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Researching Foreign, Comparative, and International Law : Books

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To find an item in Loyola's collection that is not listed at right, please use Loyola's online catalog

Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSHs) may be used to locate multiple titles on the same topic. For example, some LCSHs assigned to works on international law are: 

  • International Law
  • International Law and Relations 
  • International Law--Cases  
  • International Law--United States                                                                                                                                                                    

For foreign law, use general LCSHs and combine these with a specific country name.  For example: 

  • Civil Law--Chile
  •  Human Rights--Chile
  • Judicial Process--Chile
  • Justice, Administration of--Chile
  • Chile--Politics and Government
  • Law--Chile

WWW Book Repositories

There are several Web-based initiatives that serve as online repositories for books:

HathiTrust:  HathiTrust is a partnership of over 50 major research institutions and libraries. Works that are in the public domain contained in the HathiTrust database are available to all researchers. Many search options are offered, including full-text.

Google Books:  Books contained in Google Books come from two sources:  1)  The Library Project and 2)  The Partner Program.  Books included from the partnered Library Project that are no longer in copyright may be viewed in full text, while only snippets of books still in copyright are available.  Only previews of books are available through the Partner Program.

Reference Books

Books

Subject Guide

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Julienne Grant
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Print Research Guide

Prepared in the summer of 2009, updated in February 2012, this 23-page guide offers instructions and tips on how to research foreign, comparative, and international law at the LUC Law Library.  The annotated guide lists print reference sources, subscription databases, free websites, and current awareness sources that may be useful when approaching foreign, comparative and international law questions.