MGT 4330/5330 (Dr. Mills)
Critical Issues in Human Resources Management
Purpose: To find sources in Cornette Library and on the World Wide Web to complete your assignment.
Assignment: Prepare a presentation on a job examination or a management interview/analysis.
Kinds of information
- Descriptions of careers.
- Educational and job training requirements.
- Working conditions.
- Job outlook.
- Job search strategies.
Where are they located?
- Career Books shelves, Reference area, first floor, Cornette Library.
- Can't be checked out, can be copied with your Buffalo Gold Card - add money at the Circulation Desk.
- Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance
- HF 5381 .E52 2000 Ref.
- VGM's Careers Encyclopedia
- HF 5382.5 .U5 C337 2002 Ref.
- VGM Career Horizons Series
- These include the On The Job, Great Jobs, Opportunities in, and Careers for series on many careers.
Do you have my career?
- Search the Cornette Library's online catalog. For search words use:
- Truncated career name, such as management career*
- Try related terms, such as personnel or human resources.
- Try corporate names, such as Ford Motor Company or General Electric Company Management.
- Try LC Subject Headings, such as personnel management or project management vocational guidance.
- Results show:
- Books on the Career Book shelves in reference.
- Older versions (which can be checked out) located on the Loan shelves.
- Electronic books in netLibrary, which can be read via any internet capable computer.
Provide current information
Databases index articles found in journals and magazines. They may contain:
- Citation only.
- Citation and a short summary of the article (abstract).
Some are general, covering many kinds of topics. Others focus on specialized areas.
How to Access
- On-campus: In the library or HELC.
- Off-campus: Login with your Buff Advisor username (for example, js123456) and your Buff Advisor password (for example, buffaloes).
- Library shelves contain hundreds of bound and current journals.
Where to Start
- Power Search QuickSearch
- Search the databases below with one keyword search. Best for simple, keyword searches. Need to go to the actual database for more specific or complex searches.
- Power Search: Find Databases: Business: Management
- Suggested business management databases.
- Academic Search Complete
- Contains abstracts, citations, and full-text for a broad range of topics.
- Business Source Complete
- Business-oriented database. Use "Company Profiles" button to access Datamonitor Reports.
- Regional Business News
- 75 full-text business journals, newsletters, and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
- InfoTrac Newspapers
- Dozens of major newspapers, including the most recent year of the New York Times.
- Displays in most of our databases. Links from a citation to one or more of the following:
- One or more links to full-text of the cited article,
- A link to a pre-set search of the Cornette Library catalog for the cited item,
- A link to a pre-filled Interlibrary Loan request form for the article, or
- A link to various help options.
- For more information see the tutorial Using SFX to Link to Articles
- Ask at the Reference Desk (first floor) or Periodicals Desk (second floor).
- Or call 651-2215 during the hours Cornette Library is open.
- Fill out the online "Ask A Librarian" form.
- The World Wide Web is an excellent source of information.
- Not everything found on the Web is accurate.
- You must evaluate information on the Web.
- Exist at state and national level for many professions.
- Provide services and activities for members.
- May offer career information and job listings.
- Job listings list educational requirements, skills, salaries.
How to locate?
- Career books at the beginning of this guide.
- Encyclopedia of Associations, at Reference Desk.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook listed below.
Other Career Web Sites
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Current information on careers and their futures.
- Online Occupational Network Database
- Replaces the Dictionary of Occupational Titles. Search occupations by keyword or code number.
- Descriptions include task summary, knowledge, skills, abilities, work environment, and needed preparation. Also provides list of related occupations and links to wage and employment information.
- SHRM Online
- Society for Human Resource Management: news, job listings, issue forums, webcast series, and more.
- Careers and Job Hunting
- Links to web sites that will help choose a career and find a job.
- WTAMU Career Services
- Information about salaries, jobs, interviews, and careers.
- To give credit to the author of the information
- To avoid plagiarism - a serious offense that can result in a failing grade or expulsion. (Code of Student Life, Appendix III)
- To allow others to verify information
- To assist others in their research
- Dr. Mills requires you to use the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Fifth Edition.
- A copy of the APA manual is located at the Reference Desk.
- Additional assistance is available from our Citation Basics web page.
- Suggestions for improvements?
- Particularly helpful items?
- Please email Linda Chenoweth