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Legal Databases


This page offers a selection of online legal databases of legislation, case law and law reviews. 

For a complete description of all databases and how to access them see Databases A-Z.



National Law

National Law


  • Beck Online: selection of German legal journals and commentaries

  • IUSExplorer:  full-text of Italian legislation, case law, codes, regional laws, legal doctrine

  • Legalis: (System Informacji Prawnej): full-text database of Polish law, case law and commentaries. 

  • Légifrance: free French database containing the full-text of legislation, reported and unreported case law of the highest courts, international agreements  

  • Lexis 360: French legal database covering Court decisions since 1985; Official Journal since 1990; Consolidated legislation, Doctrine, Law reviews, Juris Classeur Encyclopedias
  • Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law 
  • Thomson Reuters Westlaw: full-text database of case law, legislation, law reviews, treaties and directories for (amongst others) the USA ,UK and Canada

  • World Constitutions Illustrated: constitution of every country in the world in the original language and with at least one English translation. 


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International Law

  • Investment Arbitration Reporter:  news service tracking reports on international law disputes between foreign investors and sovereign states, specialised in: international arbitrations involving states and claims before international human rights courts.

  • Investor-State Law Guide: research database for investment treaty law offering integrated and cross-referenced Research Tools

  • TradeLawGuide: comprehensive research tools for WTO law. It includes the WTO agreements and instruments, jurisprudence, dispute settlement procedural documents and negotiating history. 

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European Law



Law Journals


  • Beck online: selection of German law reviews published by Beck

  • HeinOnline Legal Classics: thousands of works from some of the greatest legal minds in history. In addition to many classic treatises, this collection also includes rare items.
  • Jurisquare: selection of core law journals in French, English and Dutch from various publishers (Bruylant, Intersentia, Larcier)

  • Kluwer Law online: selection of law journals published by Kluwer

  • SSRN: abstracts and full-text working papers and articles in journals.

Page last updated on 06 November 2023

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