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Human Rights & Genocide Studies

Chester Fritz Library's resources on human rights and genocide studies

Searching for Online and Physical Books

Need to FIND A BOOK @ Chester Fritz Library? 

  • Go to the Library's Web Site and start typing a topic in the Library Search box
  • Select "in Books+" from the drop-down options
  • To limit your search results to EBOOKS, under "Availability," select "Available online"
  • You can use the Advanced Search to limit by material type "Books" and search by "Subject"

When doing a topic search, try searching for keywords such as:

  • human rights AND women
  • human rights AND immigra*

Note: the * is a truncation symbol, for example, immigra* returns immigrant, immigrants, immigration, etc.

Subject Terms

Library of Congress subject headings can also be helpful when searching for books. Try these examples:

  • human rights
  • atrocities
  • civil rights
  • genocide
  • human security
  • humanitarian intervention
  • torture


Need to FIND A BOOK  *NOT* @ Chester Fritz Library? 

  • Use WorldCat - Available from QuickLinks.  You can search books from anywhere in the country and request Chester Fritz Library borrow that book for you. If it turns out that the book is available from our library, you'll see Image indicates book is available at UND. You can have our library borrow a book from another library (called an InterLibrary Loan) by registering and requesting the book here.

Browsing for Books

Don't know exactly what you want but you'll know it when you see it? Why not Browse? 

  • For specific subjects, take a look at:
    • Sociology -  HM 1-1281
    • Religion in Relation to other Subjects - BL 65-69
  • HM is on the 3rd floor and BL is on 4th floor of the Chester Fritz Library
  • You can also use the online Browse Search option

Online Reference Resources

Reference resources can help you get started on your research by providing background information, identifying important researchers on a topic, and defining key concepts and terms. Use these databases and the Library Search to get started.