Searching for Human Rights Materials on the Internet

I’ve received more questions about finding human rights articles online.

For those conducting academic research (UConn Human Rights Minors, this means you!)  subcription databases, available through the library’s website, such as Gale Academic OneFile, Lexis Nexis, and CIAO, are the best places to look for human rights articles.  Another option is to browse through peer-reviewed human rights journals, such as the Journal of Human Rights, Human Rights Quarterly, etc.  You can find a listing of human rights journals and databases available through UConn’s library on the Journal Articles page of the Human Rights Subject Guide, http://www.lib.uconn.edu/online/research/bysubject/humanrights/hrdatabases.html

For those who do not have access to the subscription resources of a university, there are some great places to look for journal articles and human rights information online.  The Key Websites page on the Human Rights Subject Guide has a listing of good places to start your online search. I’ve listed just a few examples here.  Individual NGOs often provide information and publish reports as well. 

The University of Minnesota Human Rights Library includes a wide array of human rights documents, treaties, and other information. 

The HuriSearch Portal is a search engine designed for human rights activists, students, and educators, and it searches over 4, 000 human rights websites for information. 

Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) is an international non-governmental organization that supports human rights learning and has information on a variety of human rights themes.

For a more comprehensive listing of places to look on the internet for human rights information, please check the Key Websites page on the University of Connecticut Libraries Human Rights Subject Guide .

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2 responses to “Searching for Human Rights Materials on the Internet

  1. Karl

    Great blog! I’m a graduate student studying Human Rights at the London School of Economics. I know of a couple of more resources that you might find useful-

    Zachary Forest Johnson’s phenomenal World Freedom Atlas , a geovisualization tool for world statistics, particularly human rights data- http://freedom.indiemaps.com/

    The Human Rights Education Associates- http://www.hrea.org/erc/

    US State Department’s Human Rights Reports- http://www.state.gov/www/global/human_rights/hrp_reports_mainhp.html

    James Hathaway’s Refugee Case Law database-
    http://www.refugeecaselaw.org/

    And finally the LSE’s Centre for the Study for Human Rights archive of our guest speaker’s podcasts (we just had Ken Roth, Executive Director Human Rights Watch here a couple weeks ago)-
    http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/humanRights/events/Default.htm

  2. humanrightsresearch

    Thanks for the suggestions– I’m glad you find the blog helpful!

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