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Human Rights and Development studies
selected reference sources in the Information Center and on the web


"Human Rights throughout the World" from Scientific American
Find basic country-specific background information in Library of Congress Country Studies | U.S. State Dept. Background Notes | C.I.A. World Factbook | Economist EIU country reports | country profiles via ELDIS


Contents

Human Rights Information from Government Sources (A Jonsson Library guide)
Killing fields in the late 20th Century: a statistical compilation of murder and genocide


Compendia of Documents/Sources

  • The Democracy Reader: classic and modern speeches, essays, poems, declarations and documents on freedom & human rights. 1992. JC421.D4635.
  • Human Rights: 60 major global instruments. 1992. K3238.H859. U.N. conventions, resolutions, etc. Has keyword index: women, indigenous peoples, etc.
  • Basic Documents on Human Rights. 2 ed. 1981. K3238.A1.B76. Regional & international declarations and conventions.
  • Women's Rights in International Documents. 1991. K644.W66.
  • Women's rights in the United States: a documentary history. 1994. HQ1236.5.U6.
  • Human Rights: A Reference Handbook. 1989. K3240.4.W46.
  • The American Reader. 1990. E173.A753. There are other collections of documents in the same call number range edited by Boorstin, Commager, inter alia.
  • Sources of Our Liberties. 1959. KF4744 Includes Magna Carta, Confirmatio Cartarum (1297), and Petition of Right (1628), in addition to colonial and early national documents.
  • The Law of War: A Documentary History. 2 vols. 1972. JX4505.F7. Lots of war crime trials.

  • Documentary History of the Modern Civil Rights Movement. 1992. E185.61.D64. (U.S.)
  • A Documentary History of Slavery in North America. 1976. E441.D64.
  • Documents Illustrative of the History of the Slave Trade to America. 1965. 4 vols. LAW BR ADR WWb.

Fulltxt documents on the web:

  • Multilaterals Project makes available the texts of international multilateral conventions and other instruments. Although the project was initiated to improve public access to environmental agreements, the collection today also includes treaties in the fields of human rights, commerce and trade, laws of war and arms control, and other areas.
  • University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
  • Additional human rights links

Annuals/Governmental and NGO publications/Reference guides

Sources of comparative International Statistics (A Jonsson Library guide), including:

  • Africa South of the Sahara, DT352.A34. LOCATION: Green Stack Information Center
  • Asia Yearbook, HC411.F19. LOCATION: Green Stack Information Center
  • C.I.A. World Factbook
  • Europa: World Yearbook, JN106.E85. LOCATION: Green Stack Information Center
  • Europa: The Far East & Australasia, DS1.F3. LOCATION: Green Stack Information Center
  • Europa: Middle East & North Africa, DS49.M5. LOCATION: Green Stack Information Center
  • Europa: South America & the Caribbean, F1406.5.S67. LOCATION: Green Stack Information Center
  • International Yearbook & Statemen's Who's Who, JA51.I57. LOCATION: Green Stack Information Center
  • Pacific Islands Yearbook, DU1.P15. LOCATION: Green Stack Information Center
  • Political Handbook of the World, JF37.P6. LOCATION: Green Stack Information Center
  • South American Handbook, F1401.S71. LOCATION: Green Stack Information Center
  • Statemen's Year-Book, JA51.S7. LOCATION: Green Stack Information Center
  • World Bank. World Tables, HC59.W669
  • World Bank. World Development Report, HC57.7. LOCATION: Green Stack Information Center
  • World Bank. World development indicators. (formerly Social Indicators of Development). LOCATION: Green Information Center HC59.15 .W656 1999
  • World Bank. Trends in Developing Economies

Human Rights Information from Government Sources (A Jonsson Library guide), including:

  • UNHCR. State of the World's Refugees. PRINT VERSION: Green Stack HV640.S676
  • UNICEF. The State of the world's children. PRINT VERSION: Green Information Center HQ792.2.S73
  • U.N. Yearbook on Human Rights. LOCATION: Green Information Center JC571.U4
  • U.S. State Dept. Country Reports on Human Rights Practice

Other human rights periodicals and reports:

Other Indicators of Human Rights Observance:

  • "Political Human Rights," in Global Trends: The World Almanac of Development and Peace. HC59.15.G564 1994.
  • World Human Rights Guide. 3 ed. JC571.H785 1992. Evaluations by country and comparative rankings. Also have earlier 1984 and 1986 surveys: JC571.H785 1986.

Quality of life measuments:

  • UNDP. Human Development Report. LOCATION: Green Library, Information Center HD72.H85
  • World Bank. World development indicators. (formerly Social Indicators of Development). LOCATION: Green Information Center HC59.15 .W656 1999
  • UNESCO. World Culture Report. LOCATION: Green Library, Social Sciences Res Ctr CB430.W65 1998 F. Cultural indicators and statistics from the compilation

Printed guides and bibliographies:

  • Guide to Human Rights Research. 1994. K3236.T63
  • Human Rights: A Reference Guide. 1989. K3240.4.W46
  • Displaced peoples and refugee studies: a resource guide. HV640.D57 1990. TOPICS: Refugees
  • The global refugee crisis: a reference handbook. HV640.L625 1994

  • Great Events from History: Human Rights series. 5 vols. 1992. K3240.6.G74. Covers 1900-1991; summary of events and bibliography
  • Encyclopedia of Human Rights. 1991. JC571.E67. Includes bibliography, country information, and useful appendices. U.N. sponsored
  • World Racism & Related Inhumanities.... 1992. Z7164.R12.W5. Broad coverage (e.g., sexism, ageism); bibliography by country
  • First-Person Accounts of Genocidal Acts in the 20th Century...Bibliography. 1991. Z6207.G44.T67

  • African Slave Trade and its suppression.... DT31.H53. There are useful historical and comparative articles on slavery in the Ency. of the Social Sciences (vol.13-14), and Int. Ency. of the Social Sciences (vol.14)
  • Slavery: A Worldwide Bibliography. 1985. Z7164.S6.M543
  • Black Slavery in the Americas. 2 vols. 1982. Z7164.S6.S63

Development

Development Information from Government Sources (A Jonsson Library guide)
Major annual series listed in ELDIS

Use the Keyword index in SOCRATES (e.g., Iran and Women) to identify books in the library. Scholarly books normally include extensive bibliographies; MAKE USE OF THEM. Such library subject headings as Technical Assistance; Economic Assistance; Rural Development; Community Development; Voluntarism; Appropriate Technology; and Intermediate Technology may be useful in combination with keyword searching. The library subject heading for Third World is Developing Countries (formerly Underdeveloped Areas)

There are dozens of potentially relevant serials including such titles as Practicing Anthropology, Human Organization: Journal of the Society for Practicing Anthropology, Development Anthropology Network, World Development, World Development Report, Development & Peace, Development & Change, Africa Development, Africa 2000, African Environment, Voluntary Action, etc. Perhaps the best single list of development-related serials is found in Dictionary of Development (1990 HC59.7.D513, pp. 1161-). The titles are arranged under the following headings:

Africa                         Environment              Labor
Agriculture                    Globalism                Latin America
Children                       Health                   Shelter
Education                      Human Rights             Trade
Energy                         Information              Water
Women

Indexes and abstracts:

Indexes and Abstracts for Anthropology and related areas

  • Eldis is a gateway to fulltext online information on development or the environment, focusing on countries of the South. Eldis makes a qualitative selection of materials and structures it for easy access. Eldis subject guides
  • Agricola . National Agricultural Library; includes conservation, forestry, food & nutrition along with agriculture. Agricola includes entries from Agris: UN FAO Agris (CD-ROM). FAO

  • World Agricultural Economic & Rural Sociology Abstracts. Paper copy: HD1401.W6 (or CAB Abstracts in DIALOG #50 & 53)
  • International Development Abstracts. Paper copy: Z7164.E15 (or via DIALOG no. 292; geographical terms=/de; sc=1 "Int. Devel. Abstracts" & sc=2 "Ecology")
  • Rural Development Abstracts. Paper copy: Z5074.E3.R8 (or CAB Abstracts in DIALOG nos. 50 &53)

  • ERIC, education and development, applied language studies.

  • PopLine. Demography and population studies; produced by the National Library of Medicine
  • Family Studies Database (CD-ROM). 1970+, LOCATION: Green Information Center
  • Population Index, the primary reference tool to the world's population literature. It presents an annotated bibliography of recently published books, journal articles, working papers, and other materials on population topics. Other demographic information and weblinks are available from the Population Research Institute (PRI)

Sustainable development links:

The American Experience

Beginning Library Research on: African-American Studies | Asian American Studies | Chicano/Latino Studies | Ethnic identity in the United States | Native American Studies

  • The Democracy Reader: classic and modern speeches, essays, poems, declarations and documents on freedom & human rights. 1992. JC421.D4635. Part II: The American Experience.
  • The American Reader. 1990. E173.A753. There are other collections of documents in the same call number range edited by Boorstin, Commager, inter alia.
  • Sources of Our Liberties. 1959. KF4744 Includes Magna Carta, Confirmatio Cartarum (1297), and Petition of Right (1628), in addition to colonial and early national documents.
  • Women's rights in the United States: a documentary history. 1994. HQ1236.5.U6.
  • The Bill of Rights: a documentary history. 2 vols. 1972. KF4744. On the development of constitutional law see Encyclopedia of the American Constitution (and Supplement), KF4548.E53 1992; Historic U.S. Court Cases 1690-1990, KF385.A4.J64 1992; and The Language of the Constitution..., KF4548.5.G74 1991.
  • Documentary History of the Modern Civil Rights Movement. 1992. E185.61.D64.
  • Encyclopedia of African-American Civil Rights. 1992. E185.61.E54.

  • A Documentary History of Slavery in North America. 1976. E441.D64.
  • Slavery in the Courtroom: annotated bibliography of cases. 1985. KF4845.S5.A123.
  • Chronology of African-American History. 1991. E185.H64.
  • Dictionary of Afro-American Slavery. 1988. E441.D55.
  • Black Slavery in the Americas. 2 vols. 1982. Z7164.S6.S63.
  • There are useful historical and comparative articles on slavery in the Ency. of the Social Sciences (vol.13-14), and Int. Ency. of the Social Sciences (vol.14).
  • The American Civil Liberties Union: an annotated bibliography. 1992. KF4741.W35.
  • Social Reform & Reaction in America: an annotated bibliography. 1984. Z7164.S66.S62. Each historical period includes the subsection Civil Liberties & Political Rights.

Native Peoples

For current information see the various publications listed under Annuals above.

  • State of the peoples: a global human rights report on societies in danger (1993) K3242 .S73 1993
  • Report from the Frontier, The State of the World's Indigenous Peoples (1987) GN380.B87.
  • Indigenous Peoples: Report of the Independent Commission on International Humanitarian Issues (1987) GN380.I39.
  • Gaia Atlas of First Peoples: A Future of the Indigenous World (1990) GN380.B88.

web resources:

  • The World Wide Web Virtual Library: INDIGENOUS STUDIES

  • Aboriginal Studies. This document keeps track of leading information facilities in the field of Australian Aboriginal studies as well as  Indigenous/Native Peoples studies.
  • Center for World Indigenous Studies. The Center serves as a clearinghouse of ideas between nations and between nations and states governments. CWIS receives documents, publications and undocumented information from throughout the world. These materials are carefully archived. Organizations, governments, and individuals frequently ask CWIS to provide information from Fourth World nations or about nations. We gather and store information and make it available. We also promote direct interchange of information through "people exchanges," encouraging direct visits between people in their territories, through workshops, symposia, conferences and the internationally accessible, computerized Fourth World Documentation Project through the Internet.
  • NativeWeb. Documents in this site are organized according to Subject Categories, Geographic Regions, Nations/Peoples, Native Literatures, Native Languages, Native Newsletters and Journals, Native Organizations, Bibliographies, Other Native information sites, NativeWeb Electronic Store, and Native Events Calendar.
  • Terralingua. Terralingua is an international, nonprofit organization concerned about the future of the world's biological, cultural, and linguistic diversity.
  • World Wildlife Fund. Indigenous People and Conservation

Amazonia/Rain Forests:

  • Amazonia from Space
  • Frontier News, online news stories about threats to and development in the world's large, intact natural forests. Updated weekly
  • Gaia Forest Archives. 2,000 forest/biodiversity informational pieces here as well as many ways to get involved in forest protection campaigns worldwide. New materials are constantly being added. Make sure you check out our Read Me First file and our Disclaimer, which explain how this free service works and user understandings.
  • Rain Forest Action
  • WWW Virtual Library: Forestry

Women

Beginning Library Research on Women in Society
Feminist Studies Collections

  • Women's rights in the United States: a documentary history. 1994. HQ1236.5.U6. Also see references in the Encyclopedia of the American Constitution (and Supplement) under Sex Discrimination; ERA, etc.
  • Sexuality and the law: an encyclopedia of major legal cases. 1993. KF9325.A7L46.
  • Sexual Harassment: a reference handbook. 1993. KFR4758.E36.
  • Womens Rights in International Documents. 1991. K644.W66.
  • Women's Rights Movement in the U.S. 1848-1970. Z7964.U49.K75.
  • The ERA: a bibliographic study. 1976. Supplement: 1976-1985. KF45558.A1.F45.
  • Rape and Sexual Assault: a research handbook. 3 vols. HV6561.R37/R368/R369. Coverage: 1905-1991.
  • Rape: a bibliography. 1990. Z7164.S66.C66 no.19. Lists books and articles.

Journalists

War & Peace

  • Keeley, Lawrence H. War before civilization. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. GREEN GN799.W26 K44 1995. "The myth of the peace-loving 'noble savage' is persistent and pernicious." Tables include frequency of warfare/social organization.
  • Peaceful peoples: an annotated bibliography. 1993. Z5118.P33 B66. TOPICS: Ethnology--Bibliography. Peace (Philosophy)--Cross-cultural studies--Bibliography. Aggressiveness (Psychology)--Cross-cultural studies--Bibliography.
  • The Anthropology of War: a bibliography. 1988. Z6464.Z9.F47.
  • World Encyclopedia of Peace. 4 vols. 1986. JX1952.W63.
  • To End War: a new approach to international conflict. rev. ed. 1982. Z6464.Z9.T6.
  • War Crimes, War Criminals, and War Crime Trials: an annotated bibliography and source book. 1986. Z64644.W33.T87.
  • The Law of War: A Documentary History. 2 vols. 1972. JX4505.F7. Lots of war crime trials.
  • Warfare and Armed Conflicts: a statistical reference. 2 vols. 1992. D214.C55. See also the appendices of v.1 of Q. Wright's A Study of War, as well as his Statistics of Deadly Quarrels, 1960, U21.7.R5 Desk.
  • Encyclopedia of Military History. Rev. ed. 1986. D25.A2.D8 Desk.
  • Peace Research Abstracts Journal. 1964- . JX1901.P38.

Genocide

Killing Fields in the late 20th Century: a statistical compilation of murder and genocide
  • Genocide: a critical bibliographic review. 3 vols. 1988-1994. Z7164.G45. Extended treatment of the Holocaust, Armenian genocide, genocide in the U.S.S.R. and Cambodia, among many other historical and theoretical topics.
  • First-Person Accounts of Genocidal Acts in the 20th Century...Bibliography. 1991. Z6207.G44.T67.
  • Encyclopedia of the Holocaust. 4 vols. 1990. D804.3.E53. Holocaust bibliographies are classed at Z6374.H6. Antisemitism at Z6374.A

Terrorism

  • Int. Terrorism in the 1980's: a chronology of events. 1980. Z7164.T3.L34.
  • Transnational Terrorism: a chronology of events 1968-1979. HV6431.M5.
  • Global Terrorism. 1986. Z7164.T3.G57.
  • Terrorism, an international resource file. 1980-. Z7164.T3.T47.
  • The Secret Wars: a guide to sources in English. 1980. Z6724.I7.S63.
  • The Literature of Terrorism. 1980. Z7164.T3.M53.
  • U.S. C.I.A. Annotated Bibliography on Transnational & International Terrorism. 1976. Z7164.T3.U54.
  • Terrorism: a reference handbook. 1992. HV6431.A87.
  • Ency. of Terrorism & Political Violence. 1987. HV6431.T56.

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