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Michigan State University

LIR 827: High Performance Work Systems: HPWS 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, Psychology

Reference Books

  • Building High-Performance People and Organizations (3 volume set)
    Location:  MSU Business Library - Reference Collection HF 5549.5 .M63 B85 2008

  • Fundamentals of HRM / Edited by Neil Anderson (4 volume set)
    Location:  MSU Business Library - Reference Collection HF5549 .F855 2007 

  • The Oxford Handbook of Human Resource Management / Edited by Peter Boxall, John Purcell and Patrick Wright
  • Location: MSU Business Library - Reference Collection  HF 5549.17 .O94 2007

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 high performance work systems research at the MSU Libraries follows.

Finding Books @ MSU - MSU Library Catalog

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

Advanced Catalog Search

SUBJECT HEADINGS  to consider include:

  • Industrial management
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Organizational change
  • Performance standards
  • Production management
  • Six sigma
  • Total quality management

Citation Tracking

The following resources help you identify authors who have cited a particular article.
  • ISI Web of Science databases
    Enter the author's name, the work's source, and/or publication year to view who cited an article in future works
  • EBSCOhost databases (Includes Business Source Complete) Look for a 'Cited References' link in the search results
  • CSA databases (Includes PsycINFO) 
    Look for 'Cited by xx' link in the search resultsClick on "advanced search" and choose the 'references' field from the drop-down menu.                

Professional Associations

Research Centers / Consulting Firms