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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.

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

Canadian guide to uniform legal citation. 8th ed. 2014. Also known as The McGill Guide.

CanLII: Canadian Legal Information Institute. Legal cases, legislation, and related commentary.

Canadian legal research and writing guide. Open access ebook.

Cardiff index to legal abbreviations. Open access international index of short forms.

Labour arbitration cases. 1948-2016. Print.

Labour law terms: a dictionary of Canadian labour law. 1984. Print.

Legal citation with 9th edition of the McGill guide.

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: 705-675-4800, 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.

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