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Law and Legal Studies electronic resources 5: Archives and Data Sets

Except where stated, titles listed here are only available within the Library - access from outside the Library is not available for licensing reasons.

Electronic Archival Collections may also be found under discipline and subject headings. If you do not find the resource you are looking for, see the Library's complete listing of electronic resources in the British Library London Reading Rooms.

Title Description
Accessions to Repositories Annual lists of major accessions to repositories in Britain and Ireland. Lists can be browsed by repository and topic. Law firm records are frequently listed under the Topic - Legal History.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
AIM25 Archives of higher education establishments in the London area.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Archives Wales (ARCW) The Archives and Records Council Wales catalogue provides simultaneous searching of thousands of collections held in 21 separate archives across Wales.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
ADLS Administrative Data Liaison Service (ADLS) aims to support research based on administrative data in the UK. Provides services for data holders and researchers, including resources to aid discovery of data and related research publications.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Archives Hub Enables searching of collection level descriptions and discovery of archival collections held in repositories distributed across England, Wales and Scotland.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Archon Contact details for major archival collections in the UK and elsewhere listed in the National Register of Archives.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
British Library Manuscripts and Archives Help guides for manuscript and archival collections held at the British Library. Includes guidance on archive catalogues. Resources for legal research are diverse, ranging from Anglo Saxon law codes, through records of the administration of justice in India, to private and corporate legal papers. See also Catalogues, Collections and Discover tabs on the British library homepage at www.bl.uk.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
British Library Sound Archive and Moving Image collections Guidance on collection, combined catalogue, and access for British Library Sound Archive and Moving Image collections. Collections include Oral History relating to legal professions, recordings of popular music and debates treating law and justice issues, BBC broadcasts and other material of interest to socio-legal studies and legal history. Sound and Moving Image catalogue.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Business Archives Council Organisation supporting preservation, management and research utilisation of business archives and modern records.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
CASBAH Website for Caribbean Studies, and UK Black and Asian histories in the UK. Includes a database that searches across collection level descriptions of archival and other resources.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
DATA.GOV Government website providing a single point of access for sharing and re-using statistics and predominantly quantitative data sets produced by government bodies.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
DataCite International organisation supporting data archiving and access for reuse in research. Find data sets held in globally distributed data archives by using Metadata (descriptive key word) and DOI (digital object identifier) searches.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS) A national data archiving and dissemination service providing discovery and support services for national and international data sets. Website provides guidance on data collection, management and reuse in teaching and research. Covers quantitative and qualitative data. Hosts the data sets catalogue for the UK Data Archive. Also offers various options to explore resources and data sets by theme. Categories and browse subjects include legislation and legal systems, crime and social control, crime and law enforcement, qualitative criminological data, or more nuanced terms via the HASSET thesaurus.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Eminent Scholars Archive Archival texts and recordings from legal scholars associated with the Squire Law Library and the Law Faculty, Cambridge University. Links also to the Janus Archive.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
GENESIS Collaboration between the Women's Library and the Archives Hub helps to provide signposting to international web resources, and a searchable dataset describing archive, museum and library collections for women's history.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Inns of Court Archives Information about Inns of Court archives from the Inns of Court websites and National Register of Archives. Gray's Inn, Inner Temple, Lincolns Inn, Middle Temple, Sarjeants Inn (NRA record).
This site is freely available on the Internet.
International Data Archives Links to a global network of data archives and their catalogues provided by the UK Data Archive.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Law Society Archive Information about the Law Society's corporate archive from the Society's website. Separately, the web site provides guidance on depositing old law firm records and documents with public sector archives.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Microform Research Collections An A-Z listing of micro form collections of the British Library's document supply services. Includes political archives, historical Home Office papers and other archival collections of potential interest for socio-legal history.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Modern Records Centre Website and search facilities for the Warwick based archive whose founding mission was to preserve primary sources for modern British social, political and economic history.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Moving History A guide to the UK's public sector moving image archives represented by Film Archives UK.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
MUNDUS A gateway to the archival and other materials of over four hundred missionary societies held in the UK.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
The National Archives (TNA UK) Website for the UK's official government archive. Includes guidance relating to its own collections and to archival policy and practice in general. Hosts catalogues for its own collections and for collections held elsewhere. Useful for discovering public sector, parastatal, and private sector legal records.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
National Archive of Criminal Justice Data Archival resource preserving and supporting access to and research on criminal justice data. Hosted by Inter University Consortium for Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan. Data is predominantly US centred but a limited number of international data sets are available.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
National Archives of Scotland (NAS) National Archives of Scotland website provides catalogues for the national collections, as well as the National Register of Archives for Scotland and links to the Scottish Archive Network which aims to provide a single catalogue for over fifty Scottish archives. The NAS website continues until replaced by a website for National Records of Scotland following 2011 merger with GRO-Scotland.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
National Register of Archives Discover, across distributed repositories, archival and manuscript collections relating to British history.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Parliamentary Archives Website for the UK Parliamentary Archives. Covers House of Lords and House of Commons. This page links to the PORTCULLIS catalogue, Private Bill Witness database, Parliament's web archive, learning resources and digitised resources.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
PRONI Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
RASCAL Gateway to archival and other special collections in Northern Ireland.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Records of Legal Education Archive (RLEA) Catalogue and collection descriptions for records of numerous archival collections associated with legal education and scholarship. The collections are held at the Institute of Advanced legal Studies in London.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
UK Central Government Web Archive Access to archived, point-in-time instances of UK national governmental websites, and thus to research publications and other information about the administration of justice and the UK regulatory landscape that can no longer be found on live government websites. The archive can be searched by url or key words, and browsed by category, themed collections or an A-Z listing of archived websites.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
UK Data Archive The UK's largest archive for digital data sets in the humanities and social sciences. See also Economic and Social Data Service.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
UK Web Archive Archive of UK domain websites provided by the British Library. Archive instances start from 2004. Provides content search facility and browse options by special collection theme and subject categories including Law, Government, Politics, Society and Culture.
This site is freely available on the Internet.