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Track Your Research

Zotero, an open source, browser-based citation manager, is the recommended tool for citations and bibliography.

Citing in APA Style

The Labour Studies Department recommends APA style:

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Also known as the APA Style Manual. 6th ed. 2010. Print.

An easyguide to APA style. 2014. Print.

Purdue Online Writing Lab. Open access site for learning how to cite in APA style and other styles.

Citing Sources

Properly citing your sources is an extremely valuable and necessary skill when completing your research. See Laurentian's Citation Style Guides for quick reference guides on commonly used citation styles.


The study of labour and working people includes history, law, Canadian studies, sociology, management studies, and politics. This guide list a number of key resources that will help you to find what you need to know.

Please e-mail me if you would like to consult on your research.

Library Instruction

To learn more about the library and its resources and how you can exploit them to your advantage, register in the Research Skills Tutorial on D2L. There are several sections in the tutorial with a short quiz at the end of each; at the end you will receive a Certificate of Completion. Many professors require you to take this tutorial--and once you finish it, you can save your certificate to reprint as often as necessary.

In the fall,  the library hosts live Orientation tours as well as Zotero classes which you can sign up for at the library's entrance, and even after the formal schedule is finished, we are very happy to put on special classes at the request of at least 5 students. If you would like to arrange a special class, or you think your course would benefit from some in-class library instruction, please ask your professor to contact the librarian responsible for your faculty to set up some sessions.

Dictionaries and encyclopedias

The Canadian encyclopedia. Online and Print.

Historical dictionary of organized labor. 2012. Online.

The lexicon of labor.  Rev. ed. 2010. Print. American emphasis.

Encyclopaedia of occupational health and safety. 1983. Print. International perspectives.

Encyclopedia of U.S. labor and working-class history. 2007. Print. Useful for its coverage of issues like environmentalism, globalization and corporate anti-unionism.

International encyclopedia of revolution and protest. 2012. Online. Includes Canada.

Labour law and industrial relations in Canada. 1981. Print.

Labour and the law

Labour Studies Librarian

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Name: Desmond Maley
Position Title: Associate Librarian
Email Address:
Extension: 3323
Office Location: 30-246, J.-N. Desmarais Library

Research and writing in labour studies

More Help

In the library: The Library User Assistance Desk to your immediate left as you enter the library is a good place to start.

By email: Email the librarian responsible for your faculty for a reply during regular working hours.

By telephone: 705-675-4803, or toll free at 1-800-661-1058, ext. 2

By chat: With our "Ask the Library" service. For more information, see About Ask a Librarian.

For Distance Education students: Telephone: 1-800-661-1058, ext. 2 or email: