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Research Guides

International Law Research Resources

A research guide to selected sources in public international law available at the Burns Law Library.


Article 38(d) of the statute of the International Court of Justice lists “...the teachings of the most highly qualified publicists of the various nations” as a subsidiary means of determining international law on a particular subject. There are a number of reference tools available at the Jacob Burns Library to assist you with locating relevant scholarship on the international law relevant to your area of interest.

Burns Library Databases

HeinOnline Collections of International Law Secondary Sources

Select Gelman Library Databases

Note: Gelman Library subscribes to numerous databases that can be used to locate articles on a particular subject.  For information concerning such databases, please see the Gelman Library's Research Guides by Subject or Gelman Library's How Do I? tutorials.