International Team Project: Tanzania -- Research Checklist

Prepared for International Team Project Tanzania, Northwestern University School of Law, Spring 2011 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

African Studies Web Sites and Databases

Web Sites for Tanzania

Laws and Legal System

Introductions and Research Guides:

Links to Selected Legal Materials:



  • Parliament of Tanzania Category “Documents” includes Acts (session laws) starting in 2002 and current Bills in full text in English. Other materials are available in Swahili.

Case Law:


Finding Books

  • NUsearch Searching Tips: Using NUsearch 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 NUsearch Advanced Search link, search in "Subject." Some Library of Congress Subject Headings are listed below. (The dashes and parentheses can be omitted.)
    human rights -- Tanzania
    women in development -- Tanzania
    Zanzibar -- politics and government -- 1964-
  • Finding Books at Other Libraries (WorldCat Available from anywhere to members of the Northwestern Law community)

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. | NUsearch "journal title" search leads to print and/or electronic full text.

Finding Dissertations

Finding Statistics

News: General, Legal, and Business


Lexis Available from anywhere to members of the Northwestern Law community

  • News & Business > Country and Region (excluding US) > Middle East and Africa > News
  • News & Business > Country and Region (excluding US) > Tanzania > News

Westlaw Available from anywhere to members of the Northwestern Law community

  • International/Worldwide materials > Sub-Saharan Africa > Regional Materials > Business & News

Online News Sites (English)

International Business Resources

Regional and International Organizations

Note: Tanzania is not necessarily a member of all the organizations listed below. However, these web sites are good sources of information about Tanzania.

African Regional Organizations

International Organizations

Additional Resources for Selected Topics


Children/Juvenile Justice

Criminal Justice



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

Environment/Land Use/Natural Resources


Human Rights

Islamic Influence

Legal Assistance

Recent History/Politics



Library Home
Law Home
Library maps
Other NU libraries
Journal Support
Contact Us
Library Blog
Pritzker Legal Research Center