FYE 1057: Human Rights
Use reference books to get a better understanding of your topic and to look for key terms and phrases to use in further searching.
Credo Reference Database of encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference sources.
Print Sources in the Oakdale Library
Becker, L. & Becker, C. (Eds.). (2001). Encyclopedia of ethics. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge.
Reference BJ63 .E45 2001 3 vols.
Borchert, D.M.(Ed.). (2006). Encyclopedia of philosophy. 2nd ed. Detroit : Thomson Gale/Macmillan Reference USA.
Reference B51 .E53 2006 10 vols.
Craig, E. (Ed.). (1998). Routledge encyclopedia of philosophy. New York: Routledge.
Reference B51. R68 1998 10 vols.
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Taking Sides. Series of books arranged by topic with chapters debating different sides.
Types of Sources
Books in the Main Stacks
Click these book catalog searches on some course keywords:
You can also search specific keywords for more. Make sure you put unique phrases in quotes like “Middle East”
Articles on Human Rights
You can find articles from magazines, journals and newspapers by searching the library’s databases. Here are the best ones to get you started researching for this class:
Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Database with articles exploring the pros and cons of many issues.
Citing Your Resources
Doing ethical research means citing sources. It is critical to credit writers for their work and their contributions to your research. To not do so is unethical and leads to plagiarism - unintentionally or not. Here are some sources to help you cite properly and to avoid the problem of plagiarism.
- APA Citation Guide - a basic outline of citing the most commonly used sources in APA style
- MLA Citation Guide - a basic outline of citing the most commonly used sources in MLA style
NoodleBib is an online resource that will help you format MLA and APA bibliographies, exporting them directly to your word processing program.
- Why Cite?
Brief video on why citations are important.
- Tips on avoiding plagiarism
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