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Growing collection of electronic reference books -- dictionaries, encyclopedias, bilinguals, almanacs, handbooks, atlases, and directories.
A continually growing collection of electronic reference books -- dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, handbooks, atlases and directories. There are bilinguals, general and specialized reference books, and all can be searched from one interface. See the title list on the website.
UNODC regularly updates statistical series on crime, criminal justice, drug trafficking and prices, drug production, and drug use sourced from national statistical systems. Latest Survey on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (CTS) that is available is 2007-2008.
Leading UN entity on human rights. The General Assembly entrusted both the High Commissioner and her Office with a unique mandate to promote and protect all human rights for all people. The United Nations human rights programme aims to ensure that the protection and enjoyment of human rights is a reality in the lives of all people. UN Human Rights also plays a crucial role in safeguarding the integrity of the three interconnected pillars of the United Nations – peace and security, human rights and development.
Global Human Rights organization involved in campaigns against war, torture, suppression of dissent, authoritarianism, and terrorism for more than 50 years
Books, Dissertations & Media
To find books on your topic, use the "Advanced Search" option from the library's main page (above the search bar), select "Search for Books & Media" on the side of the pop-up window that appears, then click the checkbox next to "Books"
It might also be useful to search for dissertations about your topic, which will offer the same mixture of introductory summary and specific research findings that you get with books. Those can be found in
This resource includes 2.7 million searchable citations to dissertation and theses from around the world from 1861 to the present day. It includes abstracts dating back to 1980, and access to the full text of many dissertations from 1997 (and sometimes earlier) to present.
As well as the author written abstracts for doctoral dissertations published since July 1980 and Master’s theses published since 1988, PQDT – A&I includes 24-page previews of dissertations and theses where available. With scholarly research content in every subject, PQDT is a multi-disciplinary resource that supports all academic departments and disciplines.
Lastly, there may be important documentaries or films about your topic, especially if it's related to the 20th or 21st century. You can find those in any of our 4 film platforms below
The PBD Video Collection includes selected documentary films and programs produced by the Public Broadcasting Service. The content spans a wide range of subjects including history, science, biographies, current events, etc. Includes films by Ken Burns, Michael Wood, and series such as NOVA, Nature, America Experience, and more.
Docuseek 2 is a platform for independent, documentary, educational and social issue video and films. It provides access to over 750 documentaries covering a wide variety of subjects including social issues, sustainability, the environment, and many more.
Kanopy is a platform that provides access to documentaries and other types of films. As of April 2019, not all content is automatically available to UIC users to control costs. If you are a faculty member who needs a film activated for a class, please use the request form in Kanopy or send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include the class name and number, and the date the film is needed.