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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.

  • 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 & documentaries
  • Organizations - links to human rights organizations


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

Citation Guide

Historian's generally use the Chicago style format for footnotes/endnotes and bibliography.  This one page guide provides examples for the most common type of sources.  See the Citations and Writing page for more guides and information.

Library Research Award

Apply for the Library Research Award For Undergraduates. Deadline May 6, 2019

Check the Awards page for more information and the application form.

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