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UGS 302: Modern Day Slavery - Prof. Busch-Armendariz

Step 4: Dig Deeper using Library search tools and specialized sources

What you know so far

Hopefully by exploring the company website, Googling and looking in the news, you have a sense of what the company's beliefs or activities regarding forced labor in their supply chain and a sense of where their might be forced labor in your supply chain. Now let's dig deeper into the forced labor using scholarly/peer-reviewed articles, books and government documents.

Remember! You may not find sources specifically about your product but instead you'll have to make connections between what you do know about your product, such as an ingredient or the location of manufacturing, and what you learn about how that ingredient is mined/grown, etc. or how labor practices work in that country.

Find Articles and Books

These discipline-specific library article databases let you do a more focused search. Most of the results will also come up in the main Library Search Box but may be buried because of the amount of results.

Books and ebooks will come  up in the Libraries search box, along with articles. If you want to search for books and ebooks without everything else coming up, use the Library Catalog.

f you don’t see a .pdf of the article you want, click Find it at UT to find it in another database or in print in the Libraries.

If it is only in print in the Libraries or we don’t own the article, click Get a Scan to have the article emailed to you. 

Find Information about the Market Value and Industry

You can  find out how much money there is to be made from your product or in the industry which is especially helpful if you are using an economic lens in your paper.

Useful sources include information about the value of the market currently, growth trends in the market and consumer demand over time and growth trend in the amount of product being produced to meet that demand.

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