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The Human Rights Research Guide provides information about how to find human rights books, journals, articles, databases, films, and archival collections.
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Human Rights is Interdisciplinary -- think broadly and outside the box!

Included in this guide are many types of information sources. To thoroughly research a topic in Human Rights, you need to have skills in assessing the reliability of the information you are looking at.
  • Who did the research?
  • How large (or small) was the participant group?
  • How inclusive or exclusive were the researcher(s)?
  • Was there bias in the analysis?
  • What was not considered -- what did they ignore or overlook?

And finding, evaluating, using, and citing good quality websites is an absolute necessity. Many organizations (like the U.N. and the Institute for Women's Policy Research) contains current data and only publish on the web.

Your resources should include: Reference books, books, journal articles, AND Web sites of quality. Scrutinize all resources!


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Campus Connections:

  • Human Rights Institute
  • Graduate Certificate in Human Rights
    The Graduate Certificate in Human Rights draws upon the academic strengths of the University of Connecticut’s School of Law and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to introduce students to the key modern debates in this interdisciplinary field of study.
  • Minor in Human Rights
    This minor in Human Rights is a interdisciplinary program in theoretical, comparative, and historical perspectives on human rights through classroom courses. Students gain valuable practical experience in the human rights field through a supervised internship.
  • Thomas J. Dodd Center (UConn)
    Collections of original source materials for research in the humanities (literature, history and other disciplines) and social sciences (human rights and other disciplines) comprise the foundation upon which the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center is built.

  • UNESCO Chair and Institute of Comparative Human Rights
    The UNESCO Chair in Comparative Human Rights at the University of Connecticut is guided by the theme of a common humanity and is informed by the principles of reciprocal learning and respect. The aim is to bridge the gap between ideals and theories of human rights practices, to accomplish positive change in human relations.
  • UConn Human Rights Research Blog
    This blog is designed to showcase new and current resources for human rights research at the University of Connecticut at Storrs.

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