Research and read lots of information to develop your understanding of the topic. Start by exploring the Library OneSearch database located on all the library's webpages, results will include books, ebooks, academic journals, newspapers.
Locating Scholarly and Trade publications:
- Occupational Health & Safety
- Occupational Hazards
- AIHA Journal - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal (1993-2003)
- Professional Safety
- The Safety & Health Practitioner
Broad scope - includes academic journals, trade publications, magazines, books, market research reports, and product reviews. How to export to RefWorks
Nursing and health sciences
CINAHL Plus with Full-Text Largest Nursing and Allied Health Literature database.
Health Reference Center Academic
Multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information. How to export to RefWorks
Medline via Web of Science
MEDLINE is the premier database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. It contains over 20 million records of journal articles in the life sciences, with particular emphasis on biomedicine. Coverage: 1950-present. How to export to RefWorks
For information on adult learners, search:
ERIC Includes articles from education magazines & journals (EJ) plus reports and other documents (ED). Some EDs (1990 - 2006) available online. Be careful using ERIC documents; the quality of these documents varies widely. Try terms like "adult learning" and "on the job training."
LexisNexis Academic Universe - Use the Legal tab to access federal and state government regulations, including the full text of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations. [Choose Federal & State Codes from the menu on the left.]
To locate and retrieve articles or books that are cited in a bibliography or Works Cited page, copy and paste the title into Library OneSearch, if we have access to the item you should find it in the results list. If not try pasting the title into Google Scholar, you may find an open access copy or you can place an Interlibrary loanrequest by clicking on the "More" and Order it @ Kresge Library.
Government documents also can be an important source of information on occupational safety and health-related topics. Both the federal and state governments provide a great deal of information as well as statistics on their websites.
- - Dept. of Labor. provides regulatory information (i.e., rules that must be followed in the workplace) as well as statistics on workplace-related injuries, deaths, and related topics.
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) - Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. conducts, supports and publishes research on occupational safety and health.
- GPO Access (FDsys)- for access to the Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register and other government resources
- - MI Dept. of Labor and Economic Growth