Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation Research Guide

This guide is for students conducting introductory research in the area of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including mediation and arbitration.


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Finding Books: Catalog Searching Tips

To search materials in the catalog by subject, use our Advanced Search. Select "subject" in the first drop-down box, then enter a subject heading (such as one of the ones suggested on this page) in the corresponding search box.  You can run the search alone or include additional terms in additional search boxes below.  To find books, it may help to first narrow your search to "Law Library Catalog" or "Georgetown Univ. + Local Academic Libraries" using one of the radio buttons at the top of the page.  After running a search, you can sort by "Date-newest first" on the left to put the most recent materials at the top.  You can also narrow your results to books only on the left under "Resource Type."

Subject Headings for Secondary Sources

The library has an extensive collection on Alternative Dispute Resolution. You can search the following subject headings on the library's online catalog for additional resources:

  • Arbitration and Award
  • Arbitration and Award United States
  • Dispute Resolution Law
  • Dispute Resolution Law United States
  • Mediation
  • Mediation United States
  • Negotiation
  • Negotiation United States

Journals & Law Reviews

For information on finding law review and journal articles generally, see our guide Articles for Legal & Non-Legal Research and our Secondary Sources Tutorial. A list of selected journals on ADR & Mediation include: