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Competition law: Home

Subjects: Law

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers studying competition law 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 competition law, including ebooks, ejournals, and databases.

Competition law: quick start

For quick introductions to the competition regimes in other jurisdictions try Competition & Antitrust updates in:

Halsbury's Laws is an authoritative encyclopaedia of law in the England and Wales. Volume 18 (5th ed) will give you a concise overview of the law, while the footnotes will direct you to the most important cases, legislation and commentary in that area. The print volumes are at KZ 1 in the main Reading Room on Floor 2. Use the Cumulative Supplement to check for any new developments in the law since the volume was printed.
OU members can access Halsbury's Laws electronically via Lexis®Library. (It also has a library of practitioner's texts.)

Finding further commentary

To subject search in SOLO try the following 
Antitrust law   (+ jurisdiction) Competition, Unfair  (+ jurisdiction) or Restraint of Trade (+ jurisdiction) into search box,  then refine your search by selecting exact phrase and In subject from the drop down menus.

Shelf marks beginning KN266 are on Floor 2. Works on English competition law are shelved first, following by other common law countries with distinguishing elements:Australia;(A8 in shelfmark), Canada (CI), Ireland (I5), NZ (N4), and United States (U4).

A shelf mark beginning General indicates that the book is a comparative study. This collection is also on Floor 2.

Note: Bodleian Law Library: Reserve Collection

When you search SOLO for texts you may find - especially if the text is recommended on an undergrad reading list - that the location is shown as "Law Library Reserve Collection."  Please ask a librarian for directions.