International Team Project: Egypt Research Checklist

Prepared for International Team Project Egypt at Northwestern University School of Law, Spring 2009 Semester, by Irene Berkey, Foreign and International Law Librarian.

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Materials in this checklist are primarily in English, unless otherwise noted.

Note: The Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies (the Africana Collection) at Northwestern University Library is the largest separate Africana Collection in the world. Its comprehensive subject collection includes law.

General Country Information

African and Middle Eastern Studies Web Sites

Governmental Web Sites

Laws and Legal System

Introductions/Research Guides/Links to Selected Laws:

Family Law:

  • Islamic Family Law: Egypt. From Emory University Law School. Note: updated as of 2002 only.
  • Islamic Marriage and Divorce Laws of the Arab World, by Dawoud El Alami and Doreen Hinchcliffe (1996), chapter 3, " Egypt," pages 51-62. N,GAA KMC 160 .E4 1996

Constitution:

  • The Constitution of the Arab Republic of Egypt, as amended to 2007, from Oxford Constitutions of the World Available from anywhere to all members of the Northwestern University community (search for Egypt in "Jurisdiction" box). Also available in print. I,MON K 3157 .A2B58 1971 v.6 This resource also includes Law Number 48/1979 on the Supreme Constitutional Court (as Amended by Decree-Law 168/1998), a bibliography, and an introductory note by Rainer Grote, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law.

Finding Books

Finding Articles

Hints: Many subject areas are relevant - not just law. | Use indexes to identify relevant articles. | " Advanced search" often easier than "basic search." | Find relevant citation, then click on " subject headings" or " descriptors" to find more. | " Find it at NU" button often leads to electronic full text. | NUcat " journal title" search leads to print and/or electronic full text.

Finding Dissertations

Finding Statistics

News: General, Legal, and Business

  • Note that both Lexis and Westlaw allow you to create and save a search, to be run on a periodic basis, such as daily or weekly. For links to tutorials, see the Research Alerts page of the library's web site. Many organizations make it possible to monitor news by means of an RSS/XML ("Really Simple Syndication") feed. For information of setting up RSS feeds, see the Research Alerts: RSS Feeds section of the library's web site.

 

International Business Resources

  • ABI/INFORM Available from anywhere to all members of the Northwestern University community Citations, abstracts and many full text articles on business and management

Regional and International Organizations

Note: Egypt is not necessarily a member of all the organizations listed below. However, these web sites can often be good sources of information about Egypt.

Additional Resources for Special Topics

Art and Culture

  • Web of Knowledge Available from anywhere to all members of the Northwestern University community Select "Arts and Humanities Citation Index."
  • Humanities Abstracts Available from anywhere to all members of the Northwestern University community Bibliographic citations and many abstracts and links to full text of articles from periodicals in topics such as archaeology, art, film, folklore, music, the performing arts, philosophy, religion, and world literature.

Children/Family (see also Women's Issues)

  • Egypt From UNICEF. Background information on the social conditions experienced by children.
  • Islamic Family Law. From Emory University Law School. Note: updated as of 2002 only.
  • Family and Society Studies Worldwide Available from anywhere to all members of the Northwestern University community. Citations and abstracts in family science, human ecology, and human development.

Criminal Justice

Economic Development

Education

  • ERIC Available from anywhere to members of the NU School of Law community Citations to articles and reports on education.

Environment/Land Use/Natural Resources

  • ECOLEX. World Conservation Union (IUCN). A database of imformation on environmental law.
  • FAOLEX. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. A legislative database on food, agriculture, and renewable natural resources.

Health

Human Rights

Politics and Government

  • International Political Science Abstracts Available from anywhere to all members of the Northwestern University community. Citations and abstracts to English and non-English language periodicals throughout the world. Covers political science, public law, international law, and international relations.
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts Available from anywhere to all members of the Northwestern University community. Citations with abstract from more than 1100 journals in political science and related disciplines. Coverage is international in scope.

Refugees/Immigration/Relief

Religion

Women's Issues (see also Children/Family)

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