This guide is intended for students and researchers studying family 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 family law, including ebooks, ejournals, and databases.
If you are new to the is area of law, the following may be useful starting points
For primary sources, articles in law journals and practictioners' texts holders of an Oxford SSO have the following databases.
The classification system means that they have shelf marks in the range between KN170-KN176
The majority are on open shelves, but as this a taught subject some of the Reading List titles may be in the Law Reserve Collection. SOLO will indicate when this is the case: to read one of these books simply go to the Enquiry Desk with your University or Bodleian Card and ask for it.
Bodleian Social Science Library
SOLO searches may reveal titles in the SSL which may be useful if you are looking at the wider context of family law.
The Bodleian SSL is on the ground floor of the Manor Road Building, our near neighbour. If you have a current Oxford University or Bodleian Readers Card (blue stripe) you have access.
Example of a work in the Social Science Library
Bodleian Official Papers Collection
This collection is on the Ground Floor of the Bodleian Law Library. Here you will find Hansard (record of parliamentary debates) and policy papers and reports, governmental official papers.
Below are some guides which may help you mine the resources available.