POLI 054: The American Worker

Note: Library Sessions - January 20 and March 5

***We will meet in 247 on the 2nd floor of Davis Library, during normal class time on Tuesday, January 20 and Thursday, March 5.  This is the large classroom with ~30 computers and a projector, and a glass wall.  Go up the stairs by the elevators and it will be on your right.

What is in This Guide?

This is a guide to various kinds of sources that are available to labor researchers, sociologists, and political scientists.  It is tailored specifically for your course and the assignments you will complete in the course.


This guide contains the following sections, and focuses on online resources.

  • Peer-Review - A discussion of what makes a peer-reviewed source.
  • Journals and Databases - A few particularly relevant journals, and a list of relevant databases.
  • Think Tanks and Advocacy Groups - Links to various labor-related think tanks, worker advocacy groups, and related organizations.
  • Other Tools - Other library resources than can help you in researching and citing.

Plagiarism Tutorial

In preparation for the January 20 library session you should review the UNC plagiarism tutorial below and then take the quiz at the end. Save your completion certificate as a PDF or image and upload it to Sakai by Monday, January 19 at 5pm (EST).

UNC's Plagiarism Tutorial

This is an interactive tutorial dealing with plagiarism and how to summarize and cite your sources correctly.

Your Librarian

Kristan Shawgo
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Davis Library
UNC-Chapel Hill

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