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Law: Databases

This guide is a list of sources for theses and dissertations. It will also help you find potential topics for your dissertation.

An A-Z of subscription databases for Law

Choosing which database to use

The Library subscribes to a number of legal and non-legal information databases. There are also a number free legal information websites which provide the full text of UK and international judgments and legislation.  


  • choose the one you need from the list on this page, or
  • look at our other guidance by following the tabs above, or
  • see our annually updated guide to law e-resources (link below).


Free Legal Information Websites

There are some valuable free sources, especially from government bodies, which routinely post their own research documents, statistics etc.  WorldLII is a useful entry point for such sites.

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