It is good news for everyone studying or researching international law that Taylor Library has online access to The Max Planck Encyclopedias of International Law. This online resource includes two encyclopaedias: Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law and Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law. The latter was only recently launched. The encyclopaedias provide comprehensive, analytical entries containing peer-reviewed articles on every aspect of international law.
Follow the hyperlink above to get access to The Max Planck Encyclopedias of International Law. On the top right of the Home page, under the title, you can find three tabs: Browse all, Subject and Author. Click on the ‘Browse all’ tab to see the alphabetical list of the encyclopaedia entries. You can narrow down your results by selecting Module, Subject or Author on the left-hand side of the page. In the Module section, you can specify which encyclopaedia you want to browse: Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law or Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law. Clicking on Subject will open the alphabetical list of different topics, e.g., ‘Air law & law of outer space’, ‘Diplomacy or consular relations’, ‘History of international law’, etc. If you are interested in the entries of particular authors, please click on the Author tab, and select their names. The Subject and Author tabs are also available on the top of every page, next to the Browse all tab.
Once you have opened an encyclopaedia entry, you can read the full text online or save it for a later time by selecting a delivery option, such as print, download and email from the top right of the page. The Contents tab, on the left-hand side of the screen, will give you visual aid. You can quickly navigate to different sections of the encyclopaedia entry by selecting an appropriate title from the Contents tab.
If you need further assistance, please let us know. Also, remember that the volumes of the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law are available in hard copy in the library.
Taylor Library Team