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Perspectives on Labor Studies: Find Books

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Finding Books in IRIS

The IRIS 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
  • Labor laws and legislation
  • Globalization--Economic aspects
  • Working class--United States
  • Industrial relations--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. 

Finding Books on Theorists

When searching for books related to a notable theorist such as Marx or Maslow, keep in mind that you can find titles BY the theorist (Author Keyword or Author field) or ABOUT the theorist (Subject Keyword or Subject field; Title Keyword or Title field). 

In some cases, a title may be listed under both! Here is the IRIS record for Maslow on Management, a collection of writings by Abraham Maslow:


Personal author: Maslow, Abraham H. (Abraham Harold)
Title: Maslow on management / Abraham H. Maslow with Deborah C. Stephens and Gary Heil.
Publication info: New York : John Wiley, 1998.
Physical descrip: xxiii, 312 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Maslow, Abraham H. (Abraham Harold)--Contributions in management.
Subject: Maslow, Abraham H. (Abraham Harold)--Diaries.
Subject: Psychology, Industrial.
Subject: Self-actualization (Psychology)
Added author: Stephens, Deborah C. (Deborah Collins)
Added author: Heil, Gary.
Added author: Maslow, Abraham H. (Abraham Harold). Eupsychian management

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:

Quick Search the RU Catalog

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