06 March 2006


a) European Union

· EU Law Blog, http://www.sparkpod.com/eulaw, anonymously written, is a a “web log about European Union law for students, academics, practitioners and anyone else who may be interested in it.”

· European Union Law: An Integrated Guide to Electronic and Print Research, by Marylin J. Raisch, http://www.llrx.com/features/eulaw2.htm, covers the treaties establishing the EU, the EU legislative process, case law, secondary literature, and citation rules.

· European Union Research, from New York University School of Law, http://www.law.nyu.edu/library/euguide.html, “covers the Law Library's EU depository collection of official documents and publications, plus related books, journals, case reporters, yearbooks, indexes, finding tools, databases, and websites.”. Note that the guide goes beyond the Law Library's (vast) holdings.

· European Union Law Information Resources from Charlotte Bynum [Cornell University, Ithaca, New York] http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/library/guides/eu/eu.html. The guide gives a history and introduction to European Union law, looks at the main institutions, sources of EU law and recommended research guides. An interesting addition is its suggestions on keeping up with current developments. Dated January 2001.

· European Union Internet Resources from the University of California at Berkeley, http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/doemoff/govinfo/intl/gov_eu.html, is essentially a collection of websites about the European Union. Topics include institutions and bodies, business, research centres, documents, journals, and treaties.

b) Council of Europe:

· Guide to Researching the Council of Europe, by Anne Burnett, http://www.llrx.com/features/coe.htm, begins with a “brief history of the CoE and a table listing its major institutions in comparison with those of the European Union. The bulk of this guide discusses the major institutions of the CoE and their main forms of documentation. The final section lists CoE entities and conventions by broad subject categories.”

· History, role and activities of the Council of Europe: Facts, figures and information sources, by Sophie Lobey, from the Hauser Global Law School Program, New York University School of Law, http://www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/Council_of_Europe.htm. This guide is slightly more up-to-date than the LLRX.com guide to the Council of Europe. It explains what the Council is, how to avoid confusion between its institutions and those of the European Union and provides a list of organs and websites of the Council by subject category.

Based on the post by Michel-Adrien Sheppard [Supreme Court of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada], Library Boy, 6 March 2006, http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/2006/03/eu-law-blog.html

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