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Encyclopedias and Glossaries

Sources designated with REF in the call number, unless otherwise noted, are located on the first floor of the Reinsch Library and do not circulate.

Benefits and Compensation Glossary. REF HD4928.N6 B46 Provides definitions to more than 2,500 terms related to accounting, actuarial science,  compensation, employee benefits design and administration, government regulation and legislation, human resources, insurance, investments, and labor relations.

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management: Human Resource Management. REF HD30.15 .B455 v.5 This volume covers all aspects of Human Resource Management and is a comprehensive compilation of important topics and terms concerning benefits, compensation, and wages grounded in basic and applied research.”

The Human Resources Glossary: The Complete Desk Reference for HR Executives, Managers and Practitioners. REF HF5549 .A23 T73 Offers a single authoritative source that compiles and explains the vocabulary of human resources practitioners. It defines HR terms and explains their context, use, and managerial implications in 56 of the most important HR areas.




Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook The BLS disseminates information on the nature of the work, working conditions, employment, training qualifications, the job outlook, and earnings for a variety of jobs.

COBRA Handbook.REF KF3515.3 .C62 Provides answers to COBRA compliance questions by offering solutions that address the rules outlined by the regulation.

Compensation Committee Handbook.REF HF5549.5 .C67 R435 Provides a comprehensive review of the issues facing compensation committees and covers functional issues such as organizing, planning, and best practice tips. 

The Compensation Handbook.REF HF5549.5.C67 H36 Leading compensation practitioners outline authoritative solutions to a wide range of compensation problems.   

O*Net Resource Center The nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.


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