Print Resources

Our Culinary branch has many great print resources for use in the administrative assistant programs at Hickey College. We have books about business communication, document and database production, office procedures…as well as other topics covering the varied responsibilities of administrative assistants! We also have print magazines and newspapers available in the library including Office Pro,Fast Company, and the St. Louis Business Journal.

Search the Library Catalog for books or DVDs on a specific topic. If you need help to find any of these resources, ask a librarian!

Library Research Databases

EBSCO Databases
For articles on administrative assistant-related topics (including online access to the best magazine for administrative assistantsOffice Pro), search the following EBSCO databases :

Academic category
– Academic Search Elite
– MasterFILE Premier

General Administrative Assistant Websites

“Admin Secret” Tips and Templates
An organized, extensive site of concise, useful articles from

Administrative Sparkle
Billed as “a place for administrative professionals to escape and become inspired.” Interesting postings on a variety of topics.

Self-proclaimed as the “world’s largest website for administrative professionals”. Contains organized links to a variety of great tools, as well as articles on such topics as packing, taking minutes at meetings, creating an efficient workspace and much more.

The Effective Admin Blog
Monthly postings on topics specifically for administrative professionals. Written by Karen Porter, job performance and career success coach.

Finding a Position as an Administrative Assistant

Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants – O*NET
O*NET is the nation’s primary source of occupational information. This entry contains information on skills, background, job outlook, salary ranges, links to open positions around the country and much more.

Interview Questions for Administrative Assistant and Office Assistant Positions
Nice sample from Loyola University. Use these to be better prepared for an interview!

Interview Questions (with advice on answers) from
Administrative Assistant Interview Questions
Clerical Interview Questions
Secretary Interview Questions

Administrative Assistant Membership Organizations

International Association of Office Professionals (IAAP)
An important professional organization and the publishers of Office Pro, the magazine for administrative assistants.  It has a very nice section of free articles, too.

American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP)
Membership is free. Has a searchable list of jobs in the Career Corner, monthly newsletter, online articles and much more.