Use the tabs above to understand how the Law Bod's collection is arranged. There is an Enquiry Desk on Level 2, just as you enter the main Reading Room: please do come and have a word if you are having any difficulty in using the library..
The Law Library's collection is fully catalogued on SOLO, Oxford University's online resource discovery tool.
Broad subject searches to get your research started include;
Law of the sea
Economic zones (Law of the sea)
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982 December 10)
Contiguous zones (Law of the sea)
Marine resources conservation
Fishery law and legislation
For those wishing to learn more about using searches, we recommend the following:
Looking for a Reading List title?
The most heavily used books on OU reading lists can be found in the Law Reserve Collection on Level 2, the entrance level to the law library.
The shelf marks for these books will start with KC
Two examples are the following:
The majority of works in the Law Bod for this topic will have shelf marks beginning Internat. They are shelved on Level 3, one floor above the entrance level to the library readers have both stairs and a lift at their disposal.
Below are some general works. For futher guidance on particular aspects of international law of the sea please see the links in the box to the right which will take you to other pages in this guide.
International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea is itself a subject search to use in SOLO
Expanding your search to International Courts may reveal books where ITLOS is the subject of chapter(s).
The Law Bod has its own in-house classification system for the subject arrangement of public international law books on Level 3.
Air law Internat 640
Atomic energy Internat 600
Dependent states and special regimes Internat 535
Economic law Internat 590
European Court of Human Rights: literature Internat 575
General and theory Internat 500
History Internat 510
Human rights Internat 570
International crimes Internat 580
International relations Internat 660
Jurisdiction of states Internat 560
Law of the sea and waterways Internat 630
Nationality Internat 565
Recognition Internat 545
Servitudes Internat 550
Social legislation and organisation Internat 610
Space law Internat 650
State responsibility Internat 555
State succession Internat 540
The state (as a legal entity) Internat 530
Title to territory Internat 520
Transport and communications (except sea, air and space) Internat 620
Treaties (theory etc.) Internat 670
International organisations History and general Internat 680
General and regional political organisations Internat 681
League of Nations: general Internat 685
League of Nations: publications (series) Internat 686
United Nations: general Internat 687
United Nations: publications (series) Internat 688
Peace and disarmament Internat 700
International disputes and arbitration General and theory Internat 710
Individual arbitration tribunals: literature Internat 740
International courts and tribunals: general Internat 720
Permanent Court of Arbitration: literature Internat 730
Permanent Court of International Justice and the International Court of Justice: literature Internat 725
Termination of war (including specific peace treaties) Internat 760
As SOLO is a union catalogue you may find that other parts of the Bodleian have works which would support your research.