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International Arms Control Research Guide

This guide supports research in the international law of arms control in both primary and secondary materials.


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Journal Articles

Journal articles are a good way to obtain background information, locate the text of a foreign law, a citation, or locate information about a subject. Westlaw and Lexis provide excellent coverage of U.S. law reviews, but you should consider expanding your journal research to foreign journals and indexes for more comprehensive and global coverage. For information on other journal databases, see ourUsing Articles for Legal and Non-Legal Research for a complete list.

If you already have a citation and would like to read the article, simply type the journal name as atitle search in the library catalog. The results will tell you if we have print, electronic, or both. Be sure to check coverage dates or volume numbers to determine if your particular volume or issue is available. If the library does not have the journal article, you may request the article throughinterlibrary loan and we will ask another library to make a photocopy.

Below are listed a few of the most commonly used resources for locating articles on arms control.

  • Cambridge University Press Journals
    This full-text database offers both legal and non-legal journals published by Cambridge University. We suggest using advanced searching.
  • Kluwer Law International
    This has a broad collection of international journals, especially useful for European Union research.
  • Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP)
    A multilingual index to articles and book reviews appearing in approximately 490 legal journals published worldwide. This is the best resource to search for foreign language legal journal articles. Please note this is not a full-text database.
  • Oxford University Press
    This full-text database has both legal and non-legal journals published by Oxford University. You can limit to a particular journal or to the subject law.
  • HeinOnline
    This legal database contains the full text of legal documents in PDF format, in several collections. The Law Journal Library contains articles from most major law reviews and law journals. Approximately 650 law journals and reviews are included, beginning with the inception date of each publication. For this topic it can be particular helpful to review older law journals for a more wide-ranging view of this topic.