for Human Resources
Prepared for: Library
Workshop Summer 2003
Saturday June 14, 2003 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn to locate and use web sites and library databases to find quality human
This workshop will take place in room E159 in the east wing of the Library.
Step 1: State the topic and identify the major concepts or keywords.
|What impact does a dress code have
on employee morale?
Step 2: List other words that could be used to describe the
- clothing guidelines
Step 3: Come up with a few ways to combine terms.
- "Dress codes" and morale
- cloth? and influence
- "dress codes" and (attitudes
- cloth? and not fashion
- AND - all terms must be present
- OR - either term may be present
- NOT - excludes a term
- Use to search variations of a root.
- Cloth* will retrieve clothes, clothing, clothed...
- Often an "*"
- Use a ? in PantherCat.
- Find the correct truncation symbol in the Help area of a
- Put quotes around phrases such as "dress code"
- "clothing guidelines"
- "employee morale"
- Use the Library Catalog to locate books and documents and to determine
if the library owns the journals.
- Uses Indexes/Databases/Abstracts to locate articles within journals.
Articles may be available full text on-line or in the bound journals on
- Find books at UWM Libraries.
- Find journal titles held by the library.
- Good for most topics.
- Find books worldwide
- Use for ordering books that UWM libraries do not own.
- Good for most topics.
Find Articles and Reports
- Scholarly journals in the areas of
- Some full text.
- Dates vary
- Full-text research reports on the latest issues in:
- business management
- US and global economics
- No full text, citations and abstracts only.
No Truncation Search Available
- Indexes articles in magazines and journals in the areas of:
- Some full text.
Finding Journals for Articles Without Full-Text
|Example of a citation and
Abstract from ABI/Inform:
Getting serious about going casual on the job
Business Horizons; Greenwich;
Jan/Feb 1998; David A Morand;
UMI Publication No.: 01569564
Start Page: 51-56
Page Count: 6
Text Word Count: 3625
Document Type: Feature
Source Type: PERIODICAL
Subject Terms: Work environment
6100: Human resource planning
2500: Organizational behavior
Geographic Names: US
UMI Journal Code: BHO
The workplace is going informal. For certain innovative, high-performance,
high-involvement organizations, a climate of informality is viewed as
central to their culture; proponents claim that such a climate can boost
employee morale, creativity, and even overall performance. That such
informality and behavioral "looseness" are considered so mainstream
to modern organizations is especially intriguing in light of the fact
that this deviates so much from the formality, protocol, and staidness
traditionally associated with business contexts. A paper takes a closer
look at contemporary constructs of informality, seeking to understand
how they may be compatible with traditional preachments regarding propriety
and formality in business contexts. Issues addressed include: 1. casual
dress codes, 2. informality and formality as broad types of social situations,
and 3. informality and organizational innovation. The implications for
managers and for organizational design are discussed.
How to tell if the full-text of a journal/magazine
is available online:
- From the library's home page at www.uwm.edu/Libraries,
click on Electronic
- Use the alphabetical links and locate the title of the journal. (Example:
Look under B for Business Horizons.)
- Follow the link to the database or direct subscription and browse or search
for the article.
How to tell if a copy of a journal/magazine is
located in the UWM Libraries:
- Click on the Library
Catalog on the library's home page www.uwm.edu/Libraries.
- Select Journal/Magazine/Newspaper Title.
- Type the title of the journal (NOT the article!). Example: Type
- If the library does not have the journal, a message will display
that "Your search resulted in no hits."
- If the library does have the journal, verify that the library has the
volume and issue you need.
- Write down the call number.
- If you need an issue which is listed in the "Latest
Issues" section, go to the Current
Periodicals room in the Lower Level, West wing of the library and look for
the call number.
- If you need an issue in the "Library Has"
section and the location is Stacks,
determine the correct floor using the first letter of the call number and
the Floor Key (A-L,P 3rd/M-N,Q-R 2nd/S-Z Lower).
If the journal is not located in the Stacks, note the floor and wing of
the location (e.g. Microforms - Microfilm (Lower Level, West).
|Example of the UWM
Libraries online catalog record for Business Horizons:
Database: University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Libraries
Title: Business horizons.
Publication: [Bloomington, Ind.] Indiana University Graduate
School of Business [etc.]
v. 1- winter 1958-
Internet Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/web-editions/journal/00076813
Notes: Vol. 1, no. 1 preceded by two unnumbered issues.
Also available on the Internet; restricted to UWM computers only.
Vols. for 1958-<winter 1958/59> issued by the Indiana University
Bureau of Business Research; <June 1975-> by the Graduate School
One unnumbered issue published in 1956 as a supplement to Indiana business
review, and one in June 1957 as v. 32, no. 6 of that title.
United States--Economic conditions--Periodicals.
Additional Author(s): Indiana University. Bureau of Business
Indiana University. Graduate School of Business.
Location: Available on the Internet
Call Number: Click on Internet link
Notes: Licensed Resource: Access restricted to computers on campus
and to off-campus users with valid UWM ID numbers. Library has online
full text access to latest 12 months only.
Online access latest year only
(Floor Key: A-L,P 3rd
/ M-N,Q-R 2nd / S-Z Lower)
Call Number: HF5001
Status: Not Checked Out
Notes: Latest issues in Current Periodicals Room.
46, no. 2 (2003 Mar-Apr)
v. 46, no. 1 (2003 Jan-Feb)
v.1 (1958)-v.45 (2002)
and to date
Internet Search Tools
- Subject Directories
- Search Engines
Web Resources (From the Colorado State University Libraries)
Internet Sources (From Bedford/St. Martin's)
Human Resources Web Sites
Human Resource Management
Association for Human Resource Information Management
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UWM Libraries - Research and Instructional Support
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee