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International Commercial Arbitration

Getting Started

This guide is meant to help you find primary and secondary sources on international commercial arbitration.  The goal is to provide a useful (but not exhaustive) list of resources. If you don't see a database you are looking for, remember to use the Harvard Libraries portal, where you can search for e-resources by title, keyword, or subject and the research guides highlighted in this guide.

Research requires analysis and synthesis of information, and no one resource will likely provide sufficient information or data on any given topic.

While conducting your research, you may want to explore: 

  • Background sources
    • Arbitration Treatises (comprehensive coverage)
    • Handbooks, manuals, nutshells (quick overviews)
  • Primary sources
    • Treaties, Conventions, International Agreements
    • Court Decisions
    • Rules
    • Awards
    • Legislation (national arbitration law)
  • Databases (subscription-based resources accessible via Harvard)
  • Internet resources (free websites)
  • International and Regional Institutions
  • Indexes & full-text databases for journal articles
  • Current awareness sources like news and blogs
  • Research Guides

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