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Labor Libraries

Arizona Mining and Labor History

Binghamton University Labor Libraries
BNA's Human Resources Library
BNA's Labor & Employment Law Library

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Centre for Industrial Relations, University of Toronto
Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations
(Cornell's award-winning web site. All kinds of publications are available here online.)

Department of Labor Historical Information
History of the Department of Labor. From the Creation of the Department of Labor to Biographies and Portraits of Former Secretaries of Labor
District of Columbia

Employee Relations Web Picks
(A large collection of links related to labor law.)
Evergreen State College

Florida - Center for Labor Research & Studies

George Meany Memorial Archives Library

Holt Labor Library
(Particularly interesting is the video collection, which can only be viewed in the Library.)

Indiana University South Bend, Division of Labor Studies
Industrial and Labor Relations Sources
Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations Library

International Association of Labour History Institutions
The International Association of Labour History Institutions (IALHI) brings together archives, libraries, document centres, museums and research institutions specializing in the history and theory of the labour movement from all over the world. It was founded in 1970 by the Arbetarrörelsens Arkiv (Stockholm), the Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund (Düsseldorf), the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (Bonn), the Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis (Amsterdam), the Labour Party (London), the Schweizerisches Sozialarchiv (Zürich) and the Trades Union Congress (London), among others.
The International Institute of Social History - Netherlands
(A Dutch research library with interesting labor materials.)

Labor and Employment Law Resources on the Internet
The Library of Congress Home Page

Michigan State University - Human Resources and Labor Relations Library Library
MIT Libraries Industrial Relations Collection, Dewey Library

New York University. Tamiment Institute Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Princeton University Social Science Center Reference Collections
(The Princeton University's Library and Collections online.)

Queen's University. May Ball Library, Industrial Relations Collection

Ryerson University Library

School of Labor and Industrial Relations - Michigan State University
Social Sciences Research Network
This archive of working papers rivals the National Bureau of Economic Research in depth and popularity. A project of Social Science Electronic publishing, it offers academics a well-organized venue for disseminating works in progress. It is divided by subject area, and working papers are available in Adobe Acrobat ".PDF" format.
School of Labor and Employmnet Relations, University of Illinois
Sources for Labor History Research in the U.S

University at Buffalo Libraries
UC Berkeley/Thomas J. Long Business and Economics Library
(Includes a map of the library and links to campus library resources.)
University of California at Berkeley Center for Labor Research & Education
University of Connecticut Libraries
University of Hawaii Center for Labor Education and Research
(This site includes interesting guides to Hawai'i labor laws, labor history, a directory of video programs about labor in Hawai'i, and the definitive guide to Hawai'i labor web sites)
University of Illinois Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations Library
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations
(Includes both research information and a look at the A.M. and Ph.D. programs.)
University of Massachusetts Amherst. Labor Relations and Research Center Library
University of Minnesota - Industrial Relations Center
The University of Sheffield Library Electronic Journals
The Library at the University of Sheffield has compiled an exhaustive lists of journals on available in electronic text format. This site breaks the listings down by title, peer review status, and subject, and adds a useful guide to finding aids.
University of Wisconsin-Extension, Center for Community Economic Development

Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University
WebEc:World Wide Resources in Economics
WebEc, which is based in Finland, is mirrored around the globe. It is a comprehensive listing of Web resources covering all areas of economic inquiry. It lists and describes material that is of interest primarily to academic economists and is at least in part freely available on the Internet. The structure of the directory is essentially a modified version of the JEL categories for economic literature.
World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Social Sciences
(A page which keeps track of Social Science info on the 'net. Use the search facilities to find the info you want.).
The WWW Virtual Library
This is a distributed subject catalogue.
The WWW Virtual Library: Labour and Business History
Maintained in Amsterdam by The International Institute of Social History The Netherlands Economic History Archive.