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Research guide for Human Rights Studies MA

New Human Rights Resources in the Library

Items added to Columbia's Library within the last month.  Click on "website" below to explore our catalog, CLIO.

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About this Guide:

This guide highlights resources and research methods in the multidisciplinary field of human rights.

  • WHERE:  Human rights Collections@Columbia orients you to resources that are located throughout our library system according to discipline and subject.
  • HOW: The Mapping Your Topic and Background Research sections offer advice on the process of research and organizing your research.  The Tools & Services tab points you to helpful software and citation management applications that may save you time and effort.
  • WHAT:  I also highlight useful book and article databases, news sources, and primary source materials. The Literature Search and News Sources tabs focus on searching for key sources. NGO/IGO sources are also important in human rights studies.
  • WHO:  The Ask A Librarian section will help you find librarians with subject and technical expertise.  We're available to respond to questions and to meet with you individually or in groups.  Please contact us!

About the Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research

The CHRDR is a programmatic initiative of Columbia University Libraries /Information Services.  Our mission is to collect, preserve and make available sources and resources that support research, teaching and advocacy in the field of human rights. The CHRDR is a repository for the archives and records of several major human rights organizations.  We also collect websites via our Human Rights Web Archive.  Librarians across our many campus libraries acquire books, journals and digital resources from throughout the world on a variety of human rights topics.

Please email or call me with any questions you might have.  Follow me @HRDocumentation on Twitter for research tips.  The "Ask A Librarian" section of this guide connects you to other librarians that are available to help you with research on specific subjects.