Use the tabs above to understand how the Law Bod's collection is arranged. There is an Enquiry Desk on Level 2, just as you enter the main Reading Room: please do come and have a word if you are having any difficulty in using the library.
The Law Library's collection is fully catalogued on SOLO, Oxford University's online resource discovery tool.
For subject searches it is often possible to add to a basic term the name of the jurisdiction then history. For example
Contracts --- England -- History
Torts -- United States -- History
However, as the historical background may well feature as an introductory chapter (or two) in works on the modern law of obligations, we recommend not limiting yourself to this level of refinement: search again without the history element.
Open Access title available to all with access to the internet
If the comparison is between major legal traditions - typically the common law and the civil traditions - the book will probably have a shelf mark beginning General. This collection is on Level 2, the level at which you enter the Law Library.
If the comparison is with jurisdictions within the common law tradition the book may have shelf mark Legal Hist or Cw Gen. These are also to be found on Level 2.
There is an Enquiry Desk on Level 2, just as you enter the main Reading Room: please do come and have a word if you are having any difficulty in using the library
If the Bodleian Libraries don't have the print or ebook you are looking for, you can make a recommendation by completing the form below (Oxford Single-Sign On required).