Course Guide


UGBA 151 -- Managing Human Resources

Summer 2013

The following online and print resources provided by the Long Business Library are key to finding information required for this course. Use the Library proxy server to access the electronic resources from off-campus.

Books

Use the OskiCat catalog to search for books. Subject headings, such as the following, will prove useful: Personnel Management, Organizational Behavior, Labor Supply, Industrial Location, Leadership, Decision Making, Organization. Choose the subject search box and restrict the search to the Long Library by choosing BUSI from the location menu. E-books may be located and used online through Ebrary.

Key Journals

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Compensation and Benefits Review
Gender, Work, & Organization
Human Performance
Human Resource Development Quarterly
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management Journal
International Journal of Human Resource Management
Journal of Organizational Change Management
Journal of Management Studies
Labor Studies Journal
Management Science
Personnel Psychology
Work and Occupations

Articles in Journals

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SourceDescription
Academic Search Complete This is a large, interdisciplinary index covering thousands of periodicals in social sciences and humanities. Around half of the citations include full-text; click UC Links if there is not a full-text option.
Business Source Complete Indexes thousands of peer-reviewed business journals as well as trade journals and other business magazines. Use subject or keyword searching to find academic articles, company and industry profiles, and other business-specific information.
The Conference Board TCB research is a searchable database of full-text research reports on the latest issues in business management and US and global economics. This includes many reports on Human Resources and related topics.
Policy File PolicyFile is a collection of research from various public policy think tanks. This will be particularly useful for finding information about public policy issues related to employment and human resources.
PsychINFO PsychINFO is a major indexing and abstracting resource for psychology and related disciplines. Look here for journal articles about psychological subjects related to human resources management.
Sociological Abstracts Sociological Abstracts is a major indexing and abstracting resource for sociology and related disciplines. Look here for journal articles about sociological subjects related to human resources management.

Company Information

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SourceDescription
The Conference Board Chart Collection The Chart Collection (also known as the Chart Service) is a set of around 500 organizational charts from leading companies. Charts vary in detail and format, but are nevertheless useful for an at-a-glance look at organizational practices and trends.
Only in print in the Business Library Reference Section
HD2741 .C57 2009
International Directory of Company Histories This is a long-running series of brief narrative descriptions of major businesses. Company profiles are frequently updated; check the index of the latest volume to see the latest update on a particular company.
Only in print in the Business Library Reference Section
HD2721 .D36
Mergent Online A major source for information about public companies. Includes company background information, financials, company history, annual reports, and competitors.
Thomson ONE This database provides investment bank analyst reports on companies. Reports generally emphasize financial information but do often address organizational developments in a company.
Choose "Screening & Analysis -> Research" on the left sidebar.
Must be accessed using Internet Explorer.

News Sources

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SourceDescription
Factiva A full text database of magazines and newspapers, including Business Week, Economist, Forbes, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, etc. Very useful for current information on business topics, company activities, and developments in U.S. and international industries.
The New York Times (Proquest) Use this to read current or back issues of the NY Times. To browse articles in the order in which they appear in the paper, click “Sort by page number” at the top right-hand corner of the page.
Regional Business News This database covers regional business publications from US metropolitan and rural areas.
The Wall Street Journal Use this to read current or back issues of the WSJ. To browse articles in the order in which they appear in the paper, click “Sort by page number” at the top right-hand corner of the page. Please use this instead of Factiva to read the WSJ.

Other Useful Information

Long Library homepage

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Where Do I Find? (a brief guide to finding various types of business information)

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