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We host more full-time faculty involved in teaching and research that spans the broad range of work and employment disciplines than any other educational institution like us.
The Martin P. Catherwood Library offers expert research support through reference services, instruction, online guides, and access to premier collections. The collection consists of 250,000 volumes and 1500 serial subscriptions along with essential academic and practitioner databases and special format materials such as media and microforms. While many of these resources are academic in origin, we also collect directly from unions, corporations, governments, and non-profit organizations. Additionally, we are an International Labour Organization (ILO) Partner Library.
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Our library hosts the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives. The Kheel Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible special collections pertaining to the history of the workplace and labor relations.
Over the years, many individuals and organizations generously donated their valuable materials to the Kheel Center. For some organizations, the center is the official repository.
Students involved in ILR's many research opportunities develop close relationships with faculty, become authors or coauthors of published articles, and present at conferences and meetings.
Find out more about undergraduate research at ILR.
Each of ILR's centers and institutes focuses on a particular workplace-related theme and provides an umbrella of support for broad research programs involving our faculty.
ILR Press publishes books about workplace issues, labor, management, and social policy. Written from a variety of perspectives, these books appeal to a diverse readership that includes scholars and students throughout the social sciences; practitioners, and, increasingly, the general public. Widely regarded as the most distinguished publisher in the field, ILR Press was founded more than fifty years ago as the publishing division of the ILR School. It is an imprint of Cornell University Press.
DigitalCollections@ILR offers electronic access to unique material that encompasses every aspect of the workplace. As a service of our Catherwood Library. we offer research and scholarly output including journal articles, working papers, and reports have been selected for inclusion in DC@ILR by the individual departments, centers, institutes, and programs within the ILR School, and deposited by authors or the staff at the Catherwood Library.
The ILR Review is a peer-reviewed journal on work and employment issues. The Review is published by SAGE Publications. It is dedicated to international and interdisciplinary research that advances new theory, presents novel empirical work, and informs organizational and public policy.
The Future of Work Fellowship program offers research opportunities to promising scholars who seek to create understanding of the future of work, labor and employment.