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Use this guide to help you get started with your research in human resource management. It includes information on finding books, articles, journals and some websites.
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Books that guide you to additional HRM information

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.

The ASTD Reference Guide to Professional Human Resource Development Roles and Competencies. REF HF5549.5 .T7 .R848 ASTD, the American Society for Training and Development, is the largest association for human resource development professionals in the United States.

ERISA: The Law and the Code. REF KF3512 .A315 .B84 2003 Provides text of ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) plus applicable Internal Revenue Code excerpts.

Infoline: Practical Guidelines for Training and Development Professionals. REF HF5549.5 .T7 .I44 Each month a new brochure is published by ASTD Press on a topic that is pertinent and of interest to trainers and human resource practitioners.

Mandated Benefits Compliance Guide. REF KF3509 .Z9 .M36 “Provides HR managers and benefits professionals with comprehensive guidance for dealing with the growing number of federal and state regulations governing employee benefits.”


Handbooks and Yearbooks

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

The Employee Recruitment and Retention Handbook. REF HF5549.5 .R44 .A748 Handbook provides comprehensive, practical advice to employers to get and retain people they need.

The Employer’s Legal Handbook. KF3455 .S737 Contains precise information on different legal aspects of human resource management.

Human Resources Management & Development Handbook. REF HF5549.5 .M3 .H85 Detailed explanations of all aspects of human resources management.

How to Write a Training Manual. REF HF5549.5 .T7 .D38 Step by step guide on how to prepare documentation using format designed to clarify content, timing, deliver, pace and style set that will set practical guidelines for trainers and training managers seeking to improve performance.

Human Resources Yearbook. REF HF5549.2 .U5 .H85 Thorough update of HR issues, trends, legislation, current court cases, and a variety of items of current interest to human resource professionals.

The Praeger Handbook of Human Resource Management (2 vol.) REF HF5549 .P73 Excellent resource for basic human resource management information.


Dictionaries, Glossaries, and Encyclopedias for HRM Information

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management: Human Resource Management. REF HD30.15 .B455 v.5 Comprehensive compilation of the important topics and terms in human resource management grounded in basic and applied research.

Deskbook Encyclopedia of Employment Law. REF KF3314 .D47 Takes cases presented before state and federal courts and explains how the court decisions impact employment law.

A Dictionary of Human Resource Management. Available in Oxford Reference database.  

Dictionary of Occupational Titles. REF HB2595 .D53 Provides an updated picture of the occupations for which America’s workforce must be prepared. It details the tasks to be performed and the levels of education to be achieved for different jobs. See also O*NET Resource Center, a source of occupational information.   

The Human Resources Glossary: The Complete Desk Reference for HR Executives, Managers, and Practitioners. REF HF5549 .A23 .T73 Brief definitions of terminology unique to the human resources field.

State by State Guide to Human Resources Law. REF KF3455 .Z95 .S7 Includes comparison tables listing the law in each state, trends and controversies, fair employment practices, and more.

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