

You still have a little work to do.  Examine each organization carefully and try to determine the organizations role in the profession.  For example, The American Psychological Association is the leading professional organization for psychologists.  

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