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This guide suggests high quality resources for use in Professor Young's FRL426 class.
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Fall 2012 Library Presentation: International Trade & Country Research


Spring 2011 Library Visit: International Law & Business Research

Suggested Cal Poly Pomona Library databases for journal articles


ABI/Inform: Scholarly and trade business articles. See especially the Data & Reports and Browse links. You will find articles on country reports, trade, law, and more.

Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe: Broad-based database containing articles and documents in state, federal, and international law, codes and statutes, company and country information, law reviews, tax & patent searching, European Union (EU) and Commonwealth law and legislation, and Gatt Panel and World Trade Decisions.


Suggested websites


**ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law (American Society of International Law): Includes treaties, agreements, conventions, international & regional abitral institutions, and country-by-country source for arbitration statutes.

Center for the Study of Emerging Markets, Mihaylo College of Business & Economics, California State University, Fullerton: Use the "Publications" and "CSEM Database" for online articles.

Country Risk article in Wikipedia. Use the external link listings under the headings "Partial List of Political Risk Analysis Organizations" and "Downloadable Country Analysis and Reports."

EISIL (Electronic Information System for International Law):"Primary materials, authoritative web sites and helpful research guides to international law on the Internet." 

Guide to Country Research on the Internet: Includes country background info, data and statistics, rankings, research and analysis, risk newsletters, and risk ratings.

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (World Bank Group): "As a member of the World Bank Group, MIGA's mission is to promote foreign direct investment (FDI) into developing countries to help support economic growth, reduce poverty, and improve people's lives. It does this by providing political risk insurance (guarantees) to the private sector."  Use the links called Guarantees, Services, Regions, Sectors, and Annual Reports. Also search the Projects section by sector and country/region. 


Major Intergovernmental Organizations Affecting Business


Consult these organizations to find your chosen country's membership status and more.

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

World Bank Group (WBG)

**World Trade Organization (WTO) Note that the WTO has an extensive dispute settlement section.


** These two websites have whole sections with information on alternative dispute resolution and international commercial arbitration.


Suggested book series in the library 

Doing Business

Doing Business and Investing 

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