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Human Rights Studies

This is a general guide to resources for human rights research.

About this guide

Welcome! This guide highlights key resources for conducting effective research in human rights, including the following: 

  • Reference sources to find background information on your topic
  • Catalogs to search for books in print and online
  • Databases for locating scholarly journal articles, reviews, and policy reports
  • Asylum research resources
  • Primary source collections & strategies
  • Databases and websites for news sources
  • Reliable sources of data and statistics
  • Resources for citing your sources and writing
  • Tips to to help keep textbook costs down

Jennie Correia, Social Sciences Librarian, and Maya Darville '24, TLRS Student Associate, compiled this guide in consultation and with contributions from Vani Natarajan, Cultural Studies, Literary Analysis, and Writing Librarian. If you need assistance identifying additional resources, search terms or strategies, please schedule a research consultation

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