FCIL Reference Tools & Secondary Sources
Abbreviations, Citation Guides, Directories • Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Yearbooks • Research Guides & Bibliographies
Abbreviations What is U.C.L.J.?
Bieber’s – legal abbreviations In Ready Reference next to the Reference Desk
Does the Law Library provide access? Check GAVEL!
Noble’s – law reporters abbreviations
World Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations • country-by-country • especially helpful if reading many materials from a particular jurisdiction • in Reference
you need BGBl, Teil 1, 2009 no. 28: has the library received it? what we’ve received and bound received but not yet bound
http://www.legalabbrevs.cardiff.ac.uk/ abbreviations for English language legal publications from the British Isles, the Commonwealth and the United States, including those covering international and comparative law
Directories An article refers to an organization as “ICCTA” - what is it?
directory of 1000’s of international organizations We don’t have current edition in Law Library but they do at the Main Library – in Reference
International Organizations and Related Information http://www.lib.umich.edu/government-documents-center/explore FREE!!
Reynolds & Flores foreign law
I’m looking for a case decided by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in New Zealand Where are their decisions reported? Does the Law Library have this set? Check GAVEL!!
Hague Academy, Recueil des Cours or Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law Location = Rusk Center Library in Rusk Hall “The best-known names in international law have taught at the Hague Academy of International Law. The Academy courses are collected in a publication, the Collected Courses, which appears in five to seven volumes per year.” Note: the courses are published in English and French Note: includes index volumes; also indexed in IFLP.
International Legal Materials (I.L.M.)
Excellent resource for timely access to full text of international agreements, domestic legislation, court decisions • very selective • often translated • often w/ commentary