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MGMT 624: Find Books

Research guide for MGMT 624 High Performance Work Systems

Where to start?

Search for books using the search boxes on the library home page -- use the All Types or Books/eBooks tabs.


Scroll down to Search Strategies for help with constructing your search.


Locate print books and access eBooks by reading the records in your search results. Click on the book's title and check the information listed under Availability.


  • For print books, you will see a call number and status like On Shelf. If it is currently checked out, its due date will be shown instead. Pay attention to the book's collection location. This information is listed just above the call # and status (e.g., SU Guerrieri Academic Commons Stacks, SU Guerrieri Academic Commons Juvenile, etc.). Use the call number locator map to find the collection and call # location.

  • For eBooks, you will see an Access Online banner underneath Availability, along with links to View eBook or Find It. Once you've accessed one of these links, you should see at least 1 link that mentions "Full-text." Follow that link, and you will be directed to a database that provides online and/or downloadable access to the book. Each database should provide instructions on how to download the book.

Browse for Books

BF - Psychology

G - Geography

  • G154.9-155.8 Travel and state. Tourism

H - Social Sciences

  • HA Statistics
  • HB Economic Theory. Demography
    • HB615: Entrepreneurship
  • HC Economic History and Conditions
  • HD Industries. Land Use. Labor
    • HD28-70: Management
    • ​​HD50.5: Employee Empowerment
    • HD60-60.5:Social Responsibility of Business; Social Entrepreneurship
    • HD5650-5660: Employee Participation in Management; Employee Ownership
  • ​HE Transportation and Communications
  • HF Commerce
    • HF5548.8: Organizational Psychology; Workplace Motivation
    • HF5549-5549.5: Personnel Management; Employee Management​
  • HG Finance
  • HJ Public Finance
  • HM Sociology
  • HN Social History and Conditions. Social Problems. Social Reform

K - Law in General

  • KF Law of the United States

T - Technology

Locate Books

The location of books should be listed in the item record under "Find a copy in the library". Location information is listed in the first column of each table, as shown in this screenshot. Below are possible Locations associated with Salisbury University Libraries.

SU Guerrieri Academic Commons...

  • Stacks 
    • 3rd Floor. This is our general collection. Follow link to Call Number Locator Map to find exact location of a book.
  • Folio Books
    • 3rd Floor. Folio refers to oversized books that don't fit on normal shelves. Follow link to Call Number Locator Map.
  • Juvenile Books 
    • 3rd Floor. This collection contains most of our children and young adult books. Follow link to Call Number Locator Map.
  • Reference Collection (linked to library maps)
    • 1st Floor, long shelf between the IT Help Desk and the Circulation and Research Help Desks. Collection carries over into the Pit. Reference books are generally topic overviews or materials like dictionaries and encyclopedias -- something you might need to refer to but don't need to read cover-to-cover.
    • In-library use only. Please leave reference books on a table or cart when you are finished using them so we can track how often they are used.
  • Stacks Reference
    • 3rd Floor. While these books are housed in our stacks, they are reference books and are also in-library use only. Please leave them on a table or cart when you are finished using one so we can track how often they are used. Locate these books using the Call Number Locator Map just as you would a book in the General Stacks.
  • Ready Reference
    • Kept behind the Research Help Desk. Ask the person staffing the desk to borrow the item you need.
    • In-library use only. Please return to Research Help Desk when finished using.
  • Course Reserves
    • These are items set aside by faculty for a class or particular purpose. Ask for print reserves at the Circulation Desk or access e-reserves via the link above.

SU Curriculum Resource Center...

  • General
  • Items in the CRC are located in Conway Hall (TET) 226, on the northeast side of campus.

SU Nabb Research Center...

  • Main Collection
  • Maryland Special Collections
  • SU Faculty Authors Collection
  • Visit the Nabb Center on the 4th floor of GAC to access any items located in these collections. 

Borrow Books from Other Libraries

If a book is not available in SU Libraries, we can check to see if it is available through other libraries in the University System of Maryland. If not we can request it through Interlibrary Loan. You can access your account below. For information on how ILL works and how to set up your account, go here.

Search Strategies

1. Research question or statement

What is it exactly that you are trying to find? Think of a way to state your topic in 1-2 sentences. 

2. Search terms

Pull words (and/or synonyms of those words) from your statement/question to use as KEYWORDS to craft your search...

  • employee ownership
  • high performance work systems
  • organizational behavior
  • teamwork

...and use BOOLEAN OPERATORS to broaden or narrow your search, or create relationships between keywords...

  • "high performance work systems" AND teamwork
    • Searches for resources using BOTH of these keywords
    • Use "quotation marks" around words/phrases that you want to keep together as a single concept
  • ("high performance work systems" OR "organizational behavior") AND teamwork
    • Searches for resources that use EITHER high performance work systems OR organizational behavior, in addition to searching for mention of teamwork
    • Use (parentheses) around relationships to specify which keywords you want attached to which boolean operators. This makes your search less ambiguous when read by the search engine.
  • ("high performance work systems" OR "organizational behavior") AND team*
    • Same search as above, but expands the meaning of team. Using an asterisk* to truncate a word tells the search engine to find all possible endings of that truncated word (team* = teamwork, teams...)
  • ("high performance work systems" OR "organizational behavior") AND team* NOT Haier
    • Use NOT to eliminate keywords or phrases from your search results. This is useful if, after trying a search phrase, you receive too many results that pertain to an area that is not relevant to you.

3. More Tips

  • Use Search Options or Filters to further narrow your search to a specific type of resource, date range, etc.
  • String together relevant synonyms or words with similar meanings to broaden your search results. ---> strategy OR plan OR method OR practice
  • Avoid inputting your entire research statement into the catalog or a database's search engine. Break it up into keywords as shown above

Search Library Holdings:

SU Libraries Quick Search

Select Books

  • Print: 1 copy is available to check out from the general collection (3rd floor stacks); a second, non-circulating copy is located in the Nabb Research Center's SU Faculty Authors Collection (4th floor).
  • Online: available through EBSCO eBooks - access through the Find It button when viewing the book's record above. Access is available to an unlimited number of users, so multiple people can download or read the book online at once. View screenshots below for step-by-step process.

Access a book either online or by finding a print copy in the library.


Use the Find It button to access Full text to an eBook

After accessing the Find It link, click on link for "Read full text at..." You may be prompted to login with your SU username and password at this time.


Select whether to download a copy or view the eBook online.

You have 2 options to access the eBook: either by reading the PDF Full Text online, from EBSCOhost's page, or by downloading a copy of the book to your device. Refer to screenshots below if you choose to download a copy.

Sign in or create an EBSCO account to download an eBook

If you choose to download the book to view offline from your device, you will need to create a login with EBSCOhost. This is quick and easy to do. From there, sign into your account and you will be able to download the book.

Choose your checkout period and look at the viewing requirements before download the eBook.

Checkout period: This refers to the length of time the downloaded eBook will remain accessible from your device. You have a choice between 1 or 2 weeks. To access an eBook beyond this period, simply return to this page and re-download it.

Viewing Requirements: Before you complete the process, be sure to take note of the viewing requirements stated on this box. For view on desktops and smart phones, you will need to download a free application to view the eBook. Some may require you to create a separate login with that application.

See below for "strongly recommended" books from your course syllabus. For more books on specific companies, check out the Employee Ownership and Shared Entrepreneurship Resources guide. You can find books on the individual company tabs, or look through the Book List on the guide's introductory page.