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British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII)
Publically available website with links to sources of British and Irish case law & legislation, European Union case law, Law Commission reports, and other law-related British and Irish material. Also includes an extensive list of sources categorised by country.
Find Case Law
National Archives service providing access to court judgments from the England and Wales High Court, the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court and tribunal decisions from the Upper Tribunals. Especially useful for very recent cases. (Still in early stages of development).
HeinOnline This link opens in a new window
Full text collection of law and law related journals; also includes the English Reports 1220-1867, World Constitutions Illustrated, and US law reports and treaties. Content is a combination of current and historic sources.
Lexis+ UK This link opens in a new window
Full text access to cases, legislation, Halsbury's Laws, legal journals and UK newspapers, some from 1984.
Important: we have been ugraded to a new platform. If you have data such as saved searches and alerts on the old Lexis Library platform, you will be able to migrate this data to the new platform until the end of November 2022. Instructions on how to migrate account data from Lexis Library to Lexis+ UK.
Practical Law This link opens in a new window
A legal know how service that provides peer reviewed resources, such as practice notes, current awareness and standard documents. Registration required if not already registered for Westlaw.
Freely available government website containing all legislation from 1988, including both original and revised versions, plus most pre 1988 legislation.
UK Parliamentary Papers (UKPP) This link opens in a new window
House of Commons sessional papers from 1715 to 2005 with supplementary material back to 1688.
Westlaw This link opens in a new window
Full text database covering legislation, cases, legal journals and selected books; browse by topic for an overview with analysis and links to key related content. Coverage includes US and other international jurisdictions.
Registration required if not already registered for Practical Law.
Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations
Comprehensive index of abbreviations for legal publications, from the British Isles, the Commonwealth and the United States, including those covering international and comparative law. Search the index either by abbreviation, title, or words appearing in the title.
Comprehensive law portal, compiled by City University, offering links to key websites, blogs and documents by topic, multimedia tutorials to develop legal skills and careers advice.
Current Awareness is a blog from the Inner Temple Library providing up-to-date information on new case law, changes in legislation and legal news from England and Wales.
APA PsycInfo This link opens in a new window
Index and summaries of peer-reviewed literature in behavioural science and mental health, from 1800s onwards.
Criminal Justice Abstracts (CJA) This link opens in a new window
Research index covering essential areas related to criminal justice and criminology, from 1968.
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) This link opens in a new window
Subjects include economics, sociology, politics and anthropology from 1951 onwards.
Scopus This link opens in a new window
Multi-disciplinary abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.
Web of Science (WOS) This link opens in a new window
Multidisciplinary database with good criminology coverage
Other ways to find articles
Use the Online Journal Finder A-Z
- To search for a specific journal title
- Check the date range we hold a journal title
What if I can't access an article?
- If the library does not have an article you need you can request it via Interlibrary loan.
Books and ebooks
The easiest way to search for books held in the library is to use the library catalogue. You can search by author, title or keyword. You can also use the library catalogue to place reservations on books. For more information about finding and using ebooks please see our Help with using ebooks page.