International Team Project: Iceland and Greenland Research Checklist

This is a selective list of resources on Iceland and Greenland prepared for the International Team Project: Iceland and Greenland course at Northwestern University School of Law in the Spring 2012 semester, by Heidi Kuehl, Coordinator of Educational Programming and Outreach, and Irene Berkey, Foreign and International Law Librarian. Most materials cited are in English. Note that the English language versions of foreign language websites do not always have the same content as the vernacular version.

Country Information

Selected Government Web Sites

Iceland

Greenland

Area Studies

Laws and Legal System - Introductions, Research Guides, and Selected Internet Resources

Multi-Country

Iceland

Greenland

Legislation and/or case law

Iceland:

Greenland:

Constitution and Constitutional Law

Finding Books

Finding Books at Northwestern University

  • NUcat Searching Tips: using NUcat to search for books on a topic.
  • The preceding section explains how clicking on the "Library of Congress Subject Headings" in a catalog record can help to focus a search. Subject headings can also be searched directly. From the NUcat "Search" tab, search in "Subject Heading" or "Browse Subject Heading" Some Library of Congress Subject Headings are listed below. (The dashes and parentheses can be omitted.)
    Sample Search ("Guided Search"): Iceland (Keyword Anywhere) and Law (Keyword Anywhere).

Finding Books at Other Libraries

  • WorldCatAvailable from anywhere to members of the Northwestern Law community . WorldCat is a catalog with records from thousands of libraries. It can be used to identify materials not held by Northwestern University. Northwestern University students can place interlibrary loan requests either directly through WorldCat or via the interlibrary loan request form found on the library's home page.

Finding Articles

  • Tips:
    1. Many subject areas are relevant-- not just law.
    2. Use indexes to identify relevant articles.
    3. "Advanced search" is often easier than "basic search."
    4. Find a relevant citation, then click on "subject headings" or "descriptors" to find more.
    5. "Find it at NU" button often leads to electronic full text.
    6. NUcat "journal title" search leads to print and/or electronic full text.
  • Finding Articles and Papers on Foreign and Comparative Law (for articles on law of countries other than the U.S. and comparative law methodology, from journals published both in the U.S. and abroad)
  • Finding Articles and Papers on International Law (for public and private international law)
  • Find Non-Law Articles (for subjects in the social sciences, humanities, and sciences)

Finding Dissertations

  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT) Available from anywhere to all members of the Northwestern University community Entries for doctoral dissertations and master's theses, many of which are available in full text for immediate free download. Can search by school, e.g., Northwestern.

Finding Statistics

News: General, Legal, and Business

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  • LexisNexis Available from anywhere to members of the Northwestern Law community .
    News & Business > Country and Region (excluding US) > Iceland > Iceland News
    News & Business > Country and Region (excluding US) > Denmark (including Greenland) > Denmark News
  • Westlaw Available from anywhere to members of the Northwestern Law community
    International/Worldwide materials > Databases Listed Alphabetically by Country or Region > Iceland > Business and News
    International/Worldwide materials > Databases Listed Alphabetically by Country or Region > Denmark (including Greenland) > Business and News
  • WestlawNext Available from anywhere to members of the Northwestern Law community
    News > International News > Europe > Denmark OR Iceland
  • World News Connection Available from anywhere to all members of the Northwestern University community Provided to the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) by the Open Source Center (OSC). Monitors non-U.S. media sources.
  • Iceland News (in English).
  • BBC World Europe.

International Business Resources

International Organizations

Additional Resources for Selected Topics

Climate Change / Global Warming

Employment / Labor

Economic / Business / Bankruptcy

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