Daily Archives: Friday 2 August 2013

Great Resources: HeinOnline – United Nations Law Collection

heinonline-logoThis twenty-seventh installment continues our series on HeinOnline’s digital collections.

HeinOnline’s database entitled “United Nations Law Collection” provides users with access to a variety of resources dealing with the United Nations and the League of Nations.  In addition to official documents, treaties and publications put forth by the United Nations, there are also some scholarly articles written about the same.  Some of the resources are in other languages.  The database provides links to other research guides, is searchable by citation, and may be browsed alphabetically.  There are also search engines allowing the user to limit the time frame of the results.  Most of the resources available are relatively recent, and therefore may not be as useful for historical research, however there are a few older ones as well; also there are many contemporary articles dealing with historic events.

To access the United Nations Law Collection, go to http://www.law.sc.edu/library/limited_access/ and select HeinOnline.

To read up on other HeinOnline digital collections, see our coverage of the Congress and the Courts collection, the History of Supreme Court Nominations collection, the Session Laws Library/State Statutes: A Historical Archive, the U.S. International Trade Library, the Children’s Law Journal, the Intellectual Property Law Collection, the State Attorney General Reports and Opinions, the American Indian Law Collection, the World Constitutions Illustrated collection, the Taxation and Economic Reform in America, Parts I and II collection, the U.S. Presidential LibraryEnglish Reports, the World Trials Library, the U.S. Supreme Court Library, the Federal Register Library, the Foreign & International Law Resources Database, the National Moot Court Competition collection, the American Law Institute Library, the History of Bankruptcy:  Taxation & Economic Reform in America Part III, the Statutes of the Realm collection, the Legal Classics Library, the History of International Law, the U.S. Federal Legislative History Library, Pentagon Papers, and Treaties and Agreements Library.

Great Resources: HeinOnline – Treaties and Agreements Library

This twenty-sixth installment continues our series on HeinOnline’s digital collections.

heinonline-logoHeinOnline’s Treaties and Agreements Library provides a comprehensive collection of United States treaties, including expired treaties, those still in force, and those yet to be officially published.  The collection contains the United States’ official treaty publications, United States Treaties and Other International Agreements (UST) and Treaties and Other International Acts Series (TIAS), as well as several unofficial treaty publications.

To help begin the research process, the collection includes Treaties in Force (TIF), which has been published annually by the Department of State since 1955 and includes brief summaries of all treaties and international agreements which are considered to be in force as of January of the year of publication.  Igor I. Kavass’ Guide to Treaties in Force, designed to be used in conjunction with TIF, is also included to facilitate searching.

One additional (and very useful) feature provided by this resource is a quick and easy way to determine if a treaty to which the United States is a party is still in force.  Simply click on “Treaty Metadata Search” under the “Search” tab and fill in the fields to search.  The Summary that is included with each result will include a brief description of the agreement, as well as whether or not it is still in force. The Treaties and Agreements Library also includes links to several external resources that will be helpful to those doing research on the topic.

To access the Treaties and Agreements Library, click here and select HeinOnline.

To read up on other HeinOnline digital collections, see our coverage of the Congress and the Courts collection, the History of Supreme Court Nominations collection, the Session Laws Library/State Statutes: A Historical Archive, the U.S. International Trade Library, the Children’s Law Journal, the Intellectual Property Law Collection, the State Attorney General Reports and Opinions, the American Indian Law Collection, the World Constitutions Illustrated collection, the Taxation and Economic Reform in America, Parts I and II collection, the U.S. Presidential LibraryEnglish Reports, the World Trials Library, the U.S. Supreme Court Library, the Federal Register Library, the Foreign & International Law Resources Database, the National Moot Court Competition collection, theAmerican Law Institute Library, the History of Bankruptcy:  Taxation & Economic Reform in America Part III, the Statutes of the Realm collection, the Legal Classics Library, the History of International Law, the U.S. Federal Legislative History LibraryPentagon Papers and Trends in Law Library Management and Technology.

Legal News of the Day: Baby Veronica Adoption Ordered

According to the child’s biological father, the adoption of “Baby Veronica” was approved by a family court in a closed hearing yesterday in Charleston, South Carolina.  The court also approved a proposed transition plan, which means that the child will not be transferred immediately to her new home in South Carolina.

Whether this is the end of the Baby Veronica saga remains to be seen, however, as the biological father’s request to the Supreme Court to intervene is still pending.