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FTS 100: Work

Fall 2011
Here are a few suggestions for your research. Feel free to stop by the reference desk for more ideas.

Professor: Bruce Johnson
Librarian: Michelle Twait

Table of Contents:

Find Books

Books are shelved according to the Library of Congress system.

  • WorldCat
    Search catalogs of other libraries; use the yellow "find it" buttons to request books through interlibrary loan.
    1000 CE-present; updated daily
Find Articles
  • Academic Search Premier
    The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier indexes nearly 8,050 publications and provides full text for nearly 4,600, including more than 3,500 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage also includes many newspapers and popular magazines and spans virtually every area of academic study since 1975. Updated daily. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM). View our Academic Search Premier tutorial.
    1975-present; updated daily
  • Business Source Premier
    Full-text coverage to more than 2,800 scholarly journals and trade publications in business, economics, political science and public administration. Selected Datamonitor company reports and EIU country documents are also available. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Search current news, business information (including business news and corporate financials), and legal news and information. International news sources are also included.
    Coverage varies by title; mostly 1980s-present
  • SAGE Premier
    Search the full text to over 500 scholarly journals published by SAGE in a range of disciplines, including many social sciences titles. Many journals include full backfiles - back to 1960s or earlier. To search articles by discipline, click on the "Browse" tab, then click on the "Articles by Discipline" tab.
Reference Books
  • Aging in America
    Praeger / ABC-CLIO 2010
    This three-volume set is "organized around three broad themes related to aging—psychological issues, mental and physical health, and social issues—with a volume devoted to each." A variety of topics are covered, including neuroscience, memory, end-of-life choices, health, care-giving, medication adherence, the benefits of exercise, personal relationships, and elder abuse.
    • Location(s): Ref HQ1064 .U5 A35 2010 [vol.]
  • Encyclopedia of Associations
    Detroit, Gale Research Co. 2011
    A comprehensive source of detailed information on over 135,000 nonprofit membership organizations.
    • Location(s): Ready Ref AS 22 .E5 2011
  • Encyclopedia of Management
    Thomson Gale 2009 7th edition
    Over 300 short essays on topics ranging from morale and mentoring to consumer behavior and performance appraisal.
    • Location(s): Ref HD 30.15 .E49 2012
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America
    Detroit: Gale 2000 2nd ed. edition
    Offers over 150 substantial essays on ethnic groups in the U. S., covering origins, circumstances of arrival, family, community, culture, economy, politics, and significant contributions. Each essay ends with a bibliography and contacts for further research.
    • Location(s): Ref E 184 .A1 G14 2000
  • Gender and Women's Leadership: A Reference Handbook
    SAGE Reference 2010
    "Focuses on women and public leadership in the American context, women's global leadership, women as leaders in the business sector, the nonprofit and social service sector, religion, academia, public policy advocacy, the media, sports, and the arts." (Publisher's description)
    • Location(s): Reference HQ 1233 .G452 2010
  • Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: Bestselling Guide to Doing Business in More Than 60 Countries
    Adams Media 2006
    Covers the protocols of appointments, business entertaining, greetings, forms of address, gestures, dress, and gifts in 60 nations.
    • Location(s): Ref HF 5389 .M67 2006
  • Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations: A Reference Handbook
    SAGE Reference 2010
    "Includes topics such as personalities of nonprofit leaders; vision and starting a nonprofit organization; nonprofit law, statutes, taxation, and regulations; strategic management; financial management; collaboration; public relations for promoting a nonprofit organization; and human resource policies and procedures." (Publisher's description)
    • Location(s): Reference HD 62.6 .L413 2011
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States
    New York: Oxford 2005
    Provides lengthy, scholarly articles on all aspects of the topic, including intellectual, social, cultural, and political issues.
    • Location(s): Ref E 184 .S75 O97 2005
  • International Labour Organization
    The ILO is a United Nations agency that develops international labor standards for wages, working conditions, and industrial relations.
      Contains current and historical data for over 200 countries. Subjects cover employment and unemployment; hours of work; wages; the consumer price index and food prices; household income and expenditures; poverty; occupations; and public sector employment.
  • State Labor Departments
    Provides contact information, addresses, and Internet links to labor departments of all 50 states.
    • Local Employment Dynamics (LED)
      U.S. Census Bureau, in partnership with state labor agencies. LED uses federal and state administrative records, plus census surveys, to produce statistics about job creation and labor force turnovers. All states participate, excluding Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, nor does the District of Columbia.
  • U.S. Bureau of the Census
    Statistics on population and housing, business, agriculture, transportation, and many social variables.
  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
    Offers statistics on consumer price, employment, wages, inflation, productivity, the U.S. economy, etc. This is a gold mine of current statistical data and reports covering consumer spending, employment, wages, productivity, occupations, international trade, and industries. Also shows "The U.S. Economy at a Glance."
  • U.S Department of Labor
    Topics covered include: work benefits, health plans, laws pertaining to wages and working conditions, family/medical leaves, disability, equal opportunity employment, and more.
Additional Resources
  • Citing Your Sources
    Learn how to cite your resources in MLA, APA, and Chicago Style. In addition to these online style guides, print style guides (and The Everyday Writer) are available both at the library reference desk and at the Writing Center (Confer 232). This page also includes links to RefWorks and EndNote Web.
  • Reference Desk
    Need additional assistance? Stop by the reference desk. Librarians can point you to the best resources for your research project.

    During the academic year, the reference desk is staffed six days a week except during holidays and breaks. When classes are in session, reference librarians are available at the following times:
    Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 5:00 & 6:00 - 10:00, Friday 10:00 - 5:00, and Sunday 2:00 - 10:00.

    You can also e-mail a librarian ( or IM/Chat with a librarian.

  • Scholarly vs. Popular vs. Trade
    Provides criteria for distinguishing between scholarly journals, popular magazine, and trade publications. From the North Carolina State University Libraries.
Contacting Michelle
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