Industrial Relations / Labor Economics

Core Resources

EconLit 1886+

Indexes international economic literature. Includes major journals, articles in collective volumes (essays, proceedings, etc.), books, full-text book reviews, dissertations, and working papers.


International Labour Office data for over 230 economies regarding labor and consumer prices.

Supplementary Resources

BNA Labor Plus

Union data for elections, contracts, work stoppages, settlement summaries, and unfair labor practice charges. Primarily 1990s+. Includes the Daily Labor Report (December 2009+).

Human Resources Abstracts

Covers essential areas related to human resources, including human resources management, employee assistance, organizational behavior and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.


References to a wide range of international print and electronic publications on all aspects of work and sustainable livelihoods, and the work-related aspects of economic and social development and human rights.

Lightcast Snowflake (formerly Burning Glass)

Lightcast, formerly Burning Glass, data is available via a Snowflake Reader account. The tool includes a comprehensive US Job Postings dataset, as well as the Professional Profiles dataset. Users can perform research on the supply and demand for jobs and skills to identify emerging trends in the labor market as well as industry, occupational, skills, and employer-specific changes over time. Users may not publish or otherwise make available to any third party, any element of the Licensed Dataset. You can request a username and password for this resource from Charissa Jefferson. 


Brings together information on International Labour Standards (such as ratification information, reporting requirements, comments of the ILO's supervisory bodies, etc.) as well as national labor and social security laws.

XpertHR UK

Subscription excludes: International Manual, Insurance, Legal Advice, Benchmarking, Salary Surveys, and Recruiter.

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Labor Economics Librarian
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