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Also known as "Scholarly Articles," "Peer-Reviewed Articles," or "Academic Articles," these are:
  • Written and reviewed by scholars and provide new research, analysis, or information about a specific topic.
  • Usually focused on a narrow subject or a single case study
  • Intended for an academic audience


The following databases are a good place to find information on the field of human resources
 Unlike journal articles, scholarly books:
  •  Are written on a broader, general subject
  •   May contain a collection of related chapters by different authors
  •   Contain less recent information
Remember: you may only need to read one chapter of a scholarly book!



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Select Human Resources Websites

CAHRS – Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies – The Cornell Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies(CAHRS) is one of the leading centers for academic/industry partnerships in the study of human resource management.

American Staffing Association – Founded in 1966, the American Staffing Assn. sought to create a better understanding of this sector’s role in serving business, educationg the public and advocating for its goals with local, state, and federal governments.

HREOnline - Human Resource Executive Online offers resources including news, tools, and articles about HR.

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) – The OPM serves as the chief human resources agency and personnel policy manager for the Federal Government. OPM began in 1883 with the enactment of the Civil Service Act, and ened the “spoils system” which was used as a means of political payment for supporting politicians in order to obtain federal civil service positions.


2019 Workforce 100: Ranking the World's Top Companies for HR - To find out which companies are the best for HR management, Workforce editors and researchers created a statistical formula to sift through publicly available data on HR performance to separate the best from the rest. The result is the Workforce 100 list.

100 Best Companies (Working Mother Magazine, 2016) - Provides different lists for the best places to work for various categories.

Best Places to Work - Glassdoor - A new ranking list from an insider's guide.

Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For - The list provides information about the policies and practices that make these companies great.

HRC | Best Places to Work - Best places to work for gay, lesbian, or bisexual people.

Latina Style 50 - Lists the 50 best companies for Latinas to work for in the U. S.

The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® - Click on company links to see why they are listed.

Compensation and Benefits Data

Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI)

EBRI promotes the understanding and furtherance of employee benefits national policy. It is a neutral organization that does objective research on employee benefit programs and public policy with regard to employee benefits. Additional electronic content is available at the ILR Library. Please ask for assistance at the ILR Reference Desk.

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Overview of BLS Statistics on Pay and Benefits (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Recommended site for finding authoritative and current information on U.S. pay and benefits. The BLS has various surveys that report on employee compensation. They are described on this site. is an online compensation information for individuals, business managers and human resource professionals. Salary information is available through compensation surveys and the Salary Wizard,'s compensation tool. In addition to compensation data, editorial content on compensation advice, negotiation tactics and news specific to the compensation marketplace are also provided.