Chapter 3, Introductory and Background Sources

All freely available websites are available below. Updated and new sources as well as new content follow the footnotes below, organized by section of the Coursebook.

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FN #2, Claire Germain, French Law Guide (Cornell Law Library)
FN #4, ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law
FN #5, Electronic Information System for International Law (EISIL)
FN #6, Globalex
FN #7, Guide to Foreign and International Legal Databases (NYU Law Library)
FN #8 & 9, Comparative/Foreign Law (includes international topics) (LLRX)
FN #10, Lyonette Louis-Jacques, Legal Research on International Law Issues Using the Internet (University of Chicago Law Library)
FN #11, Research Guides (Duke University Law Library)
FN #12, Silke Sahl, A Selective List of Guides to Foreign Legal Research (Columbia Law Library)
FN #13, United Nations Documentation: Research Guide
FN #14, Doing Legal Research in Brazil
FN #15, Guide to Foreign and International Legal Citations (2006). The second edition (2009) is only available in print, see the Journal of International Law and Politics website for more information.
FN #16, Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations
FN #17, Legal Abbreviations (University of Kent), site no longer available
FN #18, Law Reports Searchable by Abbreviation or Title, site no longer available
FN #19, United Nations Treaty Reference Guide
FN #20, James G. Apple & Robert P. Deyling, A Primer on the Civil-Law System
FN #22, Nations of the World (Library of Congress)
FN #23, World Legal Systems (Juriglobe)
FN #24, Government Gazettes Online
FN #25, Guide to Foreign and International Legal Citations (2006). The second edition (2009) is only available in print, see the Journal of International Law and Politics website for more information.
FN #30, The World Factbook (CIA)
FN #31, Country Studies (Library of Congress)
FN #32, Foreign Governments (University of Michigan)
FN #33, Foreign Governments (Northwestern University)
FN #34, ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law: International Organizations
FN #38, Electronic Information System for International Law (EISIL)
FN #39, International Organizations (University of Michigan)
FN #40, List of IGOs (Northwestern University)
FN #41, International Governmental Organizations (IGOs): Guide by Organization (Michigan State)
FN #42, Australian Guide to Legal Citation
FN #43, Guide to Foreign and International Legal Citations (2006). The second edition (2009) is only available in print, see the Journal of International Law and Politics website for more information.
FN #46, ASIL, International Law in Brief
FN #47, Global Legal Monitor (Library of Congress)

Updated/New Sources & Content

References to page numbers in parentheses refer to pages in the Coursebook.

Section II.A. Basic Research Guides and Bibliographies

Marci Hoffman & Robert C. Berring, International Legal Research in a Nutshell (2008).
J. Paul Lomio & Henrik Spang-Hanssen, Legal Research Methods in the US and Europe (2d ed. 2008). 
The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010). Available electronically by subscription. (See page 30.)
ALWD Citation Manual: A Professional System of Citation (2010). See also the ALWD Citation Manual Resources. (See page 30.)
Foreign Law: Current Sources of Codes and Basic Legislation in Jurisdictions of the World is only available online by subscription. (See page 31).
Guide to Foreign and International Legal Citations (2nd ed. 2009).

Section II.C.  Country-Specific Research Guides

Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, Commonwealth Caribbean Law and Legal Systems (2008).
Richard Chisholm & Garth Nettheim, Understanding Law: An Introduction to Australia's Legal System (2007).
Martin Partington, An Introduction to the English Legal System (2008).
Richard Ward, et al., Walker & Walker's English Legal System (2008).
Jorge A.F. Godinho, Macau Business Law and Legal System (2007).
Sharifah Suhana Ahmad, Malaysian Legal System (2007).
Howard D. Fisher, The German Legal System and Legal Language (2009).

Section III.A. Abbreviations and Acronyms, Basic Sources: Books

The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010). Available online by subscription. (See page 37.)
Guide to Foreign and International Legal Citations (2nd ed. 2009). (See page 37.)
Donald Raistrick, Index to Legal Citations and Abbreviations (3rd ed. 2008). (See page 38.)
Szladits’ Bibliography on Foreign and Comparative Law ceased publication in 1998.  (See page 38.)

Section IV.A. International and Foreign Law Terms and Phrases, English-Language Publications

Encyclopedia of Public International Law is available online by subscription. (See page 39.)
Parry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law is available online by subscription. (See page 40.)

Section IV.B. Foreign-Language Equivalents

Kim-Prieto, Dennis, En La Tierra Del Ciego, El Tuerco Es Rey: Problems With Current English-Spanish Legal Dictionaries, and Notes Toward a Critical Comparative Legal Lexicography (April 7, 2007). Law Library Journal, Vol. 100, p. 251, 2008; Legal Information & Technology eJournal ; Rutgers School of Law-Newark Research Papers No. 016. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=978943.

Section V.A. Background Information on an International or Foreign Law Concept, Some General Sources

Encyclopedia of Public International Law is now available online by subscription. (See page 41.)
Parry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law is available online by subscription. (See page 41.)
Martindale Hubbell International Law Digest is no longer available in print but it is available on LexisNexis with a id and password. (See page 42.)
Yearbook of the United Nations is available online from the UN website. (See page 42.)

Section V.B.1. Legal Encyclopedias, International and Comparative Law Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Public International Law is now available online by subscription. (See page 43.)
International Encyclopaedia of Laws is also available online by subscription. (See page 43.)
International Encyclopaedia for Labour Law and Industrial Relations is also available online by subscription. (See page 43.)

Section VI.A. Information About Foreign Legal Systems, Legal Systems

Mary Ann Glendon, et al, Comparative Legal Traditions in a Nutshell  (2d ed., 2008). (See page 45.)
Foreign Law: Current Sources of Codes and Basic Legislation in Jurisdictions of the World is only available online by subscription. (See page 46).
Mixed Legal Systems at New Frontiers (Esin Örücü ed., 2010).

Section IX. Citing International and Foreign Legal Matierals

Washington University Law School, International Citation Manual.
The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010). Available electronically by subscription. (See page 52.)
Guide to Foreign and International Legal Citations (2nd ed. 2009).

Section X. Blogs

International Law Reporter, scholarly orientation.  Also provides tables of contents for journals on foreign and international law.
World Legal News – JURIST, short international/foreign legal news items.
IntLawGrrls, voices on international law, policy, practice.
International Law Prof Blog.