Our Catalog does include online books accessable remotely. Many governement reports and studies can be found by searching our catalog and a growing number of privately published ebooks on benefits topics are being added to the collection.
You can limit your search of a our catalog to only online resources. Use the "format" facet in the right column of our catalog
Simply search our catalog by the terms and keywords you are familiar with.
To do an all inclusive search, searching with Library of Congress Subject Headings listed below may be helpful:
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans 2013 Employer Sponsored Health Care: ACA Impact
Employee Benefits Research Institute Membership organization (nonprofit) devoted to objective data collection and analysis. Members include major corporate providers of benefits services and large employers in in various sectors. Makes all current data, analysis and congressional testimony freely available on the web. Offers retirment savings education to individuals. Widely quoted in news outlet and called upon to provide professional analysis by exective and legislative branches.
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professional association (nonprofit) for public, private and multiemployer pension plan benefits and compensation administrators. Publishes trade news and surveys and sponsors educational programs for members only. Funded by membership, conference and education fees. Legislation tracking feature is useful. Most studies and reports limited to members.
American Benefits Council Nonprofit trade association of employers devoted to promoting volunary private employee benefits plans. Sponsors a political action committee. Makes policy recommendations to executive and legislative branches. Website features not uniformly timely.
International Society for Certified Employee Benefits Specialists Professional educational association for benefits professionals. Offers classes for individual members, promotes professional code of conduct and conducts survey on trends in the industry. Some links on page broken.
Profit Sharing Council of America Advocacy organization serving interest of large and small employers that believe 401K''s and profit sharing are important to advancing global free enterprise and the retirement security of the workforce. Funded by employer membership and conference. Provides both fee and free surveys, publishes magazine, glossary and opportunities for networking.
BenefitsLink Advertising supported web site for news and events calendar related to employee benefits.
All of these subscription databases are included in the Library homepage Databases A-Z
ABI/Inform Article database with equally good coverage of practioner and scholarly articles.
Business Source Premier Best source for scholarly or academic business articles
Business Full Text Article database similar in content to Business Source Premier.
EconLit Use this article database from the American Economic Association to find research on policy aspects or behavioral economic impacts of different benefits.
Lexis-Nexis Academic Provides access to trade news, law reviews (scholarly articles on legal topics) and law and regulations relevant to benefits.
Medline Primarily for medical researchers this article database has excellent indepth coverage of the economics of heath related issues.
PAIS International An article database for public policy issues.
RIA Checkpoint A handbook and guide for regulatory, tax and accounting aspects of benefits. Must register with Villanova email user name and password before gaining access.
- What is the organization's stated mission, goals and history?
- How is the organization governed, who serves on the board or governing body and what are their backgrounds?
- How is the organization funded?
- What audience is the organization serving?
- How does the organization serve its constituents (workshops, networking, employment, marketplace, surveys, lobbying, education, certifications)
- How can the organizations work product be characterized (objective, practical, scholarly, commercial)?
- How is the organizations work reported in the media?
- Are web documents dated and timely?