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Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers studying the law of France at the University of Oxford, although students and researchers from any field may find it useful.

Use this guide to find out about sources and commentary for French law, including ebooks, ejournals, and databases.

French law: quick start

Holders of an Oxford SSO have the following eresources at their disposal:

The following are available to anyone with access to the internet

Looking for a Reading List title?

The result of your SOLO search may indicate that it is at a locattion called the Law Reserve Collection.  French law books in this collection will have shelf marks beginning KV.

The Law Reserve Collection  is on Level 2, the level at which you enter the library. Please ask a librarian for directions when you are in the law library.

Note The books in the Law Reserve collection are available to all readers not just those on the particular course.

The book below is an example

Most of the print collection of books on French law will have shelf marks beginning France 510. The current collection is held on Level 3, one floor above the entrance level to the law library. It can be accessed by either stairs or the lift.

Please see the Books page in this guide for further information on finding French law in the law library.

If you are new to this jurisdiction, useful titles to be found on Level 3 include the following:

If your French research interests extend beyond the purely legal you may find SOLO results pointing you to useful materials in other parts of the Bodleian

Related Bodleian guides

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