Researching HR Issues
Use these databases to find articles & books on HR topics. You'll find a range of materials including brief news, how to practice oriented materials and scholarly research.
Falvey Book Search
You will find many ebooks on relevant topics!
ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)
Provides access to scholarly journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals, and country-and industry-focused reports.
Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Provides access to a wide range of academic business journals and trade magazines. Topics include management, marketing, accounting, finance, economics, international business, operations management and management information systems. Full-text access may be embargoed for up to three years. Coverage goes back to 1965.
Conference Board Business & Economics Portfolio
Browse "Business Management Research" for reports and studies on several relevant HR topics.
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Scholar search tips
"DigitalCommons@ILR is a DigitalCommons project that offers electronic access to unique material that encompasses every aspect of the workplace. It is a service of the Martin P. Catherwood Library, School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. Research and scholarly output included within the DigitalCommons@ILR has been selected and deposited by the individual departments, centers, institutes, and programs within the School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR).
Oxford Bibliographies (Oxford University Press)
Presents peer-reviewed, annotated bibliographies and expert commentary on current scholarship in selected disciplines. Villanova University has access to the following bibliographies: Atlantic History, Biblical Studies, Cinema and Media Studies, Communication, Criminology, International Relations, Islamic Studies, Latin American Studies, Management, Medieval Studies, Political Science, and Psychology.
Tutorial available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qSFUHnQ1UE
Search Tip: Thesauri
HR professionals use specialize terminologies and jargon in their professional practice and it is subject to change. You need to be able to search using this vocabulary. Using database thesauri is a great way to dive into the literature.
Search Tips: Fields and Publication Types
Use the drop down menus to limit your search to fields. You can search for articles only about named organizations or tagged with the subject terms found in the thesaurus.
Refine your search by limiting to scholarly articles for research or magazines and trade magazines for professional or practice oriented materials.
Search Tip: Citations
Use in database citation tools to generate APA citations.
Always check the citation against an authoritative model.
Save time by making citations as you go rather than tracking them down after the fact.
APA Style Guide to Electronic References
How to cite electronic references according to APA 6th Style.
Purdue OWL: APA
Browse the company web site, exploring career pages and investor relations. If the company is publically traded get the 10K and read the management discussion section. Use the databases listed below to get general history, strategy, and financial information about the firm. Search the article databases using the organization fields (ABI Inform, Business Source Premier & the WSJ) for recent news about your target company. Search the article database for "case" publications types. Recognize that firms are not obligated to make their HR strategies public.
D&B Global Business Browser
Offers public and private company and industry information including company profiles, market research reports from Marketline, Freedonia, Euromonitor and RMA updated with recent news, executive profiles and analyst reports. Formerly known as Onesource/Avention.
NetAdvantage (Standard & Poor's, Capital IQ)
Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage is a comprehensive, professional source of proprietary analysis on industry trends, corporate activities, and investments. For non-business students, the service includes a Financial Education section with tools for understanding personal finance.
MarketLine Company Profiles
Cover both U.S. and foreign companies in a wide range of industries. Typically reports are 15-20 pages and provide a description of the business, company history, key personnel, products and services and competitors. Marketline industry reports are available from D&B Global Business Browser.
Morningstar Investment Research Center
Best known for performance and financial data on mutual funds, Morningstar Investment Research Center is also a great source for company data and analyst reports.
Provides 15 years of detailed financial statements for international and U.S. companies. Enables customized viewing and output to retrieve company reports and financials into software applications such as Word, Excel or Adobe, and enables accurate cross-border searches using a variety of financial and text variables. Also provides access industry and country profiles. LIMITED TO 4 SIMULTANEOUS USERS.