Subject Research Guides
Diversity in the Workplace Research Guide
When to Use This Guide
Use this guide when you are researching any of the issues that are relevant to diversity in the workplace, such as ethnic or national origin, gender or sexual orientation, age, economic status, religion, ability, or lifestyle. Globalization and urbanization, as well as technological advances, strongly influence the perception and practices of diversity management.
Finding General or Background Information on Diversity in the Workplace
To get acquainted with concepts like diversity or employment discrimination, use resources like the ones listed below.
- Working With Cultural Differences: Dealing Effectively With Diversity in the Workplace - HF5549.5.M5 B74 2008
- Understanding Diversity: An Introduction to Class, Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation - HM1271 .P56 2006
- Discrimination at Work: The Psychological and Organizational Bases - [electronic resource]
- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - [electronic resource]
- Racial and Ethnic Diversity: Asians, Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Whites - R E184.A1 R317 2006
- Affirmative Action Around the World: An Empirical Study - HF5549.5.A34 S684 2004
Subject Headings for Finding Information about Diversity in the Workplace in the Book and Media Catalog
- Diversity in the workplace
- Discrimination in employment
- Affirmative action programs
- Corporate culture cross-cultural studies
- Minorities employment
- Personnel management
Finding Articles About Diversity in the Workplace in Research Databases
Search Business Source Complete for articles about diversity in the workplace published in scholarly, trade, and general interest periodicals.
Contains a large collection of scholarly business journals with numerous articles on workplace diversity issues.
Wilson OmniFile Full Text Select
Search Wilson for articles published in academic and professional publications.
Quarterly Researcher (CQ Researcher)
Reports about issues widely discussed in the media, such as affirmative action, employment discrimination, and gender pay gap.
The Conference Board (TCB) is a non-partisan, non-profit business network that attempts “to bring leaders together to find solutions to common problems and objectively examine major issues having an impact on business and society.” TCB has reports and in-depth interviews on diversity.
Business Insights: Essentials
To search for articles, go to Advanced Search and search for “diversity in the workplace” in “Subject ” (rather than searching by keywords).
Selected Web Sites
Workplace Diversity Network
A network of professionals and organizations dedicated to managing diversity. There are many free and useful resources here -- articles, recommended reading, and web resources.
Bureau – American FactFinder
Diversity in the workplace reflects demographic changes in society. Use the Census Bureau's FactFinder, “People” section, to find statistics on gender, ethnicity, race, and socio-economic status.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Follow the “Demographic Characteristics of the Labor Force (Current Population Survey)” link for access to reports like “Women in the Labor Force: A Databook” or “Worker Displacement,” as well as comprehensive data on the labor force. “Longitudinal Studies (National Longitudinal Surveys)” have data on employment by sex, age, race, or ethnicity.
Equal Opportunity Commission
Federal agency web site containing facts, statistics, and legal documents on equal employment.
This easy to navigate site has lists of links to web sites dealing with various aspects of the diversity issue.
This site presents information about discrimination beyond the workplace - and beyond the United States. It is a part of the European Commission's five-year pan-European information campaign on combating discrimination on the grounds of racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, age, disability, and sexual orientation.
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