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A research guide for students in SMLR course 37:575:365 and for anyone doing research in disabilities in the workplace and society.

What You Will Find In This Guide

The following guide is intended to introduce students and researchers to the resources located within the Rutgers University Libraries system on disabilities and employment. The guide highlights relevant books, journals, articles, and web tools that can accessed either via one of Rutgers many libraries or electronically.

Before You Start Your Research

Here are some suggestions to help you start your research:

(1) Make sure you understand your assignment.  Is your intended topic within assigment parameters?  Do you need to consult specific sources, such as a scholarly journal?  Do you need to do an interview?  Does the assignment require a bibliography and footnotes?

(2) 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?

(3) Are you looking for current information or analysis or statistics?  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.

Make sure that, as you find new leads and articles, you document all sources.  Refworks (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.


Labor Relations & HR Librarian

Julie Peters
James Carey Library
Labor Education Center (Cook Campus)
50 Labor Center Way
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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