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International Law

This resource guide provides suggested sources of information that are helpful starting points for researching international law.

Starting Your Research

As in all projects, unless you are already knowledgeable about the topic area, it is best to start with introductory resources and then to consult more focused works; moving from secondary to primary resources.

Articles, books and government documents can provide you with an overview of your topic and help you think of search terms that you might not have thought of otherwise. They will also cite primary authorities such as statutes and case law. You can then use the primary sources cited in the secondary sources as a jumping off point to find other primary sources.

Citing foreign and international materials may prove challenging, particularly when citing for a seminar paper.  You may use the Bluebook but another resource published by the Guide to Citing Foreign and International Legal Citations.



Accessing Databases From Off Campus

Some of the databases linked to in this Guide are subscription databases. Access is available to these databases on or off campus.

Bloomberg Law & Lexis & Westlaw - all Widener students have an individual passwords to Bloomberg, Lexis & Westlaw. If you have trouble with your password please contact Ed Sonnenberg at or 541-3932.

IntelliConnect - Before using IntelliConnect you must register for a username and password. 

Other databases - When using other databases off campus you may be prompted for your name and library barcode number. The library barcode number is the 14 digit number printed on the back of your student ID.


* Illiad connection only works on campus.