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HUM 307 Diversity in the Workplace

For SP2020


Finding research and resources on:

Ableism, Ageism, Classism, Faithism, Heterosexism, Racism, and Sexism

In your investigation of the institutional realities for members of the target group, use the following resources to find historical and current barriers for the population in the workplace.

Finding Background Information

CQ Researcher - Search here for detailed reports and historical timelines on various topics, such as women in the military, LGBT Rights, affirmative action, religion in the workplace, and social movements.

Credo Reference - Provides full-text reference books in 20 subject areas. It includes over 180 titles and 65,000 images with  cross-references that cut across topics, titles and publishers to provide answers  in context.
American Psychological Association Psychology Topics - Topics include race, sexuality, workplace issues, and ethics.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Use this site for information on laws covering discrimination on the basis of age, disability, race, religion, and sex. Take a look at the publications page for fact sheets on different -isms.

Workplace Diversity Network - A network of professionals and organizations dedicated to managing diversity. There are many free and useful resources here -- articles, recommended reading, and web resources.

Seramount: Tools and Resources - Formerly Diversity Best Practices. A division of Working Mother Media, this is the preeminent organization for mid to large size organizational diversity thought leaders to share best practices and develop innovative solutions for culture change. 

Don't Forget to Check for Newspaper articles

Access World News Research Collection 2021 Edition (NewsBank) 

Access World News: 2021 Edition has an unprecedented combination of global, regional and local news, including a unique merging of news formats (full-text articles, web-only content, PDF image editions). This resource meets the unique needs of students seeking context for current news topics from a variety of perspectives.


New York Times (

Use your Menlo email & password in the links below to activate your free subscription to the NY Times. The Menlo Community has full-text access from 1851 to present. [There is a limit of 5 articles a day per user for articles from the period 1923-1980.]


Wall Street Journal 

Access full text content of the Wall Street Journal through the database, ABI/Inform. If you are off campus at the time of access, you'll need to sign in with your Menlo username and password. Use the links below for direct access to the content of the Eastern edition of the paper, and the Online version of the paper.


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HUM 307 PPT Slides

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