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International Law and Organization

Selected Reference Materials

Selected Websites and Databases for Legal Information

Specific Courts and Legislative Bodies

Treaties and Other Documents

Gateway Sites

Finding Articles

Government Documents

Trexler Library receives approximately 30% of the materials published by the United States government. These are cataloged and can be found by searching the Encompass Search. The following are a few titles that might be particularly useful:

Cumulative Digest of United States Practice in International Law. Washington, DC: Office of the Legal Adviser, Dept. of State, 1993-
Location: U.S. Government Documents S 7.12/3:981-88/BK.1-3 (Level A)

Digest of United States Practice in International Law. Washington, D.C. : Office of the Legal Adviser, Dept. of State, 1974-
Location: U.S. Government Documents S 7.12/3: (Level A)
Library owns 1973-1980

Hackworth, Green Haywood. Digest of International Law. Washington, D.C. : U.S. G.P.O., 1940-1944.
Location: U.S. Government Documents S 7.12:943/ (Level A)
Library owns v.1-8

Treaties in Force: A List of Treaties and other International Acts of the United States in Force on .... Washington : U.S. G.P.O., 1944-
Location: U.S. Government Documents S 9.14: (Level A)
Library owns 1956-present
Issues Online: Search Encompass Search by title

United States. United States Treaties and other International Agreements. Washington, D.C. : Dept. of State, 1952-
Location: U.S. Government Documents S 9.12:1 (Level A)
Library owns v.1-

United States. Treaties and other International Agreements of the United States of America, 1776-1949 compiled under the direction of Charles I. Bevans. Washington: Dept. of State, 1968-76.
Location: U.S. Government Documents S 9.12/2: (Level A)
Library owns v.1-13

Whiteman, Marjorie M. Digest of International Law. Washington, U.S. Dept. of State, 1963-73.
Location: U.S. Government Documents S 7.12/2: (Level A)
Library owns v.1-10

How do I get the full text of my article?

To get the full text of an article, consider the following options:

- If you are in Encompass Search or a library database, look for "Check for Full Text buttons," "Access Online," or "Check eResources" buttons. These buttons will take you the full text of the article or tell you that the full text cannot be found. If the full text is not available from Trexler Library, look for buttons to request the item from another library via interlibrary loan. Or go directly to the interlibrary loan request forms.

- If you have citation information for the article (i.e., journal title, article title, publication year, etc.), type the information about your article in Encompass Search on the library website. If the library subscribes to the full text, you will be directed to the article (see first bullet above). If not, you can request a copy of the article via interlibrary loan.

- If Trexler Library does not have access to the full text of the article, search Google Scholar by article title to see if the author has made a copy freely available online. If not, you can request a copy of the article via interlibrary loan.

Citing Your Sources

For information on why to cite your sources and how to avoid plagiarism, see the Get Started with Library Research: Cite Sources guide.

For help using Chicago style, consult the following resources:

  • The Chicago manual of style (16th ed., 2010)
    Location: Online or search Encompass Search by title or Ready Reference 808.027 C632m

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