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Law and Legal Studies electronic resources 8: Multi-Jurisdictional and Country Resources

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General and Multi-Jurisdictional Resources: Gateways, Research Guides and other resources

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Bodleian Law: Law Reports & Journals Database created by the Bodleian Law Library identifying titles, locations, and jurisdictional scope of law reports and journals. Although access to the content of the recorded titles is restricted the database acts as a valuable tool for identifying publications for a given jurisdiction.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Eagle-i Eagle-i (Electronic Access to Global Legal Information) is a searchable and browse-able portal to high quality web resources for UK, European, Foreign, Comparative and International law. Covers 200 countries as well as non-governmental international bodies and organisations involved in international law. The service provides content assessments and well-maintained dynamic links. Building on records originally created for Intute: Law, this service is developed as a national research resource for the UK by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
European Lawyer Available as part of WestlawUK this service offers brief and straightforward guidance, organised by jurisdiction (European and beyond) and practice area, on employment and family law as well as topics of commercial law.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
NB: Access is password protected. Please ask Social Science s desk staff to log you in.
Foreign Law Guide (Brill) The Foreign Law Guide provides essential information on primary and secondary sources of foreign law - what it is, where to find it, how to use it. It covers 200 jurisdictions from major nations to crown colonies, semi-independent states and supra-national organisations.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
FLAG (Foreign Law Guide) A FLARE database hosted by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. This database searches a periodically updated inventory of print collections of foreign legal materials in UK libraries. Signposts libraries, their online catalogues and shelf marks for official gazettes, session laws, court reports and other primary legal sources.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Getting the Deal Through Available as part of WestlawUK this service offers brief and straightforward guidance, organised by jurisdiction and practice area, on various aspects of corporate law and industry regulation.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room. NB: Access is password protected. Please ask Social Science s desk staff to log you in.
Globalex Research and resource guides for foreign, comparative and international law. Guides outline legal system and sources of law for a wide range of jurisdictions. Maintained by New York University Law School.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Government Gazettes Online Site attempts to list all online government gazettes. A description of content and coverage is included for each gazette.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Guide to Law Online Web links and publication references for reliable legal and government resources organised by country and theme. Maintained by Law Library of Congress Public Services Division.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Research Guides by Jurisdiction (IALS) Research guides identifying key resources for researching the law of a wide range of jurisdictions. The guides are provided by staff and visiting researchers at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, or are available elsewhere on the web.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
International Constitutional Law Site contains links to constitutional documents and country information for many countries as well as many other useful links.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Juriglobe Research, quick reference resources, and visual aids for comparative legal systems from the World Legal Systems Research Group at Ottawa University.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
LawCite (AustLII) LawCite is an automatically generated law citator enabling discovery of citations to a given case or journal article in subsequent cases, journal articles and law reform reports. LawCite is in development under the direction of the Australian Legal Information Institute and partners.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Legal resources at Oxford University Guides produced by Bodleian Law Library staff include an extensive collection of Guides to resources for jurisdictions. These guides include links to free online resources, and print publications as well as signposting subscription resources and Bodleian library shelf locations.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Martindale-Hubbell Law Digests 2008 Martindale-Hubbell law digests, written by legal practitioners and academics, provide descriptions and summaries of the law of the United States, of U.S. States and Possessions, and of jurisdictions around the world. Digests for 2008 are freely retrievable on Martindale.com. See Communities/Legal Library/Advanced Search, using keywords "law digest" and selecting country or state options as required.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
National Governments British Library web links signposting subscription and free online resources for researching national governments and official documents.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
World Legal Information Institute (WORLDLII) Database, catalogue and web search service offering legislation, case law, law reform reports, treaties and other resources from more than twenty countries. The service describes itself as free, independent, and non-profit. It is developed collaboratively by Legal Information Institutes and supported by the Free Access to Law Movement.
This site is freely available on the Internet.

Country and Regional Resources

Africa

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Database of the Constitutions of Sub-Saharan Africa (DCSSA) Database provided by the University of Konstanz offering constitutional documents for 52 Sub-Saharan countries listed chronologically for each state from independence onwards. The resource provides full text documentation, including amendments and bills as well as constitutions, citations to sources, and options to contribute missing information.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Southern African Legal Information Institute (SAFLII) Case law, legislation and other resources from the Southern African Legal Information Institute. Country resources cover Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia & Zimbabwe. Selected regional resources for Southern and East Africa are also included.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
 

Americas

Americas: Latin America

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Latin Laws Selected major laws of Latin American countries made freely available in Spanish by law firm Orihuela Legal. The legislation can be browsed by country or key word searched.
This site is freely available on the Internet.

Americas: Canada

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Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) Canadian legislation, case law and other resources.
This site is freely available on the Internet.

Americas: United States

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American Memory - A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation Full text of historic Congressional documents and debates 1774-1875, including materials relating to the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, American State Papers, US Serial Set, journals, bills, resolutions and Statutes at Large.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Federal Digital System (FDsys) Federal Digital System of the US Government Printer's Office. Provides access to authenticated versions of congressional bills and hearings, public and private laws, codified statutes and regulations, court opinions and other law related official publications. Coverage is largely late C20th onwards but varies from source to source.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Findlaw Extensive site covering predominantly US law. Includes Federal and State Statutes, Codes and Cases. The site offers interfaces oriented to legal practitioners and to consumers of legal services.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Guide to Law Online Annotated guide, prepared by Law Library of Congress, to legal resources on the web. Site includes links to US state and federal resources including court opinions as well as information about court structure and history.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Justia.com US law portal providing a subject browse structure, and links organised by type of primary legal material (federal, state, codes, regulations, cases etc). Includes distinct Justia sites for federal dockets and filings, and US Supreme Court opinions browse-able by year of decision or volume of the United States Reports.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Legal Information Institute (Cornell) Not for profit portal for United States law resources provided by Cornell Law School dedicated to free access to law. The site provides or links to federal and state resources including the United States Code, Code of Federal Regulations, Congressional Record, Statutes, bills, case law and Uniform Laws. This site is freely available on the Internet.
Open Jurist Website providing access to the judicial opinions published in the Federal Reporter (F. to F.3d), United States Reports (US Supreme Court), and other legal materials.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Oyez Multimedia sources for United States Supreme Court cases.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Thomas Full text of legislation (bills and public laws) and Congressional Record, and links to Congressional Committee information provided by the Library of Congress.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Uniform Law Commission Website of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. Provides texts of acts and details of enactment across US states.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
United States Code General and permanent laws of the United States restated in consolidated and codified form within a 51 Title subject structure and published by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel. Various online sources are available from: These sites are freely available on the Internet.
United States Federal Government Information Links to subscription databases available in the British Library reading rooms and to free online resources. Subscription sources include digital historical archives for the Congressional Record, Hearings and Serial Set and Marcive Index to Federal Government Publications. Guide prepared by British library official publications curators.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
 

Asia

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Asian Legal Information Institute (AsianLII) Case law, legislation and other resources from the Asian Legal Information Institute.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Hong Kong Legal Information Institute HKLII Caselaw, legislation and other resources from the Hong Kong Legal Information Institute.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Kodeks: Russian Legislation Source for Russian legislation from 1991. Includes legislative acts issued by approximately 200 executive, legislative and judiciary bodies in Russia. In Cyrillic script.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
Legal Information Institute of India Case law, legislation, treaties, law commission reports and other legal sources provided by the Legal Information Institute of India. Established in 2011.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Westlaw China Full text legal database in English and Chinese for the People's Republic of China. Includes laws, administrative, ministerial, local and military regulations, judicial interpretations, selected articles and other commentary and legal materials.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
 

Australasia

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Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) One stop shop for all Australian legal materials, including consolidated and numbered acts at Commonwealth and State level, consolidated and numbered regulations at Commonwealth and state level, case law and treaties.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
New Zealand Legal Information Institute NZLII New Zealand legislation, case law and other resources.
This site is freely available on the Internet.

Commonwealth

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Commonwealth Legal Information Institute (CommonLII) Case law, legislation, law reform and other legal information sources from 59 Commonwealth and common law jurisdictions from the Commonwealth Legal Information Institute.
This site is freely available on the Internet.

Europe

See also European Union

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Centre for German Legal Information (CGERLI) English translations of German legislation, judgments and other legal materials. Resource is provided freely by the Centre for German Legal Information with support from the German Federal Foreign Office.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
European Forum of Official Gazettes This site provides web links for and comparative information about online and printed versions of legal gazettes of European countries.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Kodeks: Russian Legislation Source for Russian legislation from 1991. Includes legislative acts issued by approximately 200 executive, legislative and judiciary bodies in Russia. In Cyrillic script.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
LegiFrance Official portal to French law, including legislation, case law and treaties. Selected resources are available in English translation.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Union List of Official Gazettes: Europe A FLARE website hosted by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, providing information about Official Gazettes of European countries. Includes links to online versions and holdings details for printed collections at the British Library and Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
United Kingdom jurisdictions See United Kingdom.