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Labour Studies

This is selected list of key databases for this discipline.

Top Resources

  1. Abstracts of journal articles, books, chapters, association papers, dissertations, and book, film, and software reviews related to theoretical and applied social sciences.
  2. Broad coverage of social science journals.
  3. Comprehensive Canadian periodical collection for reference and current events. Publications include scholarly journal articles, trade publications, dissertations, books, newspapers and magazines.
  4. Thousands of scholarly business journals, industry magazines, company profiles, and industry & market reports. This database offers information in virtually every area of business including accounting & tax, banking, finance & insurance, construction, computer science, economics and many more.
  5. Canadian case law and statutes. Includes federal, provincial, and territorial material.

Other Resources

  1. This collection is comprised of full-length interviews with notable activists in British Columbia's labour movement on topics ranging from experiences at work, picket lines, strikes and rallies, to organizing unions and negotiating and bargaining collective agreements, as well as shorter interviews based on historic labour events in B.C. The collection includes memories from pre-World War II through to today, as well as reflections on the current state of the labour movement. It is a resource for information relating to labour history and general B.C. history, and the exploration of the intersection of issues like labour, work, politics, gender, race relations, economics, environment, and more.
  2. Selected publications, documents, and other material from the Canadian Farmworkers Union (CFU) archival collection. Includes: photographs; historical audio recordings of early meetings and interviews; the Farmworker newspaper from 1979-1988 (plus incomplete sets of the India Now and Wangar newspapers); CFU briefs to various government ministries and agencies; an ESL tutor manual and related documents; agenda packages for the first eleven annual conventions; and ephemeral items.
  3. Citations with abstracts to economics journals, books, and working papers. Coverage includes Accounting, Business Finance and Investment, Consumer Economics, Economic Growth, Health Economics, Industry Studies, International Economics, Labor, Natural Resources, Urban and Regional Economics, and Welfare Programs
  4. Current research and policy documents on international development issues.
  5. Comprehensive coverage (over 1,900 journals) in environmental and many related disciplines. Also available is fulltext access to over 200 monographs.
  6. Custom tabulation covering Experienced Labour Force Population: 15 years and over in Private Households by sex, age groups, industry and occupation for Canada, Provinces and Territories, 2016.
  7. Custom tabulation covering Experienced Labour Force Population aged 15 years and over excluding institutional residents by sex, age groups, and occupation for Canada and its Provinces and Territories for 2002 and 2006.
  8. Annual statistics on competitiveness of nations. Countries are ranked based on economic performance, government efficiency, business efficiency and infrastructure. Based on time series data from the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, published since 1989.
  9. Reference entries on a wide range of behavioral and social science fields.
  10. Database of recent Canadian collective agreements.
  11. Lists key books, articles, and other sources on a wide variety of subjects via annotated and curated bibliographies. An excellent starting point for locating important literature and scholarly sources on a topic. Focuses on the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
  12. 4,500 selected images from the photograph collection of the weekly Vancouver labour newspaper Pacific Tribune. The images cover a twenty-year span, from 1972 to 1992, which was one of the most active periods in British Columbia's labour history. Also included are images from other social movements, including rallies and campaigns for human rights and the internationally recognized Vancouver walks for peace during the mid-1980s.
  13. Journals, reference books and monographs, and conference papers on political topics with a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse.
  14. Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) records selected by Library and Archives Canada (LAC). Transcripts of hearings, research reports, submissions from tribal councils, organizations and interest groups, and more.
  15. Data and statistics provided by the Government of Canada, covering the population, resources, economy, society, and culture of Canada. Includes: data tables, statistical analyses and reports, survey methodologies and documentation, and census information
  16. Indexes core journal articles, conference proceedings, and other resources in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, can be used for citation analysis of research. A citation index contains the references cited by the authors of the publications covered by the index. You can use these references to do a cited reference search. This type of search enables you to find works that cite a previously published work.
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