Reference sources include encyclopaedias, dictionaries, yearbooks and bibliographies. They contain information that will help you to more fully understand the broader context and terminology of the international law topic you are researching through background and foundation information about your topic. They will also direct you towards relevant courts and cases as well as related secondary sources.
Using these resources is an excellent first step in your research and will help you structure your research and point to key primary and secondary sources.
Collated by Ian Brownlie, a worldwide expert in the field, this book has provided students and practitoners with the most essential instruments giving a thorough grounding in this diverse and fascinating field of law.
This title emphasizes legal research strategies applicable across the landscape of research sources. Topics covered in the book range from a general chapter on basic concepts to five chapters on particular subjects of international law. Each major aspect of research, such as using periodical indexes, is treated once in depth.
Providing a basic introduction to international legal research for the nonspecialist, Hoffman and Berring’s International Legal Research in a Nutshell offers guidance through the unfamiliar pathways of research using international legal materials and demystifies the world of treaties.
Oxford Bibliographies are exclusive, authoritative research guides, combining features of an annotated bibliography and an encyclopaedia. The International Law guide is a tool that helps to filter through the proliferation of information sources to material that is reliable and relevant.