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College and Career Center September/October 2010
To crush, to annihilate a man utterly, to inflict on him the most terrible punishment so that the most ferocious murderer would shudder at it beforehand, one need only give him work of an absolutely, completely useless and irrational character.
House of the Dead , Pt. 1, Ch. 1

Fyodor Dostoevsky, Russian novelist (1821- 1881)

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Know the law governing background criminal and credit checksHR Specialist: Texas Employment Law, 5(7), 7, Business Source Complete (library card may be required)
Occupational Pay Comparisons Among Metropolitan Areas, Bureau of Labor Statistics News Release, July 22, 2010.

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Employee Benefits

Employee Rights

Labor Laws


HR for small business : an essential guide for managers, human resources professionals, and small business owners - Charles H. Fleischer
Publisher: Sphinx Pub.
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/01/2009
ISBN-13: 9781572486904
ISBN-10: 1572486902
Maryland lawyer Fleischer explains the employment relationship primarily as it is affected by the common law, then walks through federal and state statutes that bear directly on the employment relationship or that impose obligations on employers. The second edition adds chapters on workplace safety, foreign workers, government contractors, and unions. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Raising the global floor : dismantling the myth that we can't afford good working conditions for everyone - Jody Heymann and Alison Earle
Publisher: Stanford Politics and Policy
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/28/2009
ISBN-13: 9780804768900
ISBN-10: 0804768900
This book focuses on laws pertaining to labor and working conditions, focusing on such issues gender inequalities in paid and unpaid work, gender and job protections, income inequalities and access to labor protections such as paid leave, flexible scheduling and child care.
Can they do that? : retaking our fundamental rights in the workplace - Lewis Maltby
Publisher: Portfolio
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 12/31/2009
ISBN-13: 9781591842828
ISBN-10: 1591842824
An exposé of the ways in which companies legally compromise employee privacy and freedom shares the stories of such individuals as a man who was denied employment for failing a psychological test that probed his religious beliefs and women who were forced to endure a hidden camera in the restroom.
The employee answer book : practical answers to the top 250 questions every employee has - Diana Brodman Summers
Publisher: Sphinx
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 04/01/2009
ISBN-13: 9781572486942
ISBN-10: 1572486945

Not everything that you might think is unfair in the workplace is actually illegal.

In order to fully protect your rights, you must understand them first. The Employee Answer Book, the latest addition to the Answer Book Series, answers real questions from real people. This book discusses federal employment law in detail and touches on employment law in all states. It provides explanations of employment issues in plain English and is easy to understand without needing an attorney to explain it to you.

Back to School


Bust that Burnout by Lisa Mulcahy, Girls Life [serial online], February 2005;11(4):62. MasterFILE Premier database (library card required)

Repetition Is the Key to Revision, by John Etty, History Review [serial online]. December 2004;(50):22. Available from: MasterFILE Premier database. (library card required)

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Study skills 


Other Library Resources

Learning Express Library (library card required)
   Offers online skills improvement courses in writing, math, reading and vocabulary.
Tutor.Com (library card required)
   Get live, online help in math, English, history and science from a certified tutor

Online Education for Dummies - Kevin Johnson and Susan Manning
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 12/30/2009
ISBN-13: 9780470536209
ISBN-10: 0470536209
From admission to graduation-your personal guide to studying online, Online Education For Dummies explains the ins and outs of attending a virtual classroom and provides you with the tools you need to hone your skills or obtain additional certification and degrees. This practical reference not only helps you get the most out of an online course, but also offers a wealth of advice to help you pick the one that matches your interests and needs. Identifies the software and hardware needed to study online. Reveals how to get financial aid, transfer credits, and manage online time. Explains how to locate legitimate online programs and avoid scams.  Whether you want to earn a degree or just increase your knowledge through an online course, Online Education For Dummies is the only guide you need.
College reading & study skills - Kathleen T. McWhorter
Publisher: Pearson/Longman
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/01/2006
ISBN-13: 9780321364784
ISBN-10: 0321364783
This book includes a section to help students learn time management and discover their learning styles.  Various chapters cover note taking, how to approach reading assignments to improve comprehension, how to read and evaluate electronic information such as web resources and exercises to improve critical thinking and vocabulary.
Survival guide for college students with ADHD or LD - Kathleen G. Nadeau and Kathleen G. Nadeau
Publisher: Magination Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 04/01/2006
ISBN-13: 9781591473886
ISBN-10: 1591473888
Offers tips and practical suggestions for high school or college students diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder or learning disabilities, including how to arrange for extended-time exams and select an appropriate major.
Getting The Most From Online Learning - George M. Piskurich, ed.
Publisher: Netlibrary Inc
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 08/01/2003
ISBN-13: 9780787977016
ISBN-10: 0787977012
This book was written to help students prepare for e-learning by offering tips and strategies for approaching different types of e-learning classes, such as how to become a self-directed learner, how to handle group projects or chat rooms, and how to prepare for a synchronous e-learning course.  although written as a companion volume to Preparing Learners for E-Learning, it stands on its own.
501 ways for adult students to pay for college : Going Back to School Without Going Broke - Gen S. Tanabe and Kelly Y. Tanabe
Publisher: SuperCollege
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 05/01/2009
ISBN-13: 9781932662337
ISBN-10: 1932662332
Presents ways that nontraditional students can pay for college, providing tips on such topics as contests, scholarships, military options, student tax breaks, and ways to maximize financial aid.
Student's guide to writing college papers - Kate L. Turabian, Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 04/15/2010
ISBN-13: 9780226816302
ISBN-10: 0226816303
Provides students with directions and guidelines for writing research papers, covering such topics as finding useful sources, writing a first draft, presenting evidence in tables and figures, revising, and writing the introduction and conclusion.
Career wisdom for college students : insights you won't get in class, on the Internet, or from your parents - Peter Vogt
Publisher: Ferguson
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 03/30/2007
ISBN-13: 9780816068371
ISBN-10: 0816068372
This book provides college students not only with "how to"- choose a career, build skills and experience and get the job they really want, but also "why" - learning about themselves, gaining experience in college, developing networking skills and joining a professional association before they leave college.  It helps them to identify and understand what career decisions they need to make while they are still in college.
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