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The Loyola Law Library and the Loyola Libraries system subscribe to a number of commercial databases that offer coverage of African countries. These databases are listed below, and at right. Loyola users will need to submit their user IDs and passwords to gain access to these resources from off campus.
Newspapers and news services may be extremely helpful when researching Tanzanian legal topics. Westlaw and LexisNexis both have good coverage of U.S., international, and foreign newspapers. See also the subscription Access World News and Factiva databases for full-text access to newspapers. Major English language newspapers and news sources in Tanzania are:
Arusha Times (also in Access World News, 03/2008-Current and LexisNexis, 2010-2016)
The Citizen (also in LexisNexis, 2013-Current)
Daily News (also limited coverage in Access World News)
The regional Kenya-based weekly publication, The East African, also contains news about Tanzania.
Additional websites that contain news about Tanzania are listed under the "Web Resources" tab.
Dissertations & Theses
Often overlooked by academic legal researchers, dissertations and theses contain exhaustive research and extensive bibliographies. The Proquest Dissertations & Theses database currently includes citations to over two million dissertations and theses from 1861 forward, and full-text access to over one million of these citations. The database's coverage is global, with numerous law-related papers available to download in PDF format. Searches may be conducted in various fields, such as title, author, citation and abstract, and degree awarded.
For open-access dissertations and theses, see:
Subscription Databases (Law)
Most of the law-related databases listed below are available through the Law Library's website via the "A-Z Databases" link.
Global-Regulation.com is an index that allows you to search (in English) the full text of over 1.8 million statutes and regulations, including over one million translated laws. The site provides links to official, full-text sources, translated into English, from over 90 jurisdictions (including the United States). The internal search engine offers advanced search and analytics capabilities.
HeinOnline contains scanned images of U.S. and some foreign law reviews and journals back to their inception. Hein's "World Constitutions Illustrated" database also contains a small collection of documents, historical texts, and commentary related to Tanzania, as well as a bibliography.
Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective:1908 - 1981
Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective provides citations to articles from over 750 law journals, legal newspapers, and bar association journals, covering the years 1908 through 1981. Full text is not included, but once you have ascertained the citations for articles relevant to your research, you can search for the full text in another database, such as HeinOnline's Law Journal Library, or in print.
Investor-State LawGuide, a resource for international investment law research, provides access to treaties, arbitration rules, decisions and awards, and other related documents. In addition to full-text search capability, Investor-State LawGuide's research tools include: the Subject Navigator; the Article Citator (which shows how specific legal instruments relevant to international investment law have been interpreted by tribunals); the Jurisprudence Citator (which shows how specific decisions have been treated by subsequent investment treaty tribunals); and Terms & Phrases searching (which enables you to look for the meaning of terms and phrases that have been defined in treaties and rules or by arbitration tribunals). Click on "Login” in the upper-right corner of the welcome screen to access the database.
According to the publisher, KluwerArbitration is the "world's leading online resource for international commercial arbitration research." The source provides access to an extensive collection of primary materials, as well as secondary resources, including the journals Arbitration International and the Journal of International Arbitration.
For law school subscribers, under the "International" tab, choose "View all Countries" then Tanzania. The "Arusha Times" database is available (2010-2016) under an alphabetical list of publications.
Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law
The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law provides a high level of analytic coverage of constitutional law topics in a comparative context. The encyclopedia articles, modeled on those in the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, address a range of topics, defining and covering the basis and foundations of state formation and constitutional law, as well as analyzing and explaining underlying legal concepts.
For law school subscribers, in WestlawNext, go to "International Materials," then "International News," then "Africa" for a variety of African and Tanzanian related news.
Subscription Databases (Non-Law)
For a complete list of interdisciplinary databases with coverage of Africa, see the Loyola Libraries research page for "African Studies."
International in scope, ABI/Inform Global is a searchable database of business journals, online business news, and financial newspapers. The database currently covers over 3,000 publications, with more than 2,000 available in full text.
Academic Search Complete
This is a popular interdiscliplinary database that indexes over 8,000 publications--the majority of which are available in full text.
Black Studies Center: International Index to Black Periodicals
Part of the Proquest Black Studies Center database, the International Index to Black Periodicals includes "current and retrospective bibliographic citations and abstracts from scholarly journals and newsletters from the United States, Africa and the Caribbean, and full-text coverage of core Black Studies periodicals."
Business Source Complete
This is a database of business and financial literature that includes the full texts of more than 2,300 journals. The database also includes company and country profiles.
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)
CIAO is a comprehensive database on international affairs that includes full-text access to working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations), as well as conference proceedings, books, journals, and policy briefs.
EconLit is a database of journals, books, and working papers in the field of Economics. Coverage is international.
JSTOR is a popular interdisciplinary database with scanned images of academic journals. JSTOR includes over 40 publications that specifically focus on topics related to African Studies.
Medline is a large database (1950-forward) with international coverage of medical literature, including African publications.
Project Muse is an interdisciplinary database of over 200 full-text academic journals. The database includes publications that focus on topics related to African Studies.
This database with international coverage provides citations to scholarly literature in sociology and related disciplines, including criminology and law.
Women's Studies International
This interdisciplinary database covers major areas within the general topic of Women's Studies, including sociology, history, political science and economics, public policy, international relations, arts and humanities, business, and education. Over 2,000 periodicals are indexed, covering 1972 to present, although no full text is provided.
WorldWide Political Science Abstracts
This database offers citations, abstracts, and indexing of political science literature, and related fields. Coverage is international.