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This is a list of free databases useful for researching international business transactions.
This is an alphabetical list of FSU commercial databases useful for researching legal issues dealing with international business transactions.
HeinOnline This link opens in a new window
Provides retrospective access to full text law review articles, Federal Register volumes, treaties and other international agreements, opinions of the U.S. Attorney General, and cases from the United States Supreme Court. Earliest issues accessible date back to the mid-1800s.
Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals This link opens in a new window
Provides access to articles from 1985 to the present on international law, comparative law, and municipal laws of countries other than the United States, United Kingdom, and the British Islands.
Index to Legal Periodicals and Retrospective This link opens in a new window
Includes the Index to Legal Periodicals & Books with full-text coverage starting in 1994 and also includes the Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective: 1908-1981.
International Law Reports (Justis) This link opens in a new window
International Law Reports includes decisions of international courts and arbitrators as well as judgments of national courts (in English). Coverage is from 1919 to the present day.
JSTOR This link opens in a new window
Beginning with the first journal issue published and ending with the last 2-5 years, this database provides full text back issues of core scholarly journals in economics, political science, and other disciplines.
Kluwer Law Online Looseleafs This link opens in a new window
Kluwer Law Online features access to a number of looseleaf treatises on a variety of international law topics.
LegalTrac This link opens in a new window
Index to law-related journal articles from1980 to the present. It is updated monthly.
Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law This link opens in a new window
This online edition of the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law covers central and essential topics in international law.
Oxford Bibliographies This link opens in a new window
Developed cooperatively with scholars and librarians worldwide, Oxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides.
Oxford Journals Online This link opens in a new window
Full text access to many journals published by Oxford University Press.
Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History This link opens in a new window
The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History is a comprehensive, international, interdisciplinary reference work that includes approximately 1,000 articles on all aspects of legal history throughout the world from ancient to modern times. Articles deal with private law, public law, and constitutional/higher law throughout the world and are written and signed by one of the many noteworthy contributors, which include major scholars and experts.
Oxford Reports in International Law This link opens in a new window
This database from Oxford University Press integrates important decisions on public international law from international courts and tribunals, domestic courts and ad hoc tribunals. Comprised of five modules (International Courts of General Jurisdiction, International Human Rights, International Criminal Law, International Investment Claims, and International Law in Domestic Courts), this online service is a single point of reference for all international law jurisprudence, providing access to a wide range of international law jurisprudence.
PAIS Index This link opens in a new window
Provides access to public affairs materials (1972-current). This is not a full-text database.
United Nations Bibliographic Information System This link opens in a new window
Online catalog to the United Nations libraries in New York and Geneva with links to recent full text U.N. documents. UNBISnet includes official documents, resolutions, speeches and voting records from 1979 to the present.
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Narrow your topic on which you can write a 20-30 page paper. Select a topic that addresses an international law question that is of interest to you and also is originaland topical.
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Use these sources in a pre-emption check:
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