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Human Rights: Library Materials

Human rights refer to the inalienable rights of all people.

Useful Search Terms

Call No.

Human rights is a cross-disciplinary subject.  You will find materials spanning a number of subject classes, e.g.:

Classified Subject Class Subject/ Disciplinary
B Religion
H Social sciences
J Politics
K Law

Please use the Library Catalog for precise location of your item.

Subject Headings

In the HKUST PowerSearch, use the following suggested subject terms to search for resources:

  • Apartheid
  • Assembly, Right of
  • Child labor
  • Children's rights
  • Civil rights
  • Civil rights workers
  • Crimes against humanity
  • Freedom of the press
  • Freedom of religion
  • Freedom of speech
  • Gay rights
  • Human rights
  • Indigenous peoples -- Legal status, laws, etc
  • Minorities -- Civil rights
  • People with disabilities -- Legal status, laws, etc
  • Political persecution
  • Political prisoners
  • Privacy, Right of
  • Race discrimination
  • Racism
  • Refugees -- Legal status, laws, etc
  • Sex discrimination
  • War crimes
  • Women's rights


Periodicals are available in all formats (Electronic, Print and Microform) in our libraries. To get a list of periodicals in these areas quickly, simply add periodicals following the appropriate subject headings. For example, Civil rights periodicals and Human rights periodicals.

Reference Librarian


Search HKALL (a union catalog of eight university libraries in HK) to locate additional books. Click on "HKALL Request" link for requesting book delivery to the HKUST Library's Circulation Counter (G/F). You can pick the book up once received Library Pick Up Notice. Details can be referred to HKALL LibGuide.

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