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Human Rights: Welcome


Welcome to the Human Rights Research Guide! Human rights is a multidisciplinary subject and research in human rights often requires consultation across disciplinary and methodical grounds. This guide focuses on providing useful resources for accessing various types of information (e.g. legal documents, data, scholarly articles) related to human rights research. For help with subject-specific research questions, please consult our other research guides or reach out to one of our subject librarians for a consultation. See the box below for a quick overview of the pages in this guide.

Human Rights Resources at NYU

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This guide is intended to help you conduct research in the interdisciplinary study of human rights. 

On this page, you can find some of the resources available at NYU New York related to human rights. 

As you move through the tabs of this guide you will find resources for locating various types of information:

  • Academic Books & E-Books if you're looking for academic books on human rights topics.
  • Newspaper and Scholarly Articles for relevant databases and news sources.
  • Human Rights Documents to learn more about the types of international documentation related to human rights and how to find it.
  • Country Reports and Reference Materials for background information on countries, regions, and issues.
  • Primary Sources for archival materials (e.g. photos, personal testimonies, video, etc.).
  • Data for help finding datasets related to human rights issues. 

While many of the resources linked in this guide are free and available to the public, some are only available to NYU-users. These resources will be marked with the notice NYU-only.

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This guide serves as an overview of human rights resources and can be of use to anyone. It was created with the advisement of Laila Hussein Moustafa at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.