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Title: History 497G History of Human Rights


1
History 497G History of Human Rights
  • Government Information Resources
  • Bill Sudduth
  • Head, Government Information, Microforms,
    Newspapers, and Maps

2
Government Information _at_ TCL
  • United States
  • Federal Depository Library since 1884
  • Regional Depository since 1988
  • European Union Depository since 1976
  • Extensive United Nations collection on microfiche

3
IGOs and NGOs
  • IGO International Governmental Organization
  • Two types
  • Supra-national (European Union)
  • Non-supranational (United Nations)
  • NGO Non-governmental Organization
  • autonomous non-profit and non-party/politically-un
    affiliated organizations that advance a
    particular cause or set of causes in the public
    interest
  • Amnesty International - http//www.amnesty.org/
  • Medicine sans frontiers - http//www.msf.org/
  • NGO Monitor - http//www.ngo-monitor.org/index.php

4
Types of IGOs
  • Supranational
  • Has the ability to make decisions that are
    binding on the member states and its citizens
  • European Union
  • Non-Supranational
  • Must work with each member state to achieve goals
    or programs
  • United Nations

5
Foreign, International, and NGO Information
  • TCL Library catalog
  • Access UN
  • UN documents index 1966-
  • Includes some full text
  • United Nations
  • http//www.un.org/english/
  • United Nations Human Rights section
  • http//www.un.org/rights/

6
UN Print Resources of Interest
  • Annual Review of United Nations Affairs
  • Docs Ref. JX1977.A1 A5 (latest 2009/2010)
  • UN Chronicle
  • Docs Ref. JX1977.A1 U564 (latest issue 48(2)2011
  • Also available as E-Journal
  • UN Yearbook
  • Docs Ref. JX1977.A37 Y4 (latest v.61, 2007)

7
European Union
  • Human Rights
  • http//europa.eu/pol/rights/index_en.htm
  • Topics to search by
  • Health or Public Health
  • Migration and Asylum

8
US Government Information
  • Publications since 1976 in TCLs catalog
  • Internet sources
  • USA.gov http//usa.gov/
  • Before 1976
  • Monthly Catalog of US Government Publications
  • PAIS
  • See your government information librarian
  • National Archives Online Public Search
  • http//www.archives.gov/research/search

9
US Government Publications
  • HumanRights.gov www.humanrights.gov
  • State Department Human Rights page
  • http//www.state.gov/g/drl/hr/
  • Country Reports on Human Rights Practices Y
    4.IN 8/16-15yr
  • http//www.state.gov/g/drl/hr/c1470.htm

10
PAIS Archive/International
  • Single database
  • PAIS Archive (1915-1976)
  • Books, Directories, Government Information,
    Journals, Proceedings
  • PAIS International (1972-)
  • The materials indexed are published in 60
    countries in six languages -- English, German,
    French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

11
LEXIS/NEXIS Academic
  • World News
  • North/South America (mostly US/Canada)
  • European
  • Asia/Pacific
  • Middle East/Africa
  • Very little coverage before mid-1990s

12
Newspapers at TCL
  • Times (London)
  • Times Digital Archives 1785-1985
  • Guardian (London)
  • Le Monde (Paris)
  • Die Zeit (Hamburg)
  • Christian Science Monitor
  • New York Times/ New York Times Historical
  • Washington Post

13
Additional Resources
  • Maps Level 5 of Library
  • Open M-F 8-5
  • National Security Archive
  • http//www.gwu.edu/nsarchiv

14
Questions?
  • Government Information, Microforms, Newspapers,
    and Maps (Level 5)
  • Monday-Thursday 8 -10
  • Friday 8 - 6
  • Saturday 1- 6
  • Sunday 1 -10
  • Bill Sudduth
  • sudduthw_at_mailbox.sc.edu
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