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Foreign Parliamentary Information Online

flags of the world If you are conducting foreign and international law research, the Law Library of Congress recently released a new report that is probably of interest to you. The new report, Features of Parliamentary Websites in Selected Jurisdictions, reviewed the parliamentary websites from 50 different countries and explored the content, enhancements, and tools on each. The report summarizes the findings in a table, detailing for each surveyed country what languages are available, whether audio and video streaming are offered, and what types of search features, tracking functions, and other tools are available.

This report is part of the Law Library of Congress’s collection of legal reports. The reports cover a variety of topics and contain commentary and recommended resources on issues and events. Each report lists the date that it was last updated. Many of the reports include information from several different countries, not just the United States, making this collection another useful source for foreign and international law research.

Ebytes Recap: Foreign Law Guide

Did you miss our Ebytes session on the Foreign Law Guide on Monday?  No problem, here’s the information:

The Foreign Law Guide is a database of foreign law.  Included are:

  • Complete bibliographic citations to legislation,
  • English translations (if available), and
  • Selected references to secondary sources in one virtual destination.

 

The Foreign Law Guide covers 190 jurisdictions.  There is even a quick YouTube tutorial.

Don’t forget, we have more Ebytes sessions coming up and all who attend will be entered into a monthly drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card.  You just have to do a quick drop in session for 5 minutes in the learning commons from 12-2 on the below dates to be entered.

Here is the remaining Ebytes schedule for the semester:

  • 27 – ProQuest Congressional
  • 3 – Competitive Intelligence
  • 10 – IT session
  • 17 – Lexis Legal Issues Trail

Preview of Upcoming Ebytes Sessions

Ebytes is off this week for spring break.  However, never fear it’s back next Monday, March 20th  from 12-2pm in the Learning Commons on the 2nd floor of the law library.

For those that don’t know, Ebytes are informal drop in sessions where you can get a short demonstration of a product, get questions answered, and be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card.

Here are the upcoming Ebytes events:

Mar. 20 – Foreign Law Guide—learn about the number one resource for foreign law.

Mar. 27 – ProQuest Congressional—a great resource for legislative history research—lots of compiled legislative histories.

Apr. 3 – Competitive Intelligence—Find out what competitive intelligence is, and how it is being used in the practice of law.  Also covered would be resources used in the field.

Apr. 10 – IT session—ask all IT related questions such as exam software questions and log in issues.

Apr. 17 – Lexis Legal Issues Trail—Learn what this powerful feature is and how to use it to ramp up your legal research skills by finding all the important connections to your case.

Jurist is a Great Place for Legal News and Commentary

JURIST is an internet legal news service run by students at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  If you haven’t been to this web page before it’s worth a look.

The content is free and is filled with up-to-date legal news stories from the United States and around the world.  The news stories are archived which makes for a vast repository of news for the legal researcher.  Primary documents such as Presidential memorandums, executive orders and documents related to federal rulemaking are also available.

JURIST also has commentaries from legal experts and law students.  Interested in submitting a commentary for publication?  Submissions to the student commentary part of JURIST’s website can be done via e-mail to studentcommentary@jurist.org.

Plenty of International Materials Available Electronically

Did you know that we have a large amount of International materials (both international law and foreign law)?  A great place to browse them is from our list of Research Databases.  Some of the highlights include the following:

HeinOnline should be a first stop for international materials because of the amount of materials available in one place.  International and foreign offerings include:

Besides HeinOnline, there are a number of others Research Databases:

Finally don’t forget the big 3 databases (Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg) have large amounts of international materials as well.