Answered By: Professor Janet Ward, MLIS
Last Updated: Aug 27, 2016     Views: 49

To address your research topic, you will need to search our library research databases. Start at the library website:, and click on the Research Databases link (center of page). The databases are listed A-Z (see tabs at the top), or you can begin searching all the databases by using the EBSCOHost search box in the center of the page.  You will want to make certain the Full Text and Peer Reviewed boxes are checked since you are looking for scholarly articles.

Additionally, you can search individual databases such as Academic Search Complete, Academic Search Alumni Edition, Business Source Complete, Business Insights: Essentials, and Lexis Nexis Academic for your topic.  Select the appropriate alphabetical tab on the Research Databases page to choose individual databases. 

We also have a large collection of e-books that you may find helpful. From the library homepage, select the Find Electonic Books link. Search Ebsco e-books or ebrary. 

Suggested search terms to try, in addition to "company seniority," could be:

company seniority AND industrial relations

job security AND economic aspects

collective labor agreements

employee seniority

labor market

Your search terms will depend upon what aspect of company seniority you want to research. You can combine multiple search terms by including the Boolean terms AND, OR, NOT as shown above. 

Finally, I would recommend that you view our Library Guides: Browse by Subject area to locate a course guide for your class, or a general guide such as the All Business Resource Guide.   The guide for your course will list subject relevant library resources, and include information for citations and tutorials.

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