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Tax law: Home

Subjects: Law

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers studying tax law 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 taxation law, including ebooks, ejournals, and databases.

Tax law: quick start

Databases for English tax law studies
Both Lexis + UK and Westlaw Edge UK will provide holders of an Oxford SSO with relevant primary sources (legislation & case law) and some commentary, in the form of journal articles and some practitioners' texts as well. For example Lexis + UK  has Simon's Tax Planning while Westlaw books includes Baker's Double Taxation Conventions.

For cold start English legal research, the English legal encyclopedia ​Halsbury's Laws of England  (commonly called Halsbury's) is also available to holders of an Oxford SSO via Lexis + UK

Specialist online resources available to holders of an Oxford SSO


In addition to the practitioners' texts available via the databases above, SOLO searches will help you find a large number of books on this topic from student textbooks to advanced research monographs. Some of these will also be available in print, again SOLO will tell you where.

Useful sites and resources on the free web

If you are studying English taxation law, most of your reading will be shelved on Level 2, the entrance level to the Law Bod.

Looking for a Reading List title?

When you search SOLO for books on your Reading List you may find that the location is shown as Law Library Reserve Collection. These titles are available to all categories of readers, please bring your University or Bodleian Reader's Card to the Enquiry Desk on Level 2  and ask for these books there.

For more guidance on finding commentary on tax law please visit the Books and Journals pages in this guide.

You may find that SOLO searches reveal other Bodleian libraries have material that would help your study & research, please check with their websites for admission requirements, opening hours etc

The following libraries are open to Oxford University Card holders and visitors with the appropriate Bodleian Reader's Card.

The Sainsbury Library (of the Said Business School) has separate admission procedures