Yale Law Library - Foreign and International Blog
March 2008 - Posts
Indian Legal Research
India is in the news a lot recently (see NYT: India Orders New Inquiry into 2002 Clashes) and is a very popular country for legal research, partially due to the fact that Indian legal materials are in English. To help you research Indian statutes, jurisprudence, and doctrine, we have a fabulous print collection on the Lower East Side (Call no. KNS), an electronic guide to Indian legal research guides, and a subscription to Manupatra, the most popular and comprehensive Indian legal database available. To access Manupatra, you must obtain the username/password from the old Blackboard site: Communities Tab -- Academic Community -- Library Databases -- enroll...then find the Manupatra folder. If you have any research questions or suggestions for Indian legal materials, please contact Teresa or the Reference team.
Latin American DVDs
On recent trips to the Ferias de Libros de Guadalajara and Buenos Aires, I selected several dozen DVDs from all over Latin America and the Caribbean, including Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, and Uruguay. You can find them easily in the Morris catalog by conducting an Advanced Search with the country name as a Keyword, and limiting the Material Type to DVD-VHS. If you have any suggestions for domestic or foreign films to add to our collection, please send an email to Teresa Miguel. Remember, the film must have a legal premise or at least a tangential legal issue -- well, we have the run of Sex in the City because Miranda is a lawyer....
Foreign, Comparative, Transnational, and International Legal Research
Don't know where to find the criminal code for the Ivory Coast? Or jurisprudence from the Constitutional Court of South Africa? Or a case decided by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights? Try the F/I Research Resources page. This page will link you to primary and secondary sources to help you get started on your research. The Country-by-Country Guide will point you to valuable legal research guides for each country in the world. You will also find annotated lists of foreign and international databases, both open-access and subscription-based. For specialized assistance with your research, please do not hesitate to contact Teresa Miguel or any of our reference librarians.
Latin American Journals and Serials
All of the Latin American journals and serial publications held by Yale Law Library are available on the Latin American Journals and Serials website. The publications are organized alphabetically by country. Soon, other law school libraries with Latin American collections will add their holdings as well.
If you would like to suggest a new serial for the library, please send an email to Teresa Miguel.