The following guide provides Web site links, a list of selected
books, and access to online periodical articles about this subject.
The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by
Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically
selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo
Online Databases (RHC Students
version for printing
Web Site Links
Human Trafficking of Children in the United States
U.S. Department of Education fact sheet that defines
terminology, suggests links to government sites, and provides
information about how to identify children who are victims of
PENet : Prostitutes Education Network
The Prostitutes Education Network is an information service about legislative and
cultural issues as they effect prostitutes and other sex workers. The service is
comprised of information for sex workers and activists/educators who study issues
of decriminalization, human rights in the context of prostitution,
violence against prostitutes and women, sex workers and pornography,
as well as current trends in legislation and social policy in the U.S.
and internationally. Has an excellent section on statistics relating
to prostitution. This site has a pro-prostitution,
Prostitution Research & Education
sponsored by the non-profit San Francisco Women's Centers, features
facts, services, and information about activists, prostitution and
violence, trafficking, and legal issues.
anti-prostitution slant from a feminist perspective.
"A Summons to Comradeship" : World War I and II Posters
University of Minnesota Libraries digital collection of poster.
A primary resource for historic images of posters addressing
prostitution in World Wars I and II. In the University of
Minnesota Libraries archive, click the "search the collection"
option, then limit search by subject "prostitution" to find archived
posters created by the United States Army Education Commission,
United States Navy, American Social Health Association, and Arthur
Trafficking in Persons : a Guide for Non-Governmental
Information regarding federal immigration rights afforded to
victims of human trafficking. Resources section provides
government contacts that offer assistance, such as legal aid, to
Human Rights Resources
This site from the
Law Library in Toronto covers many women's issues, including
prostitution. Click on
the link marked "Women’s Human Rights Resources Database" and
select "prostitution" from the list of issues.
Each issue has articles, documents, and annotated links.
Databases (Rio Hondo Students only) top
Rio Hondo College databases.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Search keyword "prostitution" to access entries in a variety
of online books and encyclopedias such as Encyclopedia of Crime
and Justice, West's Encyclopedia of American Law, and New
Controversies @ FACTS.com
Select issues & controversies link, then search "Human
trafficking" for information regarding efforts to reduce the
effects of this crime. Includes text from a 2004 speech to
the United Nations General Assembly in which George W. Bush
addresses the subject of human trafficking.
A search for keywords "prostitution and human trafficking"
will provide results from journals, newspapers, magazines,
reports, and trade publications, such as The Chronicle of Higher
Education, Military Review, and Juvenile Justice Digest.
Using either "human trafficking" or "prostitution" as
a subject term, access numerous sources including newspapers,
magazine, and reference book articles. Graphics and
timelines are tools provided by SIRS to increase comprehension.
The following books can be located in the
Rio Hondo College Library.
Encyclopedia of crime
Call number: Ref HV6017.E52 2002
The debatabase book : a must-have guide for successful
Call number: Ref ZA3050.D3945 2007x
Encyclopedia of prostitution and sex work
Call number: Ref HQ115.E53 2006
Call number: Ref HM425.E5 2000
Illicit trafficking : a reference
Call number: Ref HV6252.K45 2005
Violence in America : an encyclopedia
Call number: Ref HN90.V5V5474 1999
Suggested Subject Headings
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the
following Library of Congress subject headings:
Use the box below to search for additional resources in Rio Hondo
The Rio Hondo College Library
provides online access to full-text articles through our
online databases. Please note: you must be a Rio Hondo College
student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.
The sample searches
and articles below are from the
ProQuest database. If you are viewing this
subject guide from an on-campus computer, simply click on the
links below. To gain access if you are at home or off-campus,
first click here:
https://rioweb.riohondo.edu/library/. Input your student
ID number and password [your birthdate]. You will see a
list of all the online databases to which you have access. Click on ProQuest and enter the database. You may conduct your own
searches at this point or come back to this subject guide and
click on any of the links below:
(SUB (prostitution) ) [From peer-reviewed journals]
(SUB (prostitution) and SUB (legalization) )
(SUB (prostitution) AND SUB(Sexually transmitted diseases) )
(SUB (prostitution) AND SUB (Acquired immune deficiency syndrome) )
(SUB (prostitution) and males )
(SUB (prostitution) and minors)
Researched and evaluated by:
D. Petticoffer, Librarian 12/1997
last update: M. Delatte, Librarian 5/2010