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HSTR120: History of Human Rights

This guide will help you meet the research requirements of HSTR120: History of Human Rights.

Documentation

You need to take note of the descriptive information for each source. Librarians call this 'metadata', or information about information. 

Note both the specific source and the container in which you find it: 

Item info Container info 
Chapter or article title Whole book title or Journal title 
author of source  Whole book editor or author 
web page title  web site title 
date of original source 

date of book's publishing of website creation

  publisher, series title, organization (museum, university, etc.) 

You are also asked to note your path of discovery, which might look something like this:

"I started with a Uvic Library Catalogue search for "martin Luther King" speeches, and found some books but then I tried "Martin Luther King" as author and got more books, and then I went to look at the books and found one titled "Writings of Dr Martin Luther King Jr".  In the Table of contents it lists the "i have a dream speech".  

or

A google search on "Prison reform Canada" took me to the UVic Special Collections Anarchist Collection, which I browsed for some time and found a prison journal from the early 1980s with some editorials on prison conditions at that time and suggested remedies, written by actual prisoners."  

 

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