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Tax law: Home

Subjects: Law

Purpose of this guide

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

Tax law: quick start

Tax law has been an element of both the Oxford Law Faculty's taught courses, postgraduate studies, and research for many years. This interest has been enhanced by the arrival of the Saïd Business School & OU Centre for Business Taxation

Below are some of eresources in this area of study. The list starts with those OU members with an Oxford Single Sign On, and ends with some free resources available to anyone with a connection to the internet.

Please use other sections of this guide to discover more resources - both in print and online.

The Law Bod has many titles of potential use for your research - across all of its four floors/levels!
So make a note of the shelf marks/call numbers of each successful result in SOLO ... then ask a member of library staff for directions when you arrive.

Law Library: Reserve Collection

When you search SOLO you may find that the location is shown as "Law Library Reserve Collection." This indicates that the book is on a current Reading List, and is not on the open shelf collection. It does not mean that only students of that particular course can read it!  Please ask a librarian for directions on arrival.

English/UK law

Halsbury's Laws is an authoritative encyclopaedia of law in the England and Wales. The main subject volumes 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 KZ1 in the main Reading Room on  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.)

The monographs on tax law have shelf marks in the range KM335 to KM337.They are on open shelves in the main Reading Room on Floor 2.
(Older, superseded editions - the oldest have shelf marks beginning Cw UK 615 - are also freely accessible, but are on the Ground Floor.)

Government Policy/Papers

The Ground Floor of the LawBod has UK Official Papers - excellent if you are studying government policy over the years.

Foreign and comparative tax law

Works on the tax regimes of Australia, Canada, Guernsey, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, New Zealand, & the USA are also in the KM335 - KM337 section, distinguished by a jurisdiction indicator  - such as A8, CI, I5, J4, N4, U4 - in the third line of the shelf mark. Works dealing with other foreign jurisdictions will be in that country's collection. 
Comparative studies, and works which survey many jurisdictions, have shelf marks starting either General or KC.

European Union tax law

Works will have a shelf mark starting Euro Comm. The current collection is on Level 3.

International & cross-border dimensions of tax law

Works on such topics may be shelved in the General collection, on Level 2, or  Internat 590 (international economic law) on Level 3.

You may find that SOLO searches reveal other Bodleian libraries have material that would help your study & research, please check with their websites for admission requirements, opening hours etc