LBST 301: Labour Movements: Issues, Images and Popular Culture

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For Library research help, please contact Moninder Lalli, Librarian for Labour Studies by email or Ask a librarian.


Start Your Research Here - This page gives you an overview of the research process, or in other words how to find materials for your essay.

Background information

Use encyclopedias and handbooks to obtain an overview of a topic and to identify key authors and resources on a topic.

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Social Sciences

For more,  try Labour Studies Information Resources.

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Library Catalogue search guide

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Government information

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temporary foreign workers site:gov


How to Cite Statistics Canada Products.

British Columbia

Work related


Occupational outlooks

  • Job futures: an occupational outlook (Canadian government). 
    • The latest edition is available online and is now part of the Working in Canada site.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook (US government).  The latest edition is online.
  • Work futures, British Columbia occupational outlooks  (BC government).  
    • The latest edition is available online via the Library's catalogue. 


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