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PADM 560: Human Resources in Public & Nonprofit Administration

This guide supports student research assignments associated with the PADM 560 course.

Find Articles

Find Articles

To search for articles on human resource management, use the databases listed below as a first choice.

  • ABI/INFORM Complete – Provides in depth coverage of business, finance and management topics
  • Emerald Insight – Contains articles on management, operations, human resources, training, engineering, and other topics.
  • Social Sciences Abstracts – Search for articles in the areas of public administration, social work, political science, and history.
  • Human Resources Abstracts - Covers essential areas related to human resources, including human resource management, employee assistance, organizational behavior, and other areas of key relevance.
  • Public Administration Abstracts - Covers essential areas related to public administration, including public administration theory, and other areas of key relevance.

Possible Search Terms

  • human resources, personnel, employees, workers, human capital, staff
  • management, supervision, administration, team building, leadership, servant leadership
  • nonprofit, not-for-profit, private sector, human services
  • public sector, government, local government, municipal government, state government, civil service, public administration
  • recruiting, hiring
  • retention, turnover, attrition
  • evaluation, performance appraisal, performance review, performance standards, rating
  • compensation, pay, wages, salary
  • motivation, incentives, rewards
  • morale, attitude
  • discipline
  • goal setting, planning, strategic planning
  • organizational effectiveness, organizational change
  • staff development, skills development, continuing education, training
  • communication
  • diversity, discrimination, racial discrimination, sex discrimination
  • affirmative action
  • outsourcing, subcontracting, contracting out
  • collective bargaining, unionization
  • employee-management relations
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