Legal databases

Passwords and external access key

[FREE] Indicates a web site in the public domain (you will not need a password).

[SSO] You will be prompted to log on with your Oxford University Single Sign On details.

[P.WORD] Before going to the database, click on [P.WORD], select Oxford User and log on with your Oxford University Single Sign On to find the username and password you will need to access the database.

[EXTERNAL: OXLIP+] When you are off campus sign into OxLip+ (SOLO) using your Oxford University Single Sign On details.

For more detailed information please see the passwords page.

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Afkortingenlijst voor juridische tijdschriften [FREE]
A free list of European legal abbreviations maintained by K.U. Leuven.

AGIS Plus Text [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]
Developed in partnership with the Attorney-General's Information Service Australia, this is a collection of abstracts and full text articles in comparative and Commonwealth law. Primary focus is on Australian, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region material.

All South African Law Reports [P.WORD]
All South African Law Reports 1947-.

Arbitration (Kluwer) [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
Kluwer Arbitration provides access to a range of resources on commercial international arbitration. GUIDE

Armed Conflict Database (ACD) [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
Note: OU subscription only allows four concurrent users. The ACD (from the International Institute for Strategic Studies) covers the world's international, internal and terrorist conflicts, whether active, subject to a ceasefire, or halted by a peace accord. Users can generate reports and download data as well as browse year-by-year analyses and fact sheets.

Australian Law Online - now Westlaw AU [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
Click on IP Users to access.

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Beck Online [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ 
Database of German legal materials, including the full BGB. Primary and secondary materials are available in full text.

Bepress Legal Repository aka Berkeley Electronic Press [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
Working papers plus Issues in Legal Scholarship, Global Jurist and Theoretical Inquiries in Law.

Bluebook online contact Helen Garner to ask about access

Bopcris [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
18th century British Official Parliamentary Publications Portal.

British Crime Survey - National Digital Archive of Datasets [FREE]
Current and archived datasets in the British Crime Survey series. The survey provides a measure of the true extent of crime, and is used by the Home Office to complement statistics derived from crimes reported to the police.


British & Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII) [FREE]
Free cases from the UK Higher and Appeals courts c. 1996 -.

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Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations [FREE]
Look up tool for legal abbreviations.

Carilaw [P.WORD]
Primary materials from the Caribbean.

Casecheck [FREE]
Free digests of cases from Scotland, England and European Court with links through to judgments where available.

Casetrack [P.WORD]
Transcripts of UK cases from the Higher and Appeals Courts, ECJ and ECHR cases.

Chinese (PCR) law see under P for PLOC & PKUlaw

CIS Legislation Database [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
Database of legislation of the Commonwealth of Independent State countries (Russian Federation, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kasakstan, K , Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and the Ukraine.) The official site is in Russian only.

CLEA Collection of Laws for Electronic Access aka WIPO-Lex [FREE]
Multi-jurisdictional database of intellectual property legislation and treaties provided by WIPO.

CLICC: Commentary on the Law of the International Criminal Court [FREE]
Formerly International Criminal Law Database & Commentary. Also known as Klamberg Commentary.

Collected Courses of the Hague Academy [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]
Theory and research in international affairs. GUIDE

Commentary on the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]

Common Market Law Reports 1962-2003 (on CD ROM) [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
You may need to disable the pop-up blocker. Note: Westlaw UK offers holders of OSS full and current coverage.

Competition Policy International [EXTERNAL: OU-ejournals]
This service contains the journals CPI Journal and Antitrust Chronicle & acccess to CPI Resource Library.

Congressional Record (and predecessors) [EXTERNAL: OXLIP+
This database covers the activities of Congress from 1789-1999.  It also gives access to various Committee Prints and other miscellaneous publications from 1830-2003.

Constitutions of the countries of the world and Constitutions of dependencies & territories are from Sept 2013
Oxford Constitutions of the World[EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]

CPI Journal, Antitrust Chronicle, & Resource Library [EXTERNAL: OU-ejournals]
Online access to Competition Policy International resources.

Current Legal Research Topics Database [FREE]
List of subjects currently being researched for higher degrees in the UK.

 

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Darts-IP: intellectual property case law
IMPORTANT: This database is only available to current members of the Oxford University Law Faculty (staff and students). The site requires personal access logins - please contact helen.garner@bodleian.ox.ac.uk (from your Oxford University/Nexus email account) to arrange for one to be set up for you.
Global Intellectual property case law focussing on trademark, patent, design and domain.   Dixit Curia provides the law according to the general European courts. The database offers unique and specialised searching tools.

De Jure [P.WORD]
Italian legislation, court decisions and law journals.

Directory of Open Access Journals [FREE]
Provides access to scientific and scholarly electronic journals that are freely available on the web.

Dissertations & Theses: A&I [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
Abstracts & indexes. See below for full text theses.

Dissertations & Theses:Humanities and Social Science Collection (full text) [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]

Doing Business Law Library [FREE]
A free, online collection of business laws and regulations with links to official government sources wherever possible. The database provides access to economic and regulatory indicators comparable across different jurisdictions with laws on topics such as banking and credit, bankruptcy, companies, labour, securities, taxation and trade.

Dominion Law Reports  [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
The electronic version of the Canadian law reports, from 1912 to date. Reports cases from both national and provincial courts. Updated Weekly. Also an index to the 3rd and 4th series (case law from 1969 to date.)
There is a Select Search Form drop down option under the Canada Law Books icon, top right of home page. The Catchlines Search form searches for term(s) in the index documents; the Case Law Search will search for term(s) within the cases. Both have a 'phrase search' check box if you want the your search terms treated as a phrase.

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Eagle-i [Free]
Specialist web portal for freely accessible online law resources, maintained by Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London.

Early English Books Online (EEBO) [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]

Early English Laws [FREE]
Codes, edicts & treatises produced in England prior to 1215

Eastview Online Database of Russian Newspapers and Parliamentary Publications [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]

Eighteenth Century British Official Parliamentary Publications Portal 1688-1834 [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
Full text parliametnary papers including acts, bills, parliamentary debates, commons/lords sessional papers and House of Lords/Commons Journals

Eighteenth Century Collections Online [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]

EISIL: Electronic Information System for International Law  [FREE]
Portal to reliable sources for international law resources (including treaties, international agreements and UN documents) on the free web.

e-Journals [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
Oxford University e-Journals - full text online journals available to Oxford University members only

Elder Law Journal 2011- (Jordans, UK)
Available to OU members via Jordan's Online.
Note: the US law journal with the same name is available via LexisLibrary, Westlaw International and HeinOnline.

Elections in Western Europe since 1815 [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]

English Reports 1220-1865 [FREE]

English Reports 1220-1865 [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]
A Subscribed Library in HeinOnline.
Note: the ER available via Westlaw UK and LexisLibrary does not include 72 ER (Bellewe; Keilwey; and Moore).

English Reports 1220-1865 (on CD ROM) [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]

EuroCases [P.WORD]
Draws together national court decisions from EU member states, and decisions of both the European Union courts & the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) relating to 19 subject areas of EU law. The database also includes EU legislation. Once you logged in with the special username and password from the P.Word site linked above, click on the orange Enter the site button. 
 

EurLEX [FREE]
EU information - full text treaties, secondary legislation, preparatory legislation, cases, parliamentary documents.

Europa [FREE]
EU information portal providing access to documents produced by various EU institutions. Select the 'Institutions' tab for links to EU courts.

European Sources Online [FREE]
News, analysis and information on the European Union, the countries of Europe and on issues of concern to researchers in European affairs.

EuroTort [P.WORD]
Note: Please disable pop-up blocker to use this database.
Leading decisions in tort law from 30 European jurisdictions from 1980s on, with summaries of the facts of the case and an abstract of the decision in English.

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Factiva [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
News from around the world.

Family Court Reports [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
Full text access to the law report series of that name from publishers, Bloomsbury.
**October 2016 this is a new service: there may be teething problems for a while. The most reliable access may be when on the OU network/Bodleian Libraries wifi. If you encounter problems please email law.library@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

Family Law Online[EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
Publications from publishers Jordans: including Family Law Reports, Child & Family Law Quarterly and Family Law (journal)

Fastcase [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
Database and portal for US case law, constitutions, statutes and other primary sources of federal and state law.

FLAG: Foreign Law Guide [FREE]
A web portal to the holdings of foreign, international and comparative law in UK universities and national libraries.

FLG: Foreign Law Guide [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
Introduction to the legal systems of over 189 jurisdictions.

[Dalloz] French Codes [P.WORD
Those titles of French Codes (in French only) for which the Law Library has a subscription with publisher Dalloz. 

FunmiQuadriOnline Electronic Law Companion [P.WORD]
Nigerian Supreme Court Quarterly Law Reports 2000 onwards.

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Global Legal Monitor (GLM) [FREE]
A frequently updated summary of legal developments across the world supplied by the Library of Congress. For an archive of issues prior to May 2006 go to the World Law Bulletin (WLB) [FREE]

Global-Regulation.com[EXTERNAL: OXLIP+]
Index (in English) of over 200,000 regulations in over 20 jurisdictions with links to the official sources (where available).  Also has over 500 case studies.
[Sponsored by Baker & McKenzie]

Guide to Law Online - Law Library of Congress [FREE]
Prepared by the Law Library of Congress Public Services Division. An annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. Includes selected useful sites for legal information.

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Handbook of WTO/GATT Dispute Settlement Online [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]

Hansard (current service) [FREE]
Daily Debates from Hansard are published on this website the next working day by 6am.
Archive of debates back to November 1988 (for House of Commons), and 1995-96 (for House of Lords)

Hansard 1803- 2005 [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]
Part of the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers database

Hansard 1803-2005 [FREE]

Harvard Research in International Law
A Subscribed Library in HeinOnline [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]

HeinOnline [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]
Law Journals (UK, US, Australian and International), the English Reports (1220-2865), foreign and international law resources (UNTS, LNTS), Harvard Research in International Law, legal classics, Selden Society Publications and Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals.
See our Libguide for guides to HeinOnline.

History of International Law collection [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]
A Subscribed Library in HeinOnline.
[Donated by legacy of Mr. Kazimierz Michalski]

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]
Sessional papers from 1715 -   

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IA Reporter (Investment Arbitration Reporter) [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
Case summaries, news and analysis on cross-border commercial arbitration.  If you are on the Oxford Network then you can click on 'Subscriber Login' at the top left.  If you are external then you need to access it from Oxlip+ or SOLO.

IBFD Tax Research Platform (International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation) [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
The database includes the World Tax Journal, Tax News Service, IFA Cahiers and many more.
Information on cross-border taxation from the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation.

ICLR Online [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
Contains The Law Reports, Weekly Law Reports, Industrial Case Reports and Business Law Reports published by the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting.

ICNL International Center for Not-for-Profit Law Library [FREE]

IIAPP: International Investment Arbitration + Public Policy [FREE]

i-law [P.WORD]
NOTE Our subscription has changed password and so please overwrite the existing username and password with the new one currently in the Password list
This includes Lloyd's Law Reports and Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly (LMCLQ). When you have finished, please remember to log out of i-law GUIDE
If you have any problems please contact law.library@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Index to Common Law Festschriften [FREE]
Festschrift is the term used for a published collection of legal essays written by several authors to honour a distinguished jurist or to mark a significant legal event. This is the first index of contributions to common law Festschriften.

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
Index to law journals concentrating on foreign, comparative and public and private international law.
Currently hosted on HeinOnline

Index to Legal Periodicals [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
Index to law journals published in some countries of the Anglo-American Legal Tradition (UK, USA, Australia, Canada, Ireland, NZ) or in English.

Index to Theses [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
Index of abstracts to theses from Great Britain and Ireland 1716-.

(Indian) Supreme Court Cases (SCC) [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]
As well as case law from the Indian Supreme Court and the High Courts of the Indian states, has Indian legislation and treaties, and case law from the Bangladesh Appellate and High Court Divisions. Please note Requires registration with an ox.ac.uk email on first visit. Also, as we only have one active user licence, please remember to "log out" when you have finished your session.

Infolaw Lawfinder [FREE]
Gateway to UK legal resources.

Informit AGIS Plus Text [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]
Developed in partnership with the Attorney-General's Information Service Australia, this is a collection of abstracts and full text articles in comparative and Commonwealth law. Primary focus is on Australian, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region material.

Informit Indigenous Collections [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]
The Informit Indigenous Collection covers a range of subjects within an indigenous context. The primary focus is material from and about the Asia Pacific region. The full text Collection contains journals, books, conference proceedings and reports.

Integrum [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]
Russian press, financial and legal information. IMPORTANT NOTE: Once connected choose English interface and then click "Enter (no registration)". Click "Artefact" to get to the main Integrum databases and legal information. > Instruction manual.

International Financial Reporting Standards [P.WORD]

International Law in Domestic Courts[EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
Part of ORIL: Oxford Reports on International Law

Internationales Ehe- und Kindschaftsrecht mit Staatsangehörigkeitsrecht 
[P.WORD]
World survey of family laws, focussing on the individual national law relating to domestic relations, children and nationality.  

Investment Arbitration Reporter [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
Case summaries, news and analysis on cross-border commercial arbitration. If you are on the Oxford Network then you can click on 'Subscriber Login' at the top left.  If you are external then you need to access it from Oxlip+ or SOLO.

Investment Claims [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
Materials and analysis in the field of international investment law and arbitration.

Investment Treaty Arbitration [FREE]
News and commentary on investment treaties and database of publicly available investment treaty awards.

Investor State Law Guide (ISLG) [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]

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Jean Monnet Center [FREE]
A collection of working papers from the Jean Monnet Center at NYU School of Law, established to promote teaching in European intergration in particular Law, Economics, Political Science and History.

Jordan's Family Law Online [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
Publications from publishers Jordans: including Family Law Reports, Child & Family Law Quarterly and Family Law (journal). See below for Elder Law Journal.

Jordan's Online:[ External : OXLIP+]
Online service from Jordan publishing including the Elder Law Journal (in Private Client Library) and Education Law Reports (in Law Reports Library)

Juris Classeur Please note this is now Lexis360®
French legal portal (legislation, case law, commentary & journals) from LexisNexis

Justcite [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
Index to UK and EU case law and legislation with links to Justis, Westlaw, Lexis®Library and BAILII. See our Libguide for guides to JustCite.

Justis [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ] 
Contents include: UK cases (excluding series published by ICLR, Times LR and Scottish Sessions cases) and legislation, Irish cases & legislation, EU case law and legislation, Bermudan and Jamaican Cases, Singapore Law Reports, European Human Rights and the International Law Reports. Justis also contains Justis Parliament. See our Libguide for guides to Justis.

Juta Law [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
South African legislation, law reports, and law journals.
Also has, Botswana Law Reports 1964 to 2013(1), Case Law Of Zimbabwe,  Namibian Law Reports, Tanzania Law Reports 1983 to 1997 and  Zambia Law Reports 1963 to 1997.
Note: Single user access: please close your session when you have finished.

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Kluwer Arbitration [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+] GUIDE
Conventions, legislation, rules, bilateral investment treaties, case law and journal articles in commercial international arbitration.

Kluwer Law International Journals [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]

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Law of the Sea:Commentary on the UN Convention  [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]

LawAfrica Law Reports [P.WORD]
East Africa Protectorate Law Reports, East Africa Law Reports,Southern Sudan Law Reports and Journal,Tanzania Law Reports, Uganda Law Reports, Zanzibar Protectorate Law Reports
[Sponsored by Slaughter & May]

LawInfoChina (PKULaw)[EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]
The home page is to the English section of the database, giving English translations of important laws, regulations and judicial cases. Of course, majority of the content is in Chinese only. To find these databases of laws and regulations, judicial cases, law journals and special reference click on the various tabs to left and right of that labelled English.

Law Reports (The) [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+
ICLR Online has of The Law Reports (referred to in citations as AC, QB, etc), Weekly Law Reports, Industrial Cases Reports and Business Law Reports. 

Law Review Commons [FREE]
A portal to legal scholarship available on the open  web, the site brings together a growing collection of law reviews and legal journals in an easily browsable and searchable format.  It contains both current issues and archival content spanning over 100 years from nearly 150 law reviews from North American law schools.

Lawtel [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+] [To use the alerting service use a personal LAWTEL USERNAME]
UK judgments, statutes and SIs, articles index, bills and command papers. See our libguide for guides to Lawtel.

Legal History, Oxford International Encyclopedia of [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]

Legal History: The Year Books [FREE]
Year book reports printed between the years 1378 and 1535 and a large number from 1268 onward.

Legal Online see Westlaw AU under W

Legal Topics [Free]
Law librarians of the US Library of Congress write reports on various legal topics, monitoring developments worldwide. The reports include commentary and recommendations to further resources. As of July 2014 reports are grouped under following subject areas:  Banking and Finance; Constitutional Issues; Corruption and Money Laundering;  Education, Family, and Children's Rights; Elections; Government Spending; Government Systems;Healthcare, Safety, and Bioethics; Immigration, Nationality and Citizenship; Indigenous and Cultural Property; Intellectual Property Rights and Ownership; Military; Minority Rights; Plants, Animals, and the Environment; Privacy Rights and Ownership; Religion and the Law; War Crimes and Terrorism.

Legislation.gov.uk [FREE]
UK primary legislation - good for historic legislation (do not rely on this site supplying current version of an act), secondary legislation from 1988 onwards.  

Lexis360® [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
(Formerly JurisClasseur) French law (legislation, case law, commentary & journals) & EU materials in French from LexisNexis.
Note Requires registration. For your first use of this database, please make sure you are on the OU network (or using VPN on your own computer). Click on the Se connecter link near top right corner. On the next page it is essential that the email you put in is your Oxford college email eg @merton.ox.ac.uk. You will then be sent an email to your Oxford Nexus account which you will have to click to confirm your registration. Subsequent visits will simply require your filling your college email again, and possibly accepting terms & conditions.
[Sponsored by Baker & McKenzie]
 

Lexis®Library [SSO]
One of the major UK legal databases including case law, legislation and commentary such as Halsbury's Laws of England. Also has selected international content. See our Libguide for guides to Lexis Library.
List of acronyms for UK Statutes used in Lexis® Library. [Sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright]

Linex Systems [FREE]
Updates and reviews from over 1000 law firms and government organisations throughout the World.

LiveRe [FREE]
A portal that provides access to free journals available on the Internet. The portal covers scientific journals, magazines, bulletins and newsletters and can be accessed in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

LLMC Digital [EXTERNAL: OXLIP+]
Law Library Microfilm Consortium's online service.

Lloyd's Law Reports [P.WORD]  GUIDE
Lloyd's Law Reports covering commercial and maritime cases from 1919- available through i-law

Lloyd's Martime and Commercial Quarterly [P.WORD]

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Making of Modern Law (MOML) - [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]
Anglo-American legal treatises published 1800-1926

Making of the Modern World (MOMW) - [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]
Digital facsimile images of 61,000 works of literature on economic and business published between 1450 & 1850. Useful for legal history topics with commercial, financial, social, political or mercantile dimensions.

Manupatra [P.WORD]
Indian legal materials and business policy.

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (MPEPIL) [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]

Medieval and Early Modern Sources Online (MEMSO) [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]

MyiLibrary ebooks: law [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
An e-content resource library with titles from CUP and Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

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National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts (NCJRS) on Cambridge Scientific Abstracts [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]
Part of Cambridge Scientific Abstracts. Includes summaries of US and international publications.

NATLEX [FREE]
International Labour Organization's database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation.

Netlaw [P.WORD]
Updated South African Principal Acts, Rules and Regulations from 1910 to the present.  After signing in, select South African Legislation (NetLaw) from the menu.

Nineteenth Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]
19th century House of Commons papers including command papers, house papers and bills.

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OEIL - The Legislative Observatory [FREE]
European Parliament database tracking the major stages of the legislation making process between EU institutions.

OGEL: Oil, gas and energy law [P.WORD]
Oil, Gas, Energy Law Intelligence started publishing in January 2003 and is both an online journal and a community site, drawing together both policy makers and lawyers (practioners and academics).

Official Document System of the United Nations [FREE]
UN documentation including treaties, reports and resolutions. Take the tutorial on the UN ODS.

Official Journal of the European Communities on CD ROM [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]
C and L series of the Official Journal of the European Communities from 1998 - Nov 2007.  For more recent editions please see EurLEX

OGEMID Archive
Please would any Oxford Law Faculty staff member or DPhil student interested in having access contact helen.garner@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Open Access Journals see DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals [FREE]

Oxford Constitutions of the World[EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]

Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]

Oxford Reports on International Law [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
Decisions from international courts and tribunals plus cases applying international law in domestic courts from 60 jurisdictions.

ORA: Oxford Research Archive
OU students following D.Phil., M.Litt. and M.Sc.(by Research) programmes and registered from 1st October 2007, are required to deposit a digital copy of their thesis in ORA. ORA is also Oxford's institutional open access archive for other research publications, such as journal articles.

Oxford University Press e-books [EXTERNAL: SOLO]
The Bodleian Law Library has subscriptions to various OUP collections of e-books for law. The titles of the individual books are discoverable after an ordinary book search on SOLO as the View Online option. Holders of an Oxford Single Sign On will be asked for their username and password if they are not on the OU network, or don't have a VPN installed on their own computer.
As of May 2015, the library has access to all the books in the following OUP law collections:
Oxford Legal Research Library (OLRL)
Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law (OSAIL)
Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO)

Oxford University e-Journals [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]
Full text online journals available to Oxford University members only

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PAIS International [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]
Index to literature of public policy, social policy and the social sciences in general.

PakistanLawSite [P.WORD]
Legislation, case law and full text journals from Pakistan.

PKULaw.cn [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]
The home page is to the English section of China law database, giving English translations of important laws, regulations and judicial cases. Of course, majority of the content is in Chinese only. To find these databases of laws and regulations, judicial cases, law journals and special reference click on the various tabs to left and right of that labelled English.

PLC (Practical Law) [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]
A trial subscription until October 2017. Covering 26 UK legal practice areas, PLC provides a range of resources including current awareness, practice notes, market analysis, and full text access to PLC Magazine from 1990 onwards.

PLOC (Policies & Laws of China) [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]

PopLine: population law and policy [FREE]
Maintained by K4Health. Collects "documents on formal positions, legislation or decisions taken by governments and other public bodies toward reproduction, contraception, migration, family size, and women's rights and status" in "developing" countries.

PreLex [FREE]
European Commission database mapping the major stages of the legislation making process between the EU Commission and other EU institutions.

Privacy Laws & Business[P.WORD]
Developments in data protection law both international and UK.
You have to look out for the hyperlink "Current subscribers click here to view this issue" - ignore the more obvious green buttons Subscribe and Buy issue.
OU has a single user licence only, so please remember to log off at the end of your session on PL&B.

Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London 1674-1834 [FREE]

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Recueil des Cours de L'Academie de Droit International de la Haye  [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]
Hague Academy Collected Courses on public and private international law.

Refworld [FREE]
Collection of material collected by the UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency) to aid decisions on refugee status. Via "Quick Links" access (inter alia) collections of national legislation and national and international case decisions (including tribunals and administrative bodies),

Russian Newspapers and Parliamentary Publications [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]

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Sabinet Reference aka Sabinet Law Collection [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
African electronic journals

Sabinet Netlaw [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
Updated South African Principal Acts, Rules and Regulations from 1910 to the present.
Note: The BLL subscription does not include provincial legislation

Sea, Law of : Commentary on the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]

Selden Society Publications [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
A Subscribed Library within HeinOnline

SEMDOC: Statewatch European Monitoring and Documentation Centre[FREE]
Legislative observatory and database of material gathered over 30 years of independent charity's monitoring of EU Justice and Home Affairs "allowing researchers to chart the history, development and nature of [Justice & Home Affairs] institutions, decision-making, policy, and law"

Singapore LawNet
Database of Singapore law: legislation, case law, legal news and some law journals.
Access is via user name and password. Please send requests for access to law.ref@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

Singapore Law Reports
Also available via Justis [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]

Social Science Citation Index on Web of Science [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]
Index of journals in behavioural and social sciences.

Social Science Research Network (SSRN) [FREE]
Includes the Legal Scholarship Network an archive of legal research papers. Abstracts are freely available to non-subscribers.

Society for Computers and the Law [FREE to UK academic institutions]Click to log on and then choose the link for UK academic users under the log in box.  Access to articles, webinars and news.

South African Law Reports see All South African Law Reports [P.WORD]

State Papers Online: the government of Britain 1509-1714 [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]
Part I: The Tudors, 1509-1603:SP Dom.
Part II: The Tudors, 1509-1603:SP. For., Scotland, Borders, Ireland & Registers of PC Part III: The Stuarts and Commonwealth, James I - Anne I, 1603-1714: SP Dom
Part IV: The Stuarts and Commonwealth, James I - Anne I, 1603-1714: SP For., Ireland & Registers of PC

State Trials on Justis [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+] IMPORTANT NOTE:  click "Continue" on the Justis homepage.
State Trials is compiled from the two most authoritative series of State Trials records, Howell's and the New Series (Macdonell's) and additional material sourced from the electronic version of the English (Nominate) Reports

Supreme Court Cases (India) [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]
As well as case law from the Indian Supreme Court and the High Courts of the Indian states, has Indian legislation and treaties, and case law from the Bangladesh Appellate and High Court Divisions. Please note Requires registration with an ox.ac.uk email on first visit. Also, as we only have a five active users licence, please remember to "log out" when you have finished your session.


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Tax Notes / Tax Analysts
*2015 change of method to log in to this database*
You must initially visit the new Tax Notes website (link above) while on the OU network/within Oxford University’s IP range. On this initial visit you will need to sign up to the service, choosing (and memorising!) your own password.
During the sign up process you will also be asked to indicate your academic status (e.g. student or professor), and may identify specific tax topics of interest.  A video on signing up is at https://www.taxnotes.com/user, in the blue box on the right (“Log in as an IP user.”)
After this initial process, you should then be able to use your unique password to log in to Taxnotes.com anywhere.
Includes access to Tax Notes Today and Tax Notes International.

THOMAS [FREE]
US legislative information from the Library of Congress.

Timebase Law One  [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
Australian legislation (bills, acts and regulations) database, from both national and all state legislatures. Also offers point in time searching of legislation, which is a unique service. You can set up an alerting service for changes to any act you are particularly interested in. PLEASE NOTE: This is a trial subscription for a year (July 2014--July 2015) to see if it is really useful to our Faculty and researchers.

Trade Law Guide [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]
[Sponsored by Baker & McKenzie]

Trade Unions in Western Europe since 1945 [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]

TDM: Transnational Dispute Management [P.WORD]
Recent developments in investment arbitration and dispute management.
Please would any Oxford Law Faculty staff member or DPhil student interested in having access contact to the OGEMID Archive section of this database please contact helen.garner@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Twentieth Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers 1901-2003/4 Session [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]

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United Nations Law Collection [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]
Available in HeinOnline. Includes full text LNTS and UNTS.
[Sponsored by Baker & McKenzie]

United Nations Treaty Collection [FREE]
Treaties and international agreements registered or filed and recorded with and published by the Secretariat since 1946.

UNBISnet - United Nations, Dag Hammarskjold Library [FREE]
Catalogue of UN publications and documentation with links to full text where available.

UN-I-QUE : United Nations Info Quest [FREE]
Catalogue of UN materials including sales publications.

UN-ODS [FREE]
Official Document System of the United Nations 

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vLex Global [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]
Global collection with material from some 90 jurisdictions: strongest being that for Spain. NB. Please remember to log off when you have finished your session on vlex as our subscription limits the number of concurrent users. [Sponsored by Baker & McKenzie]

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Westlaw UK [SSO] [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ] 
UK cases (including The Law Reports), legislation and journal articles, and EU law. For USA and other foreign & international legal materials follow Services link in Westlaw UK. See our Libguide for guides to Westlaw. [Sponsored by Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP]

Westlaw AU [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+ ]  This is the new platform for Australia Law Online.Click on IP Users to access.
[Sponsored by Baker & McKenzie]

(former) Weekly Law Reports Daily [FREE]
No longer so called, or so obvious a service, but the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales still allows access to case summaries for non-subscribers via the Search Case Summaries page. (Holders of an Oxford Single Sign On can access the full subscription database from ICLR.)

WIPO-Lex aka CLEA Collection of Laws for Electronic Access [FREE] 
Multi-jurisdictional database of intellectual property legislation and treaties provided by WIPO.

WorldLII [FREE]
Free source of case law and legislation from various jurisdictions, international courts and tribunals. Includes a catalogue of free legal web sites organised by jurisdiction and subject.

World Trade Law  [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]
The WTO Dispute Settlement Commentary (DSC) service is a comprehensive legal research tool for WTO dispute settlement. Features include summary/analysis of all reports/arbitrations; up-to-date keyword index; and a database of dispute settlement tables/statistics.

WTO/GATT Dispute Settlement Handbook Online [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]
[Sponsored by Baker & McKenzie]

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Zakonodatel'stvo stran SNG [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+]
Database of legislation of the Commonwealth of Independent State countries (Russian Federation, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kasakstan, K , Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and the Ukraine.)

Zetoc [EXTERNAL:OXLIP+] [To set up e-mail alerts log in with your OSS]
The British Library's Electronic Table of Contents of around 20,000 current journals and approximately 16,000 conference proceedings. Covers 1993 to date and includes an email alerting service. Zetoc is available free of charge to any member of a Jisc-sponsored UK further or higher education institution and is also available free of charge to the UK Research Councils: remember to use your ox.ac.uk email address when setting up an alert.

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