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Secondary Sources

Use these sources to find background information and analysis related to your topic, as well as citations which will lead you to additional relevant sources. 

Emory Library Collections: Search using discoverE for books (and book chapters) on or related to your topic. Some potential search terms include: air, biodiversity, capitalism, "climate change", conservation, development, disaster, discrimination, economic, ecosystem, energy, environment, "environmental justice", globalization, habitat, health, justice, "polluter pays", pollution, protection, sovereignty, sustainable, "sustainable development", toxic, toxins, vulnerability, vulnerable, water, wildlife.

Some general titles include:

  • International Environmental Law-Making and Diplomacy: Insights and Overviews (Law Library, K3585.5 .O94 2016)
  • International Environmental Law, Policy, and Ethics, 2nd ed. (Law Library, K3585 .G55 2014)
  • The Routledge Handbook of International Environmental Law (Woodruff Library, HV6025 .R6779 2014)
  • The Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law (Law Library, K3585.5 .O94 2016)
  • The Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law (Law Library, K3585 .O96 2008)

Book reviews: You can also find book reviews in many article databases which will often give you the choice to select reviews as a search option.

Working papers: Search SSRN/LSN, which publishes email abstracting journals for working papers and articles accepted for publication.

Law review articles (sources include some book reviews): Search law reviews and journals databases on WestlawLexis and Hein

Journal articles from other disciplines.  Search using Databases @ Emory:

Google Scholar is another option for locating journal articles and other works of scholarly literature across many disciplines, including law. 

Westlaw: Select Practice Areas, then Energy & Environment. On this page for Practitioner Insights related to Energy & Environmental Law, there's a link to Secondary Sources. Included on this page are American Law Reports for Environmental Law, Treatises, Law Reviews & Journals, 50 State Surveys, and Newsletters. 

Lexis Advance: Select Browse, click on Topics, and click on Environmental Law. This brings up a list of environmental law subjects addressing Air Quality, Climate Change, Compliance Plans, Hazardous Wastes & Toxic Substances, and Water Quality. Select any topic or subtopic and click on Get Documents to bring up all the documents classified under that subject. This list of documents can be filtered to only secondary materials.

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law: an online resource with peer-reviewed articles on public international law. The resource can be filtered by subject area, including International Environmental Law.

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