Databases are a great way to get the latest news and journal articles on a particular human resources topic.
ABI/INFORM Complete: Over 1,800 business publications are at your fingertips. Do a keyword search for your topic and see what you find. Also, be sure to check out the "full-text" and "scholarly journals". Narrowing a search to full-text can save time and scholarly journals will get you those good peer-reviewed research articles.
Business Insights: Essentials: Business, company and industry content. Articles will be of particular interest for human resources. Additionally, the high ranking human resources officials are often listed under the "company profile" section when doing a company search. Includes the following: periodical and news articles; press releases; textual and financial company information; investment reports; brand information; market share data; industry overviews.
Business Source Complete: This is a great database to locate journal articles. Similar to ABI/INFORM Global, Business Source Complete has more journals than you can shake a stick at. We're talking about some of the most important journals in the field, often in full-text.
The Conference Board: Want to learn more about consumer confidence or CEO compensation? The Conference Board puts out reports with data that can be hard to come by.
Nexis Uni: This is a great database with applications with employment law. Simply do a company search under "Get Company Info" and you'll be able to see if a specific company has been the target of lawsuits and litigation. You can also get company news, profiles, and more.
Here are some publications with a specific human resources focus:
First, some scholarly, peer-reviewed journals:
Secondly, here are some trade publications: