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ACM Digital Library (Computing & IT)

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1Find an article
Read journal articles to get up-to-date information on your area of research. Click on the sources below to search for the e-journal titles/articles :
SourceDatabase nameTitle
Online databaseDirectory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ)(i) Adult mortality and children's transition into marriage by Sofya Krutikova and Kathleen Beegle
(ii) International covenant on civil and political rights by Catalina Mititelu and Mariana Radu (Mitra)
(iii) Children, conflict and international practice: exploring the rights of the child during armed conflict with respect to humanitarian law and to human rights by Fisseha and Mehari
(iv) The impact of the WTO retaliation from the perspective of human rights law by Intan Innayatun Soeparna
(v) Impact of time spent in parents-children communication on children misconduct by Nurani Kamaruddin, Siti Zobidah Omar, Salleh Hassan, Musa Abu Hassan, Arnida Ayu Che Mee and Jeffrey Lawrence D.
(vi) The value over human rights [a short communication] by Angela K. Brown
(vii) The concept of rights, its impact and importance on women in contemporary societies: A legal overview by Lekha Kunju Pillai Laxman
(viii) Imprisonment and women's health: concerns about gender sensitivity, human rights and public health by Brenda J van den Bergh, Alex Gatherer, Andrew Fraser and Lars Moller
Online databaseJSTOR(i) Professionalizing a global social movement: universities and human rights / David Suárez, Patricia Bromley
(ii) Methods of human rights research: a primer by Fons Coomans, Fred Grünfeld and Menno T Kamminga
(iii) Measuring human rights: principle, practice, and policy by Todd Landman
(iv) Human rights education (HRE) and transnational activism by Anja Mihr and Hans Peter Schmitz
(v) Horizontal human rights law by John H Knox
(vi) Methods of human rights research: primer by Fons Coomans, Fred Grünfeld, Menno T Kamminga
(vii) Human rights non governmental organizations and the problems of transition by Christine Bell, Johanna Keenan
(viii) Measuring human rights: principle, practice, and policy by Todd Landman
(ix) A retrospective on the civil rights movement: political and intellectual landmarks by Aldon D Morris
Online database(i) Global Ethics Network
(ii) International Journal of Science and Research
2Find a book (subject classification)
The library catalogue (MyCatalogue) tells you what the library owns. Use the following Library of Congress Subject Headings or appropriate keywords. 
Administrative lawBasic rightsChildren's rightsCivil
Civil lawCivil rights, Generally Civil rights and socialismCivil rights demonstrations
Civil rights in artCivil rights in literatureCivil rights movementsCivil rights workers
Civil rights -- AsiaCivil rights Civil servantsCivil service
Civil service -- MalaysiaCivil service ethicsCivil service ethics -- MalaysiaCivil service -- Malaysia -- Personnel management
CivilizationCivilization -- History -- Pictorial worksCivilization -- History -- TextbooksCivilization, Islamic
Classic and social rightsCommercial lawCommercial law -- MalaysiaCommercial law -- Study guides
Communications lawComparative and foreign lawConflict of lawsConstitutional law, Generally
Consumer protection lawContractsCorporationsCourts
Cultural rightsCulture and lawCriminal law and procedureDemocracy
Democracy -- Economic aspectsDemocracy -- MalaysiaDemocracy -- Religious aspectsDispute resolution (Law)
Discrimination -- Law and legislationDue process of lawDomestic relationsDomestic relations
Economic and social rightsElections and votingEmployee rightsEmployment practice
Environmental lawEthics and policyEvidenceFirst Amendment
Freedom of associationFreedom of expressionFreedom of informationFreedom of movement
Freedom of speechGenderGovernment contractsHealth law and policy
Human rightsHuman rights lawHuman rights advocacyHuman security
Human rights and globalizationHuman rights field operationsHuman rights in artHuman rights in literature
Human rights in mass mediaHuman rights in motion picturesHuman rights monitoringHuman rights movements
Human rights workersHuman rights -- Developing countriesHuman rights -- Information resourcesHuman rights -- Malaysia
Human rights – PhilosophyHuman rights -- Religious aspects -- ChristianityHuman rights -- Religious aspects -- IslamHuman rights -- Societies, etc. -- Encyclopedias
Immigration lawInsurance lawIntellectual property lawInternational law
JuvenilesLabor laws and legislationLaw and societyLaw enforcement
Legal analysis and writingLegal educationLegal historyLegal research
LegislationNon profit organizationsPoliticsPolitical rights
Practice and procedureProfessional ethicsProperty-personal and realReproduction
Respect for persons -- Law and legislationRight of propertyRight to educationRight to food
Right to health careRight to housingRight to Internet accessRight to Internet access
Right to lifeRight to waterSecurities law and legislation--MalaysiaSexual abuse
SlaverySocial rightsSocial welfareSpeedy trial
State action (Civil rights)State and local government lawSexual harassment -- Law and legislationTaxation -- Federal
Tax policyTerrorismTrade regulationWomen's rights
3Find print sources
A selected list of books on Human Rights available in the library's collection to help you get started on your research :
Call NumberTitleCall NumberTitle
General Collection
BJ1012 S525 2015The fundamentals of ethics / Russ Shafer-LandauBJ1725 R885 2006Working ethics: how to be fair in a culturally complex world / Richard Rowson
BP144 U54 2007Undang-undang Islam di Malaysia: prinsip dan amalan / Ahmad Hidayat Buang (ed.)BP158 M214 2005Mahkamah syariah di Malaysia: pencapaian dan cabaran / Ahmad Hidayat Buang (ed.)
BT738.15 H89 2013Human rights and the impact of religion / Johannes A. van der Ven, Hans-Georg ZiebertzBV741 T828 2012Equality, freedom, and religion / Roger Trigg
CB69 A237 2012World civilizations / Philip J. Adler and Randall L. PouwelsCB69 F452 2006Landmarks in humanities / Gloria K. Fiero
D443 I61 2008International history of the twentieth century and beyond / Antony Best et. al.D204 W379History of civilization, modern and contemporary / Hutton Webster
DS595.6 S982 1996Two faces: detention without trial / Syed Husin AliDS595.9 M236 2003Malaysian studies: nationhood and citizenship / Nazaruddin Haji Mohd. Jali et al.
DS597.2 P398Pengajian Malaysia: panduan pelajarDS597.2 M3 2006Malaysia: recent trends and challenges / Saw Swee Hock and K. Kesavapany (eds)
DS36.85 T153 2006Tamadun Islam dan tamadun MelayuDS37.6 A2 M689 2009Modul pengajian tamadun Islam dan tamadun Asia / Osman Bakar, Azizan Baharuddin and Zaid Ahmad (eds.)
E411 W724 2014American slavery: a very short introduction / Heather Andrea WilliamsHC79.C63 A637 2011Consumer power: anywhere, anytime, anyone / Anwar Fazal and Lakshmi Menon
HD38.4 T197Public sector administration and management / George Okaonu TasieHD6971 B315 2015Handbook for employers and employees in the private sector: Malaysia / R P Baskaran
HF5387 M985 1996Etika pengurusan / Mustafa Haji DaudHF5549 T357 2008Constructive dismissal: commentaries and cases / Thavalingam Thavaraja
HM216 E84 2011Ethics and social responsibility: Asian and Western perspectives / Gary K.Y. Chan and George T.L. Shenoy (eds)HQ28 S551 2014Breaking free: true stories of girls who escaped modern slavery / Abby Sher
HQ1075 K49 2000The gendered society / Michael S. KimmelHQ1155 B85 2007Building feminist movements and organizations: global perspectives / Lydia Alpizar Duran, Noel D. Payne and Anahi Russo (eds)
HQ1236 E38 2007Sexual decoys: gender, race and war in imperial democracy / Zillah R EisensteinHQ1236.5 M4 W872 2007Working for democracy: footprints from civil society in Malaysia / Women's Development Collective (WDC)
JC423 M214Democracy, human rights, EAEC and Asian values: selected speeches / Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Hashim MakaruddinJC571 C374 1991Put our world to rights: towards a Commonwealth human rights policy / Advisory Group
JC571 D346 2015The global struggle for human rights: universal principles in world politics / Debra L DeLaetJC571 D541 1993Human rights, democracy, and development / Clarence J Dias and David Gillies
JC571 H918 2014Human rights / Lauri S SchererJC571 M697Hak asasi manusia: menurut pandangan Islam dan Barat / Mohd Azizuddin Mohd Sani
JC575 B155Human rights: Australia in an international contextJK276 S119 2009Civic responsibility in political society: an Islamic paradigm / Abdul Aziz Sachedina
JQ716 A286Perkhidmatan awam yang berkualiti daripada perspektif / Ahmad Sarji Abdul HamidJQ1062.A56.E8 N277National integrity plan / Government of Malaysia
JQ1062.A56.E8 P769 2008Politik: isu-isu integriti 2000-2008 / Anis Yusal Yusoff dan Zubayry Abady SofianJZ6385 O38 2005Peace, war, and terrorism / Dennis Okerstrom
K670 H567 2014Family law: a very short introduction / Jonathan HerringK3240 B219 2013International human rights law and practice / Ilias Bantekas and Lutz Oette
KBP2460 I824 2012Islamic law and international human rights law: searching for common ground? / Anver M Emon, Mark S Ellis and Benjamin GlahnKD22 H7142Constitutional and administrative law / Greer Hogan
KD23.2 M7172Administrative law: textbook / Michael T MolanKD24.C7 R649Freedom, the individual and the law / Geoffrey Robertson
KD91 R9882Criminal law / Christopher L RyanKD1269 B162 2010Intellectual property / David Bainbridge
KF4604.56.C7 W959Consumer Protection Act 1999: supply of goods and services / Min Aun WuKF4605.35 N841Family law: maintenance and other financial rights / Nik Noraini Nik Badli Shah
KF4606 O58 1995Civil court in action / Kok Bin OngKH24 A9 S9834Cases and materials on administrative law / Edward Irving Sykes
KPG70 W244 2003An introduction to the Malaysian legal system / Wan Arfah Hamzah and Ramy BulanKPG1220 D111 2003A handbook of Malaysian labour laws / M N D'Cruz
KPG2610 M64 2007Freedom of information in Malaysia / Mohamad Ezam Mohd Nor and Fahda Nur Ahmad KamarKU50 L415 2007The law handbook: your practical guide to the law in New South Wales / Rosemary Barry
KZ1242 O15 2011The power and purpose of international law: insights from the theory and practice of enforcement / Mary Ellen O'ConnellKZ3410 K45 2007Public international law: a practical approach / Abdul Ghafur Hamid @ Khin Maung Sein
LC71 R698 2006Democracy, education, and equality: Graz-Schumpeter lectures / John E. RoemerLC94 M4 S774 2012Reformasi pendidikan III: pendidikan sivik untuk penyuburan demokrasi / Sri Murniati and Al-Mustaqeem M Radhi
QH471 T239Growth, development and reproduction / Dennis Taylor
Reference Collection
REF KD130 S615 1999Law of contract: a study of the Contract Act,1872 / Avtar SinghREF KPG909 A313 2005Akta Perindustrian Sekuriti (depositori pusat) 1991 (Akta 453) dan peraturan-peraturan & securities industry (central depositories) Act 1991 (Act 453) and regulations / Lembaga Penyelidikan Undang-Undang
REF KPG982.3 A311999 C728 2011Consumer Protection Act 1999 (Act 599), regulations and order (as at 1st March 2011)REF KPG 1214.51955 E55 2012Employment Act 1955 (Act 265), regulations and order and selected legislation as at 30th January 2012)
REF KPG1220 S524 2012Employment law in Malaysia / Sharifah Suhanah Syed AhmadREF KPG1507 A311974 E618 2014Environmental Quality Act and regulations (all amendments up to January 2014)
REF KPG3441 F686 2002Malaysian judiciary : a record / James Foong
4Find online databases
NoDatabase name
iiEBSCO e-books Business with Academic Collection
iiiDirectory of Open Access Books
ivDirectory of Open Access Journal
vEmerald Management
5Find e-book sources
Database nameE-book Title
EBSCOHost(i) The limits of corporate human rights obligations and the rights of for-profit corporations by John Douglas Bishop
(ii) Human rights and the impact of religion by Hans-Georg Ziebertz, and J. A. van der Ven
(iii) Can social network analysis be effective at improving the intelligence community while ensuring civil rights? by Kenneth Earl Gumm.
(iv) Human rights worldwide: a reference handbook by Zehra F. Kabasakal Arat.
(v) The administrative origins of modern civil liberties law by Jeremy K. Kessler.
(vi) The globalization of human rights and the socialization of human rights norms by Christopher Marsh and Daniel P. Payne
(vii) Access to the Internet is a human right by Stephen B. Wicker and Stephanie M. Santoso
(viii) The odd evolution of the civil rights state by Melnick R. Shep
(ix) Paternalistic interventions in civil rights and poverty law: a case study of environmental justice by Anthony V. Alfieri
(x) Value collectivism, collective rights, and self-threatening theory by Dwight G. Newman
(x) Filling the gaps: new proposals for the convention on the rights of a child by Kathleen Boumans
E-books Centre
(various subjects)
(i) Thomas Paine and the idea of human rights by Robert Lamb
(ii) Religion and public policy: human rights, conflict and ethics by Sumner B. Twiss, Marian Gh. Simon and Rodney L. Petersen (eds.)
(ii) Human rights and the impact of religion by Johannes A van der Ven and Hans-Georg Ziebertz (eds.)
(ii) Civilization and its contents by Bruce Mazlish
(ii) The future of life and the future of our civilization by Vladimir Burdyuzha (ed.)
6Internet sources
Below is a selective list of Internet sources related to Human Rights. The list is incomplete. We welcome suggestions to expand it.
WebsitesAmnesty International
Carter Centre
Center for the Victims of Torture
Center for Women's Global Leadership
Committee of Concerned Scientists
Cultural Survival
Equality and Human Rights Commission
European Court of Human Rights
Human Rights Watch
Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders)
Peace Brigades International
Physicians for Social Responsibility
United Nations Human Rights
OrganisationsAsia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions
Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights Institutions
The International Coordinating Committee for National Human Rights Institutions (ICC)
The Southeast Asia National Human Rights Institutions Forum
International OrganisationsArticle 19
Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development
Asia Pacific Human Rights Information Centre (RHURIGHTS OSAKA)
Center for Economic and Social Rights
Coalition for the International Criminal Court
Committee of Concerned Scientists
Committee to Protect Journalists
Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative
Cultural Survival
Disabled Peoples' International
Enough Project
Equality Now
ESCR-Net - Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Network
European Court of Human Rights
FIAN International - For the Right to Food
Forum 18
Free the Slaves
Freedom from Torture
Freedom House
Front Line Defenders
Global Rights
Habitat International Coalition
Hindu Human Rights
Hirschfeld Eddy Foundation
International Alliance of Women
Institute for War and Peace Reporting
International Federation for Human Rights
International Humanist and Ethical Union
International Partnership for Human Rights
International Property Rights Index
International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims
International Rescue Committee
International Tibet Support Network
International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs
Islamic Human Rights Commission
Mind Freedom International
Minority Rights Group International
Oxfam America
Physicians for Human Rights
Right to Education Project
South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre (SAHRDC)
United Nations
US Dept of State Human Rights Reports
The American Anti-Slavery Society Group
World Health Organisation
World Organization Against Torture: SOS-Torture
OER Sites
(Search for section on Human Rights)
College Open Textbooks
Flat World Education
Bielefield Academic Search Engine (BASE)
Directory of Open Educational Resources
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
Google OCW/OER Search
OER Commons
OER Dynamic Search Engine
INSAP (International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications)
OER Online ArchivesInternet Archive
OER Knowledge Cloud
The Alexandria Archive Institute
Open AccessAOSIS OpenJournals
IJRCM Journals
7Find newspapers article
Newspapers provide current news on matters of general interest. You may need to do further searching on your topic using detailed sources.
NoFree e-Newspaper
iAgenda Daily
iiBerita Harian Online
iiiHarian Metro
ivMalay Mail Online
vNew Straits Times Online
viThe Star Online
viiThe Sun Daily
viiUtusan Online
NoSubscribed e-newspaper
8General information
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