HUM 320: Honors Colloquium

Professor Name Craig Zaehring

Eleanor Roosevelt and the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights

2007-2008 Topic: Human Rights

This research guide is for a course called Honors Colloquium, there may be other honor's course with their own research guides. This guide is designed to help you research Honors Colloquium topics. It includes an index of scholarly sources that should be used. Included in the list are websites and search engines that will be helpful in your research. If you have any trouble finding these sources, please ask a librarian for help. Good Luck! Any comments or suggestions are welcome!



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Good Search Terms to use: words or phrase

General Terms:

  • "Human Rights"
  • "Genocide"
  • "Human Rights" and war
  • "Torture"

Specific Terms

  • "Women's rights" and Liberia"
  • "Darfur" and "Genocide"
  • "Crime" and Boston"
  • "Genital" and "Mutilation"
  • "Aids" and "Human Rights"
  • "Drug enforcement" and "Race"

New Books

The Color of Justice: race, entnicity and crime in America: HV9950 .W33 2007

The Devil Came on Horseback: bearing witness to the genocide in Darfur: DT159.6.D27 S24 2007

Come Hell or High Water: hurricane Katrina and the color of disaster: HV551.4.N47 D97 2006

Reference Books

Amnesty International Report 2003, Ridgefield Park, NJ : Amnesty International Publications, 2003. Ref. JC571 .A45 2003
Human Rights in the United States : a dictionary and documents, by Rita Cartwright, Santa Barbara, CA : ABC-CLIO, 2000
Ref. KF4747.5 .C37 2000
Encyclopedia of Human Rights, compiled by Edward Lawson, Washington, DC : Taylor & Francis, 1996. Ref. JC571 .E67 1996


Browse these paper journals and magazines in the library's first floor periodical section for articles about human rights.
  • New Internationalist: a journal for global justice. Human rights a frequent topic.
  • Newsweek
  • Time


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Web sites

There are many good Human Rights web sites on the internet. These web sites have been evaluated by library staff. Remember to always evaluate internet resources. To find out more about evaluating web sites, Lesley University has a very good guide.

Search Engines

Web sites

General Human Rights:


Drug Enforcement

Female Genital Mutilation


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General Library Information

Research guide prepared on 2008 by Wiliam Hoag: