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Paper Topic Development: International: Source-checking Guides

Tools to identify articles, books, treaties, UN documents, jurisprudence and other sources to support an international law paper.

Source-checking Guides

The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation  (Reserve, KF 245 B58)

TIP: Use The Bluebook Online (includes Blue Tips, in which editors respond to questions about legal citation, and Bluebook Updates).     

TIP: Rule 21.4 = treaty rule in 20th ed. of The Bluebook.  See also the BLS Treaty Research Guide.  

Gallagher Law Library, Bluebook Abbreviations of Law Reviews & Legal Periodicals Indexed in CILP

Source-checking tip to aid in creating cites to scholarly legal articles:

After you retrieve a specific article in HeinOnline's Law Journal Library, click: Cite (to view a sample Bluebook citation to the article)

If The Bluebook does not contain an entry for a source, try searching:

Guide to Foreign and International Legal Citations (1 Ref., K 89 .G85 2009)

International Citator and Research Guide: The Greenbook (Reserve, K 89 .S54 2018)

UCIA: Universal Citation in International Arbitration (2018) published by Global Arbitration Review

Foreign law research guides that highlight key sources of law also are useful:

GlobaLex foreign law research guides published by Hauser Global Law School Program, New York University School of Law

Foreign Law Guide (General Editor: Marci Hoffman)

In this BLS subscription database, country entries will provide titles of (and sometimes links to) key sources of law.

(Access subscription Foreign Law Guide on campus, in BLS housing, and elsewhere off campus if one has implemented the proxy server instructions.  This database supports a limited number of simultaneous users.)