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Socio-Legal Studies: Legal databases

Subjects: Criminology, Law, Sociology

Legal databases

Most legal databases provide full-text access to sources of law  - treaties, legislation and court judgments (either as law reports or transcripts - sometimes both) - as well as commentary in the form of books and articles published in law journals. Some databases also include an indexing/abstracting service picking up articles in journals not included in their own holdings.


Most legal databases require an Oxford SSO even when on the OU network. (This is a term in their licences.)

Key databases for the law of England and Wales

For help discovering legal databases for specific topics, countries or legal systems:

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