Yale – Foreign & International Databases

Foreign & International Databases

Africa Yearbook

Information on the legal, social, political and economic state of African nations.

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African Journals Online

The world’s largest and preeminent collection of peer-reviewed, African-published scholarly journals.

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All Africa.com

News from a variety of African countries and sources.

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(Audio Case Files)

AudioCaseFiles offers audio opinions of more than 1,000 cases and 4,000 hours of trial video to the legal community. Download MP3s and listen on the go. Watch the best practitioners in the world argue cases on product liability, antitrust, mergers & acquisitions, and more. Create an account using your yale.edu email address.

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Australasian Legal Information Institute

Australian and New Zealand legal database, containing primary legal materials (legislation, treaties and decisions of courts and tribunals); and secondary legal materials created by public bodies for purposes of public access, and a substantial collection of law journals. A joint facility of UTS and UNSW Faculties of Law

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Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg Law provides online access to U.S. federal & state primary law, docket materials, directories, news, proprietary research reports, some foreign law materials, SEC filings, and an amazing set of model forms and contracts, among other resources. A Bloomberg Terminal, providing hard financial data, is also located near the Reference Desk on L3. Bloomberg Law accounts are available to YLS faculty, including visiting faculty, students and librarians. Please complete this form to request a Bloomberg Law account:https://www.bloomberglaw.com/register.htm The Library sponsors Bloomberg Law training sessions throughout the academic year for students who would like hands-on instruction. The sessions are taught by our Bloomberg Law account representatives. Session dates, times and sign-ups are available at the Law Library training calendar: http://morris.law.yale.edu/iii/calendar/month and the Yale Law School events calendar. For more information or one-on-one training, please contact our Bloomberg Law account representative, Pamela Haahr, at: oribe@bloomberg.net. Bloomberg Law customer support is available at: 1-888-560-2529 and online chat reference is also available from Bloomberg’s Law Help Center (once signed in to Bloomberg Law, click the Help link in the upper right corner).

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(BNA Online)

Subscription package from the Bureau of National Affairs that provides to most of its titles, chiefly in the area of American law, but also including some titles relating to foreign and international law. Most titles are online equivalents of loose-leaf services and journals also available in print.

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Columbia International Affairs Online

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is a comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 to present. It includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, journal articles, book chapters, case studies, and policy briefs. Each section of CIAO is updated with new material on a regular schedule and a list of sources for each type of material is provided.

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Criminal Justice Abstracts
(Criminal Justice Abstracts (Online))

Criminal Justice Abstracts contains hundreds of in-depth abstracts of current books, book chapters, journal articles, government reports, and dissertations published worldwide.Criminal Justice Abstracts also offers extensive coverage of new books from scholarly and commercial publishers and valuable reports from public and private agencies in many nations.

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Digital National Security Archive

The Digital National Security Archive contains a comprehensive set of declassified government documents available. The resource now includes 36 collections consisting of over 80,000 meticulously indexed documents, with more than 500,000 total pages. It covers the most critical world events, countries, and U.S. policy decisions from post World War II through the 21st century.

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Hispanic law collection of more than 250 Spanish language ebooks including interdisciplinary resources on topics such immigration law, colonization, and general political science topics from both Spain and Latin America. Publishers include Trotta, Dykinson, Biblioteca Nueva, Prensas de la Universidad de Zaragoza, Pontificia Catolica del Peru, Universidad del Rosario, Argentina, and more. Updated monthly with new titles.

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Ethnic NewsWatch
(Ethnic NewsWatch: A History)

Ethnic NewsWatch provides access to journals, magazines, and newspapers from ethnic and minority presses. The current collection, Ethnic NewsWatch™, covers 1990-present, and the historical collection, Ethnic NewsWatch: A History™, spans 1959-1989. Ethnicities include: African American/Caribbean/African; Arab/Middle Eastern; Asian/Pacific Islander; European/Eastern European; Hispanic; Jewish; Native People.

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European Journal of Risk Regulation

EJRR is an interdisciplinary journal focusing on European law regulating environmental issues, with a discussion extending to other social sciences such as regulation studies, political science, risk analysis, safety science and sociology. It provides an innovative forum for informed and scholarly discussion on how these risks are regulated across policy domains in Europe and beyond.

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Factiva contains nearly 8,000 sources from 118 countries and 22 languages, and 120 continuously updated newswires. Coverage includes: Same-day and archival coverage of The Wall Street Journal,Washington Post, The Globe and Mail, Financial Times, Handelsblatt, Les Echos, South China Morning Post, Australian Financial Review, Sydney Morning Herald, Straits Times, Yomiuri Shimbun, and local newspapers from every corner of the globe. Newswires include Dow Jones, Reuters, Associated Press, Asia Pulse, and over 120 other continuously updating industry, press release and local newswires. Transcripts from BBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, NPR and more. The following sites have detailed information on Factiva content: <a href=”http://www.factiva.com/sources/index.asp”>Search the Factiva content set</a>. See <a href=”http://www.factiva.com/sources/sourceadditions.asp”>what content recently has been added to Factiva</a>. Read more about <a href=”http://www.factiva.com/sources/cicchanges.asp”>changes</a>Years of Coverage: Varies by file

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Facts on File: World News Digest
(Facts on File)

A digest of U.S.and world news arranged primarily by place but also providing access by type of information (e.g. obituaries). A nice feature is the Timeline of Top News Stories by decade. The digest is updated weekly.

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Financial Times

The latest U.S. and international business, finance, economic and political news, comment and analysis from the Financial Times on FT.com

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Foreign Law Guide
(Foreign Law: Current Sources of Codes and Basic Legislation in Jurisdictions of the World)

Great background information into every country’s history and legal system. Also listed in the Country-by-Country Guide above. FLG is a comprehensive list of primary and secondary sources in print and on the Internet. This is the electronic version of Foreign Law: Current Sources of Codes and Basic Legislation in Jurisdictions of the World – Z675.L2 A23 no. 33 – L1 – F/I Reference – (*database available via Yale network only)

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(Hein Online)

Hein Online is a searchable database of full-text legal journals. Other modules include Treaties and Agreements Library (UST 1950 – 1984; ILM 1962 – 2008; Bevans; Malloy; Miller; Kappler; treaty texts; etc.). Federal Legislative History Library. U.S. Code. U.S. Statutes at Large. Federal Register Library. Code of Federal Regulations. Legal Classics. Phillip C. Jessup Library. U.S. Attorney General Opinions. U.S. Presidential Library. U.S. Supreme Court Library. Foreign Relations of the United States. European Center for Minority Issues. Israel Law Reports. United Nations Treaty Series. American Law Institute Publications. Taxation & Economic Reform in America, a Historical Archive. Coverage varies by title. Each library or collection has a separate resource record with attached holdings.

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Heinonline Hague Academy of Collected Courses Online
(Collected Courses Online)

Since 1923 The Hague Academy of International Law organizes Collected Courses Online prestigious post-university summer courses in private international law and public international law. The courses are published in the book series “The Hague Academy Collected Courses”, now comprising over 320 volumes and available online.

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HeinOnline Harvard Research in International Law
(Hein Online Harvard Research in International Law)

Composed of two parts: (1) special issues of the American Journal of International Law from the 1920s-1930s and (2) a work published in 2007 evaluating the work in those special issues.

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Heinonline Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
(Index to foreign legal periodicals (Online))

IFLP is a multilingual bibliographic database indexing articles and book reviews from over 450 legal periodicals. The database is updated quarterly and covers 1985 to the present. This database covers international law (public and private), comparative law, and municipal laws of countries other than the United States, United Kingdom, and the British Islands.

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Human Rights Documents Online

Human Rights Documents Online (HRDO) will ultimately contain all human rights documents collected by the Human Rights Internet (HRI) in Ottawa in Canada since 1980. These documents emanate from 483 non-governmental human rights organizations (NGOs) worldwide, some of which have a universal scope, whilst others focus on the attainment of human rights in a specific area of the world.

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Integrated Database of Trade Disputes for Latin America and the Caribbean

Integrated Database of Trade Disputes for Latin America and the Caribbean – a single database with documents from the official websites of the dispute resolution systems of the WTO, MERCOSUR, CARICOM, the Andean Community, NAFTA, and SIECA.

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(CCH Online)

Access to primary law and CCH analysis in the areas of Tax (federal, state, and international), Legal Professional (antitrust and trade regulation, banking, corporate governance, intellectual property, products liability, securities and related topics), and Business Compliance (food &amp; drugs, health care law, labor &amp; employment, and related topics)

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International Investment Claims: ORIL

With over 300 awards at launch and more being added regularly, the International Investment Claims module makes it possible for the first time to search this growing and influential body of jurisprudence alongside other areas of international law.

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International Law and Human Rights
(Brill international law and human rights)

Search for decisions on human rights from a variety of global and regional courts including: the European Commission of Human Rights, European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) from 1961; decisions from the four UN Committees (Committee Against Torture, Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and Human Rights Committee, which monitors the Convention for Civil and Political Rights) which are able to deliver views in individual cases; comprehensive decisions from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (I/A Court H.R.) and selected decisions of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR); cases decided under the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, in both the Court and the Commission (Yale access only).

International Law in Domestic Courts: ORIL

Landmark cases from foreign jurisdictions translated into English and commented upon by recognized scholars

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Investment Arbitration Reporter

Investment Arbitration Reporter news service is designed to provide news reports, articles and analysis relating to developments in foreign investment protection, dispute resolution, and policymaking.

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Investment Claims
(Oxford International Investment Claims)

Investment Claims aims to publish all publicly available awards and decisions arising out of international investment arbitrations, and related enforcement or review decisions from national courts. The collection includes over 300 arbitral awards, decisions, and determinations under the auspices of bodies such as the ICC International Court of Arbitration, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and others.

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Kluwer Arbitration

KluwerArbitration.com is the leading online service for international commercial arbitrators. It includes case law, commentary, conventions, legislation, rules, and investment arbitration materials.

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Kluwer Law International e-books on MyiLibrary
(KLI e-books)

This collection of e-books encompasses 59 Kluwer Law International titles. These e-books are hosted on the MyiLibrary platform.

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Kluwer Law Online
(Kluwer Law International Journals)

A variety of business, arbitration, environmental, tax, and trade law titles published by Kluwer Law International. The library subscribes to 14 of the listed titles.

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Latin American newsletters

Current political and business news from Latin America. Includes daily updates and regional newsletters.

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Leadership Library
(Yellow Books)

Includes 14 Leadership Directories yellow books, of which five are published quarterly: Congressional yellow book, Federal yellow book, State yellow book, Corporate yellow book, and News media yellow book; and nine are published semiannually: Municipal yellow book, Federal regional yellow book, Judicial yellow book, Financial yellow book, Associations yellow book, Law firms yellow book, Government affairs yellow book, Foreign representatives in the U.S. yellow book, and Nonprofit sector yellow book. Allows searching and browsing within individual directories or across all 14 directories using single or multiple criteria, such as name, job title, industry, and geographical location.

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Provides access to citations from major legal publications and many full text articles in PDF format. LegalTrac is updated daily with coverage starting from 1980. This database indexes articles on Federal and State Cases, Laws and Regulations, Legal Practice, and Taxation, as well as, British Commonwealth, European Union and International Law.

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Making of Modern Law: Foreign Primary Sources, 1600-1970

Making of Modern Law: Foreign Primary Sources, 1600-1970 complements the collection of treatises found in MOML: Foreign, Comparative and International Law 1600-1926. Importantly, it provides an interpretive analysis with books and codes – the “primary sources” of law in European Jurisdictions.

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Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources, 1763-1970

Part II, 1763-1979: Extends this acclaimed archive into the second half of the twentieth century with more than 1.6 million newly scanned pages drawn from the three world-class American law libraries: the Harvard Law School Library, the Yale Law Library, and the Law Library of Congress. Comprised of United States codes, constitutional conventions and compilations, and municipal codes, Part II enhances scholarly access to essential documents in American legal history and is fully cross-searchable with Primary Sources, Part I.

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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law

The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (MPEPIL) online edition, edited by Rüdiger Wolfrum, is a fully updated online edition of the Encyclopedia of Public International Law published in print between 1991 and 2001 under the general editorship of Rudolf Bernhardt.

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NatLaw World
(National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade)

Provides access to full text of laws and regulations from many Latin American countries, organized by country, and then by subject. Also offers access to many Latin American treaties and agreements, an English/Spanish list of legal terms and phrases, and links to free external sources of related information for Latin American countries and Canada. The entire database, or information on individual countries, may be searched by keywords.

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Oxford Bibliographies Online
(Oxford Bibliographies Online: International Law)

Scholarly bibliographic essays on topics related to the title, including Criminology and International Law. Additional titles from Yale University Library.

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Oxford Constitutions of the World
(Constitutions of the Countries of the World)

Contains fully-translated English-language versions of all the world’s constitutions (both national and sub-national), accompanied by individual commentaries, supplementary materials, including foundation documents, historical constitutions, and amendment Acts/laws. Combines formerly separate databases: Constitutions of the Countries of the World, Constitutions of Dependencies and Territories, Constitutions of the United States: National and State.

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Oxford Reports on International Law (ORIL)
(International Criminal Law)

ORIL integrates important decisions on public international law from international courts and tribunals, domestic courts and ad hoc tribunals. This online service is a single point of reference for all international law jurisprudence, providing researchers access to the widest possible range of international law jurisprudence. In addition to its expansive coverage and regular updates, Oxford Reports on International Law offers users enhanced case reports which contain high quality commentary and analysis. Case reports include headnotes, summary of case facts and judicial holdings, full text of the opinion of the courts, analytical commentary from scholarly experts, accurate translations of non-English judgments, and a list of cases and instruments cited.

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Palgrave dictionary of economics online
(New Palgrave dictionary of economics online)

The world’s most extensive and authoritative economics reference resource. The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume, contains over 1,850 articles by more than 1,500 of the world’s leading economists.

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Piracy Trials Collection, Library of Congress
(Library of Congress, Piracy Trials Collection)

The Law Library of Congress digitized collection of pre-1923 piracy trials is critical for understanding how the various nations of the world handled piracy issues before the year 1900.

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Formally founded by the Law School at Beijing University. This bilingual database (formerly known as ChinaLawInfo for its Chinese site and LawInfoChina for the English site) provides a up-to-date selection of key Chinese legislation, cases, yearbooks and official pronouncements. Full-text articles for selective Chinese law journals are available. The homepage is in Chinese and English and bilingual contents are searchable in the tab.

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(Library PressDisplay)

Current issues of newspapers from around the world, usually most current 90 days.

ProQuest National Newspapers
(ProQuest National Newspapers Core)

Coverage of national, international, and local news. Find full text articles from many major U.S. newspapers – current and historical; includes Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, LA Times, NY Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. New papers added frequently, check “Searching: ## databases” for full, current list.

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ProQuest Statistical Insight
(LexisNexis Statistical )

ProQuest Statistical Insight searches U.S. federal government (1974-present), international intergovernmental (1983-present), state government and privately published documents (1981-present) that contain statistics. Many tables are available online as images or Excel files.

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Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive

A historical archive comprised of four collections: Part I. Debate over Slavery and Abolition, Part II. Slave Trade in the Atlantic World, Part III. Institution of Slavery, Part IV. Age of Emancipation.

Social Science Research Network

The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) provides researchers with opportunities for networking worldwide via specialized research sub-networks that encourages the early distribution of research results by publishing submitted abstracts and by soliciting abstracts of top quality research papers around the world. SSRN now has hundreds of journals, publishers, and institutions that provide abstracts of accepted papers and working papers for publication in SSRN’s email based abstracting journals. SSRN also delivers electronic copies of the full text of papers for authors that wish to deliver their documents over the internet.

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South China Morning Post

A Hong Kong-based newspaper in English with current news about China and other Asian countries. Please inquire at reference.law@yale.edu for User ID and password

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Tax Analysts
(Tax Notes Today)

Includes State Tax Today, Tax Notes Today, Worldwide Tax Daily and Worldwide Tax Treaties.

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Transnational Dispute Management

TDM is an international commercial arbitration legal and regulatory journal (articles, studies, newsletter) and database (Knowledgebank – modern energy laws, arbitral awards, treaties, voluntary guidelines). You can also join the OGEMID (oil, gas, energy, mining, infrastructure) listserv and browse its archives.*

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U.S. Intelligence on the Middle East, 1945-2009
(U.S. Intelligence on the Middle East)

This comprehensive document set sheds light on the U.S. intelligence community’s spying and analytic efforts in the Arab world, including the Middle East, the Near East, and North Africa. It covers the time period from the end of World War II to the present day, up until the 2002-2003 Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) assessments, the Global War on Terror, the Iraq War, and Iran’s nuclear program.

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(Ulrich’s web)

Provides users with essential serials bibliographic and access information that ranges from subscription rates to the latest web sites. Nearly a quarter of a million consumer and trade magazines, academic and scholarly publications, monographic series, newsletters, newspapers, electronic publications, ‘zines, and many other types of serial publications and services published throughout the world on all subjects, are profiled.

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Wanfang Data – Policies and Laws of China
(Wanfang Data)

Policies and Laws of China (in English & Chinese). Primarily Chinese online database covering state and regional laws and regulations of China, selected collection of court cases, administrative documents and texts of treaties. Searching in English is functional but cumbersome. Yale network access.

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