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Human Rights Resources: Introduction

Human Rights Search Engines

HuriSearch.  Custom search engine providing "one point access to all human rights information published by human rights organizations worldwide." From Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems, International.

What Convention? This search engine will help you find your issue or human right in the Human Rights conventions, treaties, etc where it is located.

Online Reference Sources

Amnesty International Annual Report.  In addition to the annual report, AI produces country and topic specific reports. The AI USA  office also offers access to additional reports.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Annual report on human rights practices worldwide from the United States Department of State.

CQ Researcher. Great source for paper topics: provides background, chronologies, literature reviews, and contemporary developments on key political and economic issues.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Human Rights. Human rights theory, practice, law, and history. Includes major figures, organizations, human rights events and crises, and norms.

Human Rights Watch World Report. Summarizes human rights conditions from around the world. Includes useful reports available on related topics, e.g. child labor, migration, refugees, etc.

Catalogs and Search Engines

Start Your Search.  Books, e-books, journal articles and other content in one integrated library platform.  Does not include content from many business databases, numeric data, and content from Proquest.

Google Scholar. Functions as both a key word database for articles and books. On campus it automatically connects to licensed content held by the UC libraries. 

Oskicat. UC Berkeley libraries catalog. Includes records for most UCB library materials, including books, journal titles, film & video, maps, archival materials and more.

Google Books. Search the text of the books, view previews from books still in copyright, and read the full text of out-of-copyright books. 

Melvyl. Catalog for all UC Campus libraries, including selected libraries on campus not in Oskicat, e.g. the Law Library.

Sample Human Rights History Books

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