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Encyclopedias and handbooks

  

 

Encyclopedias and handbooks are excellent tools when you're starting a project. They provide useful background information, key terms, concepts, and references for further reading. 

Additional background tools

 

The UW Libraries arranges books by Library of Congress call numbers. Because human rights is covered in many academic disciplines (e.g., geography, history, medicine, political science, psychology, and sociology), you will find books related to human rights issues throughout the Libraries.