Research Guides


  1. UN resources
  2. Other guides (Including Cambridge Companion to International Law)

Where no link is given to the resource named, it can be found on the Squire legal databases page.

UN resources

UN Treaty Reference Guide

"This Reference Guide seeks to provide a basic - but not an exhaustive - overview of the key terms employed in the United Nations Treaty Collection ... Also included is a glossary of terms relating to treaty actions."

The United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library provides a number of online resources including:

  • Research Guide to UN documentation
  • UNBISNET (United Nations Bibligraphic Information System)
    "Catalogue of United Nations (UN) documents and publications ... also provides instant access to a growing number of full text resources ... including resolutions adopted by the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council and the Security Council from 1946 onward."
    Also includes voting records from the General Assembly and Security Council and an index to speeches made to the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council and the Trusteeship Council.
  • UN-I-QUE (United Nations Info Quest)
    "A ready-reference file ... designed to provide quick access to document symbols/sales numbers for UN materials ... Focuses upon documents and publications of a recurrent nature."

Audiovisual Library of International Law

"The Audiovisual Library is a unique, multimedia resource which ... consists of three pillars:

  1. the Historic Archives containing documents and audiovisual materials relating to the negotiation and adoption of significant legal instruments under the auspices of the United Nations and related agencies since 1945;
  2. the Lecture Series featuring a permanent collection of lectures on virtually every subject of international law given by leading international law scholars and practitioners from different countries and legal systems; and
  3. the Research Library providing an on-line international law library with links to treaties, jurisprudence, publications and documents, scholarly writings and research guides."


Official Document System of the United Nations

"Pre-session, in-session and post-session documentation for meetings of the General Assembly and its subsidiary bodies, the Security Council and its subsidiary bodies, the Economic and Social Council and its subsidiary bodies and the Trusteeship Council, and for global conferences convened by the United Nations as well as for other meetings included in the Calendar of Conferences and Meetings authorized by the General Assembly."

Other guides

Cambridge Companion to International Law: Guide to Electronic Sources

Resources from the American Society of International Law

Globalex, LLRX - Describe national legal systems, including details of the way the legislature and court systems operate plus useful local legal sources

Research guides from the Institute of Advanced Studies library - see particularly those for public international law and the United Nations.

The Bluebook: a uniform system of citation /compiled by the editors of the Columbia Law Review, the Harvard Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and The Yale Law Journal. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard Law Review Association, 2005, 18th Edition.

Two copies in second floor reference section and one copy held on reserve at library desk.

OSCOLA - the Oxford Standard for Citation Of Legal Authorities.