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Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

Indexes legal literature (journal articles, congress reports, essay collections, yearbooks, and book reviews) worldwide, covering all forms of foreign (non-Anglo-American) law, including comparative law and legal systems, such as Islamic law, socialist law, public and private international law, and transnational commercial law. Publications concerning British and American law are not included; British and American publications concerning foreign law are included. Includes all languages.   More Info

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United Nations Treaty Collection

Full text of treaties published in the League of Nations Treaty Series and the United Nations Treaty Series , as well as more recent treaties. Also includes Status of Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General which consolidates all information on treaty actions (i.e., signatures, ratifications, accessions, denunciations, miscellaneous notifications, reservations, declarations and objections). Also includes full text of the Treaty Handbook, and other publications.   More Info

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International Law Links (American Society of International Law)

Among the several features under Current Developments, Analysis & Documents are ERG and EISIL. The ERG (Electronic Resource Guide) sets out basic strategies to find international legal materials and examine what resources are available on international environmental, economic and criminal law, private international law, human rights, treaties, international organizations, and the United Nations. The EISIL (Electronic Information System for International Law) has been designed as a database of authenticated primary and other materials across the breadth of international law.

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Foreign Law Guide

Refers to sources of the full text of foreign law, including complete bibliographic citations to legislation, the existence of English translations, and selected references to secondary sources in English. For each country is included a description of the legal system and subject access to laws.   More Info

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Databases & Other Web Resources

AccessUN

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Index to United Nations documents (1998 to present) including Official Records, masthead documents, draft resolutions, meeting records, UN Sales Publications, and the UN Treaty Series citations. Also included is the full-text of several thousand UN documents.   More Info

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Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs)

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BNA is a leading publisher of information and analysis products for professionals in law, tax, business, and government. The company's print and electronic products address the full range of legal, legislative, regulatory, and economic developments affecting business.   More Info

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CIAO

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is a comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.   More Info

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Eighteenth Century Collection Online

The ECCO is an historical archive that traces the development of law in the British Empire. Reflecting this transformation were the many works published that summarized the laws, explained the court system, dramatized past and pending cases, guided attorneys, and theorized and commented on the application of legal standards. Among the thousands of publications included, researchers will find digital documents from the United Kingdom and from the Americas.   More Info

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Index to Legal Periodicals and Books

Indexes 760 legal periodicals (including law reviews, bar association journals, university publications, yearbooks, institutes, and government publications) (from 1981) and over 2,000 books (from 1994).   More Info

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LegalTrac

Citations with some abstracts or fulltext articles to all major academic law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals and legal newspapers. Includes articles on all areas of law, as well as on Federal and State cases, laws, and regulations, legal practice, and taxation. Also includes articles on the British Commonwealth, European Union and International Law.   More Info

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Oxford Constitutions of the World

A searchable database containing the full text of the constitutions of 192 countries and 144 territories and dependencies translated into English. Also includes the full-text of the constitutions of the United States, 50 U.S. states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Marshall Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Federal States of Micronesia. Also provides introductory and comparative notes examining recent amendments and highlights of pertinent historical, political and economic information.   More Info

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RIA Checkpoint

A comprehensive collection of tax-related materials including Federal and state legislative statutes and codes, IRS rulings, regulations and procedures, Tax Court reported decisions, and selected journals. Also includes an international tax library, a state and local library and a pension and benefits library. An Archives file includes versions of the U.S. tax code from 1990 to date.   More Info

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Undata

United Nations Common Database (UNCDB) is the United Nations' statistical database that includes data published by the UN and its affiliated agencies.   More Info

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E-journals Collections

bepress

Electronic scholarly publishing enterprise and repository. Full text of electronic journals including Global Jurist, Issues in Legal Scholarship and Theoretical Inquiries in Law. Working papers and monographs also available.   More Info

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China Academic Journals

The China Academic Journals (CAJ) database is the largest index to Chinese-language periodicals from the People's Republic of China . It covers more than 7,200 journals. While a subscription is required for full-text viewing, the index may be searched at no cost. Full-Boolean searching in Chinese and English is supported in basic, advanced, and expert modes.   More Info

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HeinOnline

Full text archive of many law reviews and journals, including international and non-U.S.; Historical archive of International Legal Materials; Historical U.S. treaty sources including UST, TIAS, KAV, Bevans, Malloy, Miller, Treaties in Force, and Guide to Treaties in Force. Also includes historical archive of the Federal Register and U. S. Supreme Court decisions.   More Info

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Encyclopedias, Directories, Handbooks

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

The Encyclopedia of Human Rights, edited by David Forsythe, offers in depth coverage of all aspects of human rights theory, practice, law, and history, focusing primarily on developments since 1945. The 300-plus signed entries are authored by leading scholars and human rights experts. The content covers major figures, organizations and institutions, human rights events and crises, as well as human rights norms.   More Info

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Martindale-Hubble.com

Searchable directory of law firms and attorneys worldwide. Searchable/ subject accessible database of articles written by attorneys. Additional components of the website address legal careers and other professional resources. Registration necessary to access full text of articles.

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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law Online

This fully revised online Encyclopedia is written by over 650 scholars and practitioners from around the world and edited by a team from the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law. This online resource includes more than 700 new topics central to international law, not covered in the previous print edition.   More Info

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Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

Covers legal history from ancient to modern times. Close to 1,000 articles present historical and contemporary comparisons of the world's legal systems, including the areas of private law, public law, and constitutional/higher law.   More Info

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