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International Legal Research: Getting Started

This guide will serve a beginning set of resources for those legal researchers who are searching in the field of international law. It will focus on finding treaties and other international agreements.

International Law

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Books on International Law

Check out the UNH Franklin Pierce Law Library's Library Search for more books and ebooks on this topic. These survey texts will provide you with an overview of the basic premises of international law.

UNH Law - International Law Databases

Only current UNH Law students, faculty and staff may access these databases remotely.  

Introductory Research Guides

Websites

‚ÄčRevised every six months, this is an excellent textual discussion of how to do international legal research on the Internet, highlighting important primary and secondary sources.

  • Globalex  
    Produced by Hauser Global Law School Program of New York University, Globalex includes high quality legal research guides on various international subjects as well as timely articles on international law topics and venues.
  • Law Library Resource Xchange –LLRX.com    

    This site includes a number of research guides on international law posted by law librarians as well as a search function.

  • Academic Law Library Research Guides on International Law
    Academic law libraries with strong international collections often provide international law research guides on their web sites designed to aid beginning researchers.  These guides are frequently geared to the library’s own collection.  Examples: Columbia, Duke, Harvard, UC Berkeley and Yale.  Try doing a Google Search to locate some good ones.