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Answered By: Kathleen Ennis
Last Updated: Jun 29, 2016     Views: 150

Nice choice for a human rights paper. Did you know we have a Human Trafficking research guide that will provide some nice ideas for research questions? Formulating specific research questions will help keep you on task. Click the Getting Started With Library Research link from this Guide to help you create research questions.

After you visit the Guide, a nice place to get started finding information is the U.S. government's Bureau of International Labor Affairs. They have a nice page defining child labor, elaborating on what causes the problem, providing statistics, etc. After getting some background information, try searching the Gale Databases SUBJECT GUIDE SEARCH and type in Child Labor. (You can find the Gale Databases from our Find Articles page.) A Subject Guide Search will allow you to examine subdivisions of your topic to find more specific information (e.g. Child Labor -- economic aspects; Child Labor -- cases; Child Labor -- research; child labor -- history). 

You might ultimately want to consider choosing one or two places where child labor is a problem, in which case you can perform keyword searches on Gale such as "child labor China".  Don't forget to visit Access World News (Newsbank) and the EBSCO Databases, too.  Both are accessible under the Find Articles link on the Library's home page, and both should provide a lot of information.

Good luck with your project. If you have any more questions after getting started, feel free to ask.


Kathleen Ennis

MJC Library

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