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Law3 pil 2012

  1. 1. Public International LawLibrary Search Strategies Dennis Warren
  2. 2. Primary Sources United Nations Documents Treaties International Court of Justice decisions
  3. 3. UN Documents A/RES/52/91 E/CN.4/1992/26 A/55/1
  4. 4. Report of the UN Special Rapporteur ofthe Commission on Human Rights 16.1.92(E/CN.4/1992/26).
  5. 5. Report of the UN Special Rapporteur ofthe Commission on Human Rights 16.1.92(E/CN.4/1992/26).
  6. 6. E/CN.4/Sub.2/2003/38/Rev.2 Document no. 38, revision no. 2 Year Subcommission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights Commission on Human RightsEconomic and Social Council
  7. 7. Treaties - Convention on the Rights of the Child,opened for signature 20 November 1989,1577 UNTS 3 (entered into force 2September 1990). United Nations Treaty Series AustLII
  8. 8. Primary Sources United Nations Documents Treaties International Court of Justice decisions  PCIJ: Publications of the Permanent Court of International Justice (1922-1946)  ICJ
  9. 9. Secondary Sources Journal articles Books Other Sources  Newspaper articles  Encyclopaedias  Yearbooks
  10. 10. Journal Indexes Index to Legal Periodicals Legal Resource Index AGIS APAIS Google Scholar
  11. 11. Journal Indexes – 2 step process Step 1: Search Step 2: Check catalogue to see IF the library has that journal.
  12. 12. Lexis.com v/s Westlaw
  13. 13. Newspaper articles Factiva
  14. 14. Coverage Index to Legal Periodicals Lexis.com: US & Canada Legal Journals Index Lexis.com: UK AGIS and APAIS
  15. 15. AGIS, APAIS Enter two words -> search for phrase Need connectors between search terms  Example:  International law and sovereignty Truncation character is *
  16. 16. Finding a specific article/author inLexis.com: title(new players on the international stage) author(spiro)
  17. 17. Advanced search techniques in Lexis.com criminal responsibility w/5 state! Truncation character is !
  18. 18. Practice question: How would you findthis article on Lexis.com? Shabtai Rosenne, State Responsibility and International Crimes: Further Reflections on Article 19 of the Draft Articles on State Responsibility, 30 N.Y.U. J. INTL L. & POL. 145 (1998)
  19. 19. One of the best search strategies Reformulating a query based on documents identified as relevant Example: Find a key paper and look at how it has been indexed…then use those terms as search terms
  20. 20. Google v/s Library Databases http://scholar.google.com/
  21. 21. Library databasesstate responsibility and internationallywrongful acts

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