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Labor and Employment Law: Getting Started

This research guide is designed to help you get started in researching U.S. labor and employment law at the University of St. Thomas Schoenecker Law Library. It includes primary and secondary source materials in print and electronic formats.

Find Books

Use CLICsearch to find books, e-books, DVDs & videos, etc

CLICsearch is the library catalog of six private colleges and universities in the Twin Cities, including Saint Thomas. Books from other campuses can be requested online and delivered to the St. Thomas library of your choice..

Searching by the following subject keywords or subject headings will help you find relevant resources:

  • Labor Laws and Legislation – United States
  • Employee Rights
  • Employees – Dismissal of
  • Wages – United States
  • Hours of Labor – United States
  • Discrimination in Employment – Law and Legislation – United States
  • Age and Employment – United States
  • Affirmative Action Programs – Law and Legislation – United States
  • Industrial Safety – Law and Legislation – United States
  • Industrial Hygiene – Law and Legislation – United States

Subscription Databases:

Westlaw – use Labor/Employment Topical Practice Area or set “Employment Practitioner” tab for relevant databases

LexisNexis – use Labor & Employment Area of Law by Topic for relevant databases

Bloomberg BNA Labor and Employment Law Resource Center - This database includes cases, analysis, news and compliance advice from various governing agencies.  Users can set up alerts to track hot topics and developing law.  Requires password for off-campus use.


Looseleaf Services & Guides



Index to Legal Periodicals (1982-present) – online index to legal periodicals

LegalTrac – online index to legal periodicals

Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law / K2.E72 / online access through HeinOnline / Westlaw & LexisNexis

CCH Labor Law Journal / K12 .A2 / online access through Westlaw & MegaFile

Employee Relations Law Journal / K5.M64 / online access through MegaFILE / Westlaw

Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal / K5.M643 / Westlaw & LexisNexis

Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal / K8.O44 / online access through HeinOnline  / Westlaw & LexisNexis

Industrial and Labor Relations Review / online access through HeinOnline  / MegaFILE  / Westlaw & LexisNexis

Labor Law Journal / K12.A2  / online access through MegaFILE

The Labor Lawyer / K12.A23 / online access through HeinOnline / Westlaw & LexisNexis

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Labor and Employment Law / K25.N687 / online access through HeinOnline / Westlaw & LexisNexis  

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