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LIBRARY GUIDE TO HRD 3530 - Diversity in the Workplace

Library Contact
Picture: Amanda Nichols Hess

Amanda Nichols Hess
Associate Professor

Office Hours: 248 Kresge Library
Tuesdays 2-4pm | Wednesdays 3-5pm
Resources for Finding Information
Information about Companies
Company Reports usually contain a business description, a history of the companies, as well as some discussion of company financials. Our key database for company reports is:
  • MarketLine - company and industry reports, market research information
You may also find useful information about a company through their website, especially if they have a page devoted to Diversity and Inclusion

Latest Developments - News and articles
You can learn a lot about a company or university by reading current newspaper and business articles about it. For instance, you can search the databases below using a company name and words such as diversity, discrimination, multiculturalism, ethnic groups, African Americans, or women.
Find Books

Library OneSearch
Use the catalog to find books, videos, recordings, and goverment documents we have at the library.

A statewide catalog of many of Michigan's libraries. It allows you to request books at another library be sent to Kresge Library for you.

Where is this Journal Article?
Does the library have the specific journal article you need? Let's say you're looking for the following article: 

Rynes, S. & Rosen, B. (1995). A field survey of factors affecting the adoption and perceived success of diversity training. Personnel Psychology, 48(2), 247 - 270.

The most direct ways to search are by using the:

  1. Title search in Library OneSearch. Search using the article title -- A field survey of factors affecting the adoption and perceived success of diversity training -- not the title of the journal (Personnel Psychology).
  2. Journal Title in the Find Books -- Journals tab.  Search using the title of the journal - Personnel Psychology - NOT the title of the article.
The results of both searches indicate that the University Library has access to this article in print and online.

If we don't have your article online or in-print, you can order the article through InterLibrary Loan using ILLiad. It's a free service but allow some time for the article to become available.

Other Tools and Services


Refworks allows you to create a personal database of references and automatically generate formatted bibliographies for your projects.

Writing Help
Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) - Follow the APA guidelines when writing your paper. Here's a sample paper that will help you get started.

Writing Center - consultants can help you as your write your paper. Use their online scheduler to make an appointment.


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