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 ForeignandInternationalLawLibrarian

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:

Constitution:

Legislation:

  • 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:

Other:

Finding Books

  • 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.)
    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. | 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. 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.

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

AIDS/HIV/Health

Children/Juvenile Justice

Criminal Justice

Development

Education

  • ERIC Available from anywhere to members of the Northwestern 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.

Human Rights

Islamic Influence

Legal Assistance

Recent History/Politics

  • 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 abstracts from more than 1100 journals in political science and related disciplines. Coverage is international in scope.
  • OxResearch Available from anywhere to all members of the Northwestern University community Oxford Analytica, Ltd. Succinct analytical articles covering world and regional economic and political developments of major significance.

Refugee/Regional/Tribal

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