Doing research in international law for the countries of Eastern Europe is very often frustrating, time consuming and eventually fruitless. One of the reasons is the language barrier; another is the scarcity of clear, reliable sources, even in the vernacular languages of those countries; finally, there is always considerable delay in receiving legal information for Eastern Europe. In compiling the present research guide I have tried to take into account all these discouraging factors and offer a new perspective to the user, an optimistic one rather than pessimistic one. Therefore, I included only English language sources, produced in the United States and Western Europe, because they tend to be widely available, reliable and generally up to date. By doing so I hope to dispel the reluctance that American lawyers, law teachers and students have about materials in languages other than English.