Everything from A to Z

Max12The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (MPEPIL) is a comprehensive online resource containing peer-reviewed articles on every aspect of public international law. Written and edited by a team of over 800 scholars and practitioners. The major benefit of the MPEPIL is that it’s a comprehensive resource containing more than 1,700 article pertaining to any topic touching the realm of international law.

Oxford strives to publish quality content from leading experts by partnering with leading societies and professional associations, research institutes, and governmental and international institutions. In an ever changing global community, researchers are continually having to rely on digital resources to find information pertaining to international law. Thus, users have prime access to one of the most reliable and commanding online international law databases.

Benefits of the MPEPIL

  • Cross-search between Oxford’s Public International Law services
  • New articles continously added
  • Find content quickly with sophisticated searching and filtering
  • Speed up the research process with personalisation options
  • Ability to save frequently used articles for fast access
  • Print-friendly PDFs are available
  • Extend research capabilities via the Oxford Law Citator
  • MPEPIL support librarians

The MPEPIL is grouped within the same subject or discipline in the product family. Thus, users are able to cross search multiple subsets within the Oxford Publishing family.

Product Family: Oxford Public International Law

  • Oxford Reports in International Law
  • Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law
  • Oxford Scholarly Authorities in International Law
  • Oxford International Organizations

There are two main ways in which you can carry out a search in Oxford Public International Law quick search and advanced search. Quick search can be used to find specific cases, full text articles, and specific terms. Using the advanced search option allows users to search the entire content of the database for specific reference materials yielding results including both bibliographical and metadata. Availability to the MPEPIL database can be found on the Charleston School of Law Library website under databases.

There is a quicklink called databases that will take you to a catalog of all the database links The Charleston School of Law has access to. The MPEPIL will fall unter the international research topic heading. Once you click on the MPEPIL it will take you rite to the database homepage where you can start a quick or advanced search on the topic of your choice.

The developing countries initiative is the publishers’ way to ensure fair and equal access to all members of the global community. “The Developing Countries Initiative program offers free or deeply reduced rate access to the MPEPIL as well as other scholarly content.”  It is designed to ensure that developing nations have access to the critical research necessary in this technology driven world.

Justyn Graves
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