Mr. Young and Ms. Shea discuss the unique situation of the Vatican City State in legal research. They provide an overview of the founding documents and the constitutional structure of the world's smallest sovereign nation, a discussion of the complex nature of the Vatican's international status, and a bibliographic essay covering the materials most likely to be available in law libraries in the United States.
Stephen E. Young & Alison Shea, Separating State from Church: Researching the Legal System of the Vatican City State, 99 L. LIBR. J. 589 (2007).