Online DatabasesTypes of Articles
Associations & Research CentersGovernment AgenciesProfessional AssociationsDirectories of Labor Organizations (Online & Print)U.S. Labor Unions & FederationsForeign and International Organizations
Public PolicyEmployment + Labor StatisticsEmployment Law
CitingAcademic Integrity & Plagiarism
This is the "Getting Started" page of the "Introductory Seminar in Labor and Employment Relations: 38:578:500:01" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content

Introductory Seminar in Labor and Employment Relations: 38:578:500:01   Tags: labor, labor_studies, nb_labor  

Course Guide
Last Updated: Oct 7, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

Getting Started Print Page

Getting Started with RUL

  • Connecting from Off-Campus
    Instructions for connecting to library resources from off-campus.
  • Library Cards
    Your RUConnection card serves as your library card. You need to register this card.
  • How Do I...?
    FAQ's about navigating Rutgers University Libraries and finding resources.

Before You Start Your Research


Scholarly Research in Labor and Employment Relations   


Here are some suggestions to help you start your research:

1.   Think about your topic. 

  • What are the keywords or key phrases that describe this topic? 

  • Do you need to consult an encyclopedia or handbook to become familiar with this topic?

2.  What type of information are you looking for?

  • Current information? 

  • Analysis?

  • Statistics?

  • Historical or survey information?

  • Periodical articles are more suitable for current information and very specific topics.  Books are better for a broad survey, historical outlook, and biographical information.  Statistics are often best retrieved from government or organizatonal web sites.

3.  Utilize different literature search techniques:

  • Search scholarly databases for articles, using keywords (most traditional).

  • Use Google Scholar for "quick & dirty" searching, or to explore concepts and find keywords.

  • Use citation searching (following a key article forward), using World of Science or Google Scholar.

  • Used Advanced Google to locate online research and working papers.

4.  Document all sources.

  • R efworks (see the Writing & Citing section) can help you keep track of your citations and then produce a bibliography in the style sheet of your choice.
  • Cite all quotations, statistics, ideas.


Labor Relations & HR Librarian

Profile Image
Julie Moscinski
Contact Info
James Carey Library
Labor Education Center (Cook Campus)
50 Labor Center Way
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Send Email

Loading  Loading...