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POLS 3410: Human Rights in a Diverse World

Prof. Ayten Gundogdu, Fall 2020

About this guide

""Welcome! This page highlights key resources for conducting effective research for Prof. Ayten Gundogdu's colloquium, Human Rights in a Diverse World. 

This guide highlights key resources for conducting effective information research in political science, including the following: 

  • Reference sources to find background information on your topic
  • Catalogs and search tips to find books in print and online
  • Databases for locating scholarly journal articles, reviews, and policy reports
  • News databases
  • Reliable sources of data and statistics
  • Legal and government information and analysis
  • Places to find international organization (IGO) and non-governmental organization (NGO) publications
  • Resources for citing your sources and writing in political science
  • Tips to to help keep textbook costs down

If you need assistance identifying additional resources, search terms or strategies, please schedule a research consultation

If you need assistance organizing, analyzing, or visualizing data sets, please visit the Empirical Reasoning Center (ERC).

Image: "Walking down the main street of Zaatari refugee camp" by Russell Watkins/Department for International Development​, via Wikimedia Commons

Reference sources

Consult scholarly reference sources to get an overview of a topic, an introduction to a theory, definitions to discipline-specific terms, and more.