Our Catalog does include online books accessible remotely. Many government 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:

Employee Fringe Benefits

Employer sponsored health insurance

Executive salaries


Workers compensation

Medical savings accounts

Insurance, health

Health benefit plans, employer

Cafeteria benefit plans

Retirement income

Defined benefit pension plans

Defined contribution pension plans

Long term care insurance

Medical savings accounts

Consumer driven health plans


Public Sector Websites

Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration

Internal Revenue Services Tax Information for Benefits Practitioners

Bureau of Labor Statistics Employee Benefits Survey


Affordable Care Act Resources

U.S. Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration, Patient Protection and Affordable Care

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services The Health Care Law & You

Internal Revenue Service Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions

Medicaide Affordable Care Act

White House Health Reform

Kaiser Family Foundation Health Reform

 International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans 2013 Employer Sponsored Health Care:  ACA Impact


Private Sector Websites

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 retirement savings education to individuals.  Widely quoted in news outlet and called upon to provide professional analysis by executive 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.

Subscription Article Databases

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 in-depth 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.

Evaluating Website and Organizations

  • 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?