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Middle East, North Africa & Turkey : legal resources: Journals

Subjects: Law: Foreign Law


A journal is a regular publication (monthly, yearly, etc.) in which you will find academic and research articles. The articles present current research and are critiqued by experts before publication, so you can be confident of their quality. The majority of journals held by the Bodleian Libraries in both physical and electronic formats can be searched via SOLO, as can the individual articles within ejournals.

On this page you will find recommended journals and guidance on how to search for and access print and ejournals.

MENAT law journals & finding articles on legal developments of the region

Some key journals available to holders of an Oxford SSO

It is quite common an ejournal to be supplied by more than one database. Usually this is because no single provider has the whole run of the journal from the first volume to the most recent. Consequently, if you are looking for a particular article (you know either or both volume number and year) that you select the database which includes that volume/year - this will not necessarily be the first on the list of alternatives.

Available on the free web

Where the issues of the journal are shelved will depend on their year.

Journal issues from and including 2000 are on Level 1, where the shelf mark starts with the name of a jurisdiction  or General. 

Journal issues up to and including 1999 are on the Ground Floor of the Law Library where the shelf mark starts with the name of a jurisdiction or General. 

Print holdings of the Arab Law Quarterly from 2000 onwards are shelved at General 300 A142 on Level 1.

Please ask a member of staff for directions when you visit the Law Bod.

Remember: the laws of the MENAT countries may well be the subject of articles in law journals published anywhere in the world.
There are special tools - not just SOLO's article search and google scholar! - to help you locate articles published in scholarly journals. Do make use of them!

Indexing tools on the free web

There are too many for any list to be comprehensive. If you are studying a particular legal topic, or a foreign jurisdiction, it may well be worth considering which law firms have gained a distinguished reputation in the same topic/jurisdiction, they may well have partners/practitioners posting news and comment.

Recommend a journal

If the Bodleian Libraries don't have the journal or article you are looking for, you can make a recommendation by completing the form below (Oxford Single-Sign On required).

Inter-library loans

If the Bodleian Libraries don't have the journal you are looking for, we may be able to source it through Oxford's inter-library loan service.