Wednesday, January 03, 2007

New Legal Research Resources from GlobaLex

GlobaLex, an online research collection published by the Hauser Global Law School Program at New York University School of Law, recently released a series of new legal research materials:
  • Immigration Law – A Comparative Approach Guide to Immigration Law of Australia, Canada and the United States: "For each country, this guide will identify key government bodies involved in administering immigration law and organizations involved with immigrants and immigration policy. The guide will also identify select legislation, regulations, case law, secondary sources, fee-based databases and research guides relating to each country’s immigration law and policy. It will report whether each country has acceded to the United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and the United Nations Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, two key international conventions concerning refugees. The guide will provide online and print resources for each country’s legislation, regulations, and case law relating to immigration, when available. It will also provide links to select resources relating to refugees for each country. Because of the breadth of the subject area, this guide is not comprehensive but selective. It provides an overview of the resources available and aims to serve as a starting point for those interested in conducting in-depth research in this area. "
  • UPDATE: Basic Guide to Researching Foreign Law: "This guide describes basic strategies for finding the laws of countries other than the U.S, primarily in English. The emphasis is on codes and laws rather than cases. The guide will also help you find secondary materials that describe other countries' laws. It includes links to websites and to other guides. "
  • UPDATE: Researching the United Nations: Finding the Organization's Internal Resource Trails: "The United Nations is such a massive organization that its wide array of processes and products require enough reference sources to warrant a map and compass for navigation. As a map, here are suggested search techniques for several standard types of queries and, as a compass, here are the U.N.'s many diverse search tools organized into resource types." The standard queries include finding people in the U.N. system, issues handled by the U.N., the work of one U.N. entity and treaties. The research tools covered include glossaries, operating documents, topical search guides, system-wide databases, database training manuals, and directories.
  • UPDATE: A Guide to Fee-Based U. S. Legal Research Databases: "This guide is designed primarily for non-U.S. legal researchers. It describes several providers of legal research databases, focusing on fee-based sources."

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