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Human Resources: Research Links


Selected Article Databases at SUNY Old Westbury
(Available to authorized campus users)

ABI/Inform Global
Probably the best article database for business research, indexing top-quality business journals, and many of the articles are available in full text

Business Source Complete
A large, easy-to-use database from EBSCO with access to many popular journals, newspapers and periodicals

Business Insights: Essentials

This database offers a variety of types of business information. Click on the Articles icon to search for business articles.

This is an extensive cross-disciplinary database with a great deal of general business content--it is best known for access to older materials

LexisNexis Academic
Database offers excellent access to newspapers, broadcast transcripts, and wire services, as well as a variety of business and legal resources

ProQuest Newspapers
Provides full-text access to a wide range of newspapers from the United States and abroad, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, the Daily News and Newsday

PsycINFO is the core database for research in psychology—many topics in Industrial/Organization Psychology closely parallel research topics in Human Resources management

Government Web Sites


Federal Government
Links to Web pages relating to HR & employment issues

New York State Government
Links to pages relating to HR & employment issues

U.S. Dept. of Labor
Downloadable guide to business law

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
A variety of employment-related facts and figures

U.S. Small Business Administration
Guide to Employment Law

State Government Labor Offices
For all 50 states


Human Resources Websites—General Content



Large collection of links to well over 100 topics in HR


HRM Guide

Another very large collection of free HR-related content and links. HRM Guide caters to human resource practitioners, researchers and students seeking HR information predominantly in the English language.

Provides information, articles, and insights on such topics as Staffing, legal compliance, training & performance, benefits & compensation, and workplace safety.  The Resource Center contains checklists, eTools, forms, information about state laws, and more.

Society for Human Resource Management
SHRM provides education and information services, conferences and seminars, government and media representation, online services and publications.

Workforce Management
This site offers a number of resources on HR management, along with news and updates. By registering, you can receive newsletters and information by email.



Expat Exchange
Information about living, working, traveling, and doing business overseas. Articles, reference guides, navigation by country, Online Forum, Newsletter, classifieds, and housing information.

International business portal from Michigan State University. Country and industry information. Features Database of International Business Statistics and Market Potential Index for Emerging Markets. Free registration.

Immigration Law
From the Pearl Law Group, this site includes immigration information on visas, green cards and work forms, business tools such as forms, guides and samples, visa issuance, and links to other immigration information.

SHRM: SHRM Global Forum
The Society for Human Resource Management provides a "focus area" on global issues, including articles, online discussion, and hot topics.  Membership is required to access much of the content.

Travel and Living Abroad (U.S. Dept. of State)
Publications cover security information, general travel and consular information, doing business and living overseas, and links to non-State Department sites such as currency exchange and health information.

Law & Legal Resources in HR


Department of Labor Business Compliance Assistance
Provides up-to-date information on labor compliance. Includes such topics as minimum wage and vacation leave, equal employment opportunity, and retirement plans

Employment Law Materials
Includes federal and some state statutes and regulations regarding collective bargaining, employment discrimination, pensions, and workplace safety

Employment Law Information Network
Designed for lawyers concentrating in employment law and human resource professionals who specialize in employee relations

See "Employee Rights" Section for laws and resources relating to employment, wages, benefits, discrimination, etc.

Bethel University: Links to Sites on Federal Legislation and Amendments
Good set of links to important HR laws

Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School
Searchable directory of topical index to the law, including constitutions & code, court opinions, and includes federal, and international


Selection and Hiring 

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS)
From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, JOLTS collects data on Total Employment, Job Openings, Hires, Quits, Layoffs & Discharges, and Other Separations.

Free registration helps HR practitioners to stay on top of events and trends in online recruiting and job search with a monthly CareerXroads Update. Also provides a Corporate Recruiting Jobs Board.

O*NET Online
Successor to the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT), O*NET is the nation's primary source of occupational information and is an authoritative source for determining key attributes and characteristics of jobs and employment candidates


Statistics and Data

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Searchable data is available in various formats. Also included are regional information, Bureau publications, news, and economic information.



A one-stop location on the web for statistics produced by over 70 federal agencies


Training and Professional Development

ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) is the world’s largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals. ASTD’s members come from more than 100 countries and connect locally in more than 130 U.S. chapters and with more than 30 international partners.

Big Dog's Human Resource Development Page
Non-commercial site with information on training and development. Includes online training materials, news, links to vendors, links to people in the field of training and development, book reviews, and more.


Wages, Compensation and Benefits


Cobra Quarterly
Provides information and training resources related to COBRA, HIPAA, and related compliance needs.

Benefits Link
Information for employers and employees regarding benefit plans. Includes government documents, IRS Publications, discussion of issues, and other links 

Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI)
The mission of the EBRI is to contribute to, to encourage, and to enhance the development of sound employee benefit programs and sound public policy through objective research and education

Foundation for Enterprise Development
A non-profit organization promoting equity compensation, employee ownership and involvement, and other high performance business strategies

Free access to retirement and benefit data

TIAA-CREF Web Center
Retirement information and services for people who work at nonprofit educational and research institutions


Job Search Sites

America's Job Bank
A service of the US Department of Labor and the state operated public Employment Service offering services to both employers and job seekers

Leading Job Search site, with national listings, along with tips, tools and advice for job-hunters

The nation's leading online service for diversity recruitment and career development

An online supplement to Richard Nelson Bolle's best-selling career guide, What Color is Your Parachute?

Kelly Services
Offers temporary staffing and related human resources services

Services include keyword searching for jobs, posting resumes, career assistance, career fairs listing and more

Occupational Outlook Handbook (U.S. Dept. of Labor)
Describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations

Riley Guide
Offers job listings and resources by occupation and place, information on finding local work opportunities, resources for international jobs, general recruiting information, and resources for specific occupational areas.