International Team Project: India - Research Checklist
This is a selective list of resources prepared for students participating in the International Team Project: India course at Northwestern University School of Law in the spring 2012 semester, by Irene Berkey, Foreign and International Law Librarian.
For questions about this guide, contact Heidi Kuehl, Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Librarian and Coordinator of Educational Programming and Outreach (e-mail | (312) 503-4725)
Governmental web sites
Non-Governmental web sites
Laws and Legal System
Research Guides and Descriptions of Legal System / Collections of Links
- Legal Systems of the World: A Political, Social, and Cultural Encyclopedia, vol. 2, pages 693-699
- A Guide to India's Legal Research and Legal System. By Dr. Rakesh Kumar Srivastava (GlobaLex, 2010).
- Guide to Indian Laws. By V. Ramakrishnan (GlobaLex, 2006).
- Foreign Law Guide: Current Sources of Codes and Basic Legislation in Jurisdictions of the World by Reynolds and Flores. For each country, includes background on the legal system and legal publication, as well as citations to laws on particular topics and English language translations.
- Guide to Law Online: India. Law Library of Congress. For legal developments see Global Legal Monitor: India.
- Legal Information Institute of India (LIII).
- Martindale-Hubbell International Law Digest. The "digest" consists of detailed summaries of the law on selected substantive and procedural topics, arranged alphabetically.
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Constitution and Constitutional Law
Finding Books at Northwestern University
- NUcat Searching Tips
- 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.)
constitutional law -- India
India - Rural conditions
Human rights -- India
Finding books at other libraries:
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)
- Many subject areas are relevant-- not just law.
- Use indexes to identify relevant articles.
- "Advanced search" is often easier than "basic search."
- Find a 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
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. Always check scope notes (click on information icon) for dates of coverage. Not all publications are current.
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
Regional and International Organizations
Note: India is not necessarily a member of all the organizations listed below. However, these web sites are good sources of information about India.
Additional Resources for Selected Topics
- ERIC (EBSCO) Annotated references to articles on education, 1966 to present.
Environment/Land Use/Natural Resources
Human Rights/Human Trafficking
Women's and Children's Issues