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Definition

"Trafficking involves the movement of persons to exploit their labor. Trafficking in persons is a form of slavery and encompasses debt bondage, peonage, and involuntary servitude. Historically, trafficking of women and children was associated with the capture of young women and girls for forced prostitution." (Encyclopedia of Prostitution and Sex Work, 2006)

 

Keywords

  • Human trafficking
  • Sex trafficking
  • Child sex tourism
  • Human exploitation
  • Modern day slavery
  • Trafficking of humans
  • Sex slavery
  • Child prostitution

VAST Video Collection on Human Trafficking

  • Forced Labour
    We follow a personal story of one girl from Moldova who was tricked into being a sex slave in western Europe
  • Sex Slavery and Human Trafficking (2007)
    round 400,000 women are trafficked into this country every year and forced to work as sex slaves. 'Journey' is a public installation created to expose the stages of suffering experienced by these women and to raise the public profile of their situation
  • Under the River: Exploited Children of Ghana
    In Ghana, children as young as three and as old as sixteen are often sent away from home to work in bondage for small payments, desperately needed by impoverished families. Some are given away by aunts, uncles, grandparents, or by their own overburdened mothers who will have one less mouth to feed and the equivalent of $40 (U.S.) each year.
 

Finding Books

Books
Search for books in the University/College Library. For a simple keyword search, please use the search box below.

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eBooks
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Subject Databases

These databases provide journal articles and other references related to a specific subject.

 

Narrow the topic

  • What are some types of trafficking?
  • What factors contribute to human trafficking?
  • What is the impact of human trafficking in the United States?
  • Which ethnic populations are most prone to trafficking?
  • Should the United Nations enforce sanctions on countries with lenient trafficking regulations?
  • What is the difference between human trafficking and smuggling?
  • How does the trafficking of women and children contribute to sex tourism?
  • Has much changed to combat trafficking since the enactment of The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000?
 

Books & eBooks

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From Human Trafficking to Human Rights - Alison Brysk (Editor); Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick (Editor)
ISBN: 081224382X
Publication Date: 2011-11-16
From Human Trafficking to Human Rights, Brysk, Choi-Fitzpatrick, and a cast of experts demonstrate that it is time to recognize human trafficking as more a matter of human rights and social justice, rooted in larger structural issues relating to the global economy, human security, U.S. foreign policy, and labor and gender relations.

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Sex Slaves and Serfs - Erin C. Heil
ISBN: 1935049518
Publication Date: 2012-07-01
Erin Heil explores the global problem of human trafficking in the context of a small Florida town┬┐one typical of the many rural communities that confront modern day slavery in their own backyards.

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Child Exploitation and Trafficking - Virginia M. Kendall; Markus T. Funk
ISBN: 1442209801
Publication Date: 2011-12-16
The book provides comprehensive, practical introduction to the history and present-day reality of child sexual exploitation, as well as to the interconnected web of domestic and transnational federal laws and law enforcement efforts launched in response thereto.

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Human Trafficking - Greenhaven Press Editor (Editor)
Call Number: HQ281 .H832 2013 )
ISBN: 0737762314
Publication Date: 2013-07-12
The Current Controversies series examines today's most important social and political issues. Each volume presents a diverse selection of primary sounds representing all sides of the debate in question.



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Trafficking and Prostitution Reconsidered, Second Edition - Kamala Kempadoo (Editor); Jyoti Sanghera (Editor); Bandana Pattanaik (Editor)
Call Number: HQ281 .T618 2012
ISBN: 1594519889
Publication Date: 2011-12-01
A new introduction considers the term 'sex trafficking' and its growing use amongst feminist researchers. In a new chapter Ratna Kapur looks at changes in anti-trafficking legislation especially under the Obama administration.

Suggested Databases

  • Academic OneFile (Gale)
    Academic OneFile provides peer-reviewed, full-text articles from leading journals and reference sources. It includes coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and, other subjects.
  • Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
    Academic Search Complete provides full-text for more than 4,650 publications, including full-text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed journals. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.
  • America's News (NewsBank)
    America's News from NewsBank provides diverse source types, which include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos - all in one easy-to-search database. Each source provides unique coverage, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community.
  • CQ Researcher Plus Archive (CQ Press)
    CQ Researcher explores a single "hot" issue each week, ranging from social and teen issues to environment, health, education, and science. Forty-four reports produced each year, including four expanded reports. Includes charts, graphs and sidebar articles.
  • Issues & Controversies (Facts on File)
    Issues & Controversies offers a wealth of current topics research information, including pro/con discussions of hot issues, newspaper editorials, numerical snapshots of key topics, photos and graphics, and selected historical source documents.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale)
    Opposing Viewpoints searches viewpoint articles, contextual topic overviews, government and organizational statistics, court cases, profiles of government agencies and special interest groups, newspaper and magazine articles and more concerning social issues.
  • Subject Specific Databases
 

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Cite Your Sources

Eventually, all students have to learn to properly cite their sources for their research. Some classes require MLA style, while others use APA. This page will give you pointers as well as help in creating those "Works Cited" or "References" pages. Remember you can always contact us, if it gets confusing (and it usually does!)

  • MLA Update 2009
    In Summer 2008, the Modern Language Association released its third edition of the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, which publicly unveiled modifications to MLA Style for the upcoming year.
    These changes go into effect in April 2009.
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