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Legal resources at Oxford University: Further help

Collection policy

The LawBod provides extensive material for research, teaching and learning. The aim is to cover primary and secondary material for a wide range of jurisdictions, concentrating on the United Kingdom, the major member nations of the Commonwealth, the United States, individual European countries, and the European Union. In addition there are extensive collections in common law/Anglo-American legal history, jurisprudence, public and private international law, Roman law and criminology. The primary material includes legislation, law reports, treaties, and parliamentary papers.

Wide ranging purchasing compliments acquisition through Legal Deposit. Where possible, and within the budgetary constraints, the LawBod acquires access to subscription databases to extend the depth and breadth of the printed collection, particularly for primary sources of foreign jurisdictions.


Dr Elizabeth Wells
tel: +44 (0)1865 271463

How the LawBod can help you

General research skills

Bodleian iSkills
Bodleian iSkills workshops and classes run every term and are designed to help you to make effective use of library and other information resources in print and online.

These practical workshops are free and will usually take place at OUCS - about a 20 minute walk from the Law Bod, on Banbury Rd. Booking is online via the OUCS Course website.  Please cancel your place if you cannot attend. For more information, including details about this term's sessions, please consult the Libguide below.