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					Human Resources
A Guide to Selected Resources
Reference & Fact Findi ng Books & eBooks Journals, Magazines, & News papers Great Websites!

Reference & Fact Finding
Applying Psychology in Business [BF 637 .B73 1990] Covers foundations of applied psychology, applied measurement and legal guidelines, analyzing jobs, staffing, assessment--advancement and reward, career planning and training, optimizing the organization, dealing with stress, and managing safety and security. Blackwell Encyclopedi c Dictionary of Hum an Resource Management [RE F HF 5549 .A23 B58] "definitions and explanations of the key concepts...of human resource management." Brief bibliograph ies included. Business Stati stics of the United States 1997. [REF HC 101 .A13122 2007] Complete Hum an Resources Writing Guide [REF HF 5549.5 .C6 A75 1997] How-to-do-it guidelines on writing with more than 100 actual samples of HR doc uments. CQ Researcher Online access to weekly reports that provide background information on current topics of widespread interest. Designed as a starting place for research, eac h issue contains analysis, charts, a chronology, statistics, pro-con discussions, and an annotated bibliography. Past topics include "American With Disabilities Act", "Discrimination", "Drug Testing", "Employment and Unemployment", "Health Insurance", "Individual Retirement Accounts", "Job Stress", "Job Training", "Retirement" and "Women -Employment". Dictionary of Personnel Management and Labor Relations [REF HF 5549 .A23 S52] Though published in 1980, this dictionary is still useful and handy in that it provides brief entries covering important terms, people, and court cases of interest to those in the field of Human Resource Management. Encyclopedia of Career and Vocational Guidance (4 vols.) [REF HF 5381 .E52] Overviews of industries (Vol. 1) that include statistics on current employment, production and outlook for various career fields and career articles (Vol. 2 -5) that contain an overview, history, duties, education and other requirements, earnings, work environment and outlook. Findlaw.com [http://lawcrawler.findlaw.com] Links to a wide range of labor and employment issues. Includes links to the full -text of federal statutes and regulations. Handbook of U.S. Labor Stati sti cs. (U.S. Dept. of Labor) [RE F HD 8064 .A3 2009] Descriptions for 253 jobs and details earnings, training and education, working conditions, and relat ed jobs. Human Resource Management: Posi tioning for the 21st Century 6th ed. [HF5549 .S24895 1996] Provides useful reference material and may be a good place to browse for research topics. Issue s and Controversies Provides analysis for more than 250 controversial topics. Includes basic facts, historical and statistical information, pro/con discussions, selected historical source documents, maps and graphics, and sources for additional research. (1995-Current )

Occupational Outlook Handbook Each job ent ry provides a description of the work, working conditions, employment outlook, training and other qualifications needed, earnings, related occupations, and sources for additional information. Print version available [REF HF 5381 .A1 O36 2006-07]

Books & eBooks
How to Find Books in Conant Library Books, videos, and periodicals owned by Conant Library can be located by using our online catalog. Search by keyword, title, author, or subject. Note: Electronic books (also known as eB ooks) found by searching the Conant Library Cat alog will have 'Online' as the Call Number. **To access these books from off-campus, you will need your Nichols username and password.** Other sources for finding books are loc ated in online catalogs of other libraries (academic and public) Research Tip: You can often find the Library of Congress subject heading(s) for a topic by doing a keyword search, finding a resource that is on target and examining the subject headings provided in that item's record.) To get materials that we do not own, please place an Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery request. Call number browsing suggestion: HF 554 - 5549; HD 31 - 58 - Human Resource s and Personnel Management HD 8840-8850 - Industrial Relations HF 5387 - Busine ss Ethics HF 5630 - 5660 - Labor Laws and Legislation HD 4928 - Compensation Management HD 4903; KF 3464-3469 - Di scrimination in employment--Law and legislation Subject Heading suggestions: Personnel Management (Notice that this is not the term that is most commonly used to describe this concept, yet it is the correct subject heading. A subject search for "human resources" will yield no results.) Busine ss Ethics Social Responsibility of Busine ss Labor and Laboring classe s Labor laws Compensation management Di scrimination in employment Trade-unions Trade and professional associations

Journals, Magazines, & Newspapers
Article Database s Database User Guides If you are unable to retrieve the full text of an article online, see if the Library owns a print copy by searching the online catalog (search for the JOURNAL title, not the ARTICLE title). If you cannot acce ss the full text of an article online, and the Library does not own the periodical, place an Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery request.

Busine ss Source Elite Citation, abstract and full text coverage of scholarly business, management, marketing and ec onom ics journals. Also company profiles (including SWOT analysis). [Profiles are in PDF format, requiring Adobe Acrobat Reader.] General Business File ASAP Indexes over 900 general business and finance magazines, trade, and local business journals (460 full -text). LexisNexis News, company and industry information, financial information, and full text articles. Academic OneFile Cont ains articles, most in full-text (html and PDF format), from 8,000 academic journals covering a wide variety of disciplines. It also contains hundreds of podcasts and transcripts from NP R, CNN, and the CB C, as well as fulltext New York Times content from 1995 to the present. Expanded Academic Index ASAP Full-text, citations, and abstracts of articles for 1800+ academic and general interest periodicals. Wall Street Journal 1984-present Full-text coverage of business and financial news and analysis, company news, editorials, regular columns and special reports.

Great Websites!
Search the Web Evaluating Web Sites Busine ss Owner's Toolki t [http://www.toolkit.com] Look under link "People Who Work For You" for essays, checklists and other tools regarding recruitment and hiring, payment, benefits, rules and regulations, and terminating employees. Employment and Benefits Law [www.willyancey.com/emp_law.htm] Links to many resources on such topics as employment law, labor-management relations, labor standards, employee rights and responsibilities. Findlaw [http://www. findlaw.com] Search Findlaw's "Human Resources" or the State Law Res ources section to search your state's web sites for information on employment and licensing regulations. HR Guide.Com [www. hr-guide.com] Extensive list of well -organized links to "internet based resources for HR professionals and students." Human Resource s and the Internet [http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/library/] Under 'Research' click on 'Subject Guides ' then 'Human Resources Management' for extensive links from Cornell University's Catherwood Library of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Human Resource s Law Mega-Links [http://www.hrmgt.com/hrlaw.htm] Large collection of links covering specific human resource topics. Links no longer updated. Employment and Labor Law [http://www.lectlaw.com/temp.html] Web resources and articles covering age discrimination in employment, all of the civil rights legislation, the glass ceiling commission, Americans With Disabilities statutes, the Fair Labor Standards Act, whistle-blowing support, unions today, and employment law. HrGopher [http://www.hrgopher.com] Includes a comprehensive listing of more than 50,000 links specifically targeting business owners, HR managers, and companies from all areas of business. Also covers labor law and work place guidelines. It s main foc us is keeping employers AND employees current with HR news and information.

Human Resource s Law Index [http://www.hrlawindex.com/index.html] A directory of sites organized by topic (including employee benefits, Americans With Disabilities Act, discrimination and sexual harassment, wrongful discharge and much more) as well as legal forms, government regulations and explanations available on the web. Free registration required. Law At Work [http://www.lawatwork.com/] Look at current labor laws, such as OSHA, but consider drug testing at work, violence in the workplace, unemployment questions, sexual harassment issues, affirmative action, and much more. MassBedrock [http://www.M assBedrock.org] A great resource for res earching business-related topics in Massachusetts and beyond, this is a directory of annotated links, MassBedrock is searchable with a searc h engine or by browsing categories (for Human Resource and related fields, select 'Employment and Labor'. Occupational Outlook Handbook (U.S. Department of Labor) [REF HF 5381 .A1 O36] Descriptions for 253 jobs and details earnings, training and education, working conditions, and relat ed jobs. Occupational Information Network (O*Net) Department of Labor [http://online.onetcenter.org/] Replacing the Dictionary of Occupational Titles "The O*NE T dat abas e includes information on knowledge, skills, abilities, work activities, and interests associated with occupations." Use this for a variety of human resources functions, such as developing job orders and position descriptions and aligning training with current workplace needs. SHRM Online [http://www.shrm.org] The Society for Human Resource Management provides a vast amount of information related to Human Resources, from online publications to HR job openings around the country to an information center and library of white papers, model surveys, questionnaires, and job descriptions. Then connect to HR Links at http://www.shrm.org/hrlinks/ for well-organized, human resources links. Workindex [http://www.hreonline.com/ HRE/ workindex.jsp] A joint project of Cornell University and Human Resource Executive Magazine, this is an annotated directory of links relating to human resources and personnel management. Some of the topics covered include "human resources, labor relations, benefits, training, technology, staffing, recruiting, leadership, motivation, insurance, relocation, legal issues, and more." Each individual site listing provides an option of reading more about th e site sponsor and its content or directly accessing the site itself.

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