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  • RESEARCHING REFUGEE AND ASYLUM LAW
    Margaret Clark,
    Reference Librarian
    FSU College of Law Research Center
    February 2010
  • Refugee & Asylum Law Research
    Step 1: Choosing a topic
    Step 2: Pre-emption check
    Step 3: Background research
    Step 4: Primary Materials
  • Step 1: Choosing a Topic Specialized current awareness
  • Step 1: Choosing a Topic Specialized current awareness
    BNA U.S. Law Week
  • Step 1: Choosing a Topic Specialized current awareness
    Sign up for BNA Email
  • Step 1: Choosing a Topic News Aggregators
  • Step 1: Choosing a Topic Specialized current awareness
    U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
  • Step 1: Choosing a Topic Specialized current awareness
  • Step 1: Choosing a Topic Blogs
    Online publication tools for posting commentary, news, opinions and debating issues
  • Step 2: Pre-Emption Check
    Determine that nobody else has published on same thesis as yours
    Use step-by-step handout
    Consult cutting-edge resources
  • Step 2: Pre-Emption CheckScholarly papers
    Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
  • Refugee and Asylum law
    Research is challenging!
    Field is interdisciplinary
    Research is found primarily in reports and working papers
    Need for current information
  • Step 3: Background ResearchSecondary Sources
    Research guides
    Books and treatises
    Journal articles
    Reports / Country Reports
    News sources
  • Step 3: Background ResearchResearch Guides
    Use research guides that organize the primary and secondary sources
    By Elisa Mason
    Guide to Forced Migration Resources on the Web
    Guide to International Refugee Law on the Web
    By others
    Asylum Case Research Guide(Georgetown)
    Refugee Protection Research Guide(Georgetown)
  • Step 3: Background ResearchTreatises
    Texts
    AILA’s Asylum Primer, 3rd ed.
    The Refugee under International Law
    Rights of Refugees under International Law
    Loose-leafs
    Immigration Law and Procedure, Lexis
    Immigration Law Service, West
  • Step 3: Background ResearchTreatises
    TOOLS FOR LOCATING TREATISES
    FSU Online Catalog
    WorldCat
    IndexMaster
    Digital Libraries
    Westlaw & Lexis
  • Step 3: Background ResearchTreatises - Tools for locating
    Digital Libraries
  • Step 3: Background ResearchTreatises - Tools for locating
  • Step 3: Background ResearchTreatises - Tools for locating
  • Step 3: Background ResearchArticles and Law Reviews
    LOCATE ARTICLES, after 1980
    • WESTLAW and LEXIS
    • Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
    • Index to Legal Periodicals (ILP)
    • Public Affairs International Service
  • Step 3: Background ResearchArticles and Law Reviews
    ARTICLESbefore1980
    • Index Legal Periodicals - Retrospective
    • Hein Online
    • JSTOR
  • Step 3: Background ResearchReports
  • Step 3: Background ResearchReports
  • Step 3: Background ResearchReports
  • Step 3: Background ResearchCountry Reports
  • STEP 4: Primary Materials
    Treaties and conventions
    Domestic legislation
    Case law
  • STEP 4: Primary MaterialsTreaties and conventions
    FINDING TEXT OF TREATIES
    Refugee Treaties –
    RefWorld Legal Collection
    U Minn Human Rights Library
    Status of Refugee Treaties
    U.N. Treaty Collection
    Ratification – Reservations - Declarations
  • STEP 4: Primary MaterialsDomestic Legislation
    REFLEG–UNHCR
    Foreign Law Guide
    Westlaw or LexisNexis
  • Final Words
    Give yourself plenty of time.
    Review published research guides or review Pathfinder.
    Develop a research strategy and keep a journal of what you’ve searched and where.
    Lots on the Web but NOT EVERYTHING.
    ILL process may take a week or more
    Please ASK for help from Librarians!
  • Questions?