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Subjects: Law: Foreign Law

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers studying the law and legal system of South Africa 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 South African law, including ebooks, ejournals, and databases.

South African law: quick start

The Law Bod has subscriptions to various legal databases which include South African materials: for licensing reasons access is limited to current OU students & faculty members. 

South African law is also well-represented on the free web, examples of reliable sources include these:

The Law Bod's collection is spread over four floors, connected by both stairs and a lift. This guide will help you undercover Australian legal materials whether in print or online. There is also a staffed Enquiry Desk just beyond the library's electronic gates on Level 2- please come and ask if you have any questions about or difficulties in using the library. Note: the entire collection is reference only - there is no lending.

South African materials have shelf marks beginning S. Africa. Level 1, one floor below the entrance level has the current South African book collection, South African law journals (issues from & included 2000 to date), and South Africa law report series. 

Please visit other pages in this guide for more detailed guidance in all the above - both in print and online.

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