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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.

Subject Headings for Finding Information about Diversity in the Workplace in the Book and Media Catalog

Finding Articles About Diversity in the Workplace in Research Databases

Business Source Complete
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.

Congressional 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
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.

U.S. Census 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 – Demographics
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.

Diversity World
This easy to navigate site has lists of links to web sites dealing with various aspects of the diversity issue.

For Diversity. Against Discrimination
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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