India Research

October 8, 2009

For a research guide on India's Resources, check out our country-by-country grid or the Foreign Law Guide.

For print primary resources please go to the Lower East Side of the Law Library, call number location KNS.  Here we will have the Constitution of India (KNS1744.5195), selections of Constitutional Debates (KNS1760 .I33 2001) and the following federal case reporters: Supreme Court Reports (KNS18.5.A2 I53), the All India Reporter (KNS24.A2 A45), and Supreme Court Cases (KNS18.5 .A3).  Please note that state cases will also be in the All India Reporter (KNS24.A2 A45).  In addition to federal and state reporters, the Lower East side houses certain specialized reporters like Current Consumer Cases (abbreviated CCC) and the decisions of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (abbreviated NC).  However, the collection of specialized reporters is not complete in coverage.  Titles such as Consumer Protection Reporter (abbreviated CPR) and Consumer Protection Judgments (abbreviated CPJ) can be ordered by library patrons through Interlibrary Loan.     Other primary print sources, including archived editions of India's constitution, India's Code, and Regulations are available by request from the Library Shelving Facility (LSF) via MORRIS.

For electronic primary resources, the Government of India's web site <> contains primary law, although this is not an official version.  Yale Law Students also have access to India's statutory and case law through the subscription database Manupatra (password on YLS Inside).  In addition, LexisNexis Lawschool (individual password) contains the reported and unreported decisions of the Supreme Court of India, from 1999 to present, as well as select international arbitration agreements.  More specialized information can be found through agency websites, for instance National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission decisions are available here and the Legal Information Institute has select government publications online, as well listed here

For secondary sources, run title searches in MORRIS and ORBIS first.  These catalogs will indicate if we subscribe to a journal in either print or electronic format.  If we do not own a copy of the journal or book that you are looking for, search WorldCat and request the item via Interlibrary Loan using the "Yale Links" button.

For newspapers are kept at Sterling Memorial Library's Newspaper Room for 6 months after receipt.  Some are then archived in microfiche format.  Always check Orbis for currency and title, as well as to find online versions.  Certain papers are also available online through the newspaper's website:



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