How to do research at the Peace Palace LibraryA brief introduction to all the resources available at the Library
Overview of this presentationGeneral visiting informationOur collectionHow to find books, articles, etc.Recueil des CoursOther E-resources Stay alert
General visiting informationReading room opening hoursMonday (13.00-17.00)Tuesday Friday (10.00-17.00)How to get to the Reading RoomBring a valid ID (passport, driving license)Tell the security at the Peace Palace gate you wish to visit the library.The security will give you a visitor's day pass. When entering the Reading Room, give this pass to librarian at the main desk.
Peace Palace Library CollectionPublic international law E.g. law of State responsibility, human rights, international humanitarian law, international criminal law, law of international organizations, European law, etc.Private international lawPrivate international law, international commercial law, international bankruptcy law, international law of procedureNational lawComparative law in general, public and constitutional law, criminal law and criminal procedure, private law, commercial law, law of civil procedureSpecial collectionsGrotius collection, peace movement collection.
Where to find our materialsMaterials on display in the Reading RoomMost important books, handbooks, bibliographies per subjectOur selection of new titlesLatest issues of most influential journalsRecueil des coursMaterials in the stacksAll other books and materials
Librarys Policy BooksPublished after 1950: consultation inside the Reading Room and borrowing Published between 1850-1950: consultation onlyPublished before 1850: please ask at the main desk.
Articles in Journals, E-journals, Yearbooks, etc.Paper versions: consultation inside the Reading Room only Electronic versions: consultation only and/or print* and download**
Case law, primary documents, etc.Paper versions: ask at the main deskElectronic versions: use our extensive collection of Databases
Recueil des coursAvailable for download** and printing inside Reading Room
*Printing cards can be purchased at the Librarys main desk**Restrictions apply; please ask at the main desk.
How to find books, articles, etc.Initial searchUse catalogue Use Research GuidesLook at book shelves of the reading room
Research GuidesIntroductionBibliographyReference worksBibliographiesBooksArticlesDocumentsLibrarians ChoiceDatabaseLibrary BlogsLinksRelated Research guidesPPL keywords
Reading Room Most important books Handbooks Bibliographies journals Recueil des cours Wireless internet Reading Room map
Different search strategiesMost relevant:title wordsauthorall wordssubject headingsystematic code
How to request books, articlesUse Plinklet-icon
Select the publication of your choice in the catalogue. Click on the Plinklet button (link resolver). If the article is available online, a link will appear on the top of this new window which leads you to the appropriate database. Directly underneath that link, you will find a link borrow, which brings you directly to the request/reserve-page for the relevant volume of the periodical.
Request an article (I)Log in with your card number and password.Initially, the password consists of the first three letters of your last name (nev).
Request an Article (II)Mark the checkbox and click request/reserve
Difference between request and reserve
RequestIf a book is available, you can request it.You can collect it at the Librarys main desk after approximately 45 minutes.
ReserveIf a book is borrowed by someone else, you can reserve it. You will be notified by email when the book has been returned.You can then collect it at the Librarys main desk.
Borrower InformationUse the tab Borrower Information to:Check your personal detailsCheck the status of your loans and reservations.Renew your loansCancel your reservations
Overview of Librarys E-Resources
Recueil des Cours
Search the Recueil des Cours
Other databasesUse databases to look for case law, legislation, primary docs, journals and e-booksUse our categorization of the databases to find the relevant database
Our collection of databasesAnnotated leading cases of international criminal tribunals (English)ArbitrationLaw Online (English) Artemis (French)Beck-online (German)CAIRN (French)Caselex (English)CIAO, Columbia International Affairs Online (English)Constitutions of Dependencies and Territories (English)Constitutions of the Countries of the World (English)Constitutions of the United States: national and state (English)Dalloz (French)DeJure (Italian)Droit UE Online (French)Eleven Online (English)Elnet (French) Foreign Law Guide (English)Hein Legal Classics (English)Hein Online Foreign & International Law Resources Database (English)Hein World Trials (English)HUDOC (English / French)Hukuk TrkJura.be (LegalWorld) (Dutch/French) Justis (English)JUTA Law (English)
Kluwer: Arbitration Online (English)Kluwer: Competition Law (English) LawinfoChina (Chinese / English)Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (English)Nijhoff: Human Rights and Humanitarian Law- ebooks (English / French)Nijhoff: International Law- ebooks (English / French)OGEL (English)OJ OnlinePlus (English)Oxford Report: International Law (English)Oxford Reports: International Courts of General Jurisdiction (English)Oxford Reports: International criminal law (English)Oxford Reports: International human rights law (English)Oxford Reports: International investment claims (English)Oxford Reports: International Law in Domestic Courts (English)RDB Rechtsdatenbank (German)Rechtsorde (Dutch)Recueil des cours (English/French)Rida [CD only, ask reference desk] Sabinet [click SA ePublications on the right] (English)Springer (German / English)Strad@ (French / Dutch)SwissLEX (German / French)TradeLawGuide (English)United Nations Treaty Series (French / English)Westlaw China (English /Chinese)Westlaw ES (Spanish / English)Westlaw International (English)World Trade Law (English)
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