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Labor Studies and Employment Relations: Find Books

Guide to library resources in labor studies and employment relations.

Finding Books in the Library Catalog

The Library Catalog 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.  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)
  • Migration and immigration Foreign trade and employment
    Labor laws and legislation Globalization--Economic aspects
    Industrial relations--United States Working class--United States
    Women--Employment--United States

    To find other Library of Congress Subject Headings:

    • type in (“labor unions”) in the search box,
    • select “Subject begins with” from the drop-down menu under the search box.
    • “Labor unions” will be the top choice, followed by narrower forms of the subject (Labor unions--Accounting, Labor unions and communism, etc.) 
    • Also look under the “Try these too” in the list on the right. 

Interlibrary Loan and Delivery

In many cases, library materials unavailable from the Rutgers University Library system can be ordered through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).  Use the RUL web site or request assistance from the staff member at the reference desk. There are a variety of ILL/Delivery options, including campus delivery of books held in other RUL libraries and electronic delivery of journal articles held by RUL libraries: