Quick Guide Library Services

The following quicklinks will help IRLE Library visitors find information and further referrals for conducting research in labor and employment issues.

Especially for Faculty and Students...

Online Guide to E-Journals on Labor Relations
This new Web guide pinpoints the top 95 industrial relations journals that are available to UC Berkeley affiliates in digital form.  Note that in some cases there are multiple vendors offering varying periods of access.

Reference Consultations
We encourage faculty, students and staff to consult with the IRLE Library team in person.  Contact Janice (jankim@berkeley.edu) or Terry (thuwe@library.berkeley.edu) directly to set up an appointment.

Directional Assistance
Berkeley is just about to add its ten millionth print volume, which will be housed somewhere in the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, one of 18 branch libraries, or 12 Affiliated Libraries.  We can help you locate library materials in other collections—just ask.

Title Recommendations
The IRLE Library would like to hear any of your recommendations for titles to acquire.  Please send your recommendations to Terry Huwe (thuwe@library.berkeley.edu)

eScholarship: Working Papers
The IRLE Library produces the faculty working paper series for IRLE.  Faculty are encouraged to contribute papers to the series, which is part of the eScholarship Repository.  Send working papers to Terry Huwe (mailto).  Preferred format:  MS Word.  Attachments (spreadsheets, graphics) may also be included as separate files.

eScholarship:  Post Prints
The eScholarship Program has launched a “Post Print” service for faculty who retain copyright of their work. Take a look at http://escholarship.cdlib.org/postprint to find out more.

UC Berkeley Library Information
The UC Berkeley Library home pagehas a wealth of links and information that will save you time, particularly its extensive branch library Web sites, and its guide to electronic resources available. Be sure to become familiar with the UC Berkeley Library Web.

Especially for the Public...

Berkeley Labor Guides
The IRLE Library’s subject guides to labor literature are great resources for getting started with a topic.  Please contact Terry Huwe (thuwe@library.berkeley.edu) to suggest additional topics for this series.

Web Guides
The Library’s Web Guide Series points at resources found on the Internet by topic, and are very popular destinations for Web visitiors (over 10,000 downloads in 2003-2004).

Library Catalogues
The UC Berkeley campus utilizes both Pathfinder and Melvyl to provide access to its print collections. For a guide on how to decide which catalogue to use, take a look at the UC Berkeley Library Home Page, and also the collection and circulation guide to the Affiliated Libraries.

IRLE Library Collections
The Library’s collections are listed in both Pathfinder and Melvyl.  In addition, the Library maintains a large pamphlet and non-book collection covering mid-twentieth century labor relations.  This collection is available by appointment only.

IRLE Library Circulation: Special Rules Apply
The general public may borrow books from the IRLE Library for seven day loan.  Circulation is suspended at the end of each term (late December, and late May) while semester loan materials are returned by campus affiliates.

UC Berkeley Library Information and Reference
The UC Berkeley Library Home Page includes comprehensive links to the many subject specialty libraries on campus.