Welcome to the Human Rights research guide. The Home page includes a brief overview of the topic, research tips and citation help. The Research page contains links with brief descriptions to relevant sources of information, including print and electronic media. Additional research help is always available by contacting the library.
You may become overwhelmed as beginning researchers. It may help to have a general understanding of the information search process (ISP), in order to encourage a positive experience with your extended essay.
The ISP consists of seven stages:
Each of these stages plays an important role in your research and may be repeated at different points, depending on how your research is going.
Kuhlthau, C. C., Maniotes, L. K., & Caspari, A. K. (2012). The research behind the design. In Guided inquiry design: A framework for inquiry in your school (pp. 17-36). Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.
Using specific search terms will aid you in finding the most appropriate resources for your research. Additionally, different search results will be found depending on how the search terms are constructed.
Besides using human rights as a search term, the following is a list of some related search terms that may help in refining your results:
You must acknowledge your sources of information by properly citing them in MLA format. Below is a list of sources that you can refer to when making your reference list. Please contact the library should you require further assistance.