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United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG): Introduction

This guide will help you learn more about the International Sale of Goods.


This LibGuide is an introduction to the resources and materials used in researching the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG).

The LibGuide includes the following pages:

1. Starting Your Research 

Whether you are seeking a general introduction, in-depth analysis of specific provisions, or looking for cases applying the CISG, consulting secondary resources is an effective way to begin your research. The CISG has been the subject of many books, articles, and practitioner's guides.

This page includes a number of introductory secondary resources where you can begin your research. Consult the "Secondary Resources" page for additional secondary materials as well as tips and tricks on locating additional resources.

2. Treaty Text and Status

The text of the CISG and status information is available from a variety of sources. This page suggests a number of reliable resources for locating this information.

3. Secondary Resources

The resources listed on the "Starting Your Research" page are a good place to begin researching the CISG. If you need additional secondary materials consult this page for resources and suggestions for locating these materials.

4. CISG Case Law

CISG case law is available from several resources. Consult this page for information on where to locate CISG case law from the US and other member nations.

5. Need Help?

Contact Information for Schmid law library reference staff.

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