OSCAR, the Santa Clara libary catalog, lists materials in both the Mabie Law Library and Santa Clara's University Library. Check the LOCATION in each OSCAR record to find out in which of the two libaries the material is shelved.
To locate materials on the law of war/international humanitarian law, try using the following SUBJECT searches in OSCAR:
For additional subject terms, consider consulting the Library of Congress Subject Headings volumes, on the dictionary stand near the public access computers in the law library.
OSCAR is primarily composed of print titles, although there are links to the main pages of SCU database subscriptions and to some free internet resources. OneSearch -- SCU's Discovery System -- allows you to search SCU database subscriptions as well as print materials. In OneSearch, you will be able to find articles on your research topic, although not all of the articles available via LexisNexis and Westlaw.
In addition to OSCAR, use the Journals and Law Reviews databases in LexisNexis and Westlaw to research the law of war/international humanitarian law.
You can also research legal topics using one of the legal periodical indices, such as the Index to Legal Periodicals and the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals.
Because the United Nations is a good source of current information about the law of war, you may also want to search one of the indices devoted specifically to UN materials: UNBisnet, the United Nations Official Document System, General Assembly and Security Council Resolutions and Declarations, etc. The Mabie Law Library also subscribes to AccessUN, which lists many UN Documents and has some in full text, and to the Hein Online United Nations Law Collection.
Some serials are exclusively devoted to the Law of War, such as:
International Law of War Journal
International Review of the Red Cross
Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies
Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law
However, many articles on the law of war / international humanitarian law topics will be found in law reviews and legal journals. To search for the latter, use OneSearch, LexisNexis, Westlaw, the Index to Legal Periodicals and Books, the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals, etc. There are links to these legal indices from the Mabie Law Library webpage.
Also, consider searching the Legal Scholarship Network on SSRN which includes many recent articles, some of which have already been published in legal journals.