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International Law Research Guide: International Law Research Guides

A research guide to help researchers locate and understand public and private international law resources.

Scholarly Writing

Books on Scholarly Writing:

Here are two books that might be helpful when you start thinking about writing your paper. They both include information about choosing a topic, writing & editing your paper, and getting your paper published:

Eugene Volokh, Writing a Student Article, 48 Journal of Legal Education 247 (1998).


Harvard Guide to Using Sources:



Miscellaneous Research Tips

Research Tips:

  • When using the internet search engine "Google", you can limit your search to the websites of organizations or governments by selecting "advanced search" and limiting the domain to ".org" or ".gov".
  • For international and foreign legal abbreviations, try the Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations.
  • Update to Evaluating Foreign and International Legal Databases on the Internet, by Mirela Roznovschi, offers advice about judging quality of sources. It is written by the Reference Librarian for International and Foreign Law at New York University School of Law Library.
  • Note different spellings of common words such as: labor/labour organization/organisation, cancellation/cancelation.

For International News: