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International Environmental Law: Library Research

Finding Books and Articles

First Stop:

  1. Use the Search Box on the Law Library web page to find print and digital materials using keywords for your research topic:  marine pollution and plastic soup
  2. Filter large search results with date, subject, etc.
  3. Open search results for Table of Contents and Tagged Subjects
  4. Rerun search using Tagged Subjects
  5. See Borrowing Books and Articles Box below to borrow items

You can also search using the tagged subjects, also called descriptors.  Some relevant subjects or descriptors to use in library databases are:

  • Climatic Changes
  • Environmental Degradation
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Management International Cooperation
  • Global Warming Law and Legislation
  • Global Warming Government Policy
  • Greenhouse Gases Government Policy
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Hazardous Substances
  • International Relations Environmental Aspects
  • Law of the Sea
  • Liability for Environmental Damages
  • Marine Debris
  • Marine Pollution
  • Microplastics
  • Plastic Marine Debris


Borrowing Books and Articles

Intrasystem Requests

  • Books from Other UH Campus Libraries:  Use the "Get this item" request form for Hold or transfer this item to request book loans from libraries.
  • Articles/Chapters from Other UH Campus Libraries To request copies of journal articles and book chapters for items available from other UH System libraries, use the "Get this item" request form for Request Article: send to UH Manoa.

Interlibrary Loan Requests

  • Items NOT available from UHM nor Campus Libraries To request materials (loans, articles, etc.) for items that are NOT available in the UH Library System, rerun your searches in WorldCat/FirstSearch and select Request via ILL from the item's bibliographic record. (Law Library > Research Databases > WorldCat)


Finding Law Journal Articles

Hein Online (Law Journal Library), Lexis Advance (Secondary Materials > Law Reviews and Journals) , and Westlaw (Secondary Sources - Law Journals and Reviews) have extensive collections of law journal articles.  You can also limit your search to just journals focused on environmental law issues by following these links: