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Michigan State University

LIR 826: Organizational Development & Planned Change: OD Research Resources

Head, Gast Business Library

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Laura Leavitt Walesby
MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive, Room E403
East Lansing, MI 48824
Subjects: Business, Law

Finding Articles @ MSU

Articles are typically found in journals, magazines and newspapers. The articles found in journals are primarily published for an academic or scholarly audience and are usually peer-reviewed, while newspaper and magazine articles are more often written for the general public. Article databases will help you identify journal, magazine and newspaper articles on your topic. Colorado State University Library has developed online guides to assist you in evaluating journal articles as well as in understanding the difference between trade, scholarly and popular periodicals. A list of some of the databases useful for organizational behavior research at the MSU Libraries include:

Research Reports

These organizations conduct research in areas of concern to those working in labor relations, human resources and general management.  They often include results from surveys of countries and/or organizations and can be good sources of data for identifying best practices and benchmarking purposes.

Finding Books @ MSU - MSU Library Catalog

The MSU Libraries' online catalog is a searchable listing of items owned by the MSU Libraries.

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SUBJECT HEADINGS  to consider include:

  • Industrial management
  • Industrial organization
  • Organizational change
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Reengineering (Management)
  • Total quality management
  • Strategic planning

Reference Books

  • Fundamentals of HRM / Edited by Neil Anderson (4 volume set)
    Location:  MSU Business Library - Labor Collection  HF5549 .F855 2007 
  • A Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice / Michael Armstrong
    Location: MSU Main Library HF 5549.17 .A76 2006
  • Handbook of Organization Development / Thomas G. Cummings
    Location: MSU Business Library - Labor Collection HD 58.8 .H3613 2008
  • The Human Resources Glossary, Third Edition / William R. Tracey
    Location: MSU Business Library - Labor Collection HF 5549 .A23 T73 2004
  • The Oxford Handbook of Human Resource Management / Edited by Peter Boxall, John Purcell and Patrick Wright
  • Location: MSU Business Library - Labor Collection  HF 5549.17 .O94 2007


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Research Centers / Consulting Firms