“Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation…” Isaiah 28:16

Cornerstone Research Guides
Comparative Constitutional Law

Electronic Databases

Faulkner University has a wide range of databases to use for research purposes. Certain databases are accessible only from campus, and others may be accessible remotely. Try your Faulkner email username & password or consult the JSL Electronic Database Password under public folders. http://www.faulkner.edu/jsl/library/databases.asp


Legal Resources Index-Available in print as the Current Law Index in Reference, on Westlaw & LexisNexis, or via LegalTrac on the Jones Law Library Electronic Database page

Index to Legal Periodicals-Available in print in Reference and on LexisNexis under Legal>Secondary Legal>Annotations & Indexes

Research Guides

American Society of International Law – International law resources, analyses of current affairs, and guides to Internet resources. http://www.asil.org/resource/home.htm

Center for Comparative Constitutionalism

Columbia Law School - Selective list of guides to foreign legal research

Library of Congress Guide to Law Online – International and multinational links

LLRX – Contains international, foreign, and comparative law research guides

Commercial Databases

Consult vendor directories or the Area of Law (Lexis) and Topical Practice Areas (Westlaw) and International Law listings online.

International Legal Materials – Published by ASIL, materials include the full texts of important treaties and agreements, judicial and arbitral decisions, national legislation, other documents, and analysis of international law useful to scholars and practitioners.

Selected Web Sites

American Society of International Law

Constitutional Courts

Constitution Finder

International Constitutional Law

Human & Constitutional Rights

National Constitutions

WashLaw – Links to Foreign Countries


Academic Legal Writing: Law Review, Student Notes, Seminar Papers, and Getting on Law Review     Reserve KF 250 .V65 2005

Accidental Tourist on the New Frontiers: An Introductory Guide to Global Legal Research    Reserve K 85 .A27 1998

Guide to International Legal Research     Reserve KZ 1234 .G85 1993

Interpreting Constitutions: A Comparative Study     Reserve K 3165 .I58 2006

Martindale-Hubbell International Law Digest - Includes summaries of the law on specific subjects for about 60 countries. Also on LexisNexis INTDIG. Located around stairwell.

Scholarly Writing for Law Students: Seminar papers, Law Review Notes, and Law Review Competition Papers Reserve     KF 250 .F35 2000


If we don’t have an item in the JSL collection, we can get it for you via Interlibrary Loan!Under JSL Library General I