How Do I Find International Law Reference Sources?



Abbreviations of International Organizations. This site lists acronyms of the names of international organizations in alphabetical order and gives the full name of the organization.
Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations. Cardiff University. An index to abbreviations for legal publications covering international and comparative law. Covers English language and foreign language publications.

Prince's Bieber Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations : A Reference Guide for Attorneys, Legal Secretaries, Paralegals, and Law Students. 
Law Reserve KF246 .B46 2009

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias – International Law

The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law. Accessible in the law library only.  Has detailed descriptions of hundreds of public international law topics.
International Organizations: A Dictionary. Giuseppe Schiavone. 4th ed. Stockton, 1997. An electronic book accessible through the World Wide Web on campus or by using your ASURITE. It presents information about numerous international organizations, arranged alphabetically.
Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History. An electronic book accessible through the World Wide Web on campus or by using your ASURITE. The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History provides historical and contemporary comparisons of the world legal systems from ancient to modern times.
Dictionary of International and Comparative Law. Short entries for international law terms, treaties, cases by popular name, NGOs and IGOs, etc. James R. Fox, editor. 3rd ed. Oceana, 2003. Reference KZ1161.F69 2003
Encyclopedia of the United Nations and International Agreements. In-depth, print treatment of international law terms, including treaties. Law Reference JX1977.08213 1985

Historical Dictionary of International Tribunals. Entries describe present and past judicial bodies, significant judicial and arbitral decisions, notable jurists, and concepts relating to the structure and procedure of international tribunals. Law Foreign & International KZ6250 .B62 1994   

Parry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law. Brief entry terms not found in standard dictionaries and international agreements known by popular name. 2nd ed. Oceana, 2004. Reference KZ1161.P33 2009
World Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations. Four volumes. Definition of common and civil law terms, with translations. Arranged by language group, by country, by subject. U.N. section in vol. 4. Reference K89.K38 1991

Guides to Citing Foreign and International Law Sources

Guide to Foreign and International Legal Citations. 2nd edition. Aspen Publishers, 2009.
Law Reference K89.G85 2009 


International Citation Manager. Information on citing foreign legal materials, organized by country.


The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. Tables 2-5.
Law Reserve KF245 .B58 2010


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