Human resource management

Human resource management

This guide aims to navigate you to key quality sources to help you locate information for your research. Our referencing pages will help you to use Harvard or to see information on any of the referencing styles used across the university.

If you require further help, please contact your librarian for advice and support.

Finding journal articles

A good general starting point if you are looking for journal articles on a specific subject is to use the Library's Discover service. Discover is a fast, broad search across the majority of the library's full text resources. 


Databases allow you to perform more focused searches which can help you find relevant information more quickly. 

  • IDS Employment Law includes daily updates of news, analysis and government policy as well as the full text of case law from the courts and tribunals and legislation from the UK and Europe. IDS Employment Law Handbooks focus on specific areas of employment law and provide in-depth coverage of legislation, case law and developments.
  • XpertHR is a specialist database for HR managers with toolkits, benchmarking and overviews and analyses of key HR topics.
  • ProQuest Central is a large multidisciplinary database with over 19,000 journal titles (millions of articles) in full text. The data covers 1905 to present. As well as journal articles, the database includes international newspapers and dissertations. You may want to watch these short YouTube videos on searching Proquest.
  • Business Source Elite indexes the full text of key business and management journals.
  • Emerald is a collection of high quality, peer-reviewed journals of specific interest to business and management researchers. You can search with keywords across the collection and use field and filtered searches to focus your results. Content includes backfiles as well as current literature.
  • FAME (Financial Analysis Made Easy) has detailed company data including directors, ownership, employee numbers and key financial data.

Case law and tribunals

The main databases for case law and legislation are Westlaw and LexisLibrary. Both of these have journal articles in addition to case reports and legislation. The databases are updated daily to ensure that the information is up to date.  

  • IDS HR in practice is a specialist database of articles and guidance on HR issues, including the latest legislation.
  • NORMLEX  is a searchable database of International Labour Standards.
  • Tribunal decisions Employment tribunal decisions from the Courts and Tribunals Justiciary for the UK.