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Human Resources - Finding Articles

Our Discovery Service will provide you with many articles you need. But sometimes you, perhaps on a lecturer’s advice, may prefer to look at a specific resource such a named database, single publisher site or even a particular journal title. Consider using one or more news services to keep you up to date with the business world.

Click on the button bars below to show/hide suggested resources.

These are designed to bring together published research (articles, conference papers, possibly books) across defined areas. You can then use their sophisticated search options to find articles written on specific subjects/topics.

The following databases are suggested as good starting points for finding Human Resources materials. This list is not exhaustive, and you may find other databases more suited to your needs.

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Good place to search for articles from HR Magazine People Management, and other professional magazines not found on Google Scholar as well as articles from academic journals such as Human Resources Management Review . Click on the peer-reviewed button if you only want academic articles.

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Best results found if you do an advanced search. There you can also choose to search just for case studies or literature reviews. Click on Journal of the Week for free weekly access to two of Emerald's journals.

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from the ILO (International Labour Organization) –"references to a wide range of print and electronic publications, including journal articles, from countries around the world, on all aspects of work and sustainable livelihoods, and the work-related aspects of economic and social development and human rights". Some full text.

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This is a psychology database, but could be useful if you are looking at issues in occupational psychology such as motivation, organizational commitment, job satisfaction or employee attitudes

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In spite of its name, this database has thousands of articles on business and management topics

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XpertHR not in Discovery 

This database is intended for practitioners so you will not find a lot of academic or theory content, but there is a huge amount of information on policy and good practice. Includes employment law information, line manager briefings, articles, case studies, etc. Remember you need to log in by authentication even on campus at the University of Portsmouth.

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This journal focuses on the issues that help you work more effectively in human resource development including areas such as performance, learning, and integrity within an organizational context.

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Find academic research papers covering work and employment relations, with a focus on the institutions, processes, and practices and their implications for matters of economy and society.

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This journal looks the theory, research and practice of coaching with an international perspective. Find original research, reviews, theoretical submissions, case studies and invited papers.

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Aimed at senior executives and professionals this journal includes up-to-date analyses and information on salary and wage trends, labour markets, pay plans, incentive compensation, legal compliance, retirement programs, and health care benefits.

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Find articles that explore culture and its effects on areas on management such as managing people in organizations, diversity, work values, comparative accounting structures, hrm policies, management theory etc. Note from 2016 (Vol 23) onwards journal title changed to Cross Cultural and Strategic Management. Look for both titles from the link above.

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Aimed at practicing managers and academics this journal explores issues of societal, organizational, and individual relevance. Articles discuss new theories, new techniques, case studies, models, and research trends of particular significance to practicing managers.

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Find digests of articles from over 400 international journals in this publication. Good for keeping up to date with trends perhaps

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Journal of Management Development  (in Library only) 

Find research, articles and case studies covering aspects of management development such as competence-based management development, developing leadership skills, developing women for management, global management, the new technology of management development

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Find empirical reports and theoretical reviews of research in the field of organizational behaviour at the individual, group and organizational level.

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Articles from this leading UK professional magazine for HR managers are also available via the full online version is on the CIPD site if you are a member

Keep up-to-date and develop your awareness of the business world by using these services

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The Economist not in Discovery 

Click through to Publishers site for full-text. Leading weekly magazine covering global political, economic and business news. Includes archive back to 1997. On Campus use only (or use VPN or Web Proxy when away from the University

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Access todays FT and the archive back to 2004. Find up to date business and commercial news, global financial markets, company and industrial sector information. Explore data on companies. markets and investments including charts and research tools.

Note you must register using your UoP email address at the branded UoP registration page – after this use the Registered users link to access the service.

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Nexis not in Discovery 

Full text articles from many news sources and trade journals both UK and international including Labour research. Archives sometimes stretching back to the late 1990s.

658.3 is the start of the main HR section on the first floor.

The shelf-end guides will help you with the numbers for aspects of HR but you will find lots on the labour market and employment conditions in the 331s, employment law in 344.4101 and organizational behaviour at 302.35 (Ground floor) and 658.402 and business psychology at 158.7 (Ground floor).

Remember to use the Discovery Service or the Catalogue to identify e-books

See also:

You may also find relevant resources listed under: Business & Management and Law.

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