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International Commercial Arbitration Research Guide

This guide introduces researchers to primary and secondary sources for international commercial arbitration research.


A bibliography is a comprehensive list of published materials about a particular subject.  Bibliographies provide time-saving alternatives to searching library catalogs and journal databases for relevant books and journal articles. Use the following bibliographies to identify books and journal articles that address various aspects of international commercial arbitration.

  • The Pechota Bibliography on Arbitration. (2nd ed.) INTL K2400.A12 C66 2011 (updated regularly)
    Publications listed in Part I are arranged by subject matter. Consult the table of contents for a complete list of topics and subtopics. Publications listed in Part II are arranged by jurisdiction, with more than 171 national and sub-national jurisdictions represented.  The majority of the items in the bibliography are published in English, but many non-English publications also are included.
  • The 1958 New York Convention:  A Bibliography (last updated in July, 2016)
    Compiled by UNCITRAL, this searchable database includes citations to nearly 800 books and journals articles about the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards.  Many of these items discuss the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in specific jurisdictions.  The bibliography also is available for download in PDF format. 

When you identify a relevant book or journal article using one of these bibliographies, search the Law Library's online catalog for the title of the book or journal to see if the library owns a copy or provides access to an electronic version. If the library does not have the book or article that you need, you may request it through interlibrary loan.