Human rights OU resources and Max Planck

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Human rights OU resources and Max Planck

  1. 1. Getting started Kate Jackson Human Rights 2015
  2. 2. Checklist of places to start What are you looking for - Secondary Sources? Books SOLO – this will bring up both hard copy and ebooks. Search using the ‘Collections’ search box. Database You can find databases on SOLO (using the Collections tab) OR you can use Oxlip+ or the Legal Databases page. Journal article (by article information) Either SOLO - Articles and More tab. If this doesn’t work then try Google Scholar if this doesn’t work then try by journal title (see below). Journal article (by journal title) The best thing to use is SOLO. You need the full title of the journal (abbreviations do not work) then choose the correct database for the year you are looking for. Journal articles (subject search) Use a journal index (or more than one). Good ones to use are SSCI, Google Scholar, Westlaw (world journals) or the ILP, and the IFLP. Guides and further help The Human Rights Libguide or the Library website
  3. 3. Checklist of places to start What are you looking for – Primary sources? Treaties and official documents Firstly look at the website (if there is one) of the organisation that created the document. Legislation Check the jurisdiction – then check the Oxford libguides (jurisdictions) for information on relevant databases and free sources (see guides below) Cases As above Guides to finding primary sources UN guides http://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/un or http://research.un.org/en/docs Individual jurisdictions http://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/content.php?pid=151782 &sid=1288533 Other places to start your research Max Planck Encyclopaedia of International Law, Proquest Theses and Dissertations (both available via SOLO or Oxlip+)
  4. 4. Max Planck Encyclopaedia of International Law • Can be found on SOLO and list of legal databases. • Good overview of broad topic areas • ‘Articles’ are updated (although some are still a few years old) • Very good select bibliography with links to relevant articles and documents
  5. 5. Current Awareness • Lots of tools available • Different databases and journals have ways of setting up alerts that email new results to you • Another more efficient way is to use a RSS feed reader and then subscribe to RSS feeds • RSS feeds can be update to webpages, news, journal table of contents • Can learn more about how to do this in an individual session

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