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The Law Library recently acquired a number of new electronic resources.

Competition Policy International

Competition Policy International (CPI) is a comprehensive source of commentary and analysis on antitrust and global competition policy. The CPI interface includes news articles and columns dating back to 2008, along with the two core CPI publications: CPI Journal and The Antitrust Chronicle, both of which are archived back to 2006.

CPI also includes the CPI Learning Center, which offers courses, seminars, and reading material pertinent to the global competition policy community. Currently, courses are available on statistics, economics, econometrics, two-sided enterprises, collusion, and network organizations. The CPI Learning Center also provides access to CPI’s Briefing Room, which includes videos, outlines, and other readings that reflect the work of international antitrust experts.

Global Arbitration Review

Global Arbitration Review (GAR) is a leading resource on international arbitration news and community intelligence. GAR includes news on legal and policy developments and changes to legislation, as well as surveys, league tables, and country profiles on arbitration.

Included are detailed annual reviews on arbitration activities in the Americas, the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, as well as the GAR 100, which is a guide to the international arbitration capabilities of 100 leading law firms worldwide. GAR also interviews high-profile practitioners and reports live from arbitration community events across the globe.

The subscription includes eight years’ worth of reported content from the GAR archive.

House of Lords Parliamentary Papers, 1714–1910

This module within the ProQuest U.K. Parliamentary Papers includes the House of Lords sessional papers, in searchable PDF, from 1714 through 1910. The collection encompasses an array of social, political, economic, and foreign policy documents, including the work of committees and commissions during a time when the House of Lords wielded considerable power. The collection also includes many bills that originated and were subsequently rejected by the Lords—indicators of the direction and interests of the Lords that have been largely lost to researchers.

The inclusion of the final version of bills passing from Commons to the Lords also sheds light on edits and revisions taken by the Lords in the last stages of the legislative process and, in some cases, reveals previously unknown material such as statistical data, oral evidence, and letters and business papers relating not only to Britain but also to the many parts of the world that were under British influence during that time.

ICC Dispute Resolution Library

The ICC Dispute Resolution Library, managed by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), contains more than 1,000 documents from publications on arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution. Key sources of content in the library are the ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin (formerly the ICC International Court of Arbitration Bulletin) (1990-present), Dossiers of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, and other publications such as The Secretariat’s Guide to ICC Arbitration, which is an article-by-article analysis of the ICC Rules for practitioners and academics.

Access to the ICC Dispute Resolution Library is limited to members of the University of Iowa College of Law community. Please contact the Law Library's reference desk at 319-335-9005 or lawlib-ref@uiowa.edu for access.

ICLR Online

ICLR Online, managed by The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England & Wales (ICLR), contains the full text of judgments of the superior and appellate courts in England and Wales, as well as The Law Reports, the ICLR's authoritative series of analytical documents written by barristers on reported cases that develop the law, dating back to 1865. The interface also includes the latest case summaries, and most judgments include a function called Citator+, which contains the case’s appellate history and current status. ICLR Online also includes a search tool for legislation that links directly to content on legislation.gov.uk.

Immigration: Records of the INS, 1880–1930

This ProQuest History Vault module holds materials covering the investigations made by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service during the massive immigration wave at the turn of the 20th Century. The materials are held in the following collections within the interface:

  • Asian Immigration and Exclusion, 1898–1941
  • Mexican Immigration, 1906–1930
  • Ellis Island, 1900–1933
  • European Investigations, 1898–1936
  • Prostitution and White Slavery, 1902–1933
  • Suppression of Aliens, mainly 1917–1918 

Investment Arbitration Reporter

Investment Arbitration Reporter offers detailed news and analysis on international law applying to foreign investment, with a focus on related treaties and arbitration between investors and sovereign entities. The content is also investigative in nature, offering analysis into otherwise confidential proceedings.

Included in Investment Arbitration Reporter are PDF Editions that aggregate news and analysis into newsletter format several times a month, and extensive profiles of the most active arbitrators in the field of investor-state arbitration.

ProQuest Regulatory Insight

ProQuest Regulatory Insight contains thousands of compiled federal administrative law histories, organized by public law number, covering 1936 to 2014. Included in the compiled histories are original PDF and HTML versions of notices, proposed rules, final rules, and presidential documents from all issues of the Federal Register, and the codified versions of such documents in all volumes of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Among the features of the Regulatory Insight interface are (1) subject indexing harmonized with ProQuest Legislative Insight; (2) the ability of researchers to limit compilation display to Notices, Proposed Rules, or Final Rules, and by agency and sub-agency; and (3) agency/sub-agency history pages allowing easy retrieval of rules related to a specific department, agency, or sub-agency.

Tax Notes Online

Tax Notes Online is a comprehensive tax research platform covering cases, statutes, regulations, and policy developments at the federal and state levels, as well as in foreign jurisdictions.

The following Tax Notes publications are included on the platform (available at the orange “Publications” link at the top-right of the main page):

  • Tax Notes Today
  • State Tax Today
  • Worldwide Tax Daily
  • BEPS Expert (focusing on base erosion and profit shifting and the activities of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development)
  • FACTA Expert (focusing on the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act of 2010)
  • Transfer Pricing Expert
  • Exempt Organizations (a daily version of Exempt Organization Tax Review)
  • TaxPractice