Answered By: Carolyn Norman
Last Updated: Feb 01, 2015     Views: 40

To locate background information or an overview of Labor Unions, we recommend you start with one of the library's 3 reference databases, which provides background information, trends key individuals and researchers in the area.  The reference databases are:  Gale Virtual Reference Library, Credo and Oxford Reference Online.

In addition, there are numerous resources such as the following:

Labor Unions. G. W. Maxwell. Encyclopedia of Business and Finance. Ed. Burton S. Kaliski. Vol. 2. 2nd ed.  Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2007. p449-452. Word Count: 1812.

Visit CQ Electronic Library for an overview, current trends, specific debates or controversies.  Use search terms such as "Labor Unions," "Bargaining Units," or "Union Contracts."

There is also information in news releases available through ProQuest and Lexis Nexis.

Please contact the librarians at if you need additional assistance.