Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law Online (MPEPIL)

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law Online (MPEPIL, www.mpepil.com) has just launched as Oxford University Press's newest online product. This monumental reference work, originally published in 1991, has been fully updated and released in an easy-to-navigate online environment. MPEPIL is an essential resource for scholarly researchers and practitioners in the area of public international law.

Developed in partnership with the Max Planck Institute of Comparative Public and International Law, this online service contains over 450 articles including more than 700 new topics not covered in the previous print edition. New material will be added quarterly until all of the nearly 1700 articles are made available by 2010.

By combining expert content and innovative functionally, MPEPIL is one of the most significant and comprehensive scholarly works available in an online format today.

The MPEPIL Online Service Features Include:
  • Articles written by over 650 scholars and practitioners from around the world

  • Carefully selected bibliographies direct users to additional sources to further research

  • Innovative functionality allows users to browse content alphabetically, by subject and author, or via quick and advanced search functions

  • Increased coverage of international criminal law, international dispute settlement, trade law, and environmental law reflect modern developments in the practice and study of public international law

  • All articles undergo rigorous evaluation by an Advisory Board consisting of renowned experts in various fields of international law, and internal advisors who are Senior Research Fellows at the Max Planck Institute to ensure the highest quality of scholarship

  • All articles include links to the Oxford Law Citator, which provides subscribers with easy-access linking to related articles in MPEPIL, as well as content from all other new law online services from OUP.
Detlev Vagts, from the American Journal of International Law, praised the hardcover versions of Max Planck as being "a monument of learning," and Thomas Walde of ICLQ called it "an instrument that any serious library, university, foreign affairs ministry, international organization or law…should have."

As the definitive reference work on public international law, MPEPIL is truly a powerful tool that all researchers and practitioners can benefit from.

For more on the MPEPIL project and its editors visit: http://www.mpepil.com/about

For more information on the Oxford Law Citator visit: http://www.oxfordlawcitator.com/about

For sample articles, visit: http://www.mpepil.com/sample_articles

Also available from Oxford University Press Online:

Oxford Reports on International Law


www.oxfordlawreports.com

- via Betsy DeJesu at Oxford University Press

LawPundit Post Archive

The ISandIS Network

Our Websites and Blogs: 3D Printing and More 99 is not 100 Aabecis AK Photo Blog Ancient Egypt Weblog Ancient Signs (the book) Ancient World Blog AndisKaulins.com Anthropomorphic Design Archaeology Travel Photos (blog) Archaeology Travel Photos (Flickr) Archaeo Pundit Arts Pundit Astrology and Birth Baltic Coachman Bible Pundit Biotechnology Pundit Book Pundit Chronology of the Ancient World Computer Pundit DVD Pundit Easter Island Script Echolat edu.edu Einstein’s Voice Energy Environment and Climate Blog Etruscan Bronze Liver of Piacenza EU Laws EU Legal EU Pundit FaceBook Pundit Gadget Pundit Garden Pundit Golf Pundit Google Pundit Gourmet Pundit Hand Proof HousePundit Human Migrations Idea Pundit Illyrian Language Indus Valley Script Infinity One : The Secret of the First Disk (the game) Jostandis Journal Pundit Kaulins Genealogy Blog Kaulinsium Kiel & Kieler Latvian Blog LawPundit.com Law Pundit Blog LexiLine.com LexiLine Group Lexiline Journal Library Pundit Lingwhizt LinkedIn Literary Pundit Magnifichess Make it Music Maps and Cartography Megalithic World Megaliths Blog) Megaliths.net Minoan Culture Mutatis Mutandis Nanotech Pundit Nostratic Languages Official Pundit Phaistos Disc Pharaonic Hieroglyphs Photo Blog of the World Pinterest Prehistoric Art Pundit Private Wealth Blog PunditMania Quanticalian Quick to Travel Quill Pundit Road Pundit Shelfari SlideShare (akaulins) Sport Pundit Star Pundit Stars Stones and Scholars (blog) Stars Stones and Scholars (book) Stonehenge Pundit The Enchanted Glass Twitter Pundit UbiquitousPundit Vision of Change VoicePundit WatchPundit Wine Pundit Word Pundit xistmz YahooPundit zistmz