FYE 1057: Human Rights
Use reference books to get a better understanding of your topic and to look for key terms and phrases to use in further searching.
Credo Reference Database of encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference sources.
Print Sources in the Oakdale Library
Becker, L. & Becker, C. (Eds.). (2001). Encyclopedia of ethics. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge.
Reference BJ63 .E45 2001 3 vols.
Borchert, D.M.(Ed.). (2006). Encyclopedia of philosophy. 2nd ed. Detroit : Thomson Gale/Macmillan Reference USA.
Reference B51 .E53 2006 10 vols.
Craig, E. (Ed.). (1998). Routledge encyclopedia of philosophy. New York: Routledge.
Reference B51. R68 1998 10 vols.
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Taking Sides. Series of books arranged by topic with chapters debating different sides.
Books in the Main Stacks
Click these book catalog searches on some course keywords:
You can also search specific keywords for more. Make sure you put unique phrases in quotes like “Middle East”
Articles on Human Rights
You can find articles from magazines, journals and newspapers by searching the library’s databases. Here are the best ones to get you started researching for this class:
Biography in Context - Search for the name of a person to get background information as well as a selection of newspaper, magazine, and journal articles about them.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Database with articles exploring the pros and cons of many issues.
Proquest Research Library
These links break down our databases by the subjects they cover:
Citing Your Resources
Doing ethical research means citing sources. It is critical to credit writers for their work and their contributions to your research. To not do so is unethical and leads to plagiarism - unintentionally or not. Here are some sources to help you cite properly and to avoid the problem of plagiarism.
- APA Citation Guide - a basic outline of citing the most commonly used sources in APA style
- MLA Citation Guide - a basic outline of citing the most commonly used sources in MLA style
NoodleBib is an online resource that will help you format MLA and APA bibliographies, exporting them directly to your word processing program.
- Why Cite?
Brief video on why citations are important.
- Tips on avoiding plagiarism
- Human Rights Reports, US Dept. of State
Annual reports written by the US Department of State detailing human rights in countries around the world.
- Derechos Human Rights - Equipo Nizkor
This organization works to promote human rights throughout the world, educate the public on the issues, and bring to justice violators of these rights. The site is in Spanish.
- Human Rights (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
An extensive entry on human rights, covering many aspects of the topic.
- United Nations: Human Rights
The UN declares that human rights are fundamental. This page links to various documents, councils, committees and tribunals seeking to safeguard these rights.
- Amnesty International | Working to Protect Human Rights
This watchdog organization is dedicated to defending human rights worldwide. Site includes a “learn about human rights” tool that can be searched by country.
- Human Rights
This page from the U.S. Department of State links to many world-wide reports on related issues.
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