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Constitutions and constitutional law: Constitutional law

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Separate guides exist which may help you further in this and related studies.

Constiutions & constitutional law: quick start

E-books

Below are some titles to get your studies started. But there are more titles which are only available in hard copy still, so see the section below the links.

Printed resources

As constitutional law is a compulsory topic for undergrads at Oxford, some of the books on Reading Lists are kept in the Law Reserve Collection - just ask a member of staff at the Enquiry Desk on Level 2 in the main Reading Room.

But there are a lot more books about the constitution  on open shelf on Level 2 - in the KM  section in particular, but some on the legal system in  KL may also be useful.

Constitutional theory will be in the Jurisprudence (Jurisp shelf mark) also on Level 2.

Electronic resources

Just a selection!

Printed resources

Monographs on constitutional law of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and United States of America can be found in the KM & KL open shelf books on Level 2. The third line of the shelf mark will indicate which jurisdiction is being studied (it is not always obvious from title alone!): A8, C1, I5, N4, and U4.

Other jurisdictions have obvious shelf marks - for example France for French constitutional law, China for PRC etc.
Level 3 has the collections for the nations of Europe (other than the UK and Ireland); Level 3 has the other country collections.

The shelf mark General is the major collection of comparative studies. It is on Level 2.

Depending on your focus of study, it is very possible that SOLO searches will reveal useful titles in other Bodleian libraries - not just our nearest neighbour, the SSL.

Use the links to the library websites below check their opening hours etc. There are also a couple of Libguides written by subject librarians for more guidance.

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