Publications Online is the service which allows online access to the full text of LRD booklets, Labour Research and Workplace Report. You will only be able to read the full text if you are logged on. You can log on using the login box at the bottom left of this screen.
You can search for a subject that you are interested in by typing one or more words into the search box (the search box is always available at the top right of the screen) and you will get a list of the relevant magazine articles/ booklet chapters.
- Avoid three letter words
- Search for part of a word
- Search for a phrase
- Only return results including specified words/phrases
Words of threee letters or less are not indexed so a search for sex gives no results.
You can use * as a wildcard so pregn* matches pregnant, pregnancy etc. If no wildcard is used the search will only find whole words that match so a search for rate does not match rates.
If you want an exact match on a phrase enter the phrase surrounded by quotes, eg "flexible working".
If you want to enter several different words in the search and specify that particular words must be included, precede each required word with a + sign, eg +discrimination +freelance only includes results that contain both words, +"flexible working" +"equal opportunities" only includes results that contain both phrases.
Select Include archive to include older publications that may contain out of date information within the search.
To search a particular type of publication, eg Booklets, select the publication type from the left-hand menu and then use the search box at the bottom of the screen.
The results are returned sorted by date but you can change the sort order to relevance by selecting Order by relevance once the results are displayed. Relevance is determined mathematically based on how frequently the search term appears within the article. If a search term appears the same number of times within two articles, the shorter article would have a higher relevancy rating. If there are multiple search terms, the term which appeared in less articles would cause those articles in which it did appear to be given a higher relevancy rating, eg in a search for kangaroo union, any articles which includes the word kangaroo will be given a high rating, because the word kangaroo occurs infrequently in LRD publications, whilst the word union occurs frequently. The Relevance rating may not be an accurate guide - sometimes the most relevant article is not that with the highest rating.
Alternatively you can find the publication that you want to read by selecting Labour Research, Workplace Report or LRD Booklets from the left hand menu and navigating to the issue that you want to read.