This guide will give you an introduction to finding information on employee relations and industrial relations. You can use it to:
The books in the library are organised first by number and then alphabetically by author's surname. Each book number corresponds to a subject area. Use the Library Catalogue to search for books from your reading lists and course material. If you need help using the Library Catalogue, take a look at our Finding Books guide.
Remember to consult your reading lists and course material for more detail on your recommended texts. To help you get started the numbers below may be helpful for finding books. You can take a look at the Library Map to see where the subject areas are located in the library
Employee Relations & Industrial Relations Subject Areas:
|303.69||Mediation and Conflict Management|
|306.3||Sociology for Work|
|331||Employee Relations / Industrial Relations|
|331.09417||Industrial Relations in Ireland|
|344.41501||Employment Law in Ireland|
|658.3||Human Resource Management|
You can also access some relevant material by using the eBooks available through the library. You can access our main ebook databases here.
Recommended Employee Relations & Industrial Relations eBooks:
Armstrong, M. and Taylor, S. (2020) Armstrong's handbook of human resource management practice. 15th edn. ProQuest eBook Central.
Kelly, J. (2002) Rethinking industrial relations: Mobilisation, collectivism and long waves. EBSCO eBook Business Collection.
|Bennett, T., Saundry, R. and Fisher, V. (2020) Managing employment relations. 7th edn. VLeBooks.||
Lewin, D. and Gollan, J. (eds.) (2018) Advances in industrial and labor relations, 2017: Shifts in workplace voice, justice, negotiation and conflict resolution in contemporary workplaces. Volume 24. EBSCO eBook Business Collection.
|Berg, J. and Kucera, D. (eds.) (2008) In defence of labour market institutions: Cultivating justice in the developing world. EBSCO eBook Business Collection.||
Livanos, I. and Papadopoulos, O. (2019) The rise of precarious employment in Europe: Theoretical perspectives, reforms and employment trends in the era of economic crisis. EBSCO eBook Business Collection.
|Bingham, C. (2016) Employment relations: Fairness and trust in the workplace. Open Access.|
Bratton, J. and Gold, J. (2017) Human resource management: Theory & practice. 6th edn. VLeBooks.
Sotelo Valencia, A. (2015) The future of work: Super-exploitation and social precariousness in the 21st century. EBSCO eBook Business Collection.
Heyes, J. and Rychly, L. (eds.) (2013) Labour administration in uncertain times: Policy, practice and institutions. EBSCO eBook Business Collection.
Wilkinson, A., Dundon, T., Donaghery, J. and Colvin, A. J. (eds.) (2018) The Routledge companion to employment relations. O'Reilly Learning.
|International Labour Office (2013) Collective bargaining in the public service: A way forward. EBSCO eBook Business Collection.||Yukl, G. and Gardner, W. L. (2019) Leadership in organizations. Global edn. ProQuest eBook Central.|
You can find more eBooks by searching the library catalogue or check out our eBooks page and our eBooks guide for further details.
In order to access journal articles and other online material for your subject area, you can consult the recommended databases that are relevant to your particular subject area individually and are displayed below. For a full list of databases NCI Library subscribes to, go to A-Z Databases on the library webpage.
Recommended Employee Relations & Industrial Relations Databases:
|Database & Subject Areas||Access Through|
Academic Search Complete
Business Source Ultimate
Subject Areas: Finance, Economics, Management, Business & Entrepreneurship
Registration required for off-campus use
|Industrial Relations News (IRN)
Subject Areas: Industrial relations, Human Resource Management
A-Z Databases (on campus only)
Features newspapers, newswires, transcripts, and digital-only news sites in full-text format including over 800 of the world's top news sources and featuring access to the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish Examiner etc.
|ProQuest Business Premium Collection
Includes access to the Economist and the Wall Street Journal
Subject Areas: Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing
|Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
Subject Areas: Psychology
Subject Areas: Economics, Management, Marketing
|SAGE Research Methods
Over 800 books, reference works, journal articles and videos from SAGE’s research methods list.
Abstract & citation database of peer-reviewed literature review
Statistics platform, over 1.5 million data sets
Subject Areas: Business, Commerce, Company Profiles, Finance, Marketing, Statistics, Reports
For off-campus access go here
You can access the journals below through the A-Z eJournals page or through Discovery.
Recommended Employee Relations & Industrial Relations Journals:
|Administration (Business Source Ultimate)|
|Applied Psychology: An International Review (Academic Search Complete / Business Source Ultimate / Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection)|
|British Journal of Industrial Relations (Business Source Ultimate)|
|Economic and Industrial Democracy: An International Journal (SAGE Journals)|
|Economic and Social Review (ProQuest Business Premium Collection)|
|Employee Relations (Emerald Insight / ProQuest Business Premium Collection)|
|European Journal of Industrial Relations (SAGE Journals)|
|Gender in Management: An International Journal (Emerald Insight / ProQuest Business Premium Collection)|
|Gender, Work and Organization (Academic Search Complete / Business Source Ultimate)|
|Globalizations (Academic Search Complete)|
|Harvard Business Review (Business Source Ultimate)|
|HR Magazine (Business Source Ultimate / ProQuest Business Premium Collection)|
|Human Relations (Business Source Ultimate / SAGE Journals)|
|Human Resource Management (Business Source Ultimate)|
|Human Resource Management Journal (Business Source Ultimate)|
|Industrial & Labor Relations Review (Business Source Ultimate / SAGE Journals)|
|Industrial Relations (Business Source Ultimate)|
|Industrial Relations Journal (Business Source Ultimate)|
|International Journal of Human Resource Management (Business Source Ultimate)|
|Journal of Industrial Relations (SAGE Journals)|
|Journal of Organizational Behavior (Business Source Ultimate)|
|Journal of Organizational Change Management (Emerald Insight / ProQuest Business Premium Collection)|
|Management (Business Source Ultimate / ProQuest Business Premium Collection)|
|New Technology, Work and Employment (Business Source Ultimate)|
|People Management (Business Source Ultimate up to 2019)|
|Personnel Review (Emerald Insight / ProQuest Business Premium Collection)|
|Problems and Perspective in Management (ProQuest Business Premium Collection)|
|Quarterly Economic Commentary (Business Source Ultimate / ProQuest Business Premium Collection)|
|Review of Public Personnel Administration: The Journal of Public Human Resource Management (SAGE Journals)|
|Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research (SAGE Journals)|
|Work and Occupations: An International Sociological Journal (Business Source Ultimate / SAGE Journals)|
|Work Employment and Society (SAGE Journals)|
In addition to using the college resources, your reading lists also recommend consulting a number of external sites. Below is a selection of some recommended websites.
Recommended Employee Relations & Industrial Relations External Websites (select an alphabetical range below):
|Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland||https://www.craftbutchers.ie/|
|Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland||https://www.asti.ie/|
|Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union||https://www.bfawu.org/|
|Central Statistics Office||https://www.cso.ie/|
|Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development||https://www.cipd.co.uk/|
|Communication Worker's Union||https://www.cwu.ie/|
|Connect Trade Union||https://www.connectunion.ie/|
|Construction Industry Federation||https://cif.ie/|
|Courts Service of Ireland||https://www.courts.ie/|
|Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment||https://enterprise.gov.ie/en/|
|Economic & Social Research Institute||https://www.esri.ie/|
|Electrical Industries Federation of Ireland||https://www.eifi.ie/|
|European Court of Human Rights||https://www.echr.coe.int/|
|European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions||https://www.eurofound.europa.eu/|
|Financial Services Ireland||https://www.fsi.ie/|
|Financial Services Union||https://www.fsunion.org/|
|Government of Ireland||https://www.gov.ie/en/|
|Health and Safety Authority||https://www.hsa.ie/|
|Higher Education Authority||https://hea.ie/|
|International Labour Organization||https://www.ilo.org/|
|Irish Business Employers Confederation||https://www.ibec.ie/|
|Irish Congress of Trade Unions||https://www.ictu.ie/|
|Irish Dental Association||https://www.dentist.ie/|
|Irish Farmers Association||https://www.ifa.ie/|
|Irish Hair Federation||https://irishhairfed.com/|
|Irish Hotels Federation||https://www.ihf.ie/|
|Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission||https://www.ihrec.ie/|
|Irish Medical Organisation||https://www.imo.ie/|
|Irish Medtech Association||https://www.irishmedtechassoc.ie/|
|Irish National Teachers' Organisation||https://www.into.ie/|
|Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation||https://www.inmo.ie/|
|Irish Pharmacy Union||https://ipu.ie/|
|Irish Printing Federation||https://irishprintingfederation.ie/|
|Irish SME Association||https://isme.ie/|
|Irish Statute Book||http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/|
|Law Society of Ireland||https://www.lawsociety.ie/|
|Licensed Vintners Association||http://lva.ie/|
|Mandate Trade Union||https://mandate.ie/|
|Nevin Economic Research Institute||http://nerinstitute.net/|
|Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development||http://www.oecd.org/|
|Retail Jewellers of Ireland||http://www.rji.ie/|
|Services Industrail Professional and Technical Union||https://www.siptu.ie/|
|Small Firms Association||https://www.sfa.ie/|
|Society of the Irish Motor Industry||https://www.simi.ie/|
|Unite the Union||https://unitetheunion.org/|
|Veterinary Officers Association||http://www.voa.ie/|
|Worker Participation - European Trade Union Institute||http://www.worker-participation.eu/|
|Workplace Relations Commission||https://www.workplacerelations.ie/|
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