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Great Resources: HeinOnline – United Nations Law Collection

This fiftieth installment continues our series on HeinOnline’s digital collections.

heinonline-logoFor anyone interested in researching international or comparative law, HeinOnline provides access to a complete online collection of exact reproductions of major United Nations legal publications.  The collection is divided into nine unique sections: Treaty Publications, International Court of Justice (ICJ), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), International Tribunal for the Law of the Seas (ITLOS), United Nations Yearbooks, United Nations Serials, Codification and Progressive Development of International Law, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), and Other Related Works.  Each of these sections contains numerous resources that can provide a wealth of information on a broad range of topics regarding international law.

In order to facilitate research and decrease the amount of time spent searching for relevant documents, this collection features unique Finding Aids that allow researchers to search this voluminous collection quickly and easily.  Researchers can search by United Nations or League of Nations Treaty Series Citation, search the full texts of documents for key words or phrases, or search International Agreements by Popular Title, just to give examples of a few of these helpful tools.

To access The United Nations Law Collection, click here and select HeinOnline under Legal Search Engines Research.

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 LibraryPentagon PapersTreaties and Agreements Librarythe Canada Supreme Court Reports/Revised Statutes of CanadaU.S. Congressional Documents, the European Centre for Minority Issues, the Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS)U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, & Appeals, the Law Journal Library, the Selden Society Publications and The History of Early English Law, the Subject Compilations of State LawsEarly American Case LawSpinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf, the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, the Philip C. Jessup Library, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws collection, the Harvard Research in International Law collection, and the International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family collection, the Association of American Law Libraries (AALL), the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), the United States Code, the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, Bar Journals, and the Code of Federal Regulations.