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MGMT 4010: Redefining the Employee-Employer Relationship

  • Getting

    Started

  • Finding

    Articles

  • Affirmative
    Action
  • OSHA

  • Gender
    & Pay
  • Labor
    Unions
  • Writing
    & Citing

 

How to Use this Guide

Scroll down for information about accessing the library subscription sources and how to contact your librarian.

 

Selected reference and statistical databases can be found by topic using the tabs across the top of the page, and everyone - regardless of topic - should start with the "Finding Articles" tab.

 

Research Help

Have questions about finding articles, citation management, or library databases? Feel free to ask me. I'm available for consultation via email or in person.

Jennie Gerke

jennifer.gerke@colorado.edu

(303) 735-6804; Koelbel 200D

Office Hours: 3-5 PM Tuesdays, or by appointment

 

Off Campus Access

Nearly all of the databases and other research resources provided by the Libraries are subscription-based and limited to the CU community. If you are off campus, the sites will want to verify that you are a current CU student, faculty, or staff member. Nearly all of our subscription sources are set up to prompt you for your Identikey, but you have to access them from a Library page.

 

You may wish to connect through the VPN. The VPN software makes it appear as though you are accessing the Library's subscription resources from on campus, thus reducing the need to log in to each subscription database.

NOTE: Some of our databases require a VPN connection. Those databases are identified with this icon: VPN Only Icon

 

Problems with the VPN software should be referred to OIT, the Office of Information Technology. Walk-in computer support hours and locations are here.

 

In addition to books and periodicals in print, CU provides access to a huge number of subscription websites, article databases, and ebooks. Finding these resources can be tricky. If you need a refresher on how to find books, journals, articles, or data owned by the Library, see the "How do I...?" pages.

 

Of course you will search the Internet or newspapers for general information, but limiting your search to freely-available sources alone may significantly impact your understanding of the big picture.


 

 

Scholarly Articles

The databases listed below provide articles from news, scholarly, and trade sources. To limit your search to articles from scholarly journals only, look for "limit to scholarly" or "limit to peer-reviewed."

     

  • Business Source Complete (EBSCO) includes full text and abstracts from over 1200 scholarly journals and business periodicals covering topics such as management, economics, finance, accounting, international business and more.
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  • ABI/Inform (ProQuest) covers business and economic conditions, corporate strategies, and management techniques, as well as competitive and product information, both in the U.S. and internationally.

Look for this icon to link to full-text from a different source: Find it at CU icon

 

 

Search Strategy

The brainstorming template we used in class is here.

 

To find articles which speak to your argument, consider adding search terms such as these:

  • consequences
  • outcomes
  • regulation
  • impact
  • opponents
  • proponents
  • debate
  • attitudes
  • enforcement
  • advantages
  • costs
  • effects

 

The goal of this process is to develop a search which produces relevant and useful results. For example:

 

screenshot of search terms in business source complete database

 

 

This video demonstrates how to combine keywords for successful results in the Business Source Complete database:

 

 

Peer Review

The University Libraries at Virginia Tech created an excellent guide which explains the differences between popular, scholarly, and trade publications. (www.lib.vt.edu/help/research/types-sources.html)

 

Peer review is a method used for qualifying research prior to publication. When an author submits a paper for publication in a scholarly journal, the manuscript is forwarded to several experts in the field. These experts (peers/"referees") judge the quality of the research, the methods, and the validity of the findings and demand revisions when needed. Peer review is the standard indicator of quality scholarship. Sometimes, the term "refereed" is used in place of "peer-reviewed."

 

If there is a question as to the review process, consult the "submissions" page of the journal or journal publisher's website.

 

Also, there's a database that will show you whether the journal you're looking at subjects its content to peer review: Ulrichsweb: Global Serials Directory. Just type in the name the publication (e.g., Human Resource Management) and look for the adorable referee icon: Refereed

NOTE: Your browser will show an alarming message about the site's security. For more information, see this page and look for "Security Certificate Warning."

 

 

Topic Overview

Find Laws, Regulations, and relevant Agencies through these portals:

Department of Labor: Affirmative Action guide

National Conference of State Legislatures: Affirmative Action guide

 

CQ Researcher offers in-depth coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy.

 

Sage E-Reference

Search the online version of Sage Encyclopedias in humanities, social sciences and business.

 

Congressional Research Service Reports

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is a division of the Library of Congress that prepares short, neutral reports on legislative initiatives and other topics at the request of Congress. This database provides access to all CRS reports dating back to 1916.

 

 

Statistics

Bureau of Labor Statistics (US Department of Labor)

The BLS is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.

 

Statistical Insight (ProQuest)

Comprehensive index for local, state, national, and international statistics. Includes tables and reports from government and non-governmental organizations.

 

Scholarly Articles

The four databases listed below provide articles from news, scholarly, and trade sources. To limit your search to articles from scholarly journals only, look for "limit to scholarly" or "limit to peer-reviewed."

 

  • Business Full Text (EBSCO). Wilson Business Full Text provides access to a multitude of sources from the New York Times Business Section and the Wall Street Journal to magazines and scholarly journals.
  •  

  • Business Source Complete (EBSCO) includes full text and abstracts from over 1200 scholarly journals and business periodicals covering topics such as management, economics, finance, accounting, international business and more.
  •  

  • PAIS International (ProQuest). Public Affairs Information Service covers US and international public public policy and social issues.
  •  

  • ABI/Inform (ProQuest) covers business and economic conditions, corporate strategies, and management techniques, as well as competitive and product information, both in the U.S. and internationally.

Look for this icon to link to full-text from a different source: Find it at CU icon

 

 

 

Topic Overview

Find Laws, Regulations, and relevant Agencies through these portals:

Occupational Safety & Health Administration

Occupational Saftey & Health Act: Compliance

 

CQ Researcher offers in-depth coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy.

 

Sage E-Reference

Search the online version of Sage Encyclopedias in humanities, social sciences and business.

 

Congressional Research Service Reports

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is a division of the Library of Congress that prepares short, neutral reports on legislative initiatives and other topics at the request of Congress. This database provides access to all CRS reports dating back to 1916.

 

 

Statistics

Bureau of Labor Statistics (US Department of Labor)

The BLS is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.

 

Statistical Insight (ProQuest)

Comprehensive index for local, state, national, and international statistics. Includes tables and reports from government and non-governmental organizations.

 

Scholarly Articles

The four databases listed below provide articles from news, scholarly, and trade sources. To limit your search to articles from scholarly journals only, look for "limit to scholarly" or "limit to peer-reviewed."

 

  • Business Full Text (EBSCO). Wilson Business Full Text provides access to a multitude of sources from the New York Times Business Section and the Wall Street Journal to magazines and scholarly journals.
  •  

  • Business Source Complete (EBSCO) includes full text and abstracts from over 1200 scholarly journals and business periodicals covering topics such as management, economics, finance, accounting, international business and more.
  •  

  • PAIS International (ProQuest). Public Affairs Information Service covers US and international public public policy and social issues.
  •  

  • ABI/Inform (ProQuest) covers business and economic conditions, corporate strategies, and management techniques, as well as competitive and product information, both in the U.S. and internationally.

Look for this icon to link to full-text from a different source: Find it at CU icon

 

To find articles which speak to your argument, consider adding search terms such as these:

  • consequences
  • outcomes
  • regulation
  • impact
  • opponents
  • proponents
  • debate
  • attitudes
  • enforcement

 

 

 

Topic Overview

Find Laws, Regulations, and relevant Agencies through these portals:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Equal Compensation

Department of Labor: Equal Pay

 

CQ Researcher offers in-depth coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy.

 

Sage E-Reference

Search the online version of Sage Encyclopedias in humanities, social sciences and business.

 

Congressional Research Service Reports

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is a division of the Library of Congress that prepares short, neutral reports on legislative initiatives and other topics at the request of Congress. This database provides access to all CRS reports dating back to 1916.

 

 

Statistics

Bureau of Labor Statistics (US Department of Labor)

The BLS is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.

 

Statistical Insight (ProQuest)

Comprehensive index for local, state, national, and international statistics. Includes tables and reports from government and non-governmental organizations.

 

Scholarly Articles

The four databases listed below provide articles from news, scholarly, and trade sources. To limit your search to articles from scholarly journals only, look for "limit to scholarly" or "limit to peer-reviewed."

 

  • Business Full Text (EBSCO). Wilson Business Full Text provides access to a multitude of sources from the New York Times Business Section and the Wall Street Journal to magazines and scholarly journals.
  •  

  • Business Source Complete (EBSCO) includes full text and abstracts from over 1200 scholarly journals and business periodicals covering topics such as management, economics, finance, accounting, international business and more.
  •  

  • PAIS International (ProQuest). Public Affairs Information Service covers US and international public public policy and social issues.
  •  

  • ABI/Inform (ProQuest) covers business and economic conditions, corporate strategies, and management techniques, as well as competitive and product information, both in the U.S. and internationally.

Look for this icon to link to full-text from a different source: Find it at CU icon

 

To find articles which speak to your argument, consider adding search terms such as these:

  • consequences
  • outcomes
  • regulation
  • impact
  • opponents
  • proponents
  • debate
  • attitudes
  • enforcement

 

 

 

Topic Overview

Find Laws, Regulations, and relevant Agencies through these portals:

Department of Labor: Labor Relations

National Labor Relations Board

 

CQ Researcher offers in-depth coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy.

 

Sage E-Reference

Search the online version of Sage Encyclopedias in humanities, social sciences and business.

 

Congressional Research Service Reports

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is a division of the Library of Congress that prepares short, neutral reports on legislative initiatives and other topics at the request of Congress. This database provides access to all CRS reports dating back to 1916.

 

 

Statistics

Bureau of Labor Statistics (US Department of Labor)

The BLS is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.

 

Statistical Insight (ProQuest)

Comprehensive index for local, state, national, and international statistics. Includes tables and reports from government and non-governmental organizations.

 

Scholarly Articles

The four databases listed below provide articles from news, scholarly, and trade sources. To limit your search to articles from scholarly journals only, look for "limit to scholarly" or "limit to peer-reviewed."

 

  • Business Full Text (EBSCO). Wilson Business Full Text provides access to a multitude of sources from the New York Times Business Section and the Wall Street Journal to magazines and scholarly journals.
  •  

  • Business Source Complete (EBSCO) includes full text and abstracts from over 1200 scholarly journals and business periodicals covering topics such as management, economics, finance, accounting, international business and more.
  •  

  • PAIS International (ProQuest). Public Affairs Information Service covers US and international public public policy and social issues.
  •  

  • ABI/Inform (ProQuest) covers business and economic conditions, corporate strategies, and management techniques, as well as competitive and product information, both in the U.S. and internationally.

Look for this icon to link to full-text from a different source: Find it at CU icon

 

To find articles which speak to your argument, consider adding search terms such as these:

  • consequences
  • outcomes
  • regulation
  • impact
  • opponents
  • proponents
  • debate
  • attitudes
  • enforcement

 

 

 

The Writing Process

Writing and Research Resource Links from CU's Program for Writing and Rhetoric: www.colorado.edu/ArtsSciences/PWR/resources.html (look toward the bottom of the right side).

 

Organizing your Argument from the OWL at Purdue:

owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/588/03/

 

Logic and Argument from the Dartmouth Writing Program:

dartmouth.edu/writing-speech/learning/materials-first-year-writers/logic-and-argument

 

 

APA Citations

For information about citing print and electronic sources in a range of styles, see How to Cite a Source.”

 

The APA Style is most often used in the social sciences. For complete guidelines, consult the APA Handbook.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th edition, Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, 2010.

Call number: BF76.7 .P83 2010.

For quick answers to common APA questions, see the Purdue OWL Site

 

Citation Management

Zotero is one of our favorite tools for managing citations. This open-source free tool will save your citations, along with the full-text of the articles, web pages, etc. It will also create the citations in APA Style for you in Word.

 

Interested? Check out these videos demonstrating the tool and how easy it is to use. We are also happy to help you set it up, feel free to ask any of the library staff.

 

Need More Help?

Wondering if you're citing something correctly? Or maybe you need help with structuring your paper? Take advantage of the CU Writing Center. Making an appointment with a consultant at the Writing Center allows you to receive one-on-one help with your writing.

 

Want to speak with a librarian right now? You can contact us in person, via the phone, or even over IM. Use the Ask Us page to chat with a librarian even if you're away from campus.

 

Even More

The sources listed on this guide are a fraction of the resources available to you as students. You'll find an alphabetical listing of business databases on the Business Library Homepage and lists of databases by discipline on the Find Articles page.