About the Riley Guide


The Riley Guide:

Founded in 1994 by a university librarian, Margaret F. Dikel (formerly Margaret Riley), The Riley Guide is the Web’s premier gateway to job, career, and education information sources available online.

We curate the best online resources and list them as pointers to visitors. We currently point to over 1600 helpful web sites, each being personally reviewed by our editors for quality and most including a brief synopsis. We also present useful data, such as for salaries by career area, and offer original articles on topics of interest.

Although aimed at job, career, and education seekers, others including recruiters and other career service professionals should also find the guide to be a valuable reference.

We are proud that Riley Guide has been cited by well over 1000 universities, government agencies, libraries, career services organizations, and publishers. Some of the websites referencing Riley Guide include:

Universities and Colleges

  • Auburn University
  • Boston University
  • Columbia University
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard University
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Lehigh University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Northwestern University
  • Princeton University
  • Purdue University
  • Rutgers
  • San Francisco State University
  • Stanford University
  • Tulane University
  • University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley)
  • University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Texas
  • University of Washington
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Wellesley College
  • Yale University

Government Organizations

  • State of California
  • State of Massachusetts
  • State of Missouri
  • State of New York
  • State of North Carolina
  • State of Ohio
  • US Department of State
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • US Library of Congress
  • US National Institute of Health (NIH)
  • US Transportation Security Administration


  • ABC News
  • CBS News
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune
  • National Career Development Association
  • Nature Magazine
  • New York Times
  • Richard Bolles – Author of "What Color is Your Parachute?
  • Tech Republic
  • US News and World Report
  • Wall Street Journal