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Human Trafficking: Human Trafficking Research

A brief research guide for students researching human trafficking worldwide

Human Trafficking Research

Start Learning About Your Topic

It's important to begin your research learning something about your subject; in fact, you won't be able to create a focused, manageable thesis unless you already know something about your topic.

Useful Search Terms

Use the words below to search for useful information in books including eBooks and articles.

  • human trafficking
  • human trafficking-prevention
  • forced labor
  • labor
  • sex trafficking
  • child soldiers
  • child labor
  • organ trafficking
  • transplantation of organs, tissues, etc. - moral and ethical aspects

Use the Databases Below to Begin Learning About Your Topic

All of these resources are free for MJC students, faculty, & staff.

Create Research Questions to Focus Your Topic

You can focus your research on one type of human trafficking, like child labor or sex trafficking, or research the concept more broadly. Choose the questions below that you find most interesting or appropriate for your assignment.

  • How prevalent is human trafficking?
  • What are the different types of human trafficking?
  • What are the root causes of human trafficking?
  • Are diplomatic solutions to human trafficking enough to affect change?
  • What is the impact of human trafficking in the United States?
  • What impact has The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 had?
  • Based on what I have learned from my research, what do I think about the issue of human trafficking?

Explore Your Topic Further

When you are ready to explore and answer your research questions, use these databases below.

Videos on Human Trafficking

Find videos and documentaries about human trafficking in our streaming video databases.

Use the Web for Research

Search the Web

Use Google Scholar to find academically-appropriate Web sites.

Google Scholar Search

Selected Websites

Selected Library eBooks

Cite Your Sources

Your instructor should tell you which citation style they want you to use. Click on the appropriate link below to learn how to format your paper and cite your sources according to a particular style.

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