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Class Research Guide

Welcome to the research guide for The Global History of Human Rights course. This guide brings together many of the sources that you will need to use for your paper along with some explanatory information on various types of sources. 

The guide is organized by type of information source with additional pages showing a research example and information evaluation.

  • Background information on human rights including current country based reports
  • Finding secondary sources - scholarly books and articles on human rights
  • Finding primary sources - news and magazine articles on human rights topics
  • Finding primary sources - books 
  • Other primary sources -  collections of human rights documents & government sources
  • Organizations - links to human rights organizations
  • Savvy Info Consumers- information on evaluating different types of sources


Some of the databases on this guide are restricted to UW students, staff and faculty. These are marked with a lock UW Restricted. You may be asked to login with your UWnetid. Additional resources can be found on the research guides for Human Rights, Political Science, Law & History

Have questions or need research help? Please contact Theresa Mudrock, the history librarian, via email at