Friday, February 13, 2015

TRIAL: United Nations Law Collection and World Treaty Library from HeinOnline

We have trial access to HeinOnline’s United Nations Law Collection and World Treaty Library until 16th March 2015.  Take a look at this resource and let us know what you think.

Access the both collections via HeinOnline (University login will be required off campus).

The United Nations Law Collection is a complete online collection of exact reproductions of major United Nations legal publications.

The collection is made up of the following 9 unique sections:
  Treaty Publications
  International Court of Justice (ICJ)
  United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
  International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS)
  United Nations Yearbooks
  United Nations Serials - NEW
  Codification and Progressive Development of International Law
  United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)
  Other Related Works

For more information about the collection, view the brochure here

The World Treaty Library brings together works identified from Oceana’s Consolidated Treaty Series, Hein’s U.S. Treaty Index, Rohn’s World Treaty Index, Dumont, Wiktor, Martens, the League of Nations, and the United Nations Treaty Series, covering the time period from 1648 to the present. All together more than 160,000 treaty records have been identified.  Also included are hundreds of treaty related publications, a bibliography of select titles of importance to world treaty research, and hundreds of the best, and most-cited law review articles related to treaty research.

After trying the United Nations Law Collection please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments. Do get in touch, we really want to know what you think about this resource.

1 comment:

Patrick Butchard said...

This collection is a fantastic resource for those studying any area of international law. With research in this area expanding within the law department, this collection would be a fundamental addition to the resources we have available.

Being able to access such key texts through this online database is a huge advantage. Practically, the ability to access such basic texts online, rather than hard copy, is useful when staff and students need access to multiple texts at the same time.

The collection even contains the only full online version of the UNCIO Documents- Documents that would only otherwise be available in hard copy from other institutions.

If the law department and indeed other departments within the university are to continue to expand their research of international law and the United Nations, then this collection is essential.