Listed below are some of the major sources you can use to find information related to labor relations topics, with special emphasis on the hospitality industry. Guides for evaluating and citing sources, as well as writing and presenting information are also included.
Searching the Library Catalog for Books & Other Materials
To locate books and other materials in CCSF Libraries, select the CityCat,
the Library Catalog from the Library's Homepage. You will
notice many ways to search, such as Title, Author, Subject, Subject Keyword,
Examples of Subject searches include: industrial relations; child labor; employee rights; trade unions; discrimination in employment; labor systems.
Materials in the Library are shelved by call number according to the Library of Congress classification system. Books are arranged on the shelves by subject.
| Labor. Work. Working Class
|Labor Disputes.Strikes. Lockouts.
|Classes of Labor -women, children, students.
|Trade Unions, Labor Unions, Work Assocs.
Reference books provide background information and overviews on a given topic. Some relevant reference books in labor relations include:
Spalding, Kristen. California Workers' Rights: A Manual of Job Rights, Protections and Remedies. Berkeley, CA.: Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California, 2001. Statler Ref KFC556 B7 2001
Simmons, Richard. Employment Discrimination and EEO Practice Manual for California Employers. Van Nuys, CA.: Castle Publications Limited, 1991. Statler Ref KFC 572 .S57 1991
Edmonds, Beverly C. Children's Rights: A Reference Handbook. Santa Barbara, CA.: ABC-CLIO, 1996. Rosenberg Reference, and Circulating HQ 789 .E35 1996.
Johnson, Mark Dean. At Work: The Art of California Labor. San Francisco, CA.: California Historical Society Press, 2003. Rosenberg Reserve N8219 L2 A 85 2003, Statler Reserve N8219 L2 A 85 2003.
Starting points for information on old San Francisco
Berger, Frances de Talavera and John Parke Custis. Sumptuous Dining in Gaslight San Francisco, 1875-1915. Garden City, New York: Doubleday Press, 1985. Statler TX715 .B4827 1985, Rosenberg TX715 .B4827 1985
Muscatine, Doris. Old San Francisco : the biography of a city from early days to the earthquake. New York : Putnam, 1975. Statler Reserve, Downtown Reference, Rosenberg Circulating F869.S3 M88
Periodical databases group together journal, magazine, and newspaper articles by subject. They also usually provide abstracts (brief summaries) and the full text of the articles. Do you need help identifying the differences between scholarly journal v. popular magazine articles?
Note: Most periodical
databases are part of the private, password Web, so you will need
to have a current CCSF ID card with a barcode to access those that CCSF
subscribes to. You get the free barcode from the Library either in person
or online. More
information about obtaining a library bar code.
Coverage from 1980 to
the present. Most useful for hospitality topics are the InfoTrac Business
File ASAP, Academic ASAP, and the OneFile. These databases let you limit
your results to articles only from scholarly journals by checking the box "Refereed
- Employment Discrimination - 5838 articles
- Labor Unions - 11367 articles
- Child Labor Practices - 328 articles
in-depth reports on current social, political and economic issues.
- Child Labor and Sweat Shops
- Labor Movement's Future
- Living Wage Movement
- Contingent Workforce
- Sexual Harassment
- Diversity in the Workplace
Labor Relations, Unions, & Hospitality
A listing of relevant web resources on hospitality and labor relations.
Hospitality Industry Advocacy Groups
Outlines the major advocacy groups for employers, employees, and government entities on a local, state, and national level as they relate to the hospitality industry.
A virtual museum which display images of the cultural artifacts of working
people and their organizations. The site's "mission is to present powerful images that help us understand the past and present lives of working people." Browse
virtual collections and exhibits; also find an email forum and a great set
of labor related links.
Labor Research Portal
A one stop shop for labor relations information. Provides web guides on Bay
Area Labor; California Labor; International
Labor; Labor Culture, etc.
Institute for Labor and Employment
State of California Labor 2003
The electronic .PDF version of this annual publication from the University of California Institute for Labor and Employment. Chapter topics include: unionization trends in California, past and present; employment and inequality; state and local labor policy initiatives; living wage, and more. Great place to discover a research topic!
California Living Wage Resource
Find reports and other web resources.
Evaluating Webpages: Techniques to Apply and Questions to Ask
A UC Berkeley - Teaching Library Internet Workshops
Critically Analyzing Information Sources
Developed by Olin-Kroch-Uris Libraries at Cornell University.
Evaluating and Citing Source
A quick and easy check list to use when determining the quality of web documents. Prepared by Librarians at CCSF.
Need More Assistance?
Electronic Reference Service to CCSF students, faculty, staff and registered community users. Use this service when you are NOT in a CCSF library.
Library and Web Research Workshops
Fifty minute workshops are given throughout the semester on effective methods in searching for books, articles and information on the Internet.
Purdue's Online Writing Lab
One of the most thorough and easy to navigate writing labs available!
A+ Research and Writing
Hosted by the Internet Public Library.
Writing Process @ CSU
Colorado State University developed these guides which "focus on a range of composing processes as well as issues related to the situations in which writers find themselves."
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