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Alternative Dispute Resolution: Alternative Dispute Resolution

This guide will assist users in conducting ADR research at North Carolina Central University School of Law's library.

What is ADR?

The term "alternative dispute resolution" (or ADR) refers to any method of settling disputes outside of litigation.  It typically includes arbitration, mediation, and negotiation.  This LibGuide will provide the user with basic information and resources about ADR and its various methods of dispute resolution.

If you are interested in studying ADR during your tenure at NCCU School of Law, please visit the Dispute Resolution Institute webpage.

Introductory ADR Texts

The following resources provide basic information about ADR so the user can gain an understanding of the concepts and practices.  The Law Library has many more books on the subject.  For more specific information about arbitration, mediation, and negotiation click on the corresponding tabs.

If you would like to search the Law Library Catalog for books on the subject yourself, consider searching with the following subject headings:

  • compromise (law)
  • compromise (law) -- united states
  • compromise (law) -- north carolina
  • dispute resolution (law)
  • dispute resolution (law) -- united states
  • dispute resolution (law) -- north carolina

You may also wish to scan the shelves for titles that interest you.  Books on ADR are located in call number ranges KF 9084 and KFN 7960.3.

ADR Journals & Law Reviews

The following journals and law reviews cover the broad topic of ADR. NCCU Law Library users can access these materials through print or electronic databases like HeinOnline, Lexis Advance, or WestlawNext. (If you wish to access these materials through HeinOnline, Lexis Advance, or WestlawNext you will be required to enter a username and password.)

  • Dispute Resolution Journal of the American Arbitration Association (WestlawNext)
  • Dispute Resolution magazine
  • Journal of Dispute Resolution (Lexis Advance, HeinOnline)
  • Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal (HeinOnline, LexisNexis, WestlawNext)
  • Willamette Journal of International Law and Dispute Resolution (HeinOnline, Lexis Advance)

Helpful ADR Websites

The following websites provide basic information about ADR and organizations involved with ADR.

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About this Guide

This guide was created by Patricia M. Dickerson and is updated by the NCCU Law Library Reference Department.