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Northern Ireland : legal resources: Books

An introduction to Northern Ireland Law
Subjects: Law

Finding ebooks and books in the Bodleian Law Library

Use the tabs above to understand how the Law Bod's collection is arranged. There is an Enquiry Desk on Level 2, just as you enter the main Reading Room: please do come and have a word if you are having any difficulty in using the library..

Help with finding books

The Law Library's collection is fully catalogued on SOLO, Oxford  University's online resource discovery tool.

To search for Scots law books just add Scotland after your subject search term from the broadest Law - Scotland to the more specific such as Equitable distribution of marital property -- Scotland

For those wishing to learn more about using searches, we recommend the following:

When you are studying Northern Irish law, most of the books of interest to you will be shelved on Level 2, the entrance level to the Law Bod, in the run of books with shelf marks beginning KL to KN.

Where the book is specifically about Northern Irish public or private law the third line of the shelf mark will be distinguished either by the abbreviation NIR or the code N8.

SLS Legal Publications, which specialised in Northern Irish law, ceased trading in 2012/13.

On Level 2, the level at which you enter the Law Library, an area of the open shelf collection has books with shelf marks beginning General. 
This is where you will find comparative studies, and works surveying the response to legal problems in two or more jurisdictions. 

If all the countries being compared are (or were) members of the Commonwealth, the book should have a shelf mark beginning Cw Gen. This collection is also on Level 2, but separate from General.

Please ask at the Enquiry Desk on Level 2 if you are having difficulty finding your way round our collection.

Building human rights, justice, & rule of law

Political violence -- Northern Ireland -- 20th century
Social conflict -- Northern Ireland -- 20th century
Northern Ireland -- History -- 1994 -
Conflict management -- Northern Ireland
Dispute resolution (Law) -- Northern Ireland
Human rights -- Northern Ireland

The Troubles

Subject searches to use in SOLO

Northern Ireland -- History -- 1969-1994
Northern Ireland -- Politics and government -- 1969-1994

The Widgery Tribunal Report (Report of the tribunal appointed to inquire into the events on Sunday, 30th January 1972, which led to loss of life in connection with the procession in Londonderry on that day) 21 volumes can be requested via the SOLO link below

Inter-library requests

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

Recommend a book

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