The Law Library has no books specific to nuclear law, but does have a book discussing medical research programs involving the use of radiation:
Also available is a report to Congress:
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Reports may be found using the search box below.
When searching for information on Nuclear Medicine related topics, consider using Westlaw Key Numbers. Depending on your specific area of interest, considering searching for key number terms related to: radiation, radioactive. nuclear, radiology, and malpractice. For example, some helpful Key Numbers include:
Notice that "Results Plus" section includes relevant Am.Jur. (American Jurisprudence) and other secondary sources. For example:
When searching, you may wish to consider the following terms:
The International Journal of Nuclear Law (ISSN: 1741-6396) addresses a wide range of topics involving nuclear materials and nuclear energy including regulations, radiation protection, international laws, liability, ethics, intellectual property, and many others.
The Nuclear Law Bulletin is available from the Nuclear Energy Agency. The bulletin provides information on nuclear law developments. For all issues except the most recent three, full-text articles are available for free in PDF format on the bulletin's Web site.
Environmental Law and Health Law journals may also carry articles relevant to radioactive materials, radiation protection, radiation effects, and nuclear medicine. Findlaw has helpful lists of Health Law Journals and Environmental Law Journals.
At the Oklahoma City University Law Library, you may wish to search the A-Z List of Law Journals available via print or electronically.
To search legal periodicals in general, the use of indexes may be helpful, such as:
For Oklahoma City University faculty and students, these are accessible through the Law Library list of Databases.
Other legal periodical indexes that may be helpful include:
The Library of Congress Classification system categorizes law books under Class K. United States law books are subclass KF, with further subdivisions for specific state laws. Subclass KZ has International Law.
Specific catalog numbers of interest include:
K3400-3431 Administration Law (Regulattions)
K3581-(3598) Environmental Law
K3601-3611 Medical Legislation
K4360-4375 Regulation of Professions and occupations
KZ1298-1304 The Law of Treaties. System of Treaty Law
KZ4850-(5490) Intergovernmental Organizations (IGO's)
The IAEA is a strong resource for information on Nuclear Law. One of their popular publications, available for free download, is the Handbook on Nuclear Law (2003). It is available in several languages.
The Handbook on Nuclear Law, Implementing Legislation (2010) is also available in several languages from the IAEA.
Several Resources for Nuclear Law are also available through the Web site of the Nuclear Energy Agency, an intergovernmental organization based in France with members throughout Europe as well as Korea, Japan, Mexico, and the United States. The NEA Web site describes that the agency deals with the peaceful uses of nuclear energy "in a small, non-political forum with a relatively narrow, technical focus." While the NEA's resources are not as extensive as the IAEA's, many of the resources are quite useful.
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