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FINDING THE TOPIC

HOW DO YOU FIND OUT WHAT HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION IS OCCURRING IN YOUR COUNTRY?


 

Here are three effective methods:       

NOTE: IF THE TERM  'HUMAN RIGHTS'  IS NOT WORKING WELL IN THE METHODS BELOW, TAKE A LOOK AT THE TAB ABOVE CALLED YOUR SEARCH TERMS AND TRY SOME OF THE SUGGESTIONS FOUND THERE.

  

METHOD ONE

1. Go to Global Issues in Conflict   USER NAME: mhss   PASSWORD: eagles

2.  Click on Advanced Search  (under the Search bar).

3.  In the first field, type your country and select subject in the arrow-down menu.

4.  In the second field, type human rights and select subject in the arrow-down menu.

5.  In the third field, type violation and select keyword in the arrow-down menu.

6. Click Search.


If you do not get desired results, look beneath the box below for some tips on improving your search.


 

Here is a screenshot of the search described in 1- 6 above. 

SEARCH TIPS

1.  If you do not get enough results, try changing the second subject field to keyword.

2.  If you still do not get enough, try changing both the first and second fields to keyword.

3.  You may change the topic in the first field to Africa, instead of the specific country to broaden your search.

4.  You may change the topic in the second field to a different term (perhaps choose one from the box below) and delete the third term altogether.

5.  If none of the above tips work, ask your friendly librarian.  J




 

METHOD TWO

1.  Go to EbscoHost Web.  

2. Select the three newspaper files:  Newswires, Web News, and Newspaper Source Plus.

3. Click Continue.

4. Now click on the little blue Advanced Search link under the Search box.

5.  Put the name of your country in the first field.

6.  Type human rights in the second field

7. Click on Search.

8.  Now go to the slide bar on the left-hand side and slide from left to right until you have selected 2014 only.

9.  Look at your results - remember there may be many pages of results.

 

See the first screenshot below for a sample search.  The second box shows an enlarged version of the date slidebar, where I have selected 2014.




METHOD THREE

1. Go to the Special Reference  Section and look for the Facts on File Yearbooks:  SPEC REF 909.09 FAC

2. Using the yellow index pages in the back, look up your country starting with the most current yearbook and working back for a few years.

3.  Look at the subtopics listed under your country to find out what's been newsworthy there the past several years.  In particular, you may want to look under headings such as:

African Relations

Apartheid Issues

Civil War

Corruption & Ethics Issues

Crime & Civil Disorders

Human Rights

Immigrant & Refugee Issues

Religious Issues

 
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