Search Engines, Indexes, Legal Portals

ASIL Electronic Resources for International Law
The Electronic Resource for International Law. The site has links to chapters on the UN, treaties, human rights, international criminal law, and international environmental law.

Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations
A web-based service which allows users to search for the meaning of abbreviations for the titles of English language legal publications. It also provides a range of additional information to assist tracing publications. At present the Index includes abbreviations for titles of law publications from the British Isles and Commonwealth. Soon, abbreviations for United States publications and those covering international and comparative law will be added. A selection of foreign language law publications from Europe will be included. The database mainly covers law reports and law periodicals, but also some legislative publications and major textbooks. It can be searched from an abbreviation (such as H.L.M.) to find the relevant title (Housing Law Monitor) and also from a title (such as Criminal Law Review) to find the official or most commonly used abbreviation (Crim.L.R.).

Chicago Manual of style
IP access for NYU students.

European Search Engines, Directories and Lists

The Catalog of the European Commission Libraries. ECLAS lists books, articles (including the articles formerly listed in SCAD), documents, and publications. The database is free. ECLAS contains hyperlinks to the full text of official documents, accessed via Celexplus with the Celex Numdoc/Docnum.

Foreign Law Guide Current Sources of Codes and Basic Legislation in Jurisdictions of the World by Thomas H. Reynolds and Arturo A. Flores. It contains information on nearly 200 jurisdictions from major nations to crown colonies, semi-independent states and supra-national regional organizations. The work is comprehensive in content and global in scope and contains exhaustive links within the work and to many URLs on the world level. IP access.

A comprehensive library of legal publications all available on the Internet free of charge. There is direct access available to thousands of research and reference materials.

An electronic legal publication dedicated to international and foreign law research. Published by the Hauser Global Law School Program at NYU School of Law, GlobaLex is committed to the dissemination of high-level international, foreign, and comparative law research tools in order to accommodate the needs of an increasingly global educational and practicing legal world.

Legal Search Engine from LexisNexis

LIBIS-Net is a consortium of libraries and information centers, cooperating on technological and organizational issues. Its mission is to support the participating libraries in their library management and in the services they provide for their patrons. LIBIS is representing the library of the KULeuven in Belgium.

Global Jurist
The site is fee-based. Contains articles on international, foreign, comparative law and substantive law research. It has three parts: GJ Frontiers, GJ Advances, and GJ Topics.

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
Available to users from law school locations only.

IndexMaster for Legal Research
A good database to find legal treatises. The authors compiled an exhaustive collection of indices and tables of content from thousands of legal treatises. IndexMaster allows viewing the actual indices and tables of content along with providing an efficient way of ordering the titles directly from the publishers.

Legal Engine
Contains Caselaw, laws, legal topics, research, etc.

Legal Research on International Law Issues Using the Internet
By Lyonette Louis-Jacques. Contains chapters such as Nazi Gold, Holocaust Assets, Swiss Banks during WWII, and Dormant Accounts, Research Guides (Fundamentals of Treaty Research: Electronic Resources), Research on Careers in International Law, etc.

American Lawyer Media's
A comprehensive legal news source, analysis, commentaries, courts, cases, and statutes. Fee-based.

Readex AccessUN
A fee based index to UN documents and publications. IP access.

Access to legal journals, Official Gazettes, codes, full text legislations, cases from many jurisdictions. IP access. Its"global search" feature has the ability to search primary and secondary contents from all jurisdictions at once, and could be combined with automatic translation of search terms and results. The secondary International Collection is quite large (over 120 journals and manuals, giving a broad point of view), see

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