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Corporate law: Home

Subjects: Law

Purpose of this guide

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

Companies & finance: quick start

Other commentary

A normal SOLO search will discover other e-books available via a number of different platforms. Remote access to those with a green indicator beside the View Online link requires an Oxford SSO. (If there is an orange indicator beside the View Online link you will need to come into a Bodleian Reading Room and log onto one of our computers to read it.) A number of books, like the one below, are available in both print and online:

For wider context see

For further guidance on using SOLO successfully, please see Bodleian guide below:

The Bodleian's collection of legal materials can be found in the Bodleian Law Library (commonly referred to as the Law Bod)/

Encyclopedic approach

 To learn the current state of English law on any particular subject from print sources, there is

            Halsbury’s Laws of England shelved on Floor 2 at KZ 1.  Halsbury's is an encyclopedic treatment of English & Welsh laws: the natural first point of reference for the busy practitioner requiring cold start research on an area or a reliable recap with pointers to essential legislation and leading cases.  You will find corporate law & finances is spread across more than one main volume of Halsbury - and you ust also use the service volumes which keep track of legal developments since the publication of the main volumes. 
Holders of an Oxford Single Sign On are reminded that LexisLibrary includes all the Halsbury services - much more straightforward to use!

Printed resources

          General overviews of English corporation/company law have shelf marks starting KN261. Use Books page. in this Libguide for more information about the shelf layout.
For general works, use the Subject Search Corporation law + the name of a jurisdiction


Law Library: Reserve Collection

When you search SOLO for texts you may find - especially if the text is the main or major recommended title on a Reading List - that the location is shown as "Law Library Reserve Collection."  Armed with your University Card/Reader's Ticket, please ask for these books from staff at the Enquiry desk in the main Reading Room (Level 2) and they will be issued to you for use in the Library. Some examples are below:

The Sainsbury Library at the Said Business School is the key provider for many of these.

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