About OOQ Online
OOQ Online is based on the print periodical Occupational Outlook Quarterly and mirrors its print counterpart.
To make the best use of the medium, OOQ Online gives you the opportunity to read a "nutshell" description or a "snippet" from each OOQ article before you download the full text of the article.
Nutshells and snippets are provided in the standard language of the Web, HTML. They are meant for online reading. The full text of each article is available in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF). The PDF files are not designed for online reading; instead, we provide them so that users may print copies that will be substantially easier to read on paper than they would be to read on line. PDF files also retain the layout and page numbering of the printed article, so they can be used to make or follow bibliographic references.
OOQ Online includes an index of online articles published in print starting with Spring 1999. In addition, a 5-year index for articles in print is available. Reprints of some articles can be ordered.
OOQ provides practical information on jobs and careers. Articles are written in straightforward, non-technical language and cover a wide variety of career and work-related topics such as new and emerging occupations, training opportunities, salary trends, and results of new studies from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
About PDF files
To view PDF files on this website, you will need Adobe's Acrobat Reader 4.0, which you can download for free from Adobe's Web site.
Beside each link to a PDF file, you will find a notation of the file size. The file size gives you an indication of the time required to download the file.
The following features appear in most issues of the online and print editions of Occupational Outlook Quarterly:
- Grab Bag presents a collection of brief items of interest to counselors and students.
- You're a what? explores unusual occupations by taking a look at the career of someone in that occupation.
- OOChart is a graphic presentation of data of interest to counselors and students.
An issue goes online after the subsequent issue appears in print. (For example, the Winter 1999-2000 issue went online after the Spring 2000 issue appeared in print.)
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