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To the right is a list of useful databases in searching for the latest information on the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea or International Maritime Organization, mostly from specialist periodicals on international law, political science, or economic geography. Some databases are quite specialized while others are large aggregating databases such as ProQuest and JStor. They will require a subscription, for example, through the University of Hawaii.
Readex Newsbank - Access UN
A proprietary data base and search tool for UN Documents
Many academic journals in arts and sciences. Can be fruitful for Law of the Sea subjects.
Good for legal matters and also general news articles.
An aggregating site with strengths in Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences and Dissertations. Good for searching for academic articles on the subject.
Searches can use terms such as:
maritime, marine, convention, ocean, sea, international law, treaty, seabed, piracy, territorial, exclusion zone, fisheries, shipping
The glossary of terms and acronyms under the tab for Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Glossary also can be a good source of search terms, particularly for advanced searches.
United Nations Acronyms and Glossary
The UN Systems has hundreds of Acronyms. This link goes to a glossary and list of acronyms that relate to the Convention of the Law of the Sea and to the International Maritime Organization.
Image from International Seabed Authority
- image from International Seabed Authority (ISA)