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Commercial Arbitration: Home

Subjects: Law, Law - Arbitration

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers studying commercial arbitration at the University of Oxford, although students and researchers from any field may find it useful.

Use this guide to find out about sources and commentary for commercial arbitration, including ebooks, ejournals, and databases.

Commercial arbitration & foreign direct investment: quick start

Below are some of the special online resources available in this research area available to holders of an Oxford SSO. At the foot of the list are some resources available to all with access to the internet

Resources on the free web

Print collection in the Law Bod.

Chapters on the resolution of commercial disputes will often be included in general works on commercial law. Use  a subject search Commercial law +  the name of the jurisdiction that you are interested in.

You can browse works on English commercial law at the shelfmark KN250 on Level 2.

Monographs on international commercial arbitration are in other parts of the LawBod, in particular

  • General 510 - comparative & surveys - Level 2
  • Internat 590 & 710 - works with an international dimension - Level 3
  • Private Int 510 - works with a conflict of laws dimension - Level 2


Please ask a member of staff for directions when you visit the Law Bod.

Below are some examples of titles on open shelf on Level 3

Initial subject search terms to try in SOLO

International commercial arbitration

Arbitration agreements, Commercial

Arbitration and award +/- name of jurisdiction  eg Arbitration and award England

Arbitration (International law)

Arbitration and award, International

Arbitration agreements, Commercial

Conflict of laws - Arbitration and award

Dispute resolution law

The books below are examples of titles available both in print and online ( for holders of an Oxford SSO)

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The Bodleian Law Library is proud to be a research library for the wider legal community,  once they have been issued with a Bodleian Reader Card from  Central Admissions. (Details of the procedure are available on the Bodleian's official website.)

Adjacent to the Bodleian Law Library, is the Bodleian Social Science Library. Researchers may find that it holds useful material in  related disciplines such as economics.

The Social Science Library has the same current Oxford University Card or Bodleian Reader Card requirements as does the Law Library mentioned above.