SBS 339 Library Guide

Labor Organizing: U.S. & Global

Research process

Information literacy tutorials:

Tutorial One - choosing your topic

Tutorial Two - searching for information

Tutorial Three - identifying different types of information

Tutorial Four - evaluating information

Additional help on specific topics, or related to specific CSUMB courses is available via:

How Do I ...

"How Do I ..." provides help on how to look for and use various library resources and services.

Course Guides

This link provides access to an index of web pages related to Library Instruction and library resources for specific courses at CSUMB.

Ask a Librarian:

Eddy Hogan, Coordinator of Collection Development, is the Library's liaison to Social, Behavioral & Global Studies. Once your senior capstone project has been approved, you may request a one-on-one, in-person consultation with Mr. Hogan to explore relevant information resources. Pre-capstone research assistance from a librarian is available in a variety of ways.

See also

See also the CSUMB Library's research guides on: Business, California & Local History, Cultural Studies, Economics, Gender Studies, Government Information, History, Media Studies & Journalism, Political Science and Law, Public Policy, Sociology & Social Issues, and Statistical Information.


Books in the CSUMB Library

The CSUMB Library Catalog lists books and videos in the CSUMB Library's collection. Use the links below for quick lists of books and videos on:

Labor leaders

Labor market

Labor movement

Labor policy

Labor supply

Labor unions

Migrant labor

United Farm Workers

Child labor

Discrimination in employment

Employee rights

Industrial relations

Labor laws and legislation Strikes and lockouts

Sweatshops Unemployment

Working class

Reference Books in the CSUMB Library

Below is a partial list of Reference Books which provide information on U.S. and global labor:

Globalization: Encyclopedia of Trade, Labor and Politics. JZ1318.G5816 2006

Historical Dictionary of Organized Labor. HD4839.D58 1996

Statistical Abstract of the United States. Current

St. James Encyclopedia of Labor History Worldwide. 2004

Books at other libraries

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CSU Union Catalog to search library catalogs of the 23 California State University campuses.

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MOBAC Monterey Bay Regional Library Catalogs to search library catalogs in the Monterey Bay region

Melvyl to search library catalogs of the University of California

WorldCat to search library catalogs from around the world.

CSUMB students, faculty and staff may use the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Request Form to borrow books found using the catalogs above

See also

See also the CSUMB Library's guides on: Finding Primary Sources, Government Information, How to Cite Electronic & Print Resources, and Statistical Information.


Library databases

Databases That May Include Sources on U.S. & Global Labor:

America: History & Life - U.S. and Canadian history

Annual Review of Political Science Backfile - review articles synthesizing the literature of political science; does not include the last five years

Communication & Mass Media - media studies

CQ Researcher - social and political issues

EconLit - economics

GenderWatch - gender studies

Historical Abstracts - world history

JSTOR Retrospective Journal Collection - anthropology, archaeology, area studies, economics, education, geography, history, political science, sociology, statistics [also covers humanities]

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center - viewpoint articles and topic overviews on social issues

PAIS International - political science, public policy, social issues

Sage Journals - social sciences [also covers business, humanities, sciences]

Social Sciences Abstracts - anthropology, area studies, criminal justice, cultural studies, economics, geography, international relations, political science, public policy, social work, sociology

Sociological Abstracts - sociology

Westlaw - law [also covers news and business]

Interdisciplinary Databases

Academic OneFile - useful for all topics

Academic Search Premier (Ebsco) - useful for all topics

Dissertations in Full Text - including history

Google Scholar - indexes a large proportion of the scholarly literature in a wide range of research areas

Reference and Statistical Databases in the Social Sciences

CountryWatch - information, data and news on all countries

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences - abstracts only, see Ref H41.I58 2001 for text

New York Times Historical (1851-2009)

RAND California - statistical information on California economic and public policy issues

Browse selected journals that focus on labor

Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal

Gender, Work & Organization

Industrial and Labor Relations Review

International Labor and Working-Class History

Journal of Labor Economics

Journal of Labor Research

Just Labour

Labor & Employment Law

Labour & Industry

Labor History

Labor Studies Journal

Monthly Labor Review

New Labor Forum

Work and Occupations

Work, Employment and Society

WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society

See also

See also the CSUMB Library's guides on: Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals, Find Journals by Title, and How to Cite Electronic & Print Resources.



American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

Bureau of International Labor Affairs

California Labor Federation

California Labor History MapChange To Win

Child Labor Public Education Project

Cost-of-Living Calculator

Farmworker Movement Documentation Project

Industrial Workers of the World

Institute for Research on Labor and Employment Library (U.C. Berkeley)

International Brotherhood of Teamsers

International Labour Organization

Labor Arts

Labor History Links

Labor History Timeline


Labor Notes

Labor Photos (Cornell University)


National Labor Relations Board

Occupational Safety & Health Administration

U.C. Berkeley Labor Center

United Auto Workers

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission

Women's Bureau (U.S. Department of Labor)

WWW Virtual Library: Labour History

Streaming video

Streaming video on Research Methods in the Social Sciences (four parts)

Exploring Qualitative Methods (46 min.)

Inferential Statistics (36 min.)

Introduction to Designing Experiments (23 min.)

Organizing Quantitative Data (37 min.)

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