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BUSI 4330 (Dr. Rider): Employment Law  

Helpful resources and links for statues, case law, code, law reviews, etc. for Federal and Texas employment law.
Last Updated: Aug 13, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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To determine the most appropriate subject headings for your search, refer to the red Library of Congress Subject Headings near the Reference computers in the Library or search the online Library of Congress Authorities Catalog.

  • Online catalog for libraries around the world.
  • Lists Cornette Library books along with many more in other libraries.
  • Search by keyword, author, title, or subject.
  • Request books not in Cornette Library through the pre-filled Interlibrary loan form. Allow at least two weeks for the books to arrive.


Journal, Magazine, & Newspaper Articles

Provide current information

  • Library shelves contain more than 1500 bound and current journals.
  • Microform (film or fiche) available for dozens of leading newspapers, as well as other periodicals.
  • Databasesindex articles found in journals and magazines.
    • Citation only;
    • Citation and a short summary of the article (abstract);
    • Full text;
    • General, covering many kinds of topics, and specialized, for specific disciplines.
    • For this assignment be sure to use scholarly sources, not general interest magazines. The differences are important, for citation and for evaluating reliability.

How to Access Databases

  • 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).
  • Database citations not in full-text may be located in Cornette Library's online catalog, or the list of online journals.
  • Use Interlibrary Loan to request articles inaccessible through Cornette library. Allow up to 3 weeks for articles to arrive.

Employment Resources

Business Source Complete
Comprehensive coverage of business journals and periodicals and subjects.

Legal Resources

LexisNexis Academic
One portion of this database allows searching of legal materials including federal and state cases, federal and state statutes, and law reviews.
Westlaw Campus
Allows searching of legal materials including federal and state cases, federal and state statutes, and law reviews, as well as several of the larger legal encyclopedias and Vernon's Texas Codes and Statutes.

SFX logo Logo

  • 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

Need Help?

  • Ask at the Reference Desk (first floor) or Periodicals Desk (second floor).
  • Call 651-2215 during the hours Cornette Library is open.
  • Use the "Ask A Librarian" form for electronic reference support.

Government Documents

Cornette Library collects United States federal and Texas state documents on many topics.

  • Most U.S. documents published since 1994 are listed in the Cornette Library's online catalog.
  • For older documents, you will need to use the Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications.
  • We also have British Parliamentary Papers from 1731-1978/79 in microform.

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications

  • Indexes all United States government documents made available through the Government Printing Office.
  • Includes Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.).
  • Dates available include:

Web Sites

  • 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.

Links to Specific Federal Laws and Items in the U.S. Code

Websites to Locate Legislation

Web Guides

  • Searchable lists of annotated web sites, discussion lists, and electronic journals that have met specific selection criteria.
Scout Report Archives
Scholarly. Keyword or advanced search. Results listed by relevance.
INFOMINE Scholarly Internet Resource Collections
Scholarly. Keyword search or browse by general subject area. Can limit to free sites.
ipl2 - "Information You Can Trust" (merger of Internet Public Library and Librarians' Index to the Internet)
General public interest. Keyword search, or browse by general topic and subtopic.

Citing Your Sources

Why must I cite the sources I use for research projects?

  • To give credit to the author of the information you use.
  • To avoid plagiarism (WTAMU Code of Student Life: Appendix I-Academic Integrity Code)
    a serious offense that can result in failure or expulsion.
  • So that others can verify the information.
  • To assist others in doing their own research.


  • Dr. Rider requires you to use either the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th edition) or the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition)
  • Copies of these manuals are located at the Reference Desk.
  • Additional assistance is available from our Citation Basics web page.

Your Comments

  • Suggestions for improvements?
  • Particularly helpful items?
  • Please email Linda Chenoweth.

Thank you.


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