Research Resources

There are many people and tools available through the FCIL-SIS to assist with various aspects of foreign, comparative, and international legal research. Visit the incredibly helpful Jumpstart Guide that will connect you with librarians who offer their expertise in a certain subject area or a jurisdiction.

Additionally, past Annual Meeting programs offer podcasts, research guides, and other tools to assist in select areas and countries.

If you are trying to locate a law library in the U.S. with a particular journal or serial from a country in Latin America, you might try the Latin American Journals and Serials database.

Don’t forget to check out the DipLawMatic Dialogues Blog intended to be a fun and educational resource for FCIL-SIS members, other law librarians, and anyone interested in the topics of foreign, comparative, and international law and/or law librarianship. Readers can choose among a variety of subjects including coverage from conferences, topics from the reference desk, discussions on topics including instruction, foreign languages, and more.

Finally, there are a handful of miscellaneous resources that might be helpful in particular situations such as exploring the legal literature of the Caribbean, finding insights to Islamic law, and discovering various online forums open to you.