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Getting the Articles
When searching for articles, you may find the full-text of an article linked in the database. If not:
- Most databases have a Check for Full Text buttons. Click the link to check our holdings.
- If there is not a Check for Full Text buttons, search Encompass to see if we have access to the full text in print or through another database.
If we do not have access to the article you need, request the article via Interlibrary Loan:
- Many databases have a Request on Interlibrary Loan or Request Item link or button. Click here to fill out a request form.
- If the database does not have an ILL link embedded, go to the Library Homepage -- Services -- Interlibrary Loan. Fill out the form. NOTE: Interlibrary Loan can take anywhere from a few day to a few weeks. Plan accordingly.
Databases for Scholarly Literature
Selected Websites and Databases for Legal Information
Specific Courts and Legislative Bodies
Foreign Affairs Online--International Law--Courts
Links to ICJ, European Court of Human Rights, National Courts (Non-US), and US Federal Courts.
European Union Law
International Court of Justice
Includes U.S. federal and state cases, Canadian cases and legislation, EU Commonwealth, and other nations
United Nations: International Law
Treaties and Other Documents
Amnesty International Library (Online Documentation Archive)
Avalon Project (Yale University)
Project Diana: Online Human Rights Archive
University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
United Nations Treaty Collection
International and Foreign Law Community (LexisNexis)
ISN: International Relations and Security Network
Legal Information Institute, Law by Source: Global (Cornell University)
The LII collection of world legal materials gathers, country by country, continent by continent, the Internet-accessible sources of the constitutions, statutes, judicial opinions, and related legal material from around the globe (excluding the U.S. material held in the LII's other collections). It also holds resources and document collections of International Law.
Research Guides (Duke University School of Law Library)
Covers Federal and International Law. Comprehensive coverage.
WashLaw Web: Foreign and International Law (Washburn University School of Law Library)
This site provides a tremendous number of links as well as access to foreign and international legal resources and research tools. It's especially strong on finding legal materials from specific countries (i.e. Nigerian law).
World Legal Information Institute
Access to worldwide law.