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Samantha Peter
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Welcome to the Human Rights and Social Justice research guide. This guide was designed by librarians at UW Libraries and archivists at the American Heritage Center to provide information and resources specific to Human Rights and Social Justice Studies. You will find tabs with information on UW Libraries databases, collections at the AHC, and outside resources. 

                             Group portrait of Jews who survived in a malina (bunker), in the Kovno ghetto.

Group portrait of Jews who survived in a malina (bunker), in the Kovno ghetto from the Holocaust museum.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of George Kadish/Zvi Kadushin. 

Tips for Keyword Searches

We understand that the hardest part of doing research can be identifying keywords. Here are some suggested keywords from your friendly UW library faculty: 

  • Human Rights
    • Holocaust/Shoah
    • Crimes against humanity
    • Discrimination
    • Cultural Rights
    • Apartheid
    • Genocide
  • Social Justice
    • Ableism
    • Ageism
    • Hate Group
    • Oppression

If you need additional help with keywords, please email our team of research librarians at