Unfortunately, researching this area of law can also be time-consuming and frustrating because there is no centralized source for obtaining all of the legal authorities needed.
Types of legal authorities used in international commercial arbitration:**
Quick Background Source
Max Planck Encyclopedias of International Law. This Encyclopedia is a good source for an overview of topics within international law (including private international law). Provides information on the most important treaties and other documents. Possible search terms include:
** Search "Books & Articles", Law Library homepage, for articles like the one used to compile introductory material: S.I. Strong, Research in International Commercial Arbitration: Special Skills, Special Sources, 29 Am. Rev. Int’l Arb. 119 (2009).
See also, International Litigation and Arbitration (2022). This is a "concise hornbook" and provides a lot of background information.