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A guide to library and online sources for research on human rights.
- ProQuest Congressional This link opens in a new windowProvides access to information from and about the U.S. Congress, from 1789-present. Includes congressional publications; bill tracking and full text of bills; legislative history; federal regulations; and member affiliations, demographic, financial, and voting records. Use Advanced Search to search full text of documents or to search within a particular collection.
- Digital National Security Archive (DNSA) (ProQuest) This link opens in a new windowCollection of primary documents relating to U.S. foreign and military policy initiatives since 1945, culled from holdings of the National Security Archive obtained through the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Features more than 43,000 declassified documents.
- Nexis Uni (LexisNexis) This link opens in a new windowLaw reviews and journals are an excellent start to exploring a legal topic. Nexis Uni LexisNexis contains the full text of 450 law school reviews and law journals. Use Law Reviews search box or filter for Law Reviews after search.
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- Legal Collection (EBSCO) This link opens in a new windowFull text access to over 400 law journals for information on current issues, studies, and legal trends.
- U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Reports & TestimoniesAn independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. Often called the "congressional watchdog." GAO investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars.
- Congressional Budget Office (free)Objective economic reports and revenue projections for Congress.
- National Security ArchiveAn archive of declassified national security documents.
- U.S. Department of StateConsult the "Countries & Areas" section for government reports.
- Country Reports on Human Rights (U.S. Dept. of State)Reports submitted annually to the U.S. Congress by the U.S. Department of State. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
- UNICEF - United Nations International Children's FundUnder "What We Do" go to "Child Protection" to find information on a variety of topics concerning children.
- CIA Electronic Reading RoomCIA files made public through Freedom of Information Requests. This link takes you to "Historical Collections" to find declassified records of historical value on many topics. In addition, you may wish to explore the "Collections Archive," also linked on this page.
- FBI FOIA Electronic Reading RoomView FBI documents released through the FOIA.
- Human Trafficking Law Project (HTLP)Launched in February 2011 by the Human Trafficking Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School, HTLP is the first publicly available database of human trafficking cases within the United States.