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Introductory Seminar in Labor and Employment Relations: 38:578:500:01: Find Books

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In many cases, library materials unavailable from the Rutgers University Library system can be ordered through a variety of delivery options, including campus delivery of books and journal articles held in other RUL libraries and interlibaray loans services such as E-ZBorrow and UBorrow:

If materials are unavailable through RUL, try the following:

  • E-ZBorrow is a service offered to Rutgers students. Materials are accessed from a network of over thirty university libraries. Access E-ZBorrow using your NetID and password.
  • UBorrow is a similar service that offers materials from the university libraries within the Big Ten Academic Alliance. Log in as a Rutgers student to access materials. 
  • Interlibrary Loan and Article Delivery Service is a service that provides access to books, articles, or chapters of books. Log in using your NetID and password to request materials that may be unavailable from RUL.

Finding Books in the Library Catalog

QuickSearch is the gateway to all information resources located in the Rutgers University Libraries.  Use keywords to search for the appropriate materials.  Some examples:

  • supply chains
  • corporations and pensions
  • employee participation

Searches using Library of Congress Subject Headings can yield more targeted results. You can find LC Subject Headings by typing a subject phrase into the catalog search box. Then select “Subject begins with” from the drop-down menu under the search box. The results will be the LC Subject Heading with references to related headings.  Or, you can use the subject headings listed in the full catalog record of a book on the topic.

Here are some examples of LC Subject Headings:

  • Foreign trade and employment
  • Globalization--Economic aspects
  • Industrial relations--United States
  • Migration and immigration  
  • Labor laws and legislation   
  • Labor unions
  • Women--Employment--United State
  • Working class--United States

 Subject headings can be further narrowed by adding:

location: (United States or Canada),
aspect: (government policy, economic aspects, social aspects),
population: (women, Hispanic-Americans, Asia),
type of publication (congresses, periodicals)

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