Skip to main content
Link to Libraries homepage
Link to Libraries homepage
Rutgers University Libraries

Union Organizing (course guide): Find Books

Course Guide for SMLR course 37:575:360.

Finding Books in IRIS

The IRIS catalog is the gateway to all information resources located in the Rutgers University Libraries.  Use keywords--Title Keyword or Subject Keyword-- to search for the appropriate materials.  Some examples:

  • Collective Bargaining
  • Negotiating and Labor
  • Labor Relations and Education

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), or population: (women, Hispanic-Americans, Asia).  Examples:

  • Collective bargaining--United States
  • Collective bargaining--Aeronautics--United States
  • Collective labor agreements
  • Collective labor agreements--Agriculture--California.   

To find other Library of Congress Subject Headings, type in (“Emigration and immigration”) in the search box, select “Subject begins with” from the drop-down menu under the search box. “Emigration and immigration” will be the top choice.  Also look under the “Try these too” in the list on the right. 

Quick Search the RU Catalog

     Rutgers Library Catalog - IRIS

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:

Books on Organizing

Here are selected books on Collective Bargaining from the RUL collection. 

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, an equal access/equal opportunity institution. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to direct suggestions, comments, or complaints concerning any accessibility issues with Rutgers web sites to: or complete the Report Accessibility Barrier / Provide Feedback Form.