International Team Project: Fiji and New Zealand Research Checklist

This is a selective list of resources prepared for students participating in the International Team Project: Fiji and New Zealand 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 Library Reference, Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Librarian (e-mail | (312) 503-8451)

Country Information

Governmental Information: Fiji

Governmental Information: New Zealand

Laws and Legal System: Fiji

Laws and Legal System: New Zealand

Introductions and Research Guides:

Constitution and Constitutional Law

Legal encyclopedia

  • The Laws of New Zealand
    LexisNexis Available from anywhere to members of the Northwestern Law community Legal > Find Laws by Country or Region > Foreign Laws & Legal Sources > New Zealand > Commentaries and Treatises > The Laws of New Zealand (LONZ)

Legislation

Case 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.)
    constitutional law -- New Zealand
    Maori (New Zealand people) -- legal status, laws, etc.

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

/website/lawlibrary/research/foreignandcomparative/common/blurb/GeneralLegalBusiness
  • LexisNexis Available from anywhere to members of the Northwestern Law community . News & Business > Country and Region (excluding US) > New Zealand > New Zealand News
  • Westlaw Available from anywhere to members of the Northwestern Law community International/Worldwide materials > Asia and the Pacific Rim > Individual Country Materials > New Zealand  >Business and News
  • Fiji: News and Media Links to free Internet news sources listed in the Open Directory Project.
  • New Zealand: News and Media. Links to free Internet news sources listed in the Open Directory Project.

International Business Resources

Additional Resources for Selected Topics

Education

Human Rights

Maori Resources

Sports Law

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