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Pritzker Legal Research Center


International Legal Research Guide

An overview of international law and where to begin research

Overview

Journal articles can be found through various subscription databases or in print. Articles on international law topics may be published in law or law-related journals as well as in multidisciplinary journals. You can search for the title of the publication in NUsearch to see whether you can access it through an electronic database or can find it in print at one of our campus libraries. Alternatively, you can search for articles by conducting keyword searches across one of the databases below. 

Full-Text Databases

LAW AND LAW-RELATED JOURNALS

Law and law-related journal articles can be found through various subscription databases or in print. You can search for the title of the publication in NUsearch to see whether you can access it through an electronic database or can find it in print at one of our campus libraries. 

MULTIDISCIPLINARY JOURNALS

International legal issues often involve other disciplines beyond law, such as political science, health, or environmental science, so it is worth searching for articles on your topic in publications from other disciplines.

NUsearch allows you to conduct keyword searches for articles similar to how you would search for books. An article search across NUsearch will retrieve results from databases from all disciplines (e.g., JSTOR, Academic Search Premier, Science Direct, etc.). In the basic search, select "Articles" in the dropdown next to the search bar. Alternatively, after running a search, select "Articles" as a filter under "Format." You can refine your results to only include peer-reviewed journals or by date, subject, or language. 

Indexes

Indexes do not contain the full-text articles, but rather provide citations to articles. Indexes are excellent tools for finding articles on certain subjects because an indexer has gone through the articles and identified relevant subject headings for the articles.