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EUR-Lex: The Portal to European Union Law
Official portal to European Union law. Includes the Official Journal, Treaties, Legislation, Legislation in preparation, Case-law, Parliamentary questions, and Documents of public interest.
Publisher: European Commission.

EUROPA - Gateway to the European Union
Provides coverage of European Union affairs and information on European integration. Users can also consult all legislation currently in force or under discussion, access the websites of each of the EU institutions, and find out about the policies administered by the European Union under the powers devolved to it by the Treaties.

European Union in the United States
Website of the Delegation of the European Commission to the United States.

Court of Justice of the European Communities (ECJ) and Court of First Instance (CFI)
It is the responsibility of the Court of Justice to ensure that the law is observed in the interpretation and applications of the Treaties establishing the European Communities and of the provisions laid down by the competent Community institutions. The Court of First Instance of the European Communities is an independent court attached to the Court of Justice.

Research Guides

Duncan E. Alford, European Union Legal Materials: A Guide for Infrequent Users [2005-03], 97 L. Lib. J. 50 (2005)
This introduction to the European Union, its law and official documents is a good starting point for beginning researchers of EU law. Near the end of the article, you can find citations to research guides for more experienced researchers. Download the free Adobe Reader, if your computer does not already have it, to read or print this article.

Best European Union Law Websites
Prepared by Ann R. Sweeney, Librarian, Webmaster & Information Officer, European Commission Delegation.

European Union Research
Research Guide from the NYU Law Library.

Foreign and International Law
Collection of links on a wide range of topics, including Constitutions and Constitutional Courts, Treaties, European Union, International Organizations, War Crimes, Human Rights, International Trade, Intellectual Property, and International Law Journals.
Publisher: University of Chicago School of Law.

Foreign & International Law Resources: EU
An Annotated Guide to Web Sites Around the World from the Harvard Law Library.

Research Guide: European Union Legal Materials
Written by Duncan Alford and updated by Karin Johnsrud, Columbia Law Library.

Researching the European Union
Research Guide from the Georgetown University Law Library.

Electronic Information System for International Law (EISIL)
Database of authenticated primary materials, authoritative websites, and helpful research guides to a broad range of international law topics on the Internet. Users can connect directly to the web resource that interests them by clicking on its title, but will also find valuable added information through a "More Information" link, including legal citations, entry into force and signature dates, amendments and brief descriptions. Go to "About EISIL" for more information on the project.
Publisher: American Society for International Law.

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