When searching for secondary sources and literature on rights of migrant workers, remember to search for both labor (American English) as well as labour (British English).
If you find journal articles on a topic that are older than desired, consider using a database or website's citator function if one is available. On Google Scholar, you can identify more recent articles that cite to an article by clicking on the "Cited by" link.
Country profiles provide an overview about a country, usually with some very basic information about the country's geography, government, economy, and demographics.
Publications and reports from non-governmental organizations (NGOs), intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), and state governments are useful sources to help you understand international law topics and situations in specific countries. Examples of NGOs include Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. Examples of IGOs include the United Nations (UN) and the Association of Caribbean States (ACS).
Country reports refer to documents produced by governments, IGOs, or NGOs that describe the human rights situation in a country. Some country reports summarize a wide range of human rights issues within a country, while others focus on specific issues. Here are a few examples of country reports produced by NGOs and state governments:
To keep apprised of recent developments on specific issues in other countries and to update your research, incorporate news articles into your research process. Consider setting alerts to receive notifications of when your search terms appear in news databases.
To set an alert on Lexis News, conduct a search and then click on the bell icon to indicate how frequently you wish to be notified.
Lexis permits you to run advanced searches using terms and connectors, such as AND, OR, and proximity connectors (for example, /s is within the same sentence). Tips on permitted search connectors and commands are available here.