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Training Public International Law: 1. Introduction

Training Public International Law

Objective

Finding legal information is not usually a goal in itself, but a step that has to be taken when you are doing research, irrespective of its scope. Even minor research for an essay or assignment, etc., will consist of the following stages: choosing a topic and delineating it, formulating a question, finding information, processing the information, writing. This LibGuide is concerned with the stage of ‘finding information’.

Still have any questions?

When you still have a question ask your teacher or ask the library.

About this LibGuide

This LibGuide is intended to facilitate searches for legal information concerning Public International Law. It was put together for first-year Bachelor’s students taking the Public International Law course at Utrecht University.

The order of the tabs of this LibGuide visualise the order of 'thinking' and 'doing' when you are searching for information.
It also offers an introduction to a number of often consulted databases and websites in the field of Public International Law (tab 4.)

This LibGuide supports the workshops (see course syllabus, p. 15). Also for the Moot Court you are expected to find relevant documents yourself. That is why we recommend you to read all tabs of this LibGuide prior to the workshop. You may read this LibGuide on your own.

Directions to Search engines

Within the University network or at home, click in the following order:

Library website > Search engines > choose a discipline or select from 'quickly go to'

Access from home

Utrecht University staff and students have off-campus access to the electronic journals, e-books and electronic databases of Utrecht University Library.

Logging in
Always start on the homepage of the Utrecht University Library :  www.uu.nl/en/university-library.

When you open a database, e-book, article or electronic journal a login screen appears: log in with your Solis ID and Solis password.
You only have to log in once, your data are saved during the rest of your browser session

Proxy
When consulting search engines or using apps the proxy of your institution may be asked for. The Utrecht University address of this proxy is:
http://proxy.library.uu.nl/

More information?
See Acces frome home on the library's website.

The University Library City Centre: much is online, but enjoy the building too

Nowadays you can collect and consult many information sources online, wherever you are. But there is more. You are welcome to visit the library University Library City Centre and check out its facilities:

  • Study places and group study rooms, with and without computer, WiFi throughout the building. See for the availability of study places
  • Print books and journals, on Law, Economics and Governance for instance  on the first and second floor (Drift side) and on Humanities
  • Course reserve shelves
  • Service desk for all your questions
  • Digital floor plan: find out where the collections are and check out available computers
  • Lounge room
  • Printers/copiers (making use of the UU Follow me system)
  • Restaurant and espresso bar
  • Underground bike shed (beneath the courtyard)

There is also a University Library in The Uithof. There you will find print books and journals on Science and Social Sciences. The facilities offered are almost the same.