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The World at Your Finger Tips: International Law Research at the RWU Law Library

Posted by Library Blog on 04/04/2012 at 02:01 PM

The Law Library’s resources for international law research include cases, treaties, scholarly works, news, career publications, and links to top websites.   You can use the WebCatalog to locate items by keyword, title, author or subject. 

HeinOnline, Bloomberg BNA International Trade Reporter, and Oxford Scholarship Online are among the many varied Law Library resources for researching international law.

In addition to its law journals, HeinOnline offers various current and historical international law materials.  The Foreign & International Law Resources Database contains publications of the American Society of International Law and international yearbooks as well as older works for in-depth retrospective international law research.  The History of International Law library has more than 725 titles dating back to 1690 on topical subjects that include war and peace, the Nuremberg Trials, Law of the Sea, International Arbitration, and Hague Conferences and Conventions. The Treaties and Agreements Library is an excellent resource for locating a U.S. treaty whether it is currently in-force, expired, or not even officially published. United Nations legal publications can be searched in the United Nations Law Collection.  The collection contains not only the text of UN Treaties but also links to law review articles citing the treaties.

The Bloomberg BNA International Trade Reporter – Current Reports is a “mini” research library for up-to-date information on decisions from courts and agencies as well as activities of international trade organizations.  Practitioners, experts in their field, provide in-depth analysis of “hot” topics in international trade.  It is easy to stay informed of newly added content by signing up for weekly email alerts.

Full-text access to international law publications of Oxford University Press is provided by Oxford Scholarship Online.  You can search by keyword or browse by subject by selecting the category “Law” first. There are books on private and public international law and human rights.

For assistance with researching international law, stop by the Reference Desk, email LawLibraryHelp@rwu.edu, chat via “Ask a Librarian” or call 401-254-4547.