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BUSI 4330: Employment Law

Helpful resources and links for statues, case law, code, law reviews, etc. for Federal and Texas employment law.

Journal, Magazine, & Newspaper Articles

Provide current information

  • Library shelvescontain 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

Legal Resources

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)
    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.

Citation Manual

  • 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 Research & Access Desk.
  • Additional assistance is available online for:

Subject Help

To determine the most appropriate subject headings for your search, refer to the redLibrary of Congress Subject Headingsnear the Reference computers in the Library or search the onlineLibrary of Congress Authorities Catalog.

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