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Industrial Relations & Human Resources Library

A guide to resources available through the Industrial Relations/Human Resources Library and the University of Toronto Library System

Finding Background Information

Once you have settled upon your topic, ensure you have:

  1. Identified the main concepts, terms and keywords that help describe your topic
  2. Identified important issues, events, and people associated with your topic 

Reviewing background information on the topic, which can help facilitate this process, is particularly important if you are unfamiliar with the subject or how to approach it. Background information on IR/HR topics can be found in foundational textbooks, handbooks and encyclopedias, such as:

Foundational Textbooks

IR/HR Handbooks